Cannon Hill Kmart Shopping Centre

Stage Number: MBSH.03.04.11

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Murarrie-Cannon Hill

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47111111,153.09833333

Time Link: unstated

Map Link: 1980

Image Time Point: 1980

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The Cannon Hill Kmart Shopping Centre was one of the first large suburban Kmart stores in Brisbane, a different approach, a more modest one, to the ‘drive-in’ retail complexes that were being developed at Chermside and Toombul. By the 1970s, with smaller retail outlets constructed as part the Kmart shopping site, the phenomenon became a middle tier between the short shopping strip, still being constructed anew or re-developed, and the mega multi-level ‘retail cities’, such as Garden City. In the 1990s a fourth type of suburban shopping experience came into existence with retail warehouse parks.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 103

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 1:15840. City of Brisbane. Sheet 10. 1:15840. Brisbane, Department of Mapping and Surveying. 634733