Norman Hotel

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.56

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 102 Ipswich Rd. Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49183889,153.03525833

Time Link: 1889

Map Link: 1889

Image Time Point: 1889

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Built 1889, the architect was John Nicolson. Publican Robert Heaslop named his new, substantial hotel after the popular Queensland Governor Sir Henry Norman. From 1896, Heaslop leased his pub licence to others, before selling his hotel to the Perkins and Co brewery in 1900. This was part of that company’s strategy to own pubs to exclusively sell its beers (e.g. XXXX). In 1928, the brewer became Castlemaine Perkins and this hotel was retained, with different licencees leasing it from the company. They changed the interior to suit their requirements but externally only air raid shelters were added in 1942 (demolished c1988). In 1987, hoteliers, the Cavill family bought the hotel and some adjoining land. They opened a beer garden and steakhouse in 1988. Fire damaged the pub in 2009 but it has been restored.


Department of Enviroment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Heritage Register citation No.602539

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 8 chains to the inch. Plan of the City of Brisbane and suburbs according to the original Crown Grants. 8 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane.. 634511