Sunnybank State School

Stage Number: MBSH.02.10.43

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Sunnybank-Banoon

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 39 Eddington Street

Latitude & Longitude: -27.576325,153.05148333

Time Link: 1959

Map Link: 1960

Image Time Point: 1960

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Sunnybank State School opened on 27 January 1959 with 104 boys and 95 girls on roll. The school’s five acre site first held a single school block holding five classrooms and a staff room. In 1962 six more classrooms and other administration rooms were added. In 1889, a Reserve of about 7 acres (2.49 hectares), neighbouring the town lots, had been gazetted for State School purposes. During that time of 70 years the Runcorn School operated, about a mile away (straight-line), and was often referred to as the Sunnybank School. We have represented in this site a time when the demand for primary education in a new suburb estates on the outer Brisbane Southside.


Paddocks to Pavements: Railway Centenary, Sunnybank 1885-1985. S.S.H.S. P&C Assoc. 1985. p. 13.

Image Citations

Sunnybank State School – Brisbane, August 1959. Image Queensland. Queensland State Archives. 6792.

Map References

Qimagery. Greater Brisbane 1960. Scale: 1:16,000.