Renamed Places in Queensland

Anyone doing local or family history knows the frustration of finding a town or street name or building name that just doesn't appear on a current map. This WWW page is intended to help find out the location and/or new name for those old/forgotten places in Queensland.

The list is sorted alphabetically by the old name or use the Find function in your browser (usually CTRL-F) if that's faster or you are looking for a new name.

The information provided here is on a "best efforts" basis. Please read the notes and sources and check the map link in order to satisfy yourself that this is the location you are looking for. Where possible, I try to include online access to sources and maps I refer to, but in some cases I cannot do so for reasons such as copyright.

Please send me any updates/corrections to kerry.raymond@gmail.com Even if you don't know the full story of the name change, many researchers would welcome any clue to track down those elusive places.

Also send old placenames even if you don't know the new place name. Please send as much information as you can about how you came upon the placename as that may contain vital clues. I can add them to the WWW page and someone out there may be able to provide the new name if I can't track it down.

Just a note on sources. I try to provide online sources wherever possible, but unfortunately some web pages move or disappear over time. Please let me know if you find a broken link. Often I can find the new online location or provide access to the old page via the Internet Archive. Unfortunately the Internet Archive usually only saves the text from old web pages and not the images, so if I must now point you at the Internet Archive, please expect that the page you will reach will probably look at bit messy but it's the best I can provide for you.

More information about place names: where they come from, why they change, and how to track them down or check my list of online old maps of Queensland

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Shires & Local Government


Old name
New name & map link
Dates, Notes & Sources
Balmoral (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Belmont (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Brassall (shire)
Greater Ipswich
Amalgamation of the town of Ipswich and surrounding shires into Greater Ipswich in 1916 [source]
Bundamba (shire)
Greater Ipswich
Amalgamation of the town of Ipswich and surrounding shires into Greater Ipswich in 1916 [source]
Coorparoo (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Durundur (divisional board)
Esk
Renamed 1880 [source]
Enoggera (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Goolman (shire)
Boonah
Renamed in 1937 [source]
Hamilton (town)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Ipswich (shire)
Moreton Shire
Renamed in 1916 as part of the creation of Greater Ipswich [source]
Ithaca (town)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Kedron (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Lowood (shire)
Greater Ipswich
Amalgamation of the town of Ipswich and surrounding shires into Greater Ipswich in 1916 [source]
Moggill (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Moreton (shire)
Ipswich City
Amalgamated into Ipswich City in 1995 [source]
Normanby (shire)
Moreton Shire
Amalgamation into Moreton Shire in 1949 [source]
Purga (shire)
Greater Ipswich
Amalgamation of the town of Ipswich and surrounding shires into Greater Ipswich in 1916 [source]
Sandgate (town)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Sherwood (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
South Brisbane (city)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Stephens (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Tarampa (shire)
Gatton
Renamed in 1938 [source]
Taringa (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Tingalpa (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Toombul (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Toowong (divisional board)
Indooroopilly
Renamed in 1880 [source]
Toowong (town)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Walloon (shire)
Greater Ipswich
Amalgamation of the town of Ipswich and surrounding shires into Greater Ipswich in 1916 [source]
Windsor (town)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Wynnum (town)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]
Yeerongpilly (shire)
Greater Brisbane
Amalgamation of the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane with surrounding towns and shires into Greater Brisbane in 1924 [source]

Electorates

Old name
New name & map links
Dates, Notes & Sources
Aubigny (electorate)
Stanley
Changed in 1922 [source]
Auburn (electorate)
Dalby
Changed in 1932 [source]
Burrum (electorate)
Wide Bay
Changed in 1922 [source]
Burrum (electorate)
Isis
Changed in 1932 [source]
Calliope (electorate)
Port Curtis
Changed in 1911 [source]
Chillagoe (electorate)
Tableland
Changed in 1932 [source]
Cooroora (electorate)
Murrumba
Changed in 1922 [source]
Cunningham (electorate)
Lockyer
Changed in 1922 [source]
Dalrymple (electorate)
Leichhardt
Changed in 1948 [source]
Drayton (electorate)
Cunningham
Changed in 1922 [source]
Enoggera (electorate)
Kelvin Grove
Changed in 1922 [source]
Fassifern (electorate)
Oxley
Changed in 1922 [source]
Gowrie (electorate)
Toowoomba
Changed in 1911. [source]
Lockyer (electorate)
Rosewood
Changed in 1922 [source]
Logan (electorate)
Wynnum
Changed in 1922 [source]
Milanda (electorate)
Herbert
Changed in 1911. [source]
Mowbray (electorate)
Bowman
Changed in 1948 [source]
Murrumba (electorate)
Sandgate
Changed in 1922 [source]
Musgrave (electorate)
Burrum
Changed in 1922 [source]
Nunday (electorate)
Enoggera
Changed in 1922 [source]
Oxley (electorate)
Logan
Changed in 1922 [source]
Oxley (electorate)
Griffiths
Changed in 1934 [source][source]
Pittsworth (electorate)
Aubigny
Changed in 1922 [source]
Rosewood (electorate)
Fassifern
Changed in 1922 [source]
Rosewood (electorate)
West Moreton
Changed in 1932 [source]
Somerset (electorate)
Oxley
Changed in 1948 [source]
Stanley (electorate)
Nundah
Changed in 1922 [source]
Tiaro (electorate)
Wide Bay
Changed in 1911. [source]
Toombul (electorate)
Hamilton
Changed in 1932 [source]
Toowoomba (electorate)
East Toowoomba
Changed in 1911. [source]
Wide Bay (electorate)
Cooroora
Changed in 1922 [source]
Widgee (electorate)
Cooroora
Changed in 1911. [source]
Wilson (electorate)
Ryan
Changed in 1948 [source]
Yandilla (electorate)
Pittsworth
Changed in 1911. [source]
Yeronga (division of Oxley electorate)
Oxley
Changed in 1911. [source]

Towns, suburbs & localities

Old names for towns, suburbs and localities may still be in use as the name for a current post office, school, railway station or church.
Old Name & old map link
New Name and current map link
Latitude, Longitude
Dates, Notes and Sources
A



Aalborg
Nikenbah
-25.315573, 152.803584
Originally named by Danish settlers after the town of Aalborn in Denmark. Renamed prior to 1937. [source] The Aalborg name persists in Aalborg Road and Aalborg Cemetery.
Abednego, Thursday Island, Torres Strait
Rose Hill
-10.57339, 142.22218
Renamed in 1991 [source]
Albion Park, Brisbane
Albion
-27.43975, 153.04549
A locality name now absorbed into the suburb of Albion.
Alexandra
Mackay
-21.138, 149.190
The proposed name for the township was Alexandra and the river was to be Mackay River, but then they changed the river to be the Pioneer River and the township to be Mackay. This occured about 1863. [source]
Alfred
Calvert
-27.6639, 152.5160
Originally known as McKeown, then as Western Creek (1877-1887), then as Alfred (1887-1931), finally renamed Calvert in 1931 [source][source][source]
Altandi, Brisbane
Sunnybank
-27.58272, 153.06367
A locality now absorbed into Sunnybank. [source][source] There is an Altandi railway station and an Altandi Street in that area.
Annerley Junction, Brisbane
area near the intersection of Ipswich Road and Annerley Road, Annerley
-27.50976, 153.03264

Arcadia, Magnetic Island
Alma Bay
-19.148, 146.865 A locality now officially part of Alma Bay but Arcadia still appears on maps [source]
Ascot, near Aramac
Clemeshia (or Clemesha)
-23.31667, 145.23334
Renamed to avoid confusion with another Ascot [source][source]. It was named after Samuel Clemesha (whose surname is consistently spelled that way in BDM records, electoral rolls and newspaper articles) so it is not clear why it is officially spelled Clemeshia.
Avondale Estate, Brisbane
Coorparoo
-27.4903, 153.0543 An 1887 estate maps shows Avondale Estate as the area west of the northern end of Cavendish Road south to about Riddings Road, bounded on the west by a small creek; the Coorparoo Railway Station is not shown as it did not exist at that time. [source]
Ayrdale Estate, north of Warwick
Deuchar & Glengallan
-28.1176, 151.9789
The Ayrdale Estate was sold in 1910. The land sold was spread across the eastern side of current Deuchar & western side of current Glengalla. See here for the Ayrdale estate map.
B



Balmoral Park Estate, Brisbane
Hawthorne Park area, Hawthorne
-27.46538, 153.06191
Balmoral Park Estate was developed in 1888 [source]. Street names associated with the estate are Dutton Street, Miles Street and Riding Road; this suggests that the park being referred to in the name is the present-day Hawthorne Park and not the present-day Balmoral Park further to the south. Not to be confused with the Balmoral Park Estate of the 1920s (see immediately below).
Balmoral Park Estate, Brisbane
Moorooka/Annerley/Yeronga/Yeerongpilly -27.52599, 153.02987 The area was originally called Balmoral Park Estate when it was subdivided in 1926 [source]. However, in 1927, the Brisbane City Council renamed the area Clifton Hill  to avoid confusion with the suburb of Balmoral [source]. A number of war service homes were built in this area. Today Clifton Hill is mostly within the suburb of Moorooka but some former Clifton Hill addresses might be within Annerley, Yeronga or Yeerongpilly (the still existing Clifton Road is right on the boundaries of these four suburbs). Not to be confused with the Balmoral Park Estate of the 1880s (see immediately above).
Banoon, Brisbane
Sunnybank
-27.57608, 153.04641
A locality now absorbed into Sunnybank area. [source][source] There is a Banoon railway station still.
Banyan
Tully
-17.9330, 145.9234
[source]
Barolin Marine Town
Burnett Heads
-24.7689, 152.4135
Originally surveyed as Wallace in the 1870s, it was renamed Barolin Marine in the 1880s, and then Burnett Heads [source][source]
Beauaraba, near Toowoomba
Pittsworth
-27.718, 151.636 Renamed to avoid confusion with Buarba near Gatton [source]
Bellevue
Coominya
-27.392, 152.502
The name Bellevue came from a local selection of the Wivenhoe pastoral station and was the name given to the railway siding in 1886. But when the town was surveyed in 1905, it was named Coominya (an Aboriginal word meaning "view of water" to avoid confusion with the Bellevue property. [source][source]
Belmont, Brisbane
Carindale
-27.50281, 153.11392
A locality name now absorbed into the suburb of Carindale.
Bergen, Bergenside
Bergen
-27.2597, 151.8860 It is claimed that Bergen was renamed Murra Murra and Bergenside was renamed Neuve during World War 1. [source] However, Bergen appears on the maps today and Bergenside, Murra Murra and Neuve don't. There is a Neuve Bergen Road near Bergen and there is this newspaper reference that suggests that Bergen may have been renamed Neuve.
Bigge's Camp
Grandchester
-27.6595, 152.468
Renamed around 1860s [source][source] The story is that Governor Bowen (who studied the classics) proposed it as a Latin-ised version of the original name.
Billy's Creek, near Clermont
Bulliwalla

[source] Bulliwalla does not appear on current maps.
Bindha, Brisbane
Northgate
-27.3815, 153.0735
A locality name now absorbed into the suburb of Northgate [source][source][source]. There is still a Bindha railway station [source]
Bismarck
Maclagan
-27.0842, 151.637
Town renamed in 1916 as part of the anti-German sentiment of World War 1 [source][source]
Blumbergville
Boonah
-27.9972, 152.6824
Renamed about 1888. [source][source][source]
Bodalla, near Childers
Apple Tree Creek
-25.2248, 152.2356
Officially renamed in 1962 [source] but the name Apple Tree Creek appears to have been in common use since the 1880s. Indeed, I can find very little evidence that the name Bodalla was used at all. From this 1889 newspaper article [source], I presume that it was creek that called Apple Tree and that the village near the creek was called Bodalla. The old name is preserved by Bodalla Street.
Boggy Creek, Brisbane
Pinkenba
-27.3965, 153.1349
Boggy Creek was officially renamed Myrtle in 1888 [source] but the name seems to have quickly morphed into Myrtletown by 1928 [source]. Later it was absorbed into the suburb of Pinkenba. [source][source] There is still a creek called Boggy Creek flowing into the Brisbane River in this area. Notwithstanding the shared suburb name, Myrtletown remains a distinct industrial area from the Pinkenba residential area. The Main Myrtletown Road leads from Pinkenba to Myrtletown.
Boolboonda
Mount Perry
-25.1810, 151.6454 Mt Perry was originally called Boolboonda, but now Boolboonda is a nearby town [source]
Booningba, Gold Coast
West Burleigh
-28.112462, 153.441326 There was a railway station and a township of this name near the crossing of Tallebudgera Creek. Renamed 1915 [source][source]. West Burleigh is now a locality name within the suburb of Burleigh Heads.
Bowen Bridge, Brisbane
Herston
-27.446010, 153.030002 A locality now absorbed into the suburb of Herston [source]
Bowen Park, Brisbane
Bowen Hills
-27.44844, 153.02996 Bowen Park was originally the area bounded by Bowen Bridge Road, O'Connell Terrace, Brookes Street and Gregory Terrace. Most of the land now forms part of the Exhibition Grounds but a small park (still called Bowen Park) remains in the north-west corner. [source] There was once a railway station named Bowen Park on the line between Roma Street and Mayne via the exhibition. [source: private correspondence]
Box Flat, near Mount Morgan
Maranu

