Royal Bank of Queensland

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.35

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 458-460 George St, Brisbane City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46736111,153.01986111

Time Link: 1885

Map Link: 1887

Image Time Point: 1887

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Royal Bank of Queensland was built in 1885, Architect: R. Gailey. It was constructed as a bank branch to serve intrastae travellers arriving at Roma Street Station and workers from the nearby railyards and the Markets. The Royal Bank of Queensland merged with the Bank of North Queensland in 1917 to form the Bank of Queensland (B.O.Q). This branch was closed but, in 1960, this building was bought by the Australia and New Zealand Bank and it remained an A.N.Z. branch until 1975. The bank vaults survive in the basement.


J. Ford & S. Grassadonia, C.B.D Masterplan Heritage Survey 2003-07, Parts 1-5, (B.C.C., 2008)

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 40 chains to 1 inch. Brisbane area including the Brisbane River and tributaries, Pine River, and creeks showing entrances to Moreton Bay, adjacent islands, land subdivisions with names of owners and lessees, railways, roads. 40 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office. 634763