Stephens Scout and Guide Hall

Stephens Scout and Guide Hall

Stage Number: MBSH.02.02.36

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Fairfield-Annerley

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 80 Waldheim Street

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51014444,153.03736111

Time Link: 1929

Map Link: 1929

Image Time Point: 1929

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The “Stephens Shire Local Committee of the Baden-Powell Boy Scouts” met monthly at the Junction Park State School in the early 1920s. Sometime in these years William Stephens made land “near the Ekibin gate of the school,” available for a Scout hall or “den.” The first den on the land was the Chief Scoutmaster Snow’s Kangaroo Point home (15 feet x 8 feet) that was shifted and re-erected. A Girl Guides troop had been established in Tarragindi at this time, and later a new Scout and Guide hall at the Waldheim and View Streets site (there were no streets at the end of Waldheim Street but open paddock down to the creek and on the other side) was opened by Commissioner C. S. Snow, on 7 December 1929. The Junction Park State School rented the hall for half an hour on four days a week for the equivalent of $1 per week.


Stephens Shire Boy Scouts. The Brisbane Courier. Tuesday 29 August 1922, p. 4; School Committee Correspondence on Hire of Gymnasium. 1920-1921. QSA School Files (Correspondence) 15017 for Junction Park 1920-1924. NDB Document No. n118-121, 116-117, 115; in Erica Ferroff (Edited). 1988. A Century of Achievement. A History of the Centenary Committee of the Junction Park State School. Junction Park State School and the Annerley District. The Centenary Committee of the Junction Park State School. p. 60.

Image Citations

Ekibin Boys Scouts Hall 1967. Brisbane Images. Brisbane City Council Library Services. 2965.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series 1690 Civic Survey of the City of Brisbane – AIAG2 Series. 4 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane, civic survey maps. Sheet 24, 4 chains to an inch. annotated with details of sales.. 618944