Renamed prior to1939 [source][source]. Maranu does not appear on current maps, but there are numerous newspaper references and there was a railway station there [source]
Bracefield Cape
Noosa
-26.3876, 153.0923 It had been renamed prior to 1892. [source]
Breakfast Creek (part of), Brisbane
Albion
-27.44015, 153.04596 Renamed 1864 [source]
Breakfast Creek (part of), Brisbane
Hamilton
-27.4386, 153.0495 The locality of Breakfast Creek was absorbed into the suburb of Hamilton [source]
Brisbane Valley Junction, near Ipswich
Wulkuraka
-27.6117, 152.7252 [source] The name Brisbane Valley Junction was possibly the name of the railway station as there is a railway junction there.
Brown's Inn, near Warwick
Inglewood
-28.417, 151.081 Renamed prior to 1936 [source]
Bulimba (north of the river), Brisbane
Teneriffe or Newstead
-27.45185, 153.04785 For some mysterious reason, the suburb name Bulimba was once used on both the north and south side of the river. Eventually its use on the north side was abandoned and that area is now known as Teneriffe or Newstead.
Bulimba East
Balmoral
-27.4598, 153.0643 A locality name now absorbed into the suburb of Balmoral.
Bundamba Creek, Ipswich
Blackstone
-27.6251, 152.7984 Renamed to avoid confusion with nearby Bundamba [source]
Bundanba, Ipswich
Bundamba
-27.6090, 152.8117 Spelling officially changed in 1932 [source]
Buranda, Brisbane
Woollongabba
-27.49327, 153.04120
The locality of Buranda was absorbed into the suburb of Woolloongabba. [source] However there is a still a Buranda railway station and a Buranda Street.
Burnett Swamp, Brisbane
Stones Corner, Greenslopes
-27.49863, 153.04455
Originally known as Burnett Swamp (probably linked to the frequent flooding of Norman Creek at that point). [source] Later it became the suburb of Stones Corner, now a locality officially absorbed into the suburb of Greenslopes [source] but which retains a strong identity through the shopping precinct and hotel.
Burnside, near Laidley
Mulgowie -27.7290, 152.3646 Burnside appears to have acquired the name Mulgowie when the railway station was built in 1911 [source]
Burton, near Toowoomba
gone
-27.548, 151.756
There was a Burton State School from 1900 to 1944 [source] and people are listed as living in Burton in the electoral rolls until about 1949. The area is now regarded as part of Biddleston. The coordinates for  Burton come from this 1975 map.
C



Cabbage-Tree Creek
Boondall
-27.33796, 153.05736 A locality name now absorbed into the suburb of Boondall. [source]
Cachen Gate
Aratula
-27.9814, 152.5496 [source]
Calliungal
Mount Morgan
-23.6434, 150.3891 Renamed in 1888 [source]
Campbell's Gully, near Ipswich
Walloon
-27.6048, 152.6660 Walloon was previously known as Five Mile, Five Mile Waters, Guilfoyles Creek, Campbell’s Gully and Ten Mile Peg. [source]
Canningtown
Warwick
-28.2141, 152.0368 [source]
Canterbury, west of Windorah
Canterbury
-25.3771, 141.8986 Although still an official place name, Canterbury does not appear on many current maps. It has streets mapped out but there are no sign of any buildings. [source]
Carmilla Creek, Carmilla
Carmila
-21.9105, 149.4109 Proposed to be renamed Meribah in 1890 [source] but I can find no evidence that this name change occurred. However, the spelling appears to have changed over time.
Carters Gate
Aratula
-27.9811, 152.5484
The area was known as Carters Gate, until the railway station was called Aratula. Probably renamed around 1915. [source]
Castle Creek
Theodore
-24.9464, 150.0757
Renamed about 1925. [source]
Charcoal, Charcoal Scrub
Rossmoya
-23.0464, 150.4816 Renamed prior to 1923 [source]
Chardons Corner, Brisbane
Annerley
-27.51853, 153.02940 A locality around the corner of Ipswich Road and Cracknell Road now absorbed into Annerley [source]. A number of businesses in the area still use Chardons Corner in their name.
Charleston, near Cairns Forsayth -18.5875, 143.6040 Originally Finnigan's Camp, renamed Charleston in 1872, later Forsayth. It may also have been known as New Charleston at some point.[source][source][source]
Chings Island, 40km NW of Mackay
Acacia Island
-20.8607, 148.9290 [source]
City View Estate, Brisbane
Greenslopes (part of)
-27.50901, 153.04635 City View Estate is that part of Greenslopes on and around Ridge Street. The City View name was still in use as late as 1931. [source]
Clapham, Brisbane
Moorooka
-27.53539, 153.01309 A locality absorbed in Moorooka [source][source]. Clapham Railway Yards are immediately to the west of Moorooka station so Clapham was most likely in that area. Map references are approximate
Clapham Junction, Brisbane
Banyo
-27.37868, 153.07487
Clapman Junction was a residential subdivision south of the Banyo Railway Station, created in 1884. [source] See this map (North is downwards), noting hat Bishopsgate Road on the west of the subdivision (shown on the left-hand side of the map) no longer exists (it ran parallel to Earnshaw Road but closer to the railway line and is now absorbed into the industrial estate). The name Clapham Junction reflects the belief/hope that the North Coast railway line would diverge around this area, although it eventually diverged at Northgate railway station.
Clarence Corner, Brisbane
area near the intersection of Annerley Road and Stanley Street
-27.48572, 153.02922 A locality named after the Clarence Hotel that sits on the south-east corner of that intersection (or vice versa?)
Clifton Hill, Brisbane
Moorooka/Annerley/Yeronga/Yeerongpilly
-27.52599, 153.02987
The area was originally called Balmoral Park Estate when it was subdivided in 1926 [source]. However, in 1927, the Brisbane City Council renamed the area Clifton Hill  to avoid confusion with the suburb of Balmoral [source]. A number of war service homes were built in this area. Today Clifton Hill is mostly within the suburb of Moorooka but some former Clifton Hill addresses might be within Annerley, Yeronga or Yeerongpilly (the still existing Clifton Road is right on the boundaries of these four suburbs).
Cobb's Camp, near Nambour
Woombye
-26.6603, 152.9650 Originally known as Cobb's Camp and Middle Camp. Renamed in 1889 [source][source]
Colmslie, Brisbane
Morningside
-27.45314, 153.08502 The riverside part of the suburb of Morningside was known as Colmslie [source]. The Colmslie name is still in use in the area (street names, parks, businesses).
Colledges Crossing, Brisbane/Ipswich Colleges Crossing
-27.55742, 152.80341 The original name was Colledges Crossing, apparently after a local family of that name, but the spelling has been corrupted. The change appears to have occurred very gradually, as the latest use of Colledges Crossing in the digitised newspapers is 1942 [source] but the earliest use of Colleges Crossing is 1894 [source].
Cooksland
Queensland

The Rev John Dunmore Lang proposed that the northern part of the Colony of New South Wales should be an independent colony called Cooksland [source].  He also proposed a Colony of Phillipsland in the south. Both colonies were eventually established but called Queensland [source] and Victoria, after Queen Victoria.
Coorindah, north of Gympie
Theebine
-25.95407, 152.53457
Originally a town called Coorindah was surveyed in 1886 and was renamed Theebine in 1895. The area also was known as Slaty Creek (the local creek) and Kilkivan Junction (because of the railway branch line to Kilkivan left the main line here)  [source][source]
Cornhill
Lowood
-27.4664, 152.5781 Originally The Scrub, then Cornhill, then Lowood. [source]
Cowper's Plains
Cooper's Plains
-27.5645, 153.0397 Named after Dr Cowper, the spelling of the name has been corrupted over the years. [source][source]
Craigslea, Brisbane
Chermside West
-27.3837, 153.0165
It is unclear if Craigslea was ever an official name; most likely it was an estate name. The name persists in the local primary and secondary schools as well as in various local businesses.
Cressbrook
Toogoolawah

Renamed prior to 1922 [source] Note that on current maps there is a nearby area called Cressbrook.
Cribb Island
Brisbane Airport

Cribb Island was completely resumed for the expansion of Brisbane Airport at Eagle Farm in 1981. [source] [source]
Crocodile, near Mt Morgan
Bouldercombe

Renamed prior to 1950 [source]
Cumberland, west of Georgetown
gone
-18.2969, 143.3528
Cumberland was a gold mining town that existed about 1880s to 1930s [source][source see page 29 of the PDF][source]. Today there are still streets visible on the map (if you zoom in) but there appears nothing still standing apart from the Cumberland Chimney, the remains of a crushing mill. Today, Cumberland is the official name of the parish in that area, but there is no officially-named town any more [source]. I can find a few people listing Cumberland as their address in the electoral roll as late as 1941 but there is nobody there in 1949. Note, the township of Cumberland is not to be confused with Cumberland Mine near Charters Towers.
Cunningham, near Charters Towers
Mingela
-19.8783, 146.6335 Although the town was officially named Cunningham when the allotments were first sold in 1882 [source], it appears to have been commonly known as Ravenswood Junction, being located at the turn-off to Ravenswood. In 1915, Cunningham was renamed Mingela. [source]
D



Davenport
Nobby

McDonald Camp was the original name for the area. A railway station was established called Nobby. A township called Davenport was established about 1891 [source]. At some point the town name became Nobby. [source]
Deighton Estate, Brisbane
Highgate Hill

A residential subdivision now absorbed into Highgate Hill. [source]
Dingo Creek
Wondai
-26.3197, 151.8732
Initially named Dingo Creek in 1903 but quickly acquired the name Wondai [source]
Dingo Hill
Gailes

Renamed in 1925 [source]
Diamantina Crossing
Birdsville


Dismal Creek, between Emerald and Barcaldine
Jericho

Renamed in or before1897. [source]
Doboy / Doboy Creek /
Doughboy
Murarrie

A locality name now absorbed into the suburb of Murarrie [source]
Doomben, Brisbane
Ascot / Eagle Farm

The locality of Doomben has been absorbed into the suburbs of Ascot and Eagle Farm [source][source]. The Doomben name is still used by a railway station, a race track and businesses.
Dorrington, Brisbane
Ashgrove

Originally named Oakleigh  in about 1942, it was renamed Dorrington in 1947 [source]. It was eventually absorbed into Ashgrove [source][source]
Downfall Creek, Brisbane
Chermside

Renamed around 1903 after Governor Herbert Chermside [source][source]. The creek itself is still called Downfall Creek.
Dunellan Estate, Brisbane
Greenslopes

A residential subdivision now part of Greenslopes. The name Dunellan Estate was still in use in 1913. [source]
E



Eagle Farm Junction, Brisbane
Clayfield
Originally Eagle Farm Junction (the turn-off from old Sandgate Road to Eagle Farm), then Eagle Junction,  nw absorbed into the suburb of Clayfield [source]
Eagle Junction, Brisbane
Clayfield/Wooloowin

Originally Eagle Farm Junction (the turn-off from old Sandgate Road to Eagle Farm), then Eagle Junction,  now absorbed into the suburbs of Clayfield and Wooloowin [source][source]
East Brisbane
New Farm

On an 1865 map of Brisbane, East Brisbane is shown as what is now New Farm. [source]
Edinglassie
Brisbane

[source]
Edwardstown, Edwardston
Maytown
-16.03992, 144.30130
Renamed in 1874 [source][source][source].
Ekibin, Brisbane
Annerley/Tarragindi

Absorbed into the suburbs of Annerley and Tarragindi [source][source]
Elston, Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise
-28.001819, 153.428641
Originally called Umbigumbi. In 1889, a postal receiving office was opened and called Elston (after Elston in Nottinghamshire, England which was the home town of the postmaster's wife). In 1917 there was a land sale conducted by Arthur Blackstone called the Surfers Paradise Estate, possibly named by a surveyor Thor Jensen. Although the land sale was not a success, James Cavill liked the name and successfully lobbied to change the name from Elston to Surfers Paradise in 1933. [source][source]
Emu Creek, between Toowoomba and Warwick
Greenmount

Renamed in about 1880 [source]
Englesburg
Kalbar

Originally known as Fassifern Scrub, then Englesburg after its first inhabitant and renamed to Kalbar in World War 1 due to anti-German sentiment [source]
Etheridge
Georgetown
-18.2919, 143.5480
Renamed about 1871 after Howard St George, Gold Commissioner on the Etheridge field [source]
F



Fahley (Zahley?)
Kilbirnie

Fahley claimed to be renamed Kilbirnie due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1 [source]. However, it appears the town was originally called Zahley and the name was Lebanese [source]
Farris, near Rockhampton
Gracemere

[source]
Fassifern Scrub
Kalbar

Originally known as Fassifern Scrub, then Englesburg after its first inhabitant and renamed to Kalbar in World War 1 due to anti-German sentiment [source]
Fingal
Murphys Creek
-27.4602, 152.0527
[source][source][source]
Finnigan's Camp, near Cairns
Forsayth

Originally Finnigan's Camp, renamed Charleston in 1872, later Forsayth. It may also have been known as New Charleston at some point.[source][source][source]
Five Mile, Five Mile Waters (west of Ipswich)
Walloon
-27.6042, 152.6647
Walloon was previously known as Five Mile, Five Mile Waters, Guilfoyles Creek, Campbell's Gully and Ten Mile Peg. [source]
Five Mile (north of Toowoomba)
Cabarlah
-27.4280,
151.9916

Fort Cooper, south-west of Mackay
Nebo

Originally Fort Cooper (the name of a nearby mountain) but often called Nebo (the name of a nearby creek). Officially changed to Nebo in 1923 [source][source]
Frenchman's Creek, Rockhampton
Frenchville

Renamed prior to 1925 [source]
Frenchton
Minden

In 1916, the name of the school was changed from Minden to Frenchton, presumably due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source] However, the name Minden was restored in 1930. [source]
Friezland, SW of Cloncurry Kuridala -21.3656, 139.9868 Also known as Gulatten and Hampden, became Kuridala  in 1916 [source][source]
Frog's Hollow, Brisbane
area around lower part of Albert Street

The lower ground between George St, Elizabeth Street, Albert Street and Alice Street was prone to flooding and known as Frog's Hollow. [source] [source]
Fruitgrove, Brisbane
Runcorn

Absorbed into Runcorn [source][source]
G



Gainsford
Bulburra

Renamed in 1874 [source]. However, there is no Bulburra on current maps and there is a Gainsford.
Galloway's Hill, Brisbane
Hawthorne

