East Brisbane is located approximately 3km from Brisbane CBD and offers convenience to transport, shops, cafes, restaurants and parklands. There is a small commercial area within the suburb but the majority of East Brisbane is comprised of residential properties with a significant portion being Queenslander style homes.
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East Brisbane is just a short walk to The Gabba, and close to Kangaroo Point Cliffs and South Bank. Schooling options in East Brisbane include a state primary school from P-Year 6 and the prestigious Anglican Church Grammar School for boys (more commonly known as 'Churchie'). Mowbray Park and Heath Park are popular landmarks if you want to explore some green spaces.
Major roads in East Brisbane include Lytton Road, Wellington Road, and Latrobe Street in the north, and Vulture Street and Stanley Street in the south of the suburb. The eastern side of East Brisbane rises to a small hill with some views over Woolloongabba and the Brisbane CBD.
Mowbray Park city cat terminal is close by and there are also regular bus services available within the suburb.
East Brisbane is just a small commute to the city for work or study but if you prefer to head further afield, the motorway is also within easy reach for a weekend away at the Gold or Sunshine Coast.
The suburb of East Brisbane is 2.5 km south-east of the city, lying between Woolloongabba and the Norman Creek. It extends to the south side of the Brisbane River where it adjoins Kangaroo Point.
East Brisbane was only sparsely settled until the 1870s, but an early genteel estate was the Reverend Thomas Mowbray’s ‘Riversdale’ on the river’s edge at todays Mowbray Park. The construction of a bridge across the mouth of Norman Creek in 1856 for access to the Wynnum district and Bulimba did not bring much settlement toward East Brisbane as there remained considerable unfilled space in South Brisbane and Woolloongabba.
When European settlement began in the 1870s it included Forsyth’s rope works in Lytton Road; a rope walk ran parallel to and east of Manilla Street. A post office (Mowbraytown) was opened in 1886 and the first of several hotels, the Shafston, on the corner of Wellington and Lytton Roads, was opened in 1890. The East Brisbane primary school was opened in 1899, situated on the other (west) side of Wellington Road next to the Woolloongabba cricket ground. In 1900, some way east of the school, the Lord Stanley Hotel was opened. By then, Stanley Street continued across the Norman Creek, which it had bridged in 1886.
In 1903 the Stanley Street tram service was extended beyond the Fiveways, past the Gabba and round the corner along Lisburn and La Trobe Streets into Lytton Road. It passed ‘Riversdale’ which was acquired by the South Brisbane City Council in 1903 and made into parkland. The line skirted the west side of East Brisbane’s highest land, Sinclair’s Hill, where St Benedict’s Catholic Church and convent school were located. It was the pick of the land, leaving lower-lying land between Oakland Parade and the Creek for the Church of England Boys’ Grammar School (1918). Despite the land’s position (one of several affected by the 1893 flood) the school developed into Churchie, a school which has 1700 years 1-12 students, including boarders.