Queensland Acclimatisation Society (Bowen Park)

Stage Number: MBNH.09.02.08

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Petrie Terrace-Spring Hill-Bowen Hills

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Bowen Bridge Road, Bowen Hills

Latitude & Longitude: -27.44883333,153.02969444

Time Link: 1865

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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The Queensland Acclimatisation Society was socially and politically a very influential organisation, significant for Brisbane’s environmental history with the introduction of foreign flora and fauna. The Society was granted Bowen Park and developed it between 1962 and 1965. The Park was purchased by the Council in 1914, and the Society moved to Lawton. It ceased operations in 1956.


Cohen, Kay. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Margaret Kowald, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas 1860-1960. Volume 1. RHSQ. 2014. page 302

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 5 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. 5 chains to the inch. Government Engraving, and Lithographic Office, Brisbane. 634496