Originally known as Norman's Hill, renamed Galloway's Hill in 1865. Later absorbed into Hawthorne [source][source][source]
Garfield Estate, Upper Paddington, Brisbane
Paddington -27.458928, 152.990079 "Garfield" was the home built by Sir Arthur Rutledge in 1888 on Wettenhall's Hill, naming it after US President Garfield. He sold it in 1904 to W.R. Black, who sold it in 1908 to Sir Arthur Morgan, who renamed it "Clinton" (his wife's maiden name). At some time after Morgan's death in 1917, the house itself was sold to R.J. Archibald and the surrounding was sold off as Garfield Estate in 1924. See this 1924 map of the Garfield Estate showing the location of the house and the estate (bounded by Tooth Avenue to the north, Perrott Street to the east, La Trobe Terrace to the south. and MacGregor Terrace to the west). R.J. Archibald renamed the house "Brynderwyn" (because his mother was Welsh). [source] In 1939, the house was sold for removal so a modern property could be built by the Archibald family; it was bought to be dismantled and the timbers reused to build a seaside home at Tugun. [source]
Gehrkevale
Mount Mort
-27.8266, 152.4188 Gehrkevale was renamed Mount Mort due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source]
Geraldton
Innisfail
-17.5246, 146.0320 Renamed in 1910 to avoid confusion with Geraldton in Western Australia. [source][source]
German Bridge, Brisbane
Holland Park

Apparently renamed "Barter Bridge" in 1916 due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1 [source] but the "German Bridge" continued to be used well into the 1950s and there is no sign of any use of "Barter Bridge". Today this locality has been absorbed into Holland Park. [source]
German Gardens, Townsville
Belgian Gardens

Renamed in 1915 presumably due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source]
German Station, Brisbane
Nundah

The area was originally known as German Station because it was settled by German missionaries. However, the parish name was Nundah and the Divisional Board was called Nundah, and around the 1880s and 1890s, there was a gradual renaming from German Station to Nundah. For example, the railway station was renamed in 1882, the post office in 1888, and the school in 1896. [source]
Glenlyon Gardens Estate, Brisbane
Ashgrove

Comparison of circa 1924 map with current map [source]
Glenora Park Estate, Brisbane
Kedron/Wavell Heights

Comparison of 1925 map with current map. [source]
Goomeribong
Goomeri

[source]
Gormoran, north of Toowoomba
Douglas

Renamed prior to 1950 [source]
Gomorow, north of Toowoomba
Goombungee

Renamed in 1890. [source]
Gowrie
Charleville
-26.402, 146.244 Renamed in 1868 [source] There is a nearby area to the north known as Gowrie Station.
Gramzow Carbrook
-27.6777, 153.2370 Renamed in 1916 due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source][source]
Grassdale (Estate), Brisbane
Gumdale

Grassdale appears in a 1948 street directory as a suburb/district and confirmed by [source][source]. There is still a Grassdale Road in the area.
Green Bank Estate, Brisbane
Nundah

Green Bank Estate was being sold in 1884. [source] I do not know the exact location beyond being in the Nundah area.
Green Camp, Brisbane
Wakerley/Manly
-27.4828, 153.1660
The locality in the vicinity of the still existing Green Camp Road. [source] It appears the area was also known as The Springs. [source]
Green Hills, Brisbane
Upper Roma Street area

Greenview (near Brisbane)
Albany Creek
-27.35334, 152.96869
A locality now within Albany Creek [source][source]. The name is preserved through Greenview Park. Map reference is approximate. Not to be confused with Greenview 7km west of Wondai.
Groveley/Grovely, Brisbane
Mitchelton/Keperra
-27.39997, 152.96558
The locality of Groveley/Grovely (both spellings were used) was absorbed into the suburbs of Mitchelton and Keperra [source][source][source]. The name Grovely is still in use by a railway station, a school, and businesses.
Guilfoyles Creek, near Ipswich
Walloon

Walloon was previously known as Five Mile, Five Mile Waters, Guilfoyles Creek, Campbell's Gully and Ten Mile Peg. [source]
Gulatten, SW of Concurry
Kuridala -21.3656, 139.9868 Also known as Friezland and Hampton, then as Kuridala from 1916 [source][source]
H



Hamilton, near Caboolture
Dayboro
-27.197, 152.823
In 1875 it was called Hamilton after the local postmaster Hugh Hamilton. In 1892 it was called Terror's Creek after a famous Arab stallion from the district, but that became confusing with Torrens Creek and it was renamed  Dayboro in 1919 after an early settler called William Henry Day [source][source][source][source][source]
Hamilton, west of Mackay
Mirani
-21.1597, 148.8645
Renamed in 1885 to avoid confusion with Hamilton in Brisbane. [source]
Hampden, SW of Cloncurry
Kuridala -21.3656, 139.9868 Also known as Gulatten and Friezland, then as Kuridala from 1916 [source][source]
Hapsburg
Kowbi
-25.18075, 152.23252
Renamed due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source] While Kowbi is still an official neighbourhood name [source], neither appear on current maps, although a Hapsburg road exists leading to what appears to be the defunct Kowbi railway station (the outline of the station is visible on a close-up of the map).
Harrisborough
Fernvale

Renamed prior to 1936 to avoid confusion with other Harris place names [source]
Hartsville
Mossman

Mossman was originally known as Hartsville, then as Thooleer, and then as Mossman River. [source][source][source]
Hessenberg
Ingoldsby

In 1916, the name of the school was changed from Hessenberg to Ingoldsby, presumably as part of anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source]
Highland estate, Brisbane
Taringa

Comparison of a 1929 map with current map [source]
Hill End, Brisbane
West End/Highgate Hill

The south-western part of the suburb of West End (beside the river) was once the locality of Hill End [source][source]. The name Hill End is in use for a street and businesses.
Hopetown
Kilcoy

Renamed in 1842 [source]
Hubner
Crestmead
-27.6855, 153.0940
The district was unofficially known as Hubner after local settlers John and George Hubner. However, when the Beaudesert Shire Council proposed to formalise the name in 1987, it was instead decided to call the area Creastmead, the name of a local housing estate. [source]
Humpybong
Redcliffe area

[source]
Hungry Flats / Hungary Flats, Ipswich
Brassall
-27.5964, 152.7397
Renamed [source]
I



Indooroopilly (part of), Brisbane
St Lucia
-27.4977, 153.0036 Formerly known as Indooroopilly, Toowong and Toowong South, the name St Lucia was first used by William Alexander Wilson in 1882 when he purchased a sugar mill and from William Dart (on Mill Road) and renamed it The St Lucia Sugar Plantation [source: Articles of Association St Lucia Riverside Land and Investment Co Ltd, Queensland State Archives]. In 1883 Wilson and Dart offered an adjoing farm for sale as residential alllotements and named it "St Lucia Estate" [source]. The plantation was subdivided in 1885 and was also known as the St Lucia estate [source]. Only the peninsula area was originally known as St Lucia; it was not until 1975 that the current suburb of St Lucia was created [source: Peter Brown, St Lucia History Group].
Inkerman
Home Hill
-19.6605, 147.4141
The area was originally known as Inkerman because of the Inkerman Downs cattle station there, but when the town allotments were offered for sale in December 1912, the township was called Home Hill [source] but also referered to as Holme Hill. The Queensland Government claim the name Home Hill was chosen because it was the location of the Battle of Inkerman in the Crimean War in 1854. [source] There is also a claim that it refers to Colonel Home who fought in Crimean War. [source] For more information on Home Hill in the Battle of Inkerman, please read this Wikipedia article.
Innis Island
Coochiemudlo Island
-27.5692, 153.3311
Known as Innis Island from 1825 to 1850. [source] Note that you will also find the name spelled in a number of different ways, e.g. "Coochy" rather than "Coochie", "Mudlo" may appear as a separate word, the "Island" word is dropped etc. However, they all appear to refer to the same place.
Ipswich Agricultural Reserve
Harrisville
-27.8108, 152.6675 Renamed [source]
Ironside, Brisbane
St Lucia (one part of)

St Lucia (another part of)
-27.49424, 153.00015

-27.50011, 152.99655
Ironside Estate was subdivided for housing in 1885 [source] by William Alexander Wilson and comprised land between Carmody Road and north to the Brisbane River (in the area of the current Guyatt Park). Ironside was the maiden name of Wilson's wife. Although not located within the Ironside Estate, the nearby state school was renamed Ironside State School in 1905 (and is still known by that name today). In 1922 land around the school was developed for housing under the name St Lucia Heights Estate [source], but due to the school's name, it was this area that became commonly known as Ironside. A 1917 map shows the Ironside name located around the Swann Road area, while the original Ironside Estate area is shown under the name St Lucia. Wherever it precisely was located, Ironside was absorbed into the suburb of St Lucia in the 1975 Place Names Act [source: Peter Brown, St Lucia History Group].
Ironstone Mountain
Mount Morgan
-23.6434, 150.3886 [source]
Island Point
Port Douglas
-16.48395, 145.46606 Originally Island Point, then Salisbury, thenin 1877 Port Douglas [source][source]
Ithaca, Brisbane
Red Hill/Ashgrove

Absorbed into the suburbs of Red Hill and Ashgrove [source][source]
J



Jackson's Estate, Brisbane
Brisbane Airport

A part of Cribb Island, fully resumed for expansion of Brisbane Airport at Eagle Farm in 1981. [source]
Jay Park, Brisbane
Indooroopilly

Absorbed into the suburb of Indooroopilly [source]. It was in the area of Jerrang, Jainba and Jilba Streets.
Jebropilly
Amberley

Renamed  [source]. However, Jeebropilly is still an adjacent area.
Josey's Lagoon
Swanbank

Originally Logan Lagoon, then Josey's Lagoon, then Swanbank [source]
Juandah, north of Miles
Wandoan

Originally named after the property Juandah Station, it was renamed in 1926 to avoid confusion with the town of Jundah. [source][source]
Jubilee Estate, Brisbane
Bardon

Jubilee Estate was subdivided in 1877 and this locality has now been absorbed into the suburb of Bardon. [source][source]
K



Kalinga, Brisbane
Wooloowin

Kalinga is a locality name from about 1900 [source] now absorbed into the suburb of Wooloowin [source][source][source]
Kannangur, near Toogoolawah
Yimbun

Yimbun was formerly known as Mooraool and Kannangur [source]
Kelvin Grove Estate, Brisbane
Newmarket

Originally Brisbane saleyards, Kelvin Grove Estate (near corner of Kelvin Grove Road and Newmarket Road) was developed in 1936 [source], now absorbed into Newmarket.
Kenilworth, Kenilworth Lower
Gheerulla

The area had series of name changes. Yahoo Creek (about 1890),  Kenilworth (about 1900), Gheerulla (about 1910), Kenilworth Lower (about 1921), then Gheerulla (again, 1928) [source]
Kilkivan Junction, north of Gympie
Theebine -25.95407, 152.53457
Originally a town called Coorindah was surveyed in 1886 and was renamed Theebine in 1895. The area also was known as Slaty Creek (the local creek) and Kilkivan Junction (because of the railway branch line to Kilkivan left the main line here)  [source][source]
Kirchheim / Kircheim
Haigslea

Originally Walloon Creek, later Kirchheim. In 1916, the name of the school was change from Kirchheim to Haigslea, presumably as part of anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source][source]
Kittah Kittah, near Texas
Beebo

[source]
L



Latimer, near Gold Coast
Advancetown

[source]. There is still a Latimer Creek and a Latimer Crossing Road in the district.
Lilley Estate, Toowoomba
East Toowoomba, near Lilley Street
-27.55466, 151.96628
The Lilley Estate was sold in 1902 [source]. See the estate map. Although the estate map mentions the adjacaent Agricultural Show Grounds, the show grounds have been relocated subsequently to Glendale.
Limestone, Limestone Hills, Limestone Station
Ipswich

Renamed about 1842 [source][source]
Lindum, Brisbane
Wynnum & Wynnum West

Locality now absorbed into Wynnum & Wynnum West [source][source]. There is still a Lindum railway station.
Little Cabbage Tree Creek, Brisbane
Aspley

Renamed 1897 [source][source][source]
Little Ipswich
West Ipswich

Renamed prior to 1919 [source][source]
Logan Bridge
North Maclean
South Maclean
-27.7659, 152.9976
-27.7914, 152.9990
Around 1860 it was known as Logan Bridge, then it was known as Maclean, then recently split into North Maclean and South Maclean. [source]
Logan Estate, Brisbane
Brookfield

[source]
Logan Lagoon
Swanbank

Originally Logan Lagoon, then Josey's Lagoon, then Swanbank [source]
Logan Road (suburb)
Buranda

[source]
Logan's Vale, between Warwick and Killarney
Yangan

[source]
Lone Pine, Brisbane
Fig Tree Pocket

Locality now part of the suburb of Fig Tree Pocket. [source] The Lone Pine name persists in the koala sanctuary.
Long Pocket, Brisbane
Indooroopilly

The locality around the Meiers Road area is now absorbed into the suburb of Indooroopilly. [source] Not to be confused with the other Long Pocket (near Innisfail) in Queensland.
Lord John Swamp, near Warwick
Wildash
Originally Lower John Swamp, then Lord John Swamp, finally Wildash. [source][source]
Lower Canungra
Wonglepong
-27.9672, 153.1604 Originally called Lower Canungra, then Sara Vale, then Wangalpong, which corrupted into Wonglepong as it is known today [source]
Lower John Swamp, near Warwick
Wildash

Originally Lower John Swamp, then Lord John Swamp, finally Wildash. [source][source]
M



MacAlister's Crossing, near Ipswich
Woodend

There is an 1860 reference to McAlister's Crossing. It is believed to be somwhere along the Bremer River. As Thomas MacAlister had a house Woodend near the river from which the suburbs Woodend takes its name [source], I suspect that McAlister's Crossing is a reference to the Woodend area. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
Maclean, south of Brisbane
North Maclean
South Maclean
-27.7659, 152.9976
-27.7914, 152.9990
Around 1860 it was known as Logan Bridge, then it was known as Maclean, then recently split into North Maclean and South Maclean. [source]
Marathon
Aramac

Renamed in 1874 [source][source][source]
Martin Town, near Cairns
Tolga
-17.2226, 145.4799
Renamed in 1903 [source][source]
Mater Hill, Brisbane
Woolloongabba

The locality of Mater Hill was absorbed into the suburb of Woolloongabba. [source] It was (as the name suggests) the area around the hill on which the Mater Hospital still stands.
Mayne, Brisbane
Bowen Hills

A locality name now absorbed into Bowen Hills [source][source][source]
McAlister's Crossing, near Ipswich
Woodend
There is an 1860 reference to McAlister's Crossing. It is believed to be somewhere along the Bremer River. As Thomas MacAlister had a house Woodend near the river from which the suburb Woodend takes its name [source], I suspect that McAlister's Crossing is a reference to the Woodend area. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
McDonald Camp, on the Darling Downs
Nobby

