Story Bridge Hotel

Stage Number: MBSH.03.02.15

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 200 Main St. Kangaroo Point

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46887222,153.03556667

Time Link: 1886

Map Link: 1887

Image Time Point: 1887

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Built 1886 for local property speculators the Darragh family. Named the Kangaroo Point Hotel after the pub it replaced. It well-served residents plus ‘wharfies’. The Story Bridge’s completion in 1940, saw a name change to the Story Bridge Hotel in 1941. During WWII, the R.A.N. used it for sailors’ quarters . The Queensland government issued Protection of Persons and Property Orders No.1. (23 December 1941) and No.2 (23 March 1942)compelling air raid shelters on private premises holding 30 (reduced to 15) or more persons. The Hotel’s shelter was built in 1942. Postwar, it was used as a storeroom and the ‘Bomb Shelter Bar’.


Brisbane Living Heritage Network, Heritage Experience Guides: Reflections on the River, (Brisbane, Brisbane City Council, c2010); Discover Queensland at war,

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 40 chains to 1 inch. Brisbane area including the Brisbane River and tributaries, Pine River, and creeks showing entrances to Moreton Bay, adjacent islands, land subdivisions with names of owners and lessees, railways, roads. 40 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office.. 634763