Cloudland Ballroom

Stage Number: MBNH.09.02.12

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Petrie Terrace-Spring Hill-Bowen Hills

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: [?] Bowen Hills

Latitude & Longitude: -27.44705556,153.04016667

Time Link: 1940

Map Link: 1942

Image Time Point: 1942

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Cloudland Ballroom, originally called Luna Park and intended as a ‘fun park’ (amusement), was constructed in 1939-1940. Its role changed with the takeover of the site by the U.S. Army in 1942, transforming it into the ‘Cloudland Ballroom’ of popular memory.


Cohen, Kay. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Margaret Kowald, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas 1860-1960. Volume 1. RHSQ. 2014. page 299; Volume 2 page 267

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 4 miles to the inch. Moreton District. Sheet 1. 4 miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634925