McDonald Camp was the original name, it was changed to Nobby, then to Davenport in 1891 [source] and then back to Nobby. [source]
McKeown
Calvert -27.6639, 152.5160
Originally known as McKeown, then as Western Creek (1877-1887), then as Alfred (1887-1931), finally renamed Calvert in 1931 [source][source][source]
Meeandah, Brisbane
Eagle Farm

A locality now absorbed into the suburb of Eagle Farm [source]. There is still a railway station by that name.
Meribah
Carmila
-21.910, 149.411 Carmilla (aka Carmilla Creek) was proposed to be renamed Meribah in 1890 [source] but I can find no evidence that this name change occurred. However, the spelling appears to have changed over time to Carmila.
Merthyr, Brisbane
New Farm
-27.4667, 153.0472 A locality now absorbed into the suburb of New Farm [source]. The Merthyr name persists strongly in Merthyr Road, Merthyr Shopping Village and many local businesses.
Middle Camp, near Nambour
Woombye

Originally known as Cobb's Camp and Middle Camp. Renamed in 1889 [source][source]
Moggill (parts of), Brisbane
Anstead, Bellbowrie

Once a farming district, its redevelopment lead to the introduction of suburbs such as Anstead and Bellbowrie. However, Moggill still exists today but does not refer to as large an area as before.
Moorabool, near Toogoolawah
Yimbun

Yimbun was formerly known as Mooraool and Kannangur [source]
Moore Estate, Brisbane
Paddington

Locality now absorbed into Paddington [source]
Moore's Creek
Mungallala

Renamed in 1885. [source]
Mooretown, north of Esk
Moore
-26.8945, 152.2907 Originally known as Stanley Gate, then Mooretown and finally in 1910 Moore [source]
Mooroobogue
Munbilla

Renamed [source]
Moorooka Park estate, Brisbane
Moorooka
-27.53573, 153.01876
This estate in the Chaucer Street area was sold in 1889 [source]
Moorvale, Brisbane
Moorooka
-27.5342, 153.0238
Moorvale was the area around the Beaudesert Road shops in Moorooka today. A number of the shops and businesses in that area still have Moorvale as part of their name and there is a bus stop called Moorvale. The Moorvale Post Office was renamed Moorooka Post Office at some time in the 1970s [source]. Moorvale appears in a 1975 street directory. The earliest reference I can find to Moorvale is a 1942 funeral notice for a family living in Mayfield Road [source].
Mossdale, Brisbane
Gumdale

The area was originally known as Mossdale, the name of a grazing property [source][source]
Mossman River
Mossman

Mossman was originally known as Hartsville, then as Thooleer, and then as Mossman River. [source][source][source]
Mount Bruce, Brisbane
Seven Hills

According to a 1931 street directory, Mount Bruce was the area around Ferguson Road, Seven Hills. There was a tramway station called Mt Bruce (now gone) and there was a Mount Bruce School (now Camp Hill State School).
Mowbraytown, Brisbane
East Brisbane

A residential subdivision called Mowbraytown that is now in the suburb of East Brisbane. [source] [source]
Mulgrave, near Cairns
Gordonvale

Originally called Mulgrave (presumably after the Mulgrave River than flows through the town), then Nelson in 1914 and finally Gordonvale which is now an outer suburb of Cairns [source][source][source]
Mulgrave, near Home Hill
Clare
-19.78423, 147.22768
Apparently renamed 1882 [source]. However, Mulgrave still appears as a locality about 15km SW of Clare.
Murphy's Waterhole
Murphy's Creek
-27.4602, 152.0527
[source]
Murra Murra
Bergen

It is claimed that Bergen was renamed Murra Murra during World War 1. [source] However, Bergen appears on the maps today and Murra Murra doesn't.
Murray's Creek, NW of Bundaberg
Berajondo

Renamed in 1931 [source]
Myall Creek
Dalby

Renamed in 1854 [source]
Myrtle / Myrtletown, Brisbane
Pinkenba -27.3880, 153.1400
Boggy Creek was officially renamed Myrtle in 1888 [source] but the name seems to have quickly morphed into Myrtletown by 1928 [source]. Later it was absorbed into the suburb of Pinkenba. [source][source] There is still a creek called Boggy Creek flowing into the Brisbane River in this area. Notwithstanding the shared suburb name, Myrtletown remains a distinct industrial area from the Pinkenba residential area. The Main Myrtletown Road leads from Pinkenba to Myrtletown.
N



Nashville
Gympie
-26.1935, 152.6634
[source][source] Not to be confused with Nashville, a locality in Brisbane (see below).
Nashville, Brisbane
Brighton
-27.3042, 153.0622
A locality around the area of the Third Lagoon now absorbed into the suburb of Brighton. [source][source] The name persists in Nashville State School and various businesses.
Nathan Heights, Brisbane
Nathan
-27.5482, 153.0531
A locality now absorbed into the suburb of Nathan. [source] Much of it is under Griffith University today.
National Park, Brisbane
Norman Park
-27.4838, 153.0691
From 1889 to the 1920s, residential land was sold in the National Park estate. This was land east of Bennetts Road and a few streets north and south of Macrossan Avenue. The name National Park was widely used as a suburb name by its residents (e.g. in the electorate roll) but appears not to be official as it did not appear in street directories. [source][source]
Nelson, near Cairns
Gordonvale -17.0912, 145.7870
Originally called Mulgrave (presumably after the Mulgrave River than flows through the town), then Nelson in 1914 and finally Gordonvale which is now an outer suburb of Cairns [source][source][source]
Nerang Creek Heads
Southport
-27.9670, 153.4141
Originally known as Nerang Creek Heads, the area was officially survey in 1974 and renamed Southport in 1875, because it was the most southern port in Queensland and after the city of the same name in England. [source][source]
New Charlestone, near Cairns
Forsayth
Originally Finnigan's Camp, renamed Charleston in 1872, later Forsayth. It may also have been known as New Charleston at some point.[source][source][source]
Nine Mile Reserve, near Ipswich
Moreton Downs

Renamed [source] but neither appear on current maps
Norman's Hill, Brisbane
Hawthorne
Originally known as Norman's Hill, renamed Galloway's Hill in 1865. Later absorbed into Hawthorne [source][source]
Normanby, Brisbane
Kelvin Grove & Red Hill

A locality absorbed into the suburbs of Kelvin Grove and Red Hill [source][source]. The name persists in the the hotel and the fiveways intersection.
Normanby, between Ipswich and Warwick
Warrill View

Renamed in 1931 [source]
North Zillmere, Brisbane
Taigum

[source]
Nukinenda, near Toowoomba
Anduramba
-27.06270, 152.14303
Nukinenda was absorbed into Anduramba in 2005 [source][source]. There is still an Nukinenda Creek and a Nukinenda Road in the area, suggesting Nukinenda was to the north-east of Anduramba
O



O'Connelltown, Brisbane
Windsor

An old locality name now absorbed into the suburb of Windsor. [source][source]
Oakleigh, Brisbane
Ashgrove

Originally named Oakleigh  in about 1942, it was renamed Dorrington in 1947 [source]. It was eventually absorbed into Ashgrove [source]
One Eye Waterhole
Milbong

Renamed [source]
One Mile Swamp, Brisbane
Stanley Street area, Woolloongabba

The land in this area was quite low-lying and swampy originally, giving rise to the name One Mile Swamp. This 1923 article provides a quite detailed description of where the swamp was. I don't think One Mile Swamp was ever officially named, but the name seems to have been in common conetemporary use in the newspapers until early 1890s, then it disappears, and in 1900s its use seems to be of a historical nature.
Oxford Estate, Brisbane
Paddington

Locality now absorbed into Paddington [source]
Oxford Park, Brisbane
Mitchelton

A locality absorbed into the suburb of Mitchelton [source][source]. The name persists through a railway station.
Oxley (part of), Brisbane
Archerfield

The part of Oxley set aside for noxious industries was renamed Archerfield in 1929 [source]
Oxley Point, Brisbane
Chelmer

Riverton township at Oxley Point is now part of the suburb of Chelmer. [source]
P



Pacific Ocean Estate, Southport
Surfers Paradise

Comparison of 1915 estate map with current map. [source]
Pelican Waterhole(s)
Winton

Renamed about 1876 [source][source]
Pemberton, near Bundaberg
Windermere

This sugar-farming district is still an official place name but has disappeared from most current maps being apparently absorbed into Windermere. It used to be the end of the Woongarra Branch Railway Line until 1948. [source][source]
Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Spring Hill

A locality officially absorbed into the suburb of Spring Hill [source], but its identity strongly persists as Petrie Terrace is a major road.
Philadelphia
Eagleby

Eagleby was then another farming community established as part of the initial German settlement of the region. It was originally known as Philadelphia. St John's Church, Philadelphia, was built in 1876. The old town subdivision was not utilised at the time and development occurred on the rural properties, with the church located on Herses Road. The first mail office was established at Oppermann's farmhouse in July 1882.[source]
Pinbarren siding
Pomona

Renamed in 1906 [source][source]. There is a nearby village still called Pinbarren.
Plane Creek
Sarina
-21.4242,  149.2172
[source]
Plough Station, Ipswich
Raceview
-27.6377, 152.7760
[source]
Polson
Pialba
-25.2803, 152.8406
Name was officially changed on 19 March 1931. [source] The name Polson persisted through Polson cemetery (now within the modern neighbouring suburb of Point Vernon).
Port Bundaberg
Burnett Heads
-24.7754, 152.3879

Port Kennedy
southern harbour on Thursday Island
-10.5849, 142.2203
Established in 1878, Port Kennedy was first official European settlement on the southern side of Thursday Island. However, the town is now officially called Thursday Island. The name Port Kennedy persists for the harbour facilities. See this map.
Port Maryborough
Urangan
-25.2831, 152.9042
This 1913 newspaper article suggests the name change occurred at that time.
Priors Creek, near Cairns
Atherton
[source]. The creek that flows through the town is still called Priors Creek (two branches of it).
Prior's Pocket, Brisbane
Moggill

A locality absorbed into the surburb of Moggill [source][source]. Not to be confused with the Priors Pocket near Cairns (now Atherton).
Priors Pocket, near Cairns
Atherton

[source]. Not to be confused with the Priors Pocket in Brisbane (now part of Moggill).
Q



Quart Pot Creek
Stanthorpe

Originally the town took its name from the creek's name but was later changed to Stanthorpe. [source][source] Quart Pot Creek still flows through the town.
Queensport, Brisbane
Murrarie

A locality absorbed into the suburb of Murrarie [source][source]
Queensport Aquarium estate, Brisbane
Hemmant

Comparison of 1889 map with current map [source]
R



Raby Estate, Brisbane
Coorparoo

The Raby Estate was sold in 1884 [source] and was located on Old Cleveland Road "only a few chains from Logan Road". There is a Raby Street currently in this area, which I imagine would once have been part of or adjacent to the estate.
Rainworth & Rainworth Estate, Brisbane
Bardon
-27.46910, 152.98788
Originally there was a house with large lands on Boundary Street, Rosalie (now Toowong), called "Rainworth" owned by Sir Augustus Charles Gregory, Qld Surveyor-General; it was named after the town of Rainworth near his birthplace in Nottinghamshire, England. [source] After his death in 1905, the house and land were sold. [source] In the 1918 and 1925 the land was sold off for housing; see the 1925 land sale. The Rainworth Estate comprises land between Boundary Road and Rainworth Road south to Birdwood Street (formerly Heussler Terrace) and includes the streets of Barton Street, Dudley Street, Nestor Street (now gone), Osman Street (then Margaret Street), Rouen Road, Runic Street, and Vimy Street. The name persists through a school and local businesses.
Ravenswood Junction, near Charters Towers
Mingela
-19.8783, 146.6335 Although the town was officially named Cunningham when the allotments were first sold in 1882 [source], it appears to have been commonly known as Ravenswood Junction, being located at the turn-off to Ravenswood. In 1915, Cunningham was renamed Mingela. [source]
Rishton
Oombabia

Renamed about 1890 [source]. May be called Dotswood today? [source]
Riverton, Brisbane
Chelmer
-27.50867, 152.97419 Riverton township at Oxley Point is now part of the suburb of Chelmer. [source]
Rocky Water Holes, Brisbane
Rocklea
-27.5344, 153.0056 The locality name was changed [source] but the Rocky Water Holes (as a geographic feature) still appear on current maps.
Roessler
Applethorpe
-28.6144, 151.958 Town and railway station was renamed in 1915-6 presumably due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source][source][source]
Rosalie
Paddington & Bardon
-27.46632, 152.99698 A locality which was officially absorbed into the suburbs of Paddington & Bardon [source] but which retains a strong local identity due to a shopping village and local businesses.
Rosewood Gate
Rosewood
-27.6382, 152.594 [source]
Rosewood Scrub
Marburg
-27.5643, 152.5975 [source]
Ross Island, Townsville
Railway Estate
-19.2710, 146.8156
It is not clear to me if this is a "renaming" of a suburb as such, or whether the creation of a housing estate on Ross Island warranted a separate name for the suburb. Certainly the island (as a geographical feature) is still officially called Ross Island. The earliest reference I can find to Railway Estate is newspaper advertisements for sale of  land in 1887. [source][source][source][source][source]
Rossvale, in the Fassifern district
Rosevale
-27.8656, 152.4891 The original name of Rossvale was corrupted into Rosevale [source]. There is another Rossvale which is west of Toowoomba.
Runcorn Heights, Brisbane
Runcorn
-27.60461, 153.06933 A locality now absorbed by the suburb of similar name [source]. The name persists in school names.
S



Salisbury
Port Douglas
-16.48395, 145.46606 Originally Island Point, then Salisbury, then in 1877 Port Douglas [source][source]
Sally Owen Plains
Marburg

[source]
Sandhills, near Bundaberg
Bargara

Renamed in about 1913 [source]
Sandhills, near Rockhampton
Keppel Sands

Renamed in 1927 [source]
Sara Vale
Wonglepong
-27.9672, 153.1604 Originally called Lower Canungra, then Sara Vale, then Wangalpong, which corrupted into Wonglepong as it is known today [source]
Sea Spray Estate, Woody Point
Woody Point

