Woolloongabba Cricket Grounds (Queensland Cricket Association)

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.93

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Stanley Street, Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48577778,153.03805556

Time Link: 1896

Map Link: 1904

Image Time Point: 1904

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The Woolloongabba Cricket Grounds had its first cricket match in 1896, a game between Parliament and the Press. First class cricket matches alternated between this site and the Exhibition Grounds until 1931. The first Test Match at the ‘Gabba’ grounds in 1931, between Australia and South Africa.


Cohen, Kay. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Margaret Kowald, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas 1860-1960. Volume 1. RHSQ. 2014. page 291; Volume 2 page 272

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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