Queensland National Agricultural Association (RNA Exhibition)

Stage Number: MBNH.09.02.09

Group: Old Town & River

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

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills

Latitude & Longitude: -27.45013889,153.03275

Time Link: 1876

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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The Queensland National Agricultural Association was a significant movement in the promotion of colonial trade, and was marked by the first Queensland Intercolonial Exhibition, with the grounds and building opening on 22 August 1876. During the twentieth century it transmuted into a ‘state fair’ (as in the United States mid-West), ten days in August, during school holidays, more as mass entertainment with the addition of ‘country’ visitors on trade and agricultural business.


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 228-229

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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