Hawthorne Brethren's Meeting Rooms

Stage Number: MBSH.03.03.39

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 62 Balmoral St, Hawthorne

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47211111,153.06058333

Time Link: 1942

Map Link: 1943

Image Time Point: 1943

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The Bretheren Church began in Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708. Migration to the U.S.A., saw the Church gain its largest following and it later spread to Britain. The Bretheren labelled their places of worship as meeting rooms. This church, the third Bretheren site on the southside, was constructed, during WWII, as a result of the influx of U.S. serviceman and women into Brisbane. Bretheren Church members often served in the U.S. military in non-combat roles. This small building is a fine example of the modest style of church favoured by the Bretheren.


History of the Church of the Bretheran, http://www.brethren.org/about/history.html; Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary, https://heritage.brisbane.qld.gov.au/heritage_register/placeDetail.do?action=read&placeId=822&fullDetail=true&navParam=startBasic

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 6 miles to the inch. Moreton District. 6 miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634905