We’ve gone over frequently asked questions on all things Annerley and compiled informative responses. Read on for valuable insight to help you make your move.
|Thomas Blackett Stephens was one of the first persons to purchase land in the area.|
|Stephens established businesses, with interests in farming, wool scouring and fellmongery. His agricultural venture went on to become the largest within the district. Later, he became a Mayor of Brisbane’s Municipal Council.|
|The Junction Hotel opened its doors on the corner of Ipswich Road and Boggo Road. (The latter is the present-day Annerley Road). Shops and services bagan to line the Ipswich Road to cater for the surrounding area.|
|Digby Denham was the Premier of Queensland during these years. His tenure saw him name the area Annerley after a township in Surrey, England.|
|This period saw rapid growth in Annerley. A property boom saw many houses built up in the former farmlands. As a result, the neighbourhood developed a social scene. This included the opening of the Boomerang Theatre in 1924.|
Table 1: Timeline of Annerley’s History