Wynnum High and Intermediate School

Stage Number: MBSH.04.02.23

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Wynnum-Wynnum West-Manly-Lota-Manly West

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 77 Buderim St. Wynnum

Latitude & Longitude: -27.45398889,153.1764

Time Link: 1942

Map Link: 1946

Image Time Point: 1946

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Built 1941. From 1918-21, Wynnum Central Primary School ran a secondary department, as the nearest high school was in South Brisbane. From 1935, the community lobbied for a Wynnum high school. In 1937, the local and state governments agreed to exchange part of Primrose Park for Russell (now Memorial) Park for a school site. After the start of World War II in 1939, a £25600 school was designed. The corner stone was laid on 21 August 1941. This School opened on 2 March 1942, as a Japanese invasion scare enveloped Queensland. The School has buildings named after local lost heritage sites: Imperial and Star Teatres, Pandanus Beach. This was the last major public works completed in Queensland during the War.


Wynnum State High School, HISTORY, https://wynnumshs.eq.edu.au/Ourschool/History/Pages/History.aspx

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Qimagery. Brisbane City Council Series 1946. Scale: 1:15,900.