Moorooka State School

Stage Number: MBSH.02.05.03

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Moorooka-Tarragindi

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 274 Beaudesert Road

Latitude & Longitude: -27.53590833,153.02413333

Time Link: 1929

Map Link: 1936

Image Time Point: 1936

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Moorooka State School was opened in 1929 after petitioning by the Moorooka Progress Association to have a school built in the local area. The first building, which consisted of five classrooms, was built in the ‘sectional’ design in order to provide better conditions for children and teachers in the harsh Queensland summer. Two more two-room classrooms were built circa 1932 and 1946 to accommodate the growth that was continuing in the local area. In February 1942 the American Army took over the school property and the school community was temporarily transferred to Junction Park State School, with class and recess times stagnated to separate the two school populations. The Army only stayed less than six months and vacated the Moorooka school site in July 1942.


Robyn Clarke and Pam Thomason (Complied). Moorooka State School Jubilee. 1929-1979. A History of the District and the School. Moorooka State School Jubliee Committee. 1979; Moorooka State School & trees. Brisbane City Council Heritage Register.

Image Citations

Moorooka State School, 1929. Brisbane Images. Brisbane City Council Library Services. 5484.

Map References

Qimagery. Brisbane 1936. Scale: 1:11,000.