South Brisbane Primary School

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.08

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 112 Merivale St. South Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47958611,153.01894722

Time Link: 1864

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Built 1864, the architect was Charles Porter. A year after Separation (1859), the Queensland colonial government set the Education Act, which authorised provisional schools, where the community raised one third funding. This pecentage was reduced in 1864, allowing for the South Brisbane Primary School. Additions to the two-storey school occurred in 1873, 1874 and 1878. Overcrowding saw the school split in 1888, with this site renamed Brisbane South Girls and Infants School. In 1928, this school closed and the site reopened as the Brisbane South Intermediate School in 1930. It closed n 1953. The South Brisbane Primary School relocatted to its original site from 1954-63. One of its buildings was already being used by the Brisbane State High School so the site was incorporated into ‘State High’ as Block ‘H’, when the high school relocated to this site and Vulture St in 1925.


Department of Enviroment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Heritage Register citation No.601222

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 1 chain to the inch. Plan of subdivision of section 30 City of Brisbane. 1 chain to an inch. Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane.(quarter-size). 634488