Greek Orthodox Church, South Brisbane

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.31

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Wolloongabba

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 33 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47991389,153.01555833

Time Link: 1913

Map Link: 1925

Image Time Point: 1925

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The first organised community group of Greeks in Queensland was formed in Brisbane in 1913 under the name of the ‘Greek Association’. In 1918 the Office of the Consul General for Greece was established with Christos (Christy) Freeleagus the first Honorary Consul. During that period, the Greek community’s centre was in Charlotte Street, Brisbane. A few years later, the first Orthodox Church of St George was established on the same property. In Brisbane the Greek Orthodox Community of St George was formed in March 1944 as an umbrella-type community, covering all Greeks in Queensland. In May 1958, the foundation stone of the Church was laid in West End. The traditions of Eastern Orthodox churches are rooted in Greek/ Anatolian Orthodox culture, which includes a heavy emphasis on monasticism and asceticism. ​


Multicultural Australia, Greeks (2001)

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 40 feet to the inch. City of South Brisbane, County of Stanley. 40 feet to one inch. Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Brisbane.. 634576