Stones Corner, Queensland

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Stones Corner
BrisbaneQueensland
Stones Corner sign, corner Logan Road and Montague Road, 2015.JPG
Stones Corner sign, corner Logan Road and Montague Road, 2015
Postcode(s) 4120
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Greenslopes
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Stones Corner:
Woolloongabba Woolloongabba Coorparoo
Woolloongabba Stones Corner Coorparoo
Greenslopes Greenslopes Greenslopes
Open Street Map - Stones Corner, 2014

Stones Corner is a small suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, centred on the junction of Logan Road and Old Cleveland Road in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[1]

History[edit]

The area was originally known as Burnett's swamp, being low-lying land around the flood-prone Norman Creek. The triangle of land (the "corner") at the south-east of the junction of Logan Road and Old Cleveland Road was purchased by James Stone in 1875. He tried to get a licence to operate a hotel at the location but was unsuccessful so he brewed and sold ginger beer instead. The area took the name Stone's Corner as a result and later became a suburb with that name.[2][3]

The present Stones Corner Hotel was opened on the site in 1888 as the Junction Hotel by Denis O'Connor.[4][5]

In 1975, the suburb of Stones Corner was absorbed into the neighbouring suburb of Greenslopes before officially returning to a suburb of its own in November 2017.[1][6]

Amenities[edit]

The Brisbane City Council operates the Stones Corner Library at 280 Logan Road.[7] It opened in 1959 and had a major refurbishment in 1996.[8]

The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences has its Brisbane campus at 28 Old Cleveland Road.[9]

Heritage Site[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stones Corner - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 50122)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Local History - Stones Corner". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 6 May 2009. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Pixley, Norman S. (Norman Stewart), d. 1988; Gill, J. C. H. (James Connal Howard); Isbel, C. E; Luttrell, G; Stephens, S. D (1972-01-01), Memory's door is opened : night of reminiscence, Royal Historical Society of Queensland, retrieved 15 August 2018 
  4. ^ "Stones Corner Hotel". Stones Corner Hotel. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Stones Corner". State Library of Queensland. 6 May 2009. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Stones Corner community wins battle to return as a suburb". South-East Advertiser. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Library opening hours and locations". Brisbane City Council. 3 January 2018. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Brisbane Campus - Studying at AIAS - Australian Institute of Applied Sciences". Australian Institute of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 6 March 2018. 
  10. ^ "Stones Corner Air Raid Shelter (entry 602485)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • "Stones Corner". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. 

Coordinates: 27°29′55″S 153°02′41″E / 27.4987°S 153.0446°E / -27.4987; 153.0446