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Addresses

At 20 Friday Street, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017

Type of place

State school

Period

Interwar 1919-1939

Style

Arts and Crafts

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Shorncliffe State School

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Addresses

At 20 Friday Street, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017

Type of place

State school

Period

Interwar 1919-1939

Style

Arts and Crafts

Shorncliffe State School first opened as an infants’ school in January 1919. It took students up to second class (or about eight years old), helping to alleviate the overcrowding at Sandgate School. The former Court House hosted the school until 1928, when enrolment was extended to all primary-school aged children and a new wing was constructed and opened. This west-facing building was turned in 1933-4 to rectify its alignment. Additional buildings were constructed in 1938-9 and 1944, the former involving the demolition of the Court House. The school has continued to provide education for children in the Shorncliffe area since the 1920s.

Lot plan

L2_CP850293

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

People/associations

Department of Public Works  (Architect)

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Lot plan

L2_CP850293

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

People/associations

Department of Public Works  (Architect)

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

References

  1. Shorncliffe State School: Our School History 1919-1994 (http://shorncliss.eq.edu.au/wcmss/index.php/History.html)

  2. Sandgate and District Historical Society and Museum, ‘Memory Lane: School History’ (undated)

  3. The Brisbane Courier 1917-1919, 1928, 1933-4

  4. Queensland State Archives, Shorncliffe State School records

  5. iBimap

  6. Brisbane City Council Properties on the Web


Information prepared by — Brisbane City Council (page revised September 2020)

Interwar 1919-1939
Arts and Crafts
State school
At 20 Friday Street, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017
At 20 Friday Street, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017 L2_CP850293