Comparison of old estate map (undated) with current map. [source] The map is undated but there is a reference to Anzac Avenue which puts it after 1923 and there is a newspaper advertisement for a land sale on the Seaspray Estate in 1938.[source][source]
Sefton Estate, Brisbane
Clayfield

Comparison of 1885 estate map with current map. [source]
Sherry Gully
Cherry Gully

Renamed before 1900 [source]
Slaty Creek, north of Gympie
Theebine -25.95407, 152.53457
Originally a town called Coorindah was surveyed in 1886 and was renamed Theebine in 1895. The area also was known as Slaty Creek (the local creek) and Kilkivan Junction (because of the railway branch line to Kilkivan left the main line here)  [source][source]
Soldiers Flat, Brisbane
Aspley

[source][source]
South Toowong estate, Brisbane
Taringa

Comparison of an 1890 map with current map [source]
Sparking Wave estate, Southport
Southport around Lawson and Garden Streets

Estate was sold in 1882. [source]
St John's Wood, Brisbane
Ashgrove

A locality absorbed into Ashgrove in 1975 [source]. The 1959 electoral roll associates the suburb name with St Johns Avenue and adjacent streets in the pocket of land bounded on 3 sides by Enoggera Creek. There is still a local scout troop by that name. The name West Ashgrove may be sometimes used for the former St John's Wood.
St Lucia Heights, Brisbane
St Lucia

Ironside Estate was subdivided for housing in 1885 [source] by William Alexander Wilson and comprised land between Carmody Road and north to the Brisbane River (in the area of the current Guyatt Park). Ironside was the maiden name of Wilson's wife. Although not located within the Ironside Estate, the nearby state school was renamed Ironside State School in 1905 (and is still known by that name today). In 1922 land around the school was developed for housing under the name St Lucia Heights Estate [source], but due to the school's name, this area that became commonly known as Ironside. A 1917 map shows the Ironside name located around the Swann Road area, while the original Ironside Estate area is shown under the name St Lucia. Wherever it precisely was located, Ironside was absorbed into the suburb of St Lucia in the 1975 Place Names Act [source: Peter Brown, St Lucia History Group].
Stanley Gate, north of Esk
Moore -26.8945, 152.2907 Originally known as Stanley Gate, then Mooretown and finally in 1910 Moore [source]
Stannum
Stanthorpe

[source]
Stegeht (Steiglitz?)
Woongoolba

Claimed to have been renamed due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source] However, I cannot find any evidence of Stegeht existing. I think it may be referring to the renaming of the Steiglitz post office to Woongoolba in World War 1. [source] Note Woongoolba was not a new name; it was always the name of the area west of Steiglitz; both appear on current maps.
Stephens Paddock Estate, Brisbane
Highgate Hill

Comparison of 1889 map with current map [source]
Stones Corner, Brisbane
Greenslopes
-27.49863, 153.04455
Originally known as Burnett Swamp (probably linked to the frequent flooding of Norman Creek at that point). [source] Later it became the suburb of Stones Corner, now a locality officially absorbed into the suburb of Greenslopes [source] but which retains a strong identity through the shopping precinct and hotel.
Stoney Point, NW of Quilpie
Windorah

Township of Stoney Point was created in 1878, renamed Windorah in 1884 [source]
Summer Hill, south of Hattonvale
Summerholm

Renamed in 1945 to avoid confusion with Summer Hill in NSW. [source] Also written as two words Summer Holm.
Surrey Hills Estate, Brisbane
Red Hill

Locality now absorbed into Red Hill [source]
Swan Hill, Brisbane
Windsor
-27.4398, 153.0274
Absorbed into the suburb of Windsor. Swan Hill was in the vicinity of Swan Terrace (named after James Swan) [source]
T



Tarranalma Estate, Brisbane
Clayfield
-27.4252, 153.0479 This estate was sold in 1911 and was said to be bounded by Christian Street, Milne Street and Sandgate Road (which might be a reference to Bonney Avenue which was formerly Old Sandgate Road). Tarranalma Avenue appears to have been created as part of the process of subdividing land that previously belonged to Tarranalam House. [source]
Ten Mile Peg, near Ipswich
Walloon
-27.6060, 152.6648 Walloon was previously known as Five Mile, Five Mile Waters, Guilfoyles Creek, Campbell’s Gully and Ten Mile Peg. [source]
Teneriffe, Brisbane
Newstead

A locality now absorbed into the suburb of Newstead [source] but name persists in a park, road and local businesses.
Termination Plains, Ipswich
Prior's Pocket

[source]
Terror's Creek, near Caboolture
Dayboro -27.197, 152.823 In 1875 it was called Hamilton after the local postmaster Hugh Hamilton. In 1892 it was called Terror's Creek after a famous Arab stallion from the district, but that became confusing with Torrens Creek and it was renamed  Dayboro in 1919 after an early settler called William Henry Day [source][source][source][source][source]
Teutoberg, near Maleny
Witta
-26.7180, 152.819 Renamed in 1916 presumably due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source] There is a Teutoberg Avenue in the area today.
Teviot
Greenbank
-27.7217, 152.9865
A 1930 newspaper article suggests that Greenbank is the common name but that Teviot was used about 50 years ago (about 1880). [source] The name Teviot still appears in the district, e.g. Teviot Road (an old road) and in a new housing estate called Teviot Downs.
Teviotville
Coulson

Teviotville was supposedly renamed Coulson to avoid confusion with Teviot Brook [source] but both Teviotville and Coulson appear as neighbouring districts on current maps.
The Scrub
Lowood
-27.4664, 152.5781 Originally The Scrub, then Cornhill, then Lowood. [source]
The Springs, Brisbane
Tingalpa/Wakerley/Manly West
-27.4833, 153.1492
The Springs is variously described as being in Tingalpa [source] and Manly West [source]. The coordinates given by the Queensland Government place it in Wakerley [source], but as these are all nearby places, you get the general idea of where it was. It appears the area was also known as Green Camp. [source]
Thompson Estate, Brisbane
Woolloongabba-Annerley-Greenslopes
-27.50127, 153.03807 A housing estate sold in 1881 which appears to be bounded by Ipswich Road, O'Keefe Street, Juliette Street and Junction Street (or creek beyond it). [source] There may have been later land sales for this estate. The name Thompson Estate was still in use in 1913. [source]
Thooleer
Mossman
-16.4611, 145.3733 Mossman was originally known as Hartsville, then as Thooleer, and then as Mossman River. [source][source][source]
Thorroldtown, Brisbane
Wooloowin
-27.4148, 153.0426
An old locality of Brisbane now absorbed into Wooloowin. [source][source]
Three Mile, Ipswich
Amberley
-27.6312, 152.7218
Amberley was originally settled by the Collett family at "Three Mile Creek". The name "Three Mile" appears to refer to the area three miles along on the Old Toowoomba Road from Ipswich. (Similarly, the existing suburb of "One Mile" is one mile along the Old Toowoomba Road from Ipswich). The name Three Mile persists in the Three Mile Bridge where the Old Toowoomba Road crosses the Bremer River, which is the boundary of the present day suburbs of Amberley, Leichhardt and One Mile. [source][source]
Three Mile Scrub, Brisbane
Newmarket
-27.4366, 153.0071 Newmarket was originally known as Three Mile Scrub (the distance from Brisbane) [source]
Thuanpine, near Quilpie
Toompine
-27.22077, 144.36230 Originally named Thuanpine in 1870, renamed Toompine prior to 1936 because it sounded better [source] There appears to be only a pub there today [source]
Thulimbah
Barney View
-28.2261, 152.778 Renamed to avoid confusion with another Thulimbah near Stanthorpe. The name is a reference to the location being dominated by nearby Mt Barney.
Tirroan
Gin Gin
-24.9922, 151.9549
Tirroan Station was renamed Gin Gin Station in about the 1850s, giving its name to the present day town of Gin Gin. [source] However, the town immediately west of Gin Gin is now called Tirroan having been previously called West Albion until 1899. [source]
Toogoolawah, Brisbane
Bulimba

The McConnell family settled at Tugulawa/Toogoolawah aongside the Brisbane River and built a house with that name [source][source] in the area now known as Bulimba. Later the family moved further inland and reused the Toogoolawah name for a railway station (formerly Cressbrook railway station) resulting in the current town of that name.[source]
Toombul, Brisbane
Nundah

A locality officially absorbed into the suburb of Nundah [source] but the name persists strongly due to a railway station and a major shopping centre.
Toowong (part of), Brisbane
St Lucia -27.4977, 153.0036 Formerly known as Indooroopilly, Toowong and Toowong South, the name St Lucia was first used by William Alexander Wilson in 1882 when he purchased a sugar mill and from William Dart (on Mill Road) and renamed it The St Lucia Sugar Plantation [source: Articles of Association St Lucia Riverside Land and Investment Co Ltd, Queensland State Archives]. In 2883 Wilson and Dart offered an adjoing farm for sale as residential alllotements and named it "St Lucia Estate". The plantation was subdivided in 1885 and was also known as the St Lucia estate. Only the peninsula area was known as St Lucia; it was not until 1975 that the current suburb of St Lucia was created [source: Peter Brown, St Lucia History Group].
Toowong South, Brisbane
St Lucia -27.4977, 153.0036 Formerly known as Indooroopilly, Toowong and Toowong South, the name St Lucia was first used by William Alexander Wilson in 1882 when he purchased a sugar mill and from William Dart (on Mill Road) and renamed it The St Lucia Sugar Plantation [source: Articles of Association St Lucia Riverside Land and Investment Co Ltd, Queensland State Archives]. In 2883 Wilson and Dart offered an adjoing farm for sale as residential alllotements and named it "St Lucia Estate". The plantation was subdivided in 1885 and was also known as the St Lucia estate. Only the peninsula area was known as St Lucia; it was not until 1975 that the current suburb of St Lucia was created [source: Peter Brown, St Lucia History Group].
Torwood
Auchenflower

A locality now absorbed into the suburb of Auchenflower [source][source]
Town Beach, near Mackay
Iluka

The locality of Town Beach was officially renamed Iluka in 1968 [source]. However, I can find very little evidence of the name Iluka being in popular use (only Iluka Park by the foreshore and Iluka Court) while Town Beach appears to be in use [source]. It appears that Town Beach is still an official name but only for the beach itself not the area [source], while the suburb appears to be known as East Mackay on current maps.
Townshend
Marburg

In 1917, Marburg was renamed Townshend, due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source] However, it was not a popular move with the locals even at the time [source] and in 1920, the original name was restored [source], creating a storm of protest.[source]
Townsvale
Veresdale
Gleneagle
Woodhill
-27.9083, 152.978
-27.9377, 152.9815
-27.8987, 152.9739
Robert Towns established a cotton plantation called Townsvale in 1863 in the area that is now Veresdale and Gleneagle. [source] Because Robert Towns later left the district and established Townsville, the similarity in names between Townsvale and Townsville caused a lot of confusion and delays for mail (being over 1000 km apart), leading to the gradual dropping of the use of the name Townsvale in favour of other names. [source] The school was originally called Townsvale when it opened in 1873, was renamed Veresdale in 1874 and then Woodhill in 1899. [source]
Tugulawa, Brisbane Bulimba
The McConnell family settled at Tugulawa/Toogoolawah aongside the Brisbane River and built a house with that name [source][source] in the area now known as Bulimba. Later the family moved further inland and reused the Toogoolawah name for a railway station (formerly Cressbrook railway station) resulting in the current town of that name.[source]
Tunbridge Wells Estate, Humpybong
Redcliffe in the vicinity of George Street
-27.22966, 153.09384
The Tunbridge Wells estate was sold in 1885. [source] Most of the street names on the estate map (apart from George Street) do not exist today. It is unclear to me if these streets never had these names or they were changed very soon after.
U



Ugly Creek, Ipswich
Kholo

[source]
Umbigumbi
Surfers Paradise
-28.001819, 153.428641
Originally called Umbigumbi. In 1889, a postal receiving office was opened and called Elston (after Elston in Nottinghamshire, England which was the home town of the postmaster's wife). In 1917 there was a land sale conducted by Arthur Blackstone called the Surfers Paradise Estate, possibly named by a surveyor Thor Jensen. Although the land sale was not a success, James Cavill liked the name and successfully lobbied to change the name from Elston to Surfers Paradise in 1933. [source][source]
Upper Paddington, Brisbane
Bardon

Renamed in 1925 [source]
V



W



Walker's Estate, Bundaberg
Walkervale

Renamed about 1950 [source]
Wallace
Burnett Heads
-24.7689, 152.4135
Originally surveyed as Wallace in the 1870s, it was renamed Barolin Marine in the 1880s, and then Burnett Heads [source][source]
Walloon Creek, Walloon Scrub
Haigslea

Originally Walloon Creek, then Kirchheim, then Haigslea [source]
Wangalpong
Wonglepong
-27.9672, 153.1604
Originally called Lower Canungra, then Sara Vale, then Wangalpong, which corrupted into Wonglepong as it is known today [source]
Warrill Creek
Churchbank

Renamed around 1880 [source]. However, current maps don't show Churchbank, although they show roads to it. The creek is still called Warrill Creek. Map location is approximate.
Waterford Estate, Brisbane
South Brisbane

Comparison of early map (and current maps. Note the early map appears have North pointing to the bottom so rotate the map 180 degrees when comparing with current maps. Newspaper reports suggest that Waterford Estate was sold in 1862 suggesting the map is of that era. [source][source]
Wathana Estate, Upper Paddington, Brisbane
near Lugg Street, Paddington

[source]
Wecker Estate, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Coorparoo around Kirkdale Avenue and Hipwood Avenue
-27.50330, 153.05322
The Wecker Estate was sold in 1884 [source]. The estate was named after Frederick Wecker, a German immigrant prominent in the local community, whose former farm was being subdivided for housing. The Wecker estate map is somewhat difficult to relate with current maps as almost all street names were changed in World War 1 from the German names we see on the estate map to other names; there was considerable public protest in particular about the name change of Wecker Avenue to Kirkland Avenue because of the high regard that the locals had for Frederick Wecker.
Welford Lagoon
Welford Lagoon

