The Rocklea Hotel

Stage Number: MBSH.02.06.08

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Rocklea-Yeerongpilly-Moorooka

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 1337 Ipswich Rd, Rocklea

Latitude & Longitude: -27.54302778,153.01094444

Time Link: 1892

Map Link: 1892

Image Time Point: 1892

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Rocklea was originally named Rocky Waters Holes and a hotel of that name was built on this site in 1874. When the Logan railway reached here in 1884, the area was renamed Rocklea and the 1874 pub changed its name to the Rocklea Hotel in 1885. By 1892, this larger, two-storey building was completed to replace the old hotel. In the 1940s, the Rocklea School of Arts was relocated and rebuilt behind this hotel, This made the hotel site, along with the nearby Crown Hotel, become the community centre for Rocklea. This was reinforced in the 1950s by the building of a shops row, along Ipswich Road, in front of this hotel.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary,

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MLMS. 40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton district. 40 chains to 1 inch. Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 3 north. AG2