Stewart's Highway Hotel

Stage Number: MBSH.02.06.14

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Rocklea-Yeerongpilly-Moorooka

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: Ipswich Road, Rocklea

Latitude & Longitude: -27.54322222,153.01136111

Time Link: 1958

Map Link: 1958

Image Time Point: 1958

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The Stewart’s Highway Hotel opened in 1958 as Queensland’s first American-type ‘Motor Hotel’. The concept of the ‘Motel’ was a hotel where the motor vehicle parked just outside the place of accommodation. The site had suites, lounge and dining rooms, beer garden, and a drive-in bottle department.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 124

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 6 miles to the inch. Moreton District. 6 miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634909