Woolloongabba Fiveways

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.88

Group: Southern

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

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Woolloogabba Fiveways, Woolloogabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48652778,153.03597222

Time Link: 1884

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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The Woolloongabba Fiveways was Australia’s most unusual traffic hub with the railway line of the South Brisbane Wharve-Woolloongabba railyard running along Stanley Street and across Logan Road and onto what was once called South Brisbane Junction (Corinda). Complicating matters in the twentieth century was Stanley Street, one of Brisbane’s longest street and accessing the eastern suburbs, and with the opening of the Story Bridge, the passageway of Logan-Mains Roads was the main north-south access way through the inner city.


Volume 1. RHSQ. 2014 page 135; 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 301

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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