St Brendan's Church (Moorooka Catholic)

Stage Number: MBSH.02.06.10

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Rocklea-Yeerongpilly-Moorooka

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 27 Hawtree St, Moorooka

Latitude & Longitude: -27.53805556,153.019

Time Link: 1919

Map Link: 1920

Image Time Point: 1920

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The church opened in 1919 to serve the growing Catholic congregation in this semi-rural area. The extension of the Moorooka tram line prompted the growth of further housing estates so a Catholic primary school were added to this sitein 1932 and the presbytery was completed by 1935. The school was part of Archbishop Duhig’s plan to ensure Catholic facilities kept pace with Brisbane’s expanding interwar suburbs.


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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 20 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs street and road map showing railway lines and tramway routes, with radial lines at one mile intervals from the GPO. 20 chains to the inch. 634570