Brisbane City Council, Queensland
|Population||17 (2006 census)|
|Location||13 km (8 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||Brisbane City Council|
|State electorate(s)||Electoral district of Lytton|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Bonner|
Although Lytton was once a town, and most likely named after Edward Bulwer Lytton (1803–73) who was the Colonial Secretary of State in 1858-59. It is now primarily commercial and industrial. It shares the same postcode as the Port of Brisbane.
A pilot station and a village were established at Lytton in 1859. It would be two years before a road was surveyed from Norman Creek. A telegraph line was run from Brisbane to Lytton in 1862. During the years 1876-1908 a local post office was open.
Due to Lytton location on the south-east bank of the Brisbane River at its seaward end Fort Lytton was built in the 1881 to guard the mouth of the Brisbane River. The fort had a moat and was an pentagonal structure concealed behind an embankment. It was fortified with two six inch disappearing guns, also in 1881 a rifle range was added.
Lord Chelmsford inspecting the Light Horse camp at Lytton, April 1908
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