Windsor State School

Stage Number: MBNH.08.04.05

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Alderley-Newmarket

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 2 Harris Lane, Windsor 

Latitude & Longitude: -27.43141667,153.03038889

Time Link: 1865

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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The heritage listed Windsor State School, at the current site, opened on 5 August 1916. It replaced the Bowen Bridge Road School, opened on 17 July 1865 which was built in the elevated area (now Windsor Memorial Park) accross the road. A concrete swimming pool was placed at the school in 1925. The institution was among the largest primary school enrolments in the early twentieth century, peaking in 1928 at 1,642 pupils. In the late twentieth century enrolments dramatically reversed as young families moved out in what were in the 1950s and 1960s the outer northern suburbs. As urban renewal occurred in the Windsor area from the 1970s, generally from more wealthy young families renovating old homes, the enrolments stabilised at the school sufficiently to ensure its survival.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 108 Robert Price, Windsor State School – Celebrating 150 Years 2015

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 5 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. 5 chains to the inch. Government Engraving, and Lithographic Office, Brisbane. 634496