Stage Number: MBSH.03.02.14

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point

Latitude & Longitude: -27.4665,153.03558333

Time Link: 1885

Map Link: 1885

Image Time Point: 1885

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Built 1885-87. To aid migration, the Queensland colonial government decided to build a 500-person settling-in depot, near the river, at Kangaroo Point. The two storey building held family wards on the top floor and separate single women and men’s wards on ground level. Opened in 1887, Yungabah took an initial 299 migrants from the S.S. Duke of Buccleigh. Other uses included as a food and clothing relief store during the Great Depression (1929-39) and the WWII 112th Army General Hospital (1939-42). Sold off by the state government, it is now private apartments.


Yungaba – part of Queensland History, (Brisbane; Division of Migrant Services, 1980s); Discover Queensland at war,

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 12 chains to the inch. Pugh’s Almanac street map of Brisbane. 12 chains to the inch.. 634507