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Addresses

At 19 Jetty Street, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017

Type of place

House, Shop/s

Period

Victorian 1860-1890

Style

Queenslander

This is an image of the local heritage place known as Residence 'Baxter's'

This is an image of Baxters Oyster Saloon, Shorncliffe

Baxters Oyster Saloon, Shorncliffe

Baxter's Oyster Saloon (former)

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Addresses

At 19 Jetty Street, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017

Type of place

House, Shop/s

Period

Victorian 1860-1890

Style

Queenslander

John Baxter, one of the earliest landowners in Shorncliffe, established himself as a fisherman and oyster vendor on a nearby property in 1862. He purchased this site in 1875 and opened his refreshment rooms and picnic store circa 1878, selling oysters from his licensed oyster bed in Cabbage Tree Creek and along the Shorncliffe foreshore. After his death in 1897 his widow Sarah took over the saloon, changing its name to Rouse’s Oyster Saloon after her remarriage. The business grew in the early twentieth century, expanding into the shop on the corner of Allpass Parade, as well as a branch in Deagon. With the demise in popularity of oyster saloons, Baxter’s original oyster saloon became a tobacco company office in the late 1930s. It has been a residence since the 1940s.

Also known as

Rouse’s Oyster Saloon

Lot plan

L10_SP198873

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

Criterion for listing

(A) Historical; (B) Rarity

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Also known as

Rouse’s Oyster Saloon

Lot plan

L10_SP198873

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

Criterion for listing

(A) Historical; (B) Rarity

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Statement of significance

Relevant assessment criteria

This is a place of local heritage significance and meets one or more of the local heritage criteria under the Heritage planning scheme policy of the Brisbane City Plan 2014. It is significant because:




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

Victorian 1860-1890
Queenslander
House
Shop/s
At 19 Jetty Street, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017
At 19 Jetty Street, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017 L10_SP198873
Historical, Rarity