Mornngside State School

Stage Number: MBSH.03.03.30

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 67 Pashen St, Morningside

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46441667,153.06588889

Time Link: 1923

Map Link: 1929

Image Time Point: 1929

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The Infants School opened in May 1923, using an existing building until a purpose-built school was constructed. This was completed in 1926, in Pashen Street. Enrolments rapidly outgrew the new, wooden building and so wings were added in 1928 and again in 1930. The continuing rise in the area’s population saw the need for further expansion but the Great Depression (1929-39) hampered available funding. The Queensland Government initated a relief workers scheme to provide both jobs and community infrastructure acros the state. So the School gained its distinctive, two-storey brick wing in 1937. The School has provided nearly 100 years of education to Morningside and surrounds.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary,

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Map References

QSA. QSA Series 1690 Civic Survey of the City of Brisbane – AIAG2 Series. 4 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane, civic survey maps. Sheet 24, 4 chains to an inch. annotated with details of sales. 618944