Stephens Shire Depot

Stephens Shire Depot

Stage Number: MBSH.02.02.18

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Fairfield-Annerley

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 8 Waldheim Street

Latitude & Longitude: -27.50945556,153.03365

Time Link: 1886

Map Link: 1887

Image Time Point: 1887

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The Woolloongabba Divisional Board in the early 1880s acquired a section of Thomas Stephens’ Lot 105 property for a manure depot. On 14 October 1886 the depot is taken over by the Stephens Divisional Board. By the time the Divisional Board becomes the Stephens Shire Council, the manure depot closed down and the Council land was used for various purposes. A portion of the land was sold for the Stephens Police Station (see entry). The land on the corner of the Waldheim Laneway and Ipswich Road was a vacant reserve, and the Junction Park State School (see entry) had for many decades had hoped that it would be given over to the school reserve as an entry-point at the Annerley Junction. That was never to be, as was a plan to establish a School of Arts on the site. In the latter half of the twentieth century, the land was used as a Council Depot, until the Annerley Library was constructed (see entry).


Erica Ferroff (Edited). A Century of Achievement. The Centenary Committee of the Junction Park State School, 1988. p 10.

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