Sunnybank Bowls Club

Stage Number: MBSH.02.10.35

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Sunnybank-Banoon

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 116 Turton Street

Latitude & Longitude: -27.57546944,153.05785

Time Link: 1952

Map Link: 1951

Image Time Point: 1951

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The inaugural meeting of the Sunnybank Bowls Club was held on Sunday, 4 December 1952. The Club started with a makeshift army tent that acted as the first clubhouse in 1954. The 18 acres area of land bounded by Turton, Gager, Lister and Boorman Streets was held by two trustees on behalf of the government. On 22 July 1954, the government granted the Club a thirty year lease of the land. The Club has two bowling greens and a large dining-recreational hall. The club won its first Metropolitan Division I Pennants Competition in 1963. Prior to its own hall being constructed near-by, the RSL Sub-Branch held their meetings at the Bowls Club in the late 1950s.


Paddocks to Pavements: Railway Centenary, Sunnybank 1885-1985. S.S.H.S. P&C Assoc. 1985. pp. 87, 92. The Sunnybank Bowls Club website (, sighted 29 August 2013.

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Qimagery. Greater Brisbane Area 1951. Scale: 1:16,000.