Salisbury, a residential suburb, is nine km south of central Brisbane and extends to Nathan and the Toohey Forest Park. Originally known as Rocklea East, Salisbury was named when the railway station was opened on the South Coast railway line (1885). A property in Rocklea owned by William Coote, journalist and historian, was named Salisbury.

Further Reading: 

Salisbury State School 75th anniversary, Salisbury, The School, 1995

Beryl Roberts, A brief history of Salisbury, Brisbane, The Committee, 1988


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