St Lucia

St Lucia, a residential suburb with the University of Queensland occupying its eastern end, is four km south-west of central Brisbane. Travel via Coronation Drive, the Brisbane River CityCat or by ferry from West End is considerably further. The western part of St Lucia includes the locality of Ironside.

Farming was begun at St Lucia in the early 1850s, and Darts sugar mill operated there from 1865 until flooding by the Brisbane River in 1893. The Ironside primary school was opened in 1870.

Further Reading: 

Judy Magub, The history of St Lucia, St Lucia, Cr Magub, 1998

Sylvia Bannah, St Lucia campus heritage tour, Brisbane, Brisbane History Group, 1998


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