Although still an official place name, it does not appear on many current maps. It has streets mapped out but there are no sign of any buildings. The township was reserved in about 1885. [source][source]
Weller's Hill, Brisbane
Tarragindi

A locality now absorbed into the suburb of Tarragindi [source][source], but the name persists through a local school and businesses.
Wellesley estate, Brisbane
Wellington Point

Comparison of a 1889 map and current map [source]
Wendouree Estate, Brisbane
near Kirkdale Avenue, Coorparoo

[source] Note that Wecker Road is now Kirkland Avenue.
West Albion
Tirroan
-25.0018, 151.9290
West Albion was renamed Tirroan in 1899. [source] However, the nearby town of Gin Gin takes its name from Gin Gin Station, which was known as Tirroan Station until the 1850s. [source
West Milton, Brisbane
Taringa

Renamed in 1875 [source]
West Nundah, Brisbane
Wavell Heights

Renamed in 1941 [source]
Western Creek, Western Gates
Calvert
-27.6639, 152.5160
Originally known as McKeown, then as Western Creek (1877-1887), then as Alfred (1887-1931), finally renamed Calvert in 1931 [source][source][source]
Whinstanes, Brisbane
Eagle Farm

A locality now absorbed into the suburb of Eagle Farm. [source]
White's Hill, Brisbane
Camp Hill/Carina Heights

A locality now absorbed into the sububs of Camp Hill and Carina Heights [source]
Whittington
Isisford

The town was variously called Whittown and Wittown (and perhaps Whittington) after the brothers James and William Whitman who settled there. The town was officially renamed in 1897 but Isisford had been used informally prior to that. [source][source][source]
Whittown
Isisford
The town was variously called Whittown and Wittown (and perhaps Whittington) after the brothers James and William Whitman who settled there. The town was officially renamed in 1897 but Isisford had been used informally prior to that. [source][source][source]
Wilston Estate, Brisbane Wilston in the vicinity of Lamond Road -27.43338, 153.01749 The Wilston Estate was sold in 1885 [source]. On the estate map, Wilston Road is now Lamond Road and Cross Street is now MacGregor Street.
Windsor Castle Estate, Brisbane
Holland Park West

[source]
Witton Railway Station estate, Brisbane
Fig Tree Pocket

Comparison of an 1880s map with current maps [source]. Despite the name of the estate, the railway line west of Indooroopilly was never buit and so there was no Witton Railway Station.
Witton Township, Brisbane
Indooroopilly

The Witton township was absorbed into the suburb of Indooroopilly. [source]
Wittown
Isisford
The town was variously called Whittown and Wittown (and perhaps Whittington) after the brothers James and William Whitman who settled there. The town was officially renamed in 1897 but Isisford had been used informally prior to that. [source][source][source]
Woogaroo, near Brisbane
Goodna

Renamed when the Woogaroo Asylum was built [source]
Woolloongabba Estate, Brisbane
Woolloongabba, near Balaclava and Juergen Streets
-27.49009, 153.03701
The Woolloongabba Estate was sold in 1881 [source]. See the estate map.
X



Y



Yahoo Creek
Gheerulla

The area had series of name changes. Yahoo Creek (about 1890),  Kenilworth (about 1900), Gheerulla (about 1910), Kenilworth Lower (about 1921), then Gheerulla (again, 1928) [source]
Yamahnto Station
Yamanto

[source]
Yarraman Creek
Yarraman

[source] Yarraman Creek still runs runs through the town of Yarraman
Yeulba
Yuleba

Spelling of name changed in 1938 [source]
Z



Zahley Kilbirnie
Fahley claimed to be renamed Kilbirnie due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1 [source]. However, it appears the town was originally called Zahley, the name was Lebanese, and the renaming occurred about 1925 [source].

Post Offices

Generally post offices are named after the town, suburb or district that they serve, so also check for name changes there.

Old name
New name & map link
Latitude & Longitude
Dates, Notes & Sources
Carmilla Creek
Meribah

Renamed in 1890. [source]
Clydesdale, Brisbane
Hemmant

Originally Doughboy (Doboy?) Creek, then Clysdesdale, then in 1876 Hemmant [source]
Doughboy Creek (Doboy Creek?), Brisbane
Hemmant

Originally Doughboy (Doboy?) Creek, then Clysdesdale, then in 1876 Hemmant [source]
German Station, Brisbane
Nundah

Renamed in 1888 [source]
Gomoron
Goombungee

Renamed in 1890. [source]
Jubilee, Brisbane
Bardon

Renamed as part of the renaming of Upper Paddington to Bardon in 1926 [source][source] There is no post office in the area today but it was most likely in the shopping centre where Jubilee Terrace meets McGregor Terrace. [source]
Koojarawon, near Toowoomba
Highfields
-27.4579, 151.9479
The post office was originally named Highfields, but was renamed Koojarewon in December 1877 [source][source] but it reverted back to Highfields in 1907. [source][source] Map reference is to Highfields not the Post Office.
Killarney
South Killarney

In 1905, the old Killarney PO was renamed South Killarney, and the old North Killarney PO was renamed Killarney. [source]
North Killarney
Killarney

In 1905, the old Killarney PO was renamed South Killarney, and the old North Killarney PO was renamed Killarney. [source]
Rishton
Oombabia

Renamed in 1888 [source].The area might be called Dotswood today? [source]
Sadlier's Waterholes, between Mitchell Downs and Charleville
Morven

Established in 1876 [source]
Steiglitz
Woongoolba

The post office at Steiglitz was renamed in 1916 to Woongoolba, a neighbouring area. [source] There doesn't appear to be a post office at either location today.

Railway Stations

Generally railway stations are named after the town, suburb or district that they serve. So also check the table of changed names for towns etc above.

Old name & old map link
New Name and current map link Latitude & Longitude
Dates, Notes and Sources
A



Albert siding, on the South-West line, Brisbane
Chelmer (gone)

Albert Siding was where the railway line crossed Wharf Street. However, as it would be more-or-less under the southern supports of the Walter Taylor Bridge today, it presumably disappeared prior to the bridge's construction which also altered the route of Wharf Street. [source]
Archer, on the Gladstone-Rockhampton line
Archer

Archer was renamed to Mundabel in 1906 [source] but current maps show the name as Archer still.
B



Beauaraba Junction, on the Toowoomba-Warwick line
Wyreema
-27.6541, 151.8573 Name changed around 1915, when Beauaraba (town) changed to Pittsworth [source]
Belmont, on the Belmont Tramway, Brisbane
gone -27.5016, 153.1122
Operated between 1912 and 1924 [source]. The line can be seen on this 1915 map.
Belmont Junction, on the Belmont Tramway, Brisbane gone -27.47721, 153.06656
Operated between 1912 and 1924 [source]. The line can be seen on this 1915 map.
Birt's Siding, on the Cleveland line Doboy -27.4534, 153.1135 Originally Birt's Siding. Renamed Buruda  in 1910 [source] and then later to Doboy Railway Station (now closed) [source]
Blackbutt
Benarkin

Renamed in 1910 [source]. Now closed. The map link is my best guess on where the station was.
Brunswick Street, Brisbane Fortitude Valley

Renamed about 2008 [source] although the proposal to rename it Fortitude Valley dates back to at least 1935 [source]
Buruda, on Cleveland line
Doboy -27.4534, 153.1135 Originally Birt's Siding. Renamed Buruda  in 1910 [source] and then later to Doboy Railway Station (now closed) [source]
C



Cabbage Tree Creek
Boondall or North Boondall

Cabbage Treek Creek station was renamed Nudgee College station around 1911. [source]. It was later renamed Boondall or North Boondall (Boondall station is closer to the college so this seems more likely).
Caree, on the Babinda line
Kamma

Caree was renamed Kamma in 1922 [source] but the station no longer appears on current maps (possibly closed).
Carina, on the Belmont Tramway, Brisbane
gone -27.49659, 153.09905
Operated between 1912 and 1924 [source]. The line can be seen on this 1915 map.
Cedar Creek, on the Dayboro line
Closeburn

Renamed in 1931 [source]. The station is now closed. [source]
China-lane, on the Boyne Valley line
Gladstone West

Renamed in 1911 [source]. Cannot find either on a current map.
City View, on the Belmont Tramway, Brisbane
gone -27.49301, 153.08012
Operated between 1912 and 1924 [source]. The line can be seen on this 1915 map.
Cressbrook, on the Brisbane Valley line
Toogoolawah (gone)

The McConnell family settled at Tugulawa/Toogoolawah aongside the Brisbane River and built a house with that name [source][source] in the area now known as Bulimba. Later the family moved further inland and reused the Toogoolawah name for a railway station (formerly Cressbrook railway station) resulting in the current town of that name.[source] The line closed in 1993.
D



Dingo Hill, on the Ipswich line
Gailes

Renamed in 1925 [source]
Doomben, Brisbane
Doomben (relocated)

According to a 1948 street directory, the Doomben railway station was located on Lamington Avenue but adjacent to Nudgee Road, while the Whinstanes railway station was also located on Lamington Avenue between Silvia and Mordants Streets at the junction of the two railway lines. It seems likely that the current Doomben station on Lamington Avenue near Onslow street is a replacement for them both.
E



Eagle Farm Junction, in Brisbane
Eagle Junction
-27.41546, 153.05050
Renamed in January 1888. [source]
Emu Creek siding on the Toowoomba-Warwick line
Greenmount

Renamed in about 1880 [source]
Etna, on Rockhampton - St Lawrence line
The Caves

Renamed in 1914. [source].
F



Fassifern, on Munbilla-Mt Edwards extension
Warumkarie

Renamed in 1915. A new station will take the name Fassifern. [source] The railway line no longer appears to exist but the footprint of the station at Warumkarie appears to be visible im Map View.
G



German Station, Brisbane
Nundah

Renamed in 1882 within weeks of opening [source]
Gibson's Siding
Bingera

Renamed 1897. [source]
Gilmore Siding, on the Hughenden-Cloncurry line
Bookin

Renamed in 1929 [source]
Glass Mountains, on the North Coast line
Glass House Mountains

Renamed in 1914 [source]
Gloucester Street, South Brisbane
closed

Located (as the name suggests) at Gloucester Street between Glen and Firth Streets. Closed in 1978 [source]
Goomeribong
Goomeri

[source]
H



Hapsburg, on the Isis line
Kowbi

Renamed in 1916 presumable due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source] There does not appear to be a station any more, but a footprint can be seen in Map View.
Hatton, on Cattle Creek tramway, Mackay district
Pehon

Renamed in 1906 [source] but no sign of it on current maps. Can you help with the location?
I



J



Jardine, on North Coast line
Milman

Renamed in 1916 [source]
Juandan, terminus of the Juandan-Miles branch
Wandoan

Renamed in 1927 to avoid confusion with Jundah. [source]
K



Kannangur, on the Brisbane Valley line
Yimbun (gone)
-27.02912, 152.36651 Was called Moorabool 1904-06, then Kannangur 1906-14 changed to Yimbun 7 August 1914. [source] The line closed in 1993.
Kilkivan Junction Theebine -25.9468, 152.5447
Renamed at some time prior to 1910 [source]. The town itself was renamed Theebine in 1895 [source].
L



Lilybank, on the Beaudesert tramway
Christmas Creek

The tramway station Christmas Creek was briefly called Lilybank before it returned in 1911 to the name Christmas Creek.[source] The tramway no longer appears to exist but perhaps Tramway Road is the old route?
M



Mahoney's Gate, on Toowoomba-Oakey line
Wetalla (gone)

First called Mahoney's Gate, then Meringandan (not to be confused with a later Meringandan), then Wetalla (all prior to 1886) [source]. There is no such station today, but it may have been around the Willims Road intersection as shown on the map link. [source] Can you help with the location?
Mayfield Road, on the Belmont Tramway, Brisbane
gone -27.49542, 153.08944
Operated between 1912 and 1924 [source]. The line can be seen on this 1915 map.
Melbourne Street, Brisbane
South Brisbane
-27.47635, 153.01865
Melbourne Street station was on the corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Brisbane. In 1891, it was relocated to be on higher ground (given the flooding of the Brisbane River) and renamed South Brisbane. [source]
Meringandan, on Toowoomba-Oakey line
Wetalla (gone)
First called Mahoney's Gate, then Meringandan (not to be confused with a later Meringandan), then Wetalla (all prior to 1886) [source]. There is no such station today, but it may have been around the Willims Road intersection as shown on the map link. [source] Can you help with the location?
Moorabool, on the Brisbane Valley line
Yimbun (gone)
-27.02912, 152.36651 Was called Moorabool 1904-06, then Kannangur 1906-14 changed to Yimbun 7 August 1914. [source] The line closed in 1993.
Mt Bruce station, on Belmont Tramway, Brisbane
gone -27.48518, 153.07755
Operated between 1912 and 1924 [source]. The line can be seen on this 1915 map.
Mundabel, between Gladstone and Rockhampton
Archer

Archer was renamed to Mundabel in 1906 [source] but current maps show the name as Archer still.
N



North Pine
Petrie

Renamed about 1911 [source]
Nudgee College
Boondall or North Boondall

Cabbage Treek Creek station was renamed Nudgee College station around 1911. [source]. It was later renamed Boondall or North Boondall (Boondall station is clsoer to the college so this seems more likely).
O



Oba, on the Ingham-Townsville line
Berdaje

Renamed to avoid confusion with Obi (could be Obi Obi?) [source]
Oxley Point (Oxley's Point) on the Brisbane-Ipswich railway line
Chelmer
-27.5108, 152.9728
The original station opened north of its current location in 1876 as Oxley's Point. In 1888, the station was renamed Riverton. In 1889 it became Chelmer. [source]
Oxley West
Sherwood

Renamed on or before 1883. [source]
P



Palpanaco (on Rockhampton - St Lawrence line)
Etna Creek
-23.20723, 150.47632
Renamed in 1914. [source]. The station is now closed. [source] The map links shows what I think the most likely location (a station footprint visible in Map View).
Pemberton on the Woongarra Branch line
gone

This sugar-farming district is still an official place name but has disappeared from most current maps being apparently absorbed into Windermere. It used to be the end of the Woongarra Branch Railway Line until 1948. [source][source] The map reference is approximate. Can you help with the exact location?
Q



