Wecker Farm

Wecker Farm

Stage Number: MBSH.03.06.12

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Greenslopes-Coorparoo

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Corner of Old Cleveland Road and Kirkland Avenue

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49875,153.05247222

Time Link: 1857

Map Link: TBA

Image Time Point: TBA

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Friederick Wecker and his family were German farmers who were the earliest European settlers in the local district. They owned 46 acres of land at the corner of Old Cleveland Road and Kirkland Avenue, which was formerly known as Wecker Street until anti-German sentiment during World War I saw many Germanic-sounding local place names changed. They cultivated thriving grape vines around the land where St James’s Roman Catholic Church now stands. To the rear of their property was 98 acres of grassy, undulating land, belonging to Reginald Jennings, which Wecker bought and liked to refer to as his ‘green slopes’, which is apparently the source of the modern suburb name.


Beryl Roberts, ‘Naming Brisbane’, Brisbane, B. Roberts, 2013, p. 44; Brisbane Courier, 6 December 1930.

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Looking towards Junction Park School, Annerley, from Steven’s Hill, Greenslopes, Brisbane, ca. 1940. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Record number: 126431.

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