Junction Park Drill Hall and Parade Ground

Junction Park Drill Hall and Parade Ground

Stage Number: MBSH.02.02.28

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Fairfield-Annerley

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 158 Dudley Street

Latitude & Longitude: -27.511375,153.03724167

Time Link: 1914

Map Link: 1914

Image Time Point: 1914

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The Junction Park Drill Hall was constructed in April 1914, at the end of Dudley Street East towards the bottom of the slope, at a cost of £1025. The drill hall was closely associated around the school’s miniature rifle range (see entry). It is possible that during the years of the World War I the Defence Department may have extended the Junction Park rifle range, taking it closer to the drill hall, and making provision for three new targets; or there may have been adjoining ranges. Local community groups used the range. Members of the Stephens Shire Rifle Club drilled every Wednesday evening, at 8pm, at the Junction Park Drill Hall. The Hall was also used by the Junction Park Senior Cadet Athletic Club.


Public Works Tenders. The Brisbane Courier. Saturday 4 April 1914, p. 14; Public Works. The Brisbane Courier. Saturday 11 April 1914, p. 7; Rifle Clubs. This Afternoon’s Parade. To Be Held At Lang Park, Ithaca. The Brisbane Courier. Saturday 5 June 1915 p 5, p. 5; Rifle Clubs. The Brisbane Courier. Friday 18 February 1916, p. 7; Presentations. The Brisbane Courier. Saturday 5 June 1915, p. 6; Annerley Army Reserve Depot. Brisbane City Council Heritage Register.

Image Citations

Annerley Army Reserve Depot (602216) (former). Brisbane City Council Heritage Registrar

Map References

MLMS. 8 chain series 1904–1917—Brisbane. 8 chains to the inch. Cadastral map of Brisbane and Suburbs sheet 8. MLMS 8 Chain