Hockings' Nursery

Hockings' Nursery

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.73

Group: Southern

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

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Montague Road, West End

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47263889,153.01155556

Time Link: 1865

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Albert John Hockings owned the ‘Rosaville’ nursery which fronted onto the Brisbane River. He propagated and sold a massive range of local plants and seeds, and his business success enabled a political career that saw him become the mayor of Brisbane during the 1860s and a member of the Legislative Assembly in the 1870s.


Moreton Bay Courier, 15 July 1854; Brisbane Courier, 18 November 1865; The Queenslander, 3 March 1888.

Image Citations

Advertisement featuring gardening tools sold by A. J. Hockings, Queen Street, Brisbane. Undated. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Record number: 172171.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 1 chain to the inch. Plan of subdivision of section 30 City of Brisbane. 1 chain to an inch. Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane.(quarter-size). 634488