Walker Memorial Hall

Stage Number: MBSH.02.02.40

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Fairfield-Annerley

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 486 Ipswich Road

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51069444,153.03245833

Time Link: 1920

Map Link: 1920

Image Time Point: 1920

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The Temperance Hall and Young Men’s Institute was opened by the Hope of Tarragindi Lodge (I.O.G.T., Independent Order of Good Templars) and is believed to be the origins of Walker Memorial Hall. The last newspaper find for a reference to the Walker Memorial Hall is in December 1934. In the 1935 plan details show that some structure facing Ipswich Road has been put in front of the hall; so perhaps by 1935 the building was no longer being used as a community hall. Further confirmation evidence is required that the temperance hall marked on the plan was the same hall, although it is extremely likely to be the location. The Walker Memorial Hall is frequently mentioned in the newspapers indicating a favourite social gathering place for various local organisations of the Annerley District.


Walker Memorial Hall. The Brisbane Courier. Monday 4 June 1906, p. 5; Photography “Removing a felled tree in Ipswich Road Annerley 1936.” State Library of Queensland, Image Number: 67813.

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