The Old Printery & Government Printing Office .

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.22

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 102 George St & 84 William St, Brisbane City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47313889,153.02519444

Time Link: 1874

Map Link: 1879

Image Time Point: 1879

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The Old Printery & Government Printing Office . was built in 1874, Architect: J.J. Clark (Printery); 1910, Architect: E.E. Smith (Office). The colonial government Old Printery was built along William Street. It is now the Queensland Public Services Club, accessed via Stephens Lane. The state government’ Printing Office was built along George Street. It’s facade features ‘Printing Devils’ gargoyles. In the 1990s, became the Queensland ‘Sciencecentre’.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Trail Brisbane City Centre,series No.1, 13th edition , (B.C.C, C1990s)

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. Scale Not Indicated. Brisbane City, County of Stanley, Parishes of North and South Brisbane. 634494