Commissariat Store

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.08

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: 115 William St, Brisbane City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47325,153.02419444

Time Link: 1829

Map Link: 1854

Image Time Point: 1854

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Commissariat Stores was built in 1829. It is Brisbane’s oldest building and 1 of only 3 sites remaining from the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement (1824-42). The third floor was added in 1913. It now houses the Royal Historical Society of Queensland.


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 63; Brisbane City Council, Reflections on the River heritage experience guides, (B.C.C., c2011)

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QSA. QSA Series ID 4314, Survey Plans, Charts and Maps of Moreton Bay Settlement and Queensland. 4 chains to the inch. Plan shewing the alignment of . streets in North and South Brisbane, ca 1854. 4 chains to an inch. 714424