Stones Corner, Queensland

Open Street Map - Stones Corner, 2014

Stones Corner is a small suburb of City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[1] It is centred on the junction of Logan Road and Old Cleveland Road.[2]

History

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.[3][4]

The present Stones Corner Hotel was opened on the site in 1888 as the Junction Hotel by Denis O'Connor.[5][6]

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][7]

Amenities

The Brisbane City Council operates the Stones Corner Library at 280 Logan Road.[8] It opened in 1959 and had a major refurbishment in 1996.[9]

The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences has its Brisbane campus at 28 Old Cleveland Road.[10]

Heritage Site

References

  1. ^ a b "Stones Corner - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 50122)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Local History - Stones Corner". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 6 May 2009. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ Pixley, Norman S. (Norman Stewart), d. 1988; Gill, J. C. H. (James Connal Howard); Isbel, C. E; Luttrell, G; Stephens, S. D (1 January 1972), Memory's door is opened : night of reminiscence, Royal Historical Society of Queensland, retrieved 15 August 2018CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Stones Corner Hotel". Stones Corner Hotel. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Stones Corner". State Library of Queensland. 6 May 2009. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Stones Corner community wins battle to return as a suburb". South-East Advertiser. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Library opening hours and locations". Brisbane City Council. 3 January 2018. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Brisbane Campus - Studying at AIAS - Australian Institute of Applied Sciences". Australian Institute of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Stones Corner Air Raid Shelter (entry 602485)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.

External links

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