Kangaroo Point State School 

Stage Number: MBSH.03.02.01

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 529 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47694444,153.03547222

Time Link: 1890

Map Link: 1902

Image Time Point: 1902

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The first school in Kangaroo Point (1861) was based in a small church which proved to be inadequate for the task, so a subscription was raised by local residents to erect a new school, which was opened in August 1867. Run by the Board of Education, the school had separate departments for boys and girls. It was designed to accommodate 120-150 pupils, but by the early 1870s the daily attendance could be as high as 240. This problem was addressed by opening a separate school for girls and infants in March 1874, and these buildings were replaced by the new Kangaroo Point Girls School and the Kangaroo Point Infants School, which both opened in January 1890. They were amalgamated to become the Kangaroo Point State School in April 1950, which eventually closed in June 1965. The site was later home to the Southbank Institute of TAFE before being redeveloped into parkland in 2010.


Brisbane Courier, 14 August 1867, 10 January 1872; Queensland State Archives Agency ID3303, Kangaroo Point State School.

Image Citations

Kangaroo Point State School, Brisbane, c. 1890. Queensland State Archives Item ID1127640.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 10 chains to the inch. Brisbane City showing Reserve for Marine Department at Kangaroo Point. 10 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office.. 634529