R



Rifle Range, on Enoggera line
Gaythorne

Renamed in 1923 [source]
Riverton on the Brisbane-Ipswich line
Chelmer -27.5108, 152.9728 The original station opened north of its current location in 1876 as Oxley's Point. In 1888, the station was renamed Riverton. In 1889 it became Chelmer. [source]
Roessler (between Thulimbah and Stanthorpe)
Applethorpe

Originally named Roessler in 1910 [source]. Renamed in 1916 presumably due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source]
Rosalie (on Oakey-Cooyar line)
Rosalie Plains

Renamed in 1913 [source] but there no longer appears to be a station there today.
Running Creek
Glenapp

Renamed in 1911 [source]
S



Sandgate, Brisbane
Shorncliffe
-27.32740, 153.08040 Appears as Sandgate in a 1931 street directory. It was proposed to be renamed Shorncliffe in 1932 [source] but still appears in a 1938 street directory as Sandgate. However, it appears as Shorncliffe in a 1948 street directory as it is today.
Sandgate Central, Brisbane
Sandgate
-27.32208, 153.06920 Appears as Sandgate Central in a 1931 street directory. It was proposed to be renamed Sandgate in 1932 [source] but still appears in 1938 and 1948 street directories as Sandgate Central. However, a 1956 street directory shows it as Sandgate as it is today.
Seven Hills, on the Belmont Tramway, Brisbane
gone
-27.48170, 153.07360
Operated between 1912 and 1924 [source]. The line can be seen on this 1915 map.
Southport Junction, on the South Coast line
Ernest Junction

Renamed in 1890 [source]. The South Coast line was closed in the 1964s. It was "reopened" as the Gold Coast line  from 1996 (and not completed as at 2011) but does not follow the same route, so it is not clear where exactly the station was (map link is only approximate).
Springfield, on the Belmont Tramway, Brisbane
gone -27.50045, 153.10585
Operated between 1912 and 1924 [source]. The line can be seen on a this 1915 map. Not to be confused with the soon-to-be-built Springfield station on the Springfield line [source]
St Helen's (between Dinmore and Bundamba)
Ebbw Vale
-27.60335, 152.82201 Renamed in 1910 [source]
T



Taabinga, on the Kingaroy-Tarong line
Taabinga Village

Renamed in 1916. [source] There does not appear to be a railway station there today.
Terror's Creek
Dayboro
-27.19634, 152.82521 Renamed in 1917 to avoid confusion with Torrens Creek. [source] There no longer appears to be a railway station at Dayboro, but there appears to signs of a land corridor along the line of the present Railway Street. Coordinates are approximate.
Tralee, on the Northern line
Barabon

Renamed in 1918 [source]
U



V



Vulture Street, Brisbane South Bank
Vulture Street railway station was renamed South Bank in about 2001. [source]
W



West Milton, Brisbane
Taringa
-27.49294, 152.98205 West Milton railway station was renamed Taringa in 1875 [source]
Western Creek, on the Southern & Western line
Calvert
-27.6639, 152.5160
Western Creek railway station was renamed Calvert in 1886 [source]. However the school was called Alfred. [source]
Wetalla, on Toowoomba-Oakey line
gone -27.50121, 151.92474 First called Mahoney's Gate Railway Station, then Meringandan (not to be confused with a later Meringandan), then Wetalla (all prior to 1886)  [source]. There is no such station today, but it may have been around the Willims Road intersection as shown on the map link. [source] Map references are approximate.
Whinstanes, on the Doomben line, Brisbane
gone
-27.43167, 153.07753 According to a 1948 street directory, Whinstanes railway station was located on Lamington Avenue between Silvia and Mordants Streets at the junction of the two railway lines, while Doomben railway station was located also on Lamington Avenue but adjacent to Nudgee Road. It seems likely that the current Doomben station on Lamington Avenue near Onslow street is a replacement for them both.
Witton, Brisbane
Indooroopilly
-27.50311, 152.97597 The name on the original plans was Witton and there are newspaper references to Witton Railway Station around 1875-1879, for example [source]. However, newspaper references to the Indooroopilly Railway Station can also be found in the same period, e.g. [source], so it is unclear what the official name was but clearly both names were in popular use.
Wolston, on the Brisbane-Ipswich line
Wacol
-27.58888, 152.92445
The Wolston railway station was often confused with the Wilston railway station on the Enoggera line in Brisbane, so in July 1927 Wolston was renamed Wacol, which was a name coined for "a place for the weighing of coal" as coal handling was an important part of that station's work. [source]
Wynnum South, Brisbane
Wynnum Central
-27.44583, 153.17063
Renamed in 1931 [source]
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Y



Yankolgy, on North Coast line Flaggy Rock -21.9655, 149.4455
Renamed in 1921 [source]
Yarronvale, on the Wallal-Tobermorey line
Cooladdi
-26.64169, 145.46359 Renamed in 1914 [source]
Yimbun, on the Brisbane Valley line
gone
-27.02912, 152.36651 Was called Moorabool 1904-06, then Kannangur 1906-14 changed to Yimbun 7 August 1914. [source] The line closed in 1993.
Yura, on the Kilkivan line Manyung (gone)
-26.205001, 152.026944 Renamed in 1910 [source]. The town of Manyung appears on current maps but there does not appear to be a railway station any more. Map references are approximate.
Z





Schools

Generally schools are named after the town, suburb or district that they serve. So also check the table of changed names for towns etc above. A very useful resource is Opening and Closing Dates of Queensland Schools (but it is not complete). Another useful resource is the Queensland State Archives catalogue which if searched using a place name often returns an entry for the local school which usually includes any renamings of that school (but again it is not a complete listing of schools). Note many early schools commenced as a provisional school and later became a state school (and occasionally converted back to a provisional school); I have not included name changes that simply changed the status from Provisional to State or vice versa.

Old name New Name and map link Latitude, Longitude
Dates, Notes and Sources
A



Amberley State School
Amberley District State School -27.65716, 152.74906 Warrill Creek State School opened on 2 June 1862. In 1902 it became Amberley State School. From 1942 to 1947 it was closed for the use of the RAAF. In January 2010 it was relocated to a new site and called Amberley District State School. [source] Map locations are for the current site.
B



Back Plains School
Minden

Originally Back Plains, then Minden, then Frenchton, then Minden  (again) in 1930. [source]
Brisbane Girls High School, Brisbane High School for Girls
Somerville House

The old names are still valid, but the name Somerville House was introduced in 1920. [source]
Brookleigh Provisional School
Anderleigh State School (gone)
-26.0205, 152.6851
Brookleigh Provisional School opened in 1895. In 1899 it was renamed Anderleigh Provisional School. It became Anderleigh State School in 1909 and closed in 1960. [source] Map location is for Anderleigh locality; exact location of the school is not known to me.
C



Caningera / Caningera Creeek
Wonglepong (gone)
-27.9672, 153.1604
Variously known as Caningera, Caningera Creek, Canungra Creek, Canungera Lower, Wanglepong, Wonglepong between 1844 and 1935. [source] Map reference is approximate.
Clayfield College (boy's school)
Brisbane Boys' College

Renamed in 1919. [source] A girls' school, Clayfield College, was established on the Clayfield site after Brisbane Boys College moved to Toowong in 1930.
Canungera Lower
Wonglepong (gone) -27.9672, 153.1604
Variously known as Caningera, Caningera Creek, Canungra Creek, Canungera Lower, Wanglepong, Wonglepong between 1844 and 1935. [source] Map reference is approximate.
Cangunra Creek
Wonglepong (gone) -27.9672, 153.1604 Variously known as Caningera, Caningera Creek, Canungra Creek, Canungera Lower, Wanglepong, Wonglepong between 1844 and 1935. [source] Map reference is approximate.
Chermside
gone

Opened in 1900 as Downfall Creek, renamed in 1903 to be Chermside, closed in 1996. [source][source]
Clayfield State School
Eagle Junction

Renamed in 1901 [source]
Cobb's Camp School
Woombye

Cobb's Camp School was replaced by Woombye State School in 1894 [source]

D



Downfall Creek School, Brisbane
Chermside (gone)

Opened in 1900 as Downfall Creek, renamed in 1903 to be Chermside, closed in 1996. [source][source]
Dunellan School, Brisbane
Greenslopes State School

Opened in 1890 as Mt Pleasant Provisional School, but was quickly renamed Dunellan Provisional School (the name is already in use in 1890 [source]), then in 1923 renamed Greenslopes State School. [source]
E



East End State School
East End (gone)
Willmott State School opened on 26 April 1915. It was renamed East End State School in 1936 and closed in 1963. Map link is just to local area; can anyone help with the exact location of the school? [source]
F



Frenchton School
Minden

Originally Back Plains, then Minden, then Frenchton, then Minden  (again) in 1930. [source][source]
G



German Station, Brisbane
Nundah

Renamed in 1896 [source]
Grassdale State School, Brisbane
Gumdale State School

Opened in 1935 as Grassdale State School but renamed in 1941-2 as part of a move avoid confusion with Grassdale in South Australia [source]
H



Hendra High School
Aviation High
-27.41432, 153.06350
Hendra High (opened in 1963) became Hendra Secondary College in 1990 and became Aviation High in January 2007 [source]
Hendra Secondary College
Aviation High
-27.41432, 153.06350
Hendra High (opened in 1963) became Hendra Secondary College in 1990 and became Aviation High in January 2007 [source]
Hessenberg State School
Ingoldsby (gone)

Renamed in 1916, presumably due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1 [source] The school closed in 1974. [source] Map link is approximate.
I



Inala State High School
Glenala State High School
-27.58605, 152.97932
Originally Inala State High School, later merged with Richlands State High School to create Glenala State High School which operated from the site of the Inala State High School.  [source] The site of Richlands State High School was then used as a TAFE College until 2004. After which, it appears the school buildings were demolished and the land sold for housing, creating the streets Thanbarran Place, Inala and Kulgun Circuit, Inala  [source]
Indooroopilly State School
Ironside State School
-27.50112, 152.99624
Opened in 1870 as Toowong School, then about 1880 renamed Indooroopilly (when another Toowong School was opened), then about 1889 renamed Indooroopilly Pocket  (when the other Indooroopilly School opened), then some time around 1905 (due to ongoing confusion with the other Indooroopilly school) renamed Ironside [source][source][source]. Note that in 1889 another Indooroopilly State School was created that still exists today. [source]
Ithaca State School
Ithaca Creek State School
-27.45139, 152.99149
It appears it was always called Ithaca Creek State School, but that it was often just called Ithaca State School. I have not found any evidence that there were two different schools.
Indooroopilly Pocket State School
Ironside

Opened in 1870 as Toowong School, then (when?) renamed Indooroopilly, then about 1889 renamed Indooroopilly Pocket  (when the other Indooroopilly School opened), then (when?) renamed Ironside [source][source][source].
J



K



Kilbirnie
Kilbirnie (gone)
Originally Mt Darry, then Zahley in 1921, then Kilbirnie in 1928, closed 1961 [source][source] Map location is approximate.
Kircheim State School
Haigslea

Renamed in 1916, presumably due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1 [source]
L



Lord John Swamp School, near Warwick
Wildash (gone)

Renamed Wildash in 1924 but closed in 1938 [source]. Map location is approximate, but presumably the school was somewhere on Wildash School Road.
M



Maria Creek State School
El Arish State School
-17.80779,146.002822
 The Maria Creek State School opened in 1922 and was renamed El Arish State School in 1925. [source]
Minden State School
Frenchton, Minden

Renamed in 1916, presumably due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1 [source] but is now Minden State School again.
Mount Darry Provisional School
Kilbirnie (gone)

Originally Mt Darry, then Zahley in 1921, then Kilbirnie in 1928, closed 1961 [source][source] Map location is approximate.
Mount Pleasant Provisional School
Greenslopes State School

Opened in 1890 as Mt Pleasant Provisional School, but was quickly renamed Dunellan Provisional School (the name is already in use in 1890 [source]), then in 1923 renamed Greenslopes State School. [source]
N



Nerang Upper Provisional School
Gilston State School
-28.03949, 153.31161
Nerang Upper Provisional School opened on 1 June 1881. In 1903 it became Gilston Provisional School and in 1908 Gilston State School. [source]
Newmarket State High School
(gone)
-27.43180, 153.00201
Opened 29 January 1963, closed 13 December 1996. It was located on Banks Street, Newmarket, immediately to the west of the existing Newmarket State School. It is now a housing estate with new streets such as Laurence Street, Daniel Place and Nelson Place. [source][source][source]
O



P



Q



R



Richlands State High School
Glenala State High School
TAFE College
Thanbarran Place, Inala
Kulgun Circuit, Inala
-27.59915, 152.96643
Richlands State High School operated from 27 January 1970 to 13 December 1996, when it was merged with Inala State High School to form Glenala State High School, which operates from the site of the former Inala State High School. [source] The site of Richlands State High School was then used as a TAFE College until 2004. After which, it appears the school buildings were demolished and the land sold for housing, creating the streets Thanbarran Place and Kulgun Circuit. [source]
S



Sandy Creek State School, near Warwick
Allan (gone)

Opened about 1872 as Sandy Creek, later renamed Allan, closed in 1967 [source][source] Map location is approximate.
Seven Mile Creek School, near Ipswich
Ebenezer

Seven Mile Creek School was renamed Ebenezer School in 1888. The school was closed in 1957 [source]. Map location is approximate.
Southport High School
The Southport School

Renamed in 1913 [source][source]
St Benedict's School, East Brisbane
gone

Catholic school operated by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan located behind St Benedict's church at 81 Mowbray Terrace, East Brisbane. Opened in 1928 [source], believed to have closed in the 1970s following a fire.
T



Toowong School
Ironside State School
Toowong State School

Opened in 1870 as Toowong School, then (when?) renamed Indooroopilly, then about 1889 renamed Indooroopilly Pocket  (when the other Indooroopilly School opened), then (when?) renamed Ironside [source][source][source]
In 1880, another Toowong School was opened in Alston Street, Toowong, but moved in around 1909 to its present location in St Osyth Street, Toowong. [source]
Toowong State High School
Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology

Renamed 2007 [source]
Townsvale National School
Woodhill State School
-27.89335, 152.97423
The school was opened in 1873 as Townsvale National School and renamed Veresdale Primary School in 1874 and then renamed Woodhill State School in 1899. [source] [source]
U



