Albion, a residential suburb on Sandgate Road, is 5 km north of central Brisbane and is bounded on its south-west by Breakfast Creek.

In 1860 John Petrie opened a quarry in the area to extract whitish sandstone, and four years later the proprietor of a new hotel in Sandgate Road named his establishment Albion – derived from the Latin word albus, meaning white – after the local quarry stone.

Further Reading: 

Mervyn Royle, Northern suburbs heritage tour, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane History Group, 1993

Australian and Queensland heritage registers

Booroodabin: a sesquicentenary history of Breakfast Creek, Bowen Hills, Newstead and Teneriffe, 1823-2009, Bowen Hills, Qld Women's Historical Assoc. Inc, 2009


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