Moreton Bay Printing Works

Moreton Bay Printing Works

Stage Number: MBSH.04.02.36

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Wynnum-Wynnum West-Manly-Lota-Manly West

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 96 Tingal Road, Wynnum

Latitude & Longitude: -27.44641667,153.17177778

Time Link: 1914

Map Link: 1914

Image Time Point: 1914

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William Lockwood established a printing press in Wynnum in 1914, working from a verandah on his home before moving to 96 Tingal Road during the following year. It was from here that he ran the Moreton Bay Printing Works and eventually started the Wynnum Herald newspaper, the first edition of which appeared in January 1946. The circulation grew from 3,000 to 6,000 within six months. Lockwood died in 1963 and his sons took over the running of the Herald until it was purchased by the Courier-Mail in 1970.


Courier-Mail, 12 April 2016.

Image Citations

First office and site of the Moreton Printing Works established by William Lockwood in 1914. Undated. Brisbane City Council. Brisbane Images.

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