Corinda School of Arts

Stage Number: MBSH.05.02.04

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Corinda-Oxley

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 641 Oxley Rd. Corinda

Latitude & Longitude: -27.53885278,152.98150278

Time Link: 1895

Map Link: 1892

Image Time Point: 1892

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Built 1895. This area, known as ‘Boyland’s Pocket’ was opened for small farming in 1860. Farmer Jack Dunlop donated a small block of land, for public hall and School of Arts library. A building fund raised £313 for the Hall and its picket fence and gate. His wife, Sarah was made Hall trustee. In 1917, she gave the Hall to the Sherwood Shire Council It was renamed Sherwood Shire Hall. After the shire council was incoprorated into Greater Brisbane City Council in 1925, it regained the title of Corinda School of Arts. A side annexe was added in the 1950s. It became Corinda Library in 1966. It has seved the community as polling booths, 1919 ‘Flu Epidemic and 1930s Great Depression Relief Centres, World Wars I and II Home Front activities, travelling silent film shows, a Child Welfare Clinic and Catholic Church venue.


Marion Mackenzie, Corinda School of Arts to Municipal Library 1895-1997, (Brisbane: Oxley-Chelmer History Group, 1998), ADFAS in the Community, CORINDA,

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MLMS. 40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton district. 40 chains to 1 inch. Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 3 north. AG2