Cribb Island

Stage Number: MBNH.10.02.09

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Airport-Hendra-Eagle Farm

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Brisbane Airport

Latitude & Longitude: -27.37116667,153.15438889

Time Link: 1935

Map Link: 1936

Image Time Point: 1936

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Cribb Island is one of a few lost townships for Brisbane. In 1974 the Commonwealth Government made massive land acquisition across Cribb Island, Myrtletown, and Lower Nudgee for Brisbane Airport development. Although mostly farm land, whole local communities disappeared.


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 154-155

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Qimagery. Brisbane 1936. Scale: 1:11,000.