Dunellan School

Dunellan School

Stage Number: MBSH.03.06.03

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Greenslopes-Coorparoo

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 559 Logan Rd, Greenslopes

Latitude & Longitude: -27.50702778,153.04925

Time Link: 1890

Map Link: 1890

Image Time Point: 1890

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John Buhôt, a Queensland sugar production pioneer and former manager of the Pearlwell Sugar Mill at Oxley Creek, had a large home in the Greenslopes area. It had many rooms, a surrounding verandah, a wooden shingled roof, papered walls, and was set in spacious grounds. After the Buhôt family vacated the house it became a provisional school in July 1890, operated by a Miss Thompson. A provisional school was one where temporary provision was made for the primary instruction of children, but was not a State school. They were established only when an average attendance of between 12-30 pupils could be maintained, and where locals could provide a suitable building at their own expense. This was initially called the Mt Pleasant Provisional School, and soon became the Dunellan Provisional School, and had an opening day enrolment of 65 children. The original building was demolished in 1923 and the new school built there was renamed Greenslopes State School. 


The Telegraph, Wednesday 8 October 1890, Saturday 8 September 1923; John McClurg, ‘Historical Sketches of Queensland’, Brisbane: RHSQ, 1975, p. 20.

Image Citations

Buhot family, circa 1870s. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Record number: 111792.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 18 chains to the inch. Map of City of Brisbane and suburbs issued with Pugh’s Almanac. 18 chains to the inch.. 634512