Rose and Crown Hotel

Rose and Crown Hotel

Stage Number: MBSH.02.09.01

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Archerfield-Acacia Ridge

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 1498 Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge

Latitude & Longitude: -27.59038889,153.02902778

Time Link: 1872

Map Link: TBA

Image Time Point: TBA

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This hotel was established by Samuel Manning, who owned 158 acres in the area. His license application in 1872 stated that it was for, ‘a country publican’s license for the sale of fermented and spirituous liquors in the house and appurtenances thereto belonging, situated at Cooper’s Plains, containing four bedrooms and two sitting-rooms, exclusive of those required by my family.’ The Rose and Crown serviced coaches, teamsters and other travellers between Brisbane, Ipswich and the South Coast. Manning was also the postmaster of the first post office on the area in 1876, and the locality gained the colloquial name of Manning Town. The hotel must have struggled during the 1890s, because in 1893 the licensee FW Tatton lost his license after being found to abandon the hotel, and the same thing happened during the following year with the new licensee, FB Hocking. The hotel closed circa 1906.


Beryl Roberts, ‘Naming Brisbane’, Brisbane, B. Roberts, 2013, p. 7; The Queenslander, 19 October 1872; The Telegraph, 29 July 1893; Brisbane Courier, 25 August 1894; 28 March 1906; Beaudesert Times, 11 July 1913.

Image Citations

Cattle in camp at Coopers Plains, Brisbane, circa 1890s. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Record number. 87084.

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