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Bowen Hills – Suburb Profile

Bowen Hills, an industrial and residential inner suburb and a railway hub, is three km north of central Brisbane. It was named after Sir George Bowen, the first Governor of Queensland (1859-68).

The earliest recorded house in Bowen Hills was built in the late 1850s, but in the next decade Montpellier Hill, east of the present railway station, was a sought after location. Known also as Bowen Hills Crest, the hill had Cintra House (1865), Folkstone (1860s) and Miegunyah (1884); the first and last-mentioned are on the Australian heritage register.


On a lower lying part to the west the Queensland Acclimatisation Society obtained occupancy of Bowen Park in 1862. Later the area came under the (Royal) Queensland National Agricultural and Industrial Society, (now known as the RNA Exhibition Grounds or the ‘Ekka’). In 1866 Bowen Hills was defined as a postal district and settlement generally spread there in the 1870s. A post office was opened in 1878.

In 1882 the Brisbane to Sandgate railway was opened, with a route from Roma Street which proceeded through Petrie Terrace, Victoria Park and the Exhibition Grounds. Cheaper than the more direct railway through Brisbane Central (constructed 1890), the line provided a stopping-off point for the Exhibition. The route from Brisbane Central involved tunnelling under Bowen Hills and provided the Brunswick Street station in Fortitude Valley. Residents of Bowen Hills then had the options of shopping in the Valley or the City.

Residents also had ready access to the Exhibition building (1891) which became the Queensland Museum in 1899. A richly decorated polychrome brick building constructed in 23 weeks, the Exhibition is Bowen Hills’ third important building on the Australian heritage register.

Settlement in Newstead Park and over Breakfast Creek in Albion led to a tramline in 1897 along Breakfast Creek Road, the eastern boundary of Bowen Hills. On the western boundary, Bowen Bridge Road, a tramline was opened in 1914.

By 1890 there were two railway lines from Brisbane to Bowen Hills: the line from Roma Street through Victoria Park and Exhibition; and the line from Central Station through Fortitude Valley. They came to a junction at the Mayne Station (1890) at the western end of Edmonstone Road. When a branch line to Enoggera was opened in 1899 Mayne Station was renamed Mayne Junction. (The origin of the name is unrecorded, but it presumably came from Patrick Mayne.)

Street-directory maps from the 1920s to the 1970s show Mayne as a suburb bounded by Enoggera/Breakfast Creek, and on its east and south by Wickham Grove and Folkstone Street prolonged to Enoggera Creek. The north-east side had waterside industries, houses and Perry Park.

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