Queensland Irish Association

Queensland Irish Association

Name: Queensland Irish Association

Group: Institutional Location

Type: Cultural Community of Education

Years at Location: 1951-TBA

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Impact on Brisbane Society

The Queensland Irish Association was established on 23 March 1898 at a meeting of over 150 members of Brisbane’s Irish community. The gathering was dominated by influential professional and business men, an indication that, by the 1890s, Brisbane’s middle and upper classes contained a substantial Irish component that was predominantly Catholic.


Rodney Sullivan, The Queensland Irish Association: Origins and consolidation, 1898-1908, Queensland History Journal, Vol. 22, No. 5, May 2014: 401-415.

Image Citations

Tara House (Queensland Irish Association) – History in Pictures. Archive: State Library of Queensland.