Vehicular Ferry to Montague Road West End

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.36

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Austral Streetboat ramp

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49191667,152.99777778

Time Link: 1893

Map Link: 1904

Image Time Point: 1904

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The vehicular ferry to Montague Road in West End was a joint initiative of local authorities and one of the three vehicular ferries which operated upstream of the city. Gailey donated land for approach road (Ferry Road). It was hailed as Brisbane’s first free ferry service (free during day), and funded primarily by South Brisbane Council. It aurvived the major 1893 flood but the punt transferred to city. It was then replaced by the short lived passenger only ferry .


SLHG Papers: 07 Posties Cops and Ferrymen

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs. Sheet 1. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office. 634532