Carina State School

Stage Number: MBSH.03.07.04

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Carina-Carina Heights-Carindale

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 1413 Creek Rd, Carindale

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49338889,153.10191667

Time Link: 1916

Map Link: 1917

Image Time Point: 1917

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This school, sited along the main artery of Creek Road, was opened on 30 January 1917 to serve the semi-rural Carina area. Many of its initial 62 students were drawn from the surrounding small farms. This school building featured an unusual rooftop bell tower. No other southside school that was built during this period was allotted such a tower. This first building was only given a companion classroom structure until just prior to WWII. Post-war, Carina was changed by new housing estates. In 1980, this part of the area was desinated as the new suburb of Carindale but the School retained its original title. It is one of a small number of schools that do no sit within the suburbs, after which they are named (e.g. Northgate School in Nundah).


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary,

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Map References

MLMS. 8 chain series 1904–1917—Brisbane. 8 chains to the inch. Cadastral map of Brisbane and Suburbs sheet 5. MLMS 8 Chain