Hawthorne Presbyterian Church

Stage Number: MBSH.03.03.28

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 159 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46533333,153.06008333

Time Link: 1920

Map Link: 1920

Image Time Point: 1920

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With other protestant churches (Methodist, Anglican) already well-established in the district, the smaller Presbyterian community sought to also have a local presence. The site chosen was the main thouroughfare of Hawthorne Road. The end of WWI led to a return of skilled tradesmen (ex-1st A.I.F.) plus the economy had a post-war boom. The Presbyterians were able to fund raise and use volunteer labour to construct a small, timber and tin church over two years, commencing in 1919. After the 1977 amalgamation of the Presbyterians, Methodists and Congregationalists, it did not become a Uniting Church. The declining number of Presbyterian ‘loyalists’ saw this church close in 1993. It later became a community child care centre.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary, http://bit.ly/2KamRYK

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 20 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs street and road map showing railway lines and tramway routes, with radial lines at one mile intervals from the GPO. 20 chains to the inch. 634570