Bowen Hills and Mayne

Bowen Hills, an industrial and residential inner suburb and a railway hub, is 3 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.

Further Reading: 

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

Joanne Scott and Ross Laurie, Showtime: a history of the Brisbane Exhibition, St Lucia, University of Queensland, 2008

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