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Brookfield Public Hall & Showgrounds

Summary

The Brookfield Showgrounds were first declared in 1911 when an area of around 14 acres was set aside as a reserve. The Brookfield and Moggill Show Society formed in 1905 and began holding shows in 1906, with the first two-day show held in 1911 when the showgrounds were secured. Agricultural shows were popular events for Brisbane’s rural communities during the early twentieth century and were an opportunity for local residents to showcase their produce. The timber hall on the site was moved here circa 1933 and had originally been built in Darra as a Victory Hall after World War I. It replaced an earlier 1880s hall, although parts of the old hall were incorporated into the new hall before it was demolished. The Brookfield Show is still held annually and provides an important link between Brookfield’s rural past and present.

Significance

  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as a remnant of Brookfield’s rural heritage; and, as an annual tradition that has continued since the early twentieth century.

  • b) It demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of the City's or local area's cultural heritage

    as one of only three small rural showground sites remaining in Brisbane.

  • d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places

    as an example of a rural hall and showground site within Brisbane.

  • g) It has a strong or special association with the life or work of a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons

    as a site that has provided enjoyment and a sense of community and tradition for the Brookfield community since 1911.

Place details
At 550 Brookfield Road , BROOKFIELD, 4069
Categories: Landscape - Exhibition
People - Community
Event(s): Gazetted in 1911 - Showgrounds
Moved to site circa 1933 - Hall
Period(s): Federation (1893-1914)
Interwar (1919-1939)
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Brookfield Public Hall & Showgrounds


(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)



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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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