Stephens Mountain Quarry

Stephens Mountain Quarry

Stage Number: MBSH.03.06.13

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Greenslopes-Coorparoo

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Off South-East Busway, Greenslopes

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51266667,153.04183333

Time Link: 1880

Map Link: TBA

Image Time Point: TBA

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A quartzite and road base quarry on one side of Stephens Mountain was used from the 1880s until the late 1960s. Sourcing road base was an important part of expanding the transport networks of Brisbane and the transition form dirt tracks to more solid roads. In later years the quarry site became something of a playground for children from the surrounding estates and suburbs.


Norman Creek Catchment, ‘Navigating Norman Creek: Aerial Imagery from 1946’ (, sighted 25 July 2017; Hugh Lunn. ‘Over the Top With Jim’, Brisbane: Boolarong Publications, 1989.

Image Citations

Ekibin Quarry, December 1951. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Record number: Brisbane City Council. Brisbane Images. BCC-B54-1504.

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