Dixon Street Shops

Stage Number: MBSH.02.10.16

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Sunnybank-Banoon

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 35 Dixon Street

Latitude & Longitude: -27.5804,153.05494167

Time Link: 1925

Map Link: 1930

Image Time Point: 1930

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In 1925 the first public telephone in Sunnybank was installed in the non-official Post Office in Dixon Street shop. All postal and banking tasks were performed at the rail station by rail staff until 1 November 1919 when these services were moved to the small shop at 37 Dixon Street, opposite the railway station. It was owned by Mr Richard Boorman. The first butcher shop at 41 Dixon Street – Shearer and Osborne were the first butchers. At 41 Dixon Street a boot repair shop was built and occupied by Mr Percy Clark. In the 1920s Harry Smith took over the Post Office and later Mr & Mrs Potten.


Local Areas of Folk History: Coopers Plains, Sunnybank, Runcorn, Kuraby, Eight Mile Plains, Sunnybank History Group, 1989, pp. 27, 29. Sunnybank: paddocks to pavements, Sunnybank State High School P& C Association, 1985, pp. 20, 64, 65; Boorman’s Shop. Brisbane City Council Heritage Register.

Image Citations

Potten’s General Store and Post Office in Sunnybank, Brisbane, 1937. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. 211476.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 4 chains to the inch. Plan of allotments in Section 10 Town of Sunnybank Parish of Yeerongpilly County of Stanley Brisbane City Council. 4 chains to an inch. (To be offered at auction, 8 Apr 1930). (part map, other part: Secs.11 & 12) (Item 124). 634583