V



Veresdale Primary School
Woodhill State School -27.89335, 152.97423 The school was opened in 1873 as Townsvale National School and renamed Veresdale Primary School in 1874 and then renamed Woodhill State School in 1899. [source] [source]
W



Wangalpong
Wonglepong (gone) -27.9672, 153.1604
Variously known as Caningera, Caningera Creek, Canungra Creek, Canungera Lower, Wanglepong, Wonglepong between 1844 and 1935. [source] Map reference is approximate.
Warrill Creek State School
Amberley District State School
-27.65716, 152.74906
Warrill Creek State School opened on 2 June 1862. In 1902 it became Amberley State School. From 1942 to 1947 it was closed for the use of the RAAF. In January 2010 it was relocated to a new site and called Amberley District State School. [source] Map locations are for the current site.
Westbrook Crossing State School
Westbrook State School

The Westbrook Crossing State School commenced classes on 9 February 1910 and was renamed Westbrook State School in April 1910. It closed in 1969. [source]
Westbrook Provisional School
Athol State School (gone)
-27.6044, 151.7493
Westbrook Provisional School opened on 25 July 1887. It was renamed Athol Provisional School in 1903. It became Athol State School on 1 October 1910 and closed on 20 July 1962. I don't know the exact location of the school but there is an Athol School Road, so the school was presumably somewhere on that road. Don't confuse this school with Westbrook State School (also known as Westbrook Crossing State School, see above) nor the school associated with the Westbrook Reformatory for Boys. [source]
Wilmott State School
East End (gone)

Willmott State School opened on 26 April 1915. It was renamed East End State School in 1936 and closed in 1963. Map link is just to local area; can anyone help with the exact location of the school? [source]
X



Y



Z



Zahley State School
Kilbirnie
Originally Mt Darry, then Zahley in 1921, then Kilbirnie in 1928, closed 1961 [source][source] Map location is approximate.
Zillmere State High School, Brisbane
Aspley State High School
-27.35692, 153.02429
Zillmere State High School was renamed Aspley State High School on 17 January 1963, but the school did not commence operation until 29 January 1963, so it is unlikely anyone enrolled under the old name but I guess you might find it mentioned under the old name while it was being planned and constructed. [source]

Streets

Old Name
New Name and map link
Latitude, Longitude
Dates, Notes and Sources

A




Acacia Drive (part of), Ashgrove, Brisbane
Marist Brothers Sportsground
-27.44174, 152.98088 Comparison of a circa 1924 map and current map shows a section of Acacia Drive has been incorporated into Marist Brothers Sportsground. [source] Sections of Acacia Street still exist to the east and west of the sportsground.
Albert Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane Hudd Street
Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication  [source]. It appears in 1904 that Albert/Hudd Street went through to Abbortsford Road, but it does not today, probably because of the development of the railway line.
Albert Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Dukinfield Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]
Albert Street, Chelmer, Brisbane
Victoria Avenue

Comparison of 1884 map with current map [source] Note that there was also an Albert Terrace in Chelmer (see below).
Albert Street, Holland Park West, Brisbane
Hockings Street and Kneale Street

Comparison of 1884 map with current map [source]
Albert Street, Newstead, Brisbane
Kyabra Street

Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]
Albert Street, North Rockhampton
Canovan Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with the more major Albert Street on the south side of Rockhampton [source]
Albert Street, Roma
Spencer Street

Renamed in 1948 [source]
Albert Terrace, Sherwood/Graceville/Chelmer, Brisbane
Honour Avenue

Renamed in 1917 in memory of the servicemen of the district [source]
Alexander Road, Lota, Brisbane
Bowering Street

Renamed in 1933 to avoid confusion with nearby Alexander Street. [source]
Alfred Street, Annerley, Brisbane
Harewood Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alfred Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Hazelmount Street

Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]
Alfred Street, Breakfast Creek/Hamilton, Brisbane
Joynt Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alfred Street, Corinda, Brisbane
Harrowby Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alfred Street, Coorparoo/Norman Park, Brisbane
Canara Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alfred Street, Geebung, Brisbane
Dartnell Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alfred Street, Graceville, Brisbane
Sandon Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alfred Street, Kedron, Brisbane
Howell Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alfred Street, Kenmore/Chapel Hill, Brisbane
Fawkner Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alfred Street, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Ellworthy Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alfred Street, Red Hill, Brisbane
Suthers Street (gone)

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. Although Suthers Street can still be found on a 1956 map, it has disappeared today. It was a very short street running westward off Mornington Street towards (but not through) to Dover Street. [source][source]
Alfred Street, Sandgate, Brisbane
Bevington Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 11 Alfred Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alice Street, Annerley, Brisbane
Ponsonby Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source] Confirmed by comparison of 1938 street directory and current maps.
Alice Street, Breakfast Creek, Brisbane
Gartrell Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alice Street, Albion, Brisbane
Frodsham Street

One of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938 [source] [source].
Alice Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Warilda Street

Alice Street can be seen on a 1916 Coorparoo map [source] but it is Warilda Street by 1938. It is probably one of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alice Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Athelstan Street

One of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]
Alice Street, Graceville, Brisbane
Bingham Street (gone)

Alice Street (which connected the eastern end of Strong Avenue and Graceville Avenue) was renamed Bingham Street at some time prior to 1939 probably as part of the renaming of 17 Alice Strets in 1938 [source][source] but later the street disappeared when Graceville Avenue was extended across Oxley Creek. Map link is approximate.
Alice Street, Holland Park West, Brisbane
Barton Street

Comparison of 1884 map with current map [source]
Alice Street, Kawana, Rockhampton
Power Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with the other Alice Street on the south side of Rockhampton [source]. However, current maps do not show any other Alice Street in Rockhampton.
Alice Street, Kuraby, Brisbane
Alpita Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alice Street, Morningside, Brisbane
Rogoona Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alice Street, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane
Boyanda Street, Wishart

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938. [source] [source][source]
Alice Street, Newmarket/Alderley, Brisbane
Gawler Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alice Street, Newmarket, Brisbane
Gosman Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alice Street, Red Hill, Brisbane
Glassey Street

One of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938 [source] [source]
Alice Street, Toowong, Brisbane
Gilrey Street


Alice Street, West End, Brisbane
Egbert Street

One of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]
Alice Street, Wilston/Grange, Brisbane
Ferres Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alice Street, Windsor, Brisbane
Fosbery Street

Name had changed by 1939 so probably one of the 17 Alice Streets renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Alice Street, (somewhere in) southside Rockhampton


In 1925, Alice Street in Kawana was renamed Power Street to avoid confusion with another Alice Street on the south side of Rockhampton [source]. However, current maps do not show any other Alice Street in Rockhampton.
Alma Street, North Rockhampton
Robinson Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with another Alma Street on the south side of Rockhampton [source]
Amelia Street, Buranda, Brisbane
Faversham Street

Renamed in 1938 [source]. This [source] claims that it was Amelia Street, Mitchelton, that was renamed Faversham but that seems inconsistent with maps of all periods; I suspect this source has the wrong suburb listed.
Amelia Street, Fortitude Valley/Newstead, Brisbane
Hynes Street

Renamed in 1904 to reduce duplication of street names [source]. It seems that in 1904, Amelia/Hynes Street went through to Montpelier Road, but it does not today (a large retail property appears to have subsumed a portion of the road).
Amelia Street, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Faversham Street

Supposedly renamed by 1939 [source]. However, I cannot locate either an Amelia Street or a Faversham Street in Mitchelton on maps of any period, and, as can be seen above, an Amelia Street in Buranda was renamed Faversham Street, so probably the source has the wrong suburb listed (Buranda is nowhere near Mitchelton so it isn't a case of suburb boundaries moving).
Amy Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Sedgebrook Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]
Ann Street, Albion, Brisbane
Storkey Street

Renamed before 1939, probably in 1938 when 11 Ann Streets were renamed. [source][source]
Ann Street, Alderley, Brisabne
Beatson Terrace

Renamed before 1939, probably in 1938 when 11 Ann Streets were renamed. [source][source]
Ann Street, Clayfield/Hendra, Brisbane
Gellibrand Street

Renamed before 1939, probably in 1938 when 11 Ann Streets were renamed. [source][source]
Ann Street, Darra, Brisbane
Stavordale Street

Renamed before 1939, probably in 1938 when 11 Ann Streets were renamed. [source][source]
Ann Street, Fairfield, Brisbane
Inchcape Street

Renamed before 1939, probably in 1938 when 11 Ann Streets were renamed. [source][source]
Ann Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Rusden Street

Renamed before 1939, probably in 1938 when 11 Ann Streets were renamed. [source][source]
Ann Street, Lota, Brisbane
Cobar Street

Renamed before 1939, probably in 1938 when 11 Ann Streets were renamed. [source][source]
Ann Street, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane
Huntingdon Street (gone)

Renamed before 1939, probably in 1938 when 11 Ann Streets were renamed. [source][source] Huntingdon Street appears on a 1956 map but no longer appears on current maps. It used to run from High Street across Mountain Street and through to Shire Road. An unnamed laneway is still visible on current maps (between 73 and 73A on Mountain Street).
Ann Street, Sandgate, Brisbane
Towner Street
-27.32223, 153.06794
Renamed before 1939, probably in 1938 when 11 Ann Streets were renamed. [source][source] It appears as Ann Street in a 1938 street directory but as Towner Street in a 1948 street directory.
Annie Street, Clayfield, Brisbane
Burrell Street

Renamed in 1936 to avoid duplication. [source] There is Annie Street in nearby Windsor.
Archer Street, North Rockhampton
Phillips Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with another Archer Street on the south side of the city [source]
Arthur Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Barramul Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Clayfield, Brisbane
Jolly Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Coopers Plains, Brisbane
Brecknock Street, Archerfield

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
gone

Arthur Street can be seen on this 1892 Wendouree estate map, but appears to be subsumed into St James's Catholic Church complex today.
Arthur Street, Corinda, Brisbane
Ruthven Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Dunellan, Brisbane
Headfort Street, Greenslopes

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Morningside, Brisbane
Baringa Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane
Barkoola Street, Upper Mt Gravatt

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, North Rockhampton
Skardon Street

Renamed in 1927 [source]
Arthur Street, Nundah, Brisbane
Jenner Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Torrington Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Stafford, Brisbane
Jardine Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Toowong, Brisbane
Horrocks Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Toowong, Brisbane
Howitt Street, Taringa

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, West Toowong, Brisbane
Dacre Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source]
Arthur Street, Windsor, Brisbane
Jessop Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Arthur Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Harrogate Street

There were too many Arthur Streets in Brisbane. Renamed in 1938. [source][source]
Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove, Brisbane (part of)
Ashgrove Crescent, Brisbane

Ashgrove Avenue (previously Three Mile Scrub Road and possibly Serpentine Avenue) originally had a significant bend along the now Ashgrove Crescent (as seen in the 1917 street directory). In the 1931 through 1956 street directories Graham Street appears as "short-cut" avoiding the longer route. At some point after 1956, Ashgrove Avenue was re-routed to take the more direct route (subsuming Graham Street) and the winding part of Ashgrove Avenue was presumably renamed Ashgrove Crescent as a consequence of the re-routing.

B




Bank Lane, South Brisbane area
Toohey Street

Supposedly Bank Lane was to become absorbed into Toohey Street in 1909 [source] but both Bank Lane and Toohey Street appear on current maps.
Battunga Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
Battunga Street, Wishart (re-routed)
Mary Street was renamed Battunga Street in 1938 [source][source]. Battunga Street appears in the 1948 street directory but the area did not appear in the 1938 street directory, so the original name of Mary Street cannot be confirmed. The street layout in this area has undergone considerable change from what appears in the 1948 street  directory. Battunga Street still exists but is very small compared with its 1948 version.
Beatrice Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Beata Street

Had been renamed by 1939. [source] Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 maps.
Beatrice Street, Dutton Park?, Brisbane
Maldon Street?

This 1939 list [source] shows a Beatrice Street in Brisbane has been renamed Maldon Street but the suburb is not stated. The only Maldon Street today and on a 1948 map is in Dutton Park and the earliest reference I can find to it in the newspapers is in 1941 consistent with being renamed around 1939, but maps from 1938 show that there was no street where the present Maldon Street is (the intersection of Annerley Road and Gladstone road was a larger triangle than it is) which makes it unlikely it was once called Beatrice! Can anyone help?
Beatrice Street, Paddington, Brisbane
Charlotte Street

This 1914? map shows Beatrice Street running east-west between Hale Street and Dowse Street (and possibly beyond). [source] On current maps this street is called Charlotte Street.
Beereegan Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
gone

Originally Margaret Street but renamed Beereegan Street about 1938. [source] The street layout in this area has undergone considerable change from what apepars in the 1948 street  directory. Beereegan Street no longer exists.
Bell Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Brookes Street and Exhibition Street

Bell Street appears in an 1875 map (Queensland State Archives) but on an 1885 map (Queensland State Archives) and current maps it is Brookes Street. The street name appears to have changed around 1875-1876 as the Brisbane Directory and Squatters' Directory of 1876 has "see Brookes Street" against the Bell Street entry. However, in 1904, a newspaper article claims Bell Street was recently renamed Exhibition Street [source], a name that reflects that it is within the Royal National Association's Exhibition Grounds. (Note. Don't be confused by the source saying  Bell Street comes off Leichhard Street because that part of Leichhardt Street was later renamed St Paul's Terrace.) Given that Brookes Street and Exhibition Street are immediately parallel to one another, it suggests that when the name Brookes Street came into use in the 1875-1885 period, the name Bell Street was re-assigned to the adjacent street (which does not appear in the 1875 map) but may have been a back lane of the original Bell Street?
Bell Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Keera Street

By 1939 Bell Street was renamed Keera Street [source]; most likely it was one of 11 Bell Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by a 1938 map that shows it as Bell Street, but on a 1948 map it is Keera Street.
Bell Street, Enoggera, Brisbane
Wardell Street

By 1939 Bell Street was renamed Wardell Street [source]; most likely it was one of 11 Bell Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by a 1938 map that shows it as Bell Street, but on a 1948 map it is Wardell Street.
Bell Street, Fairfield, Brisbane
Bledisloe Street

By 1939 Bell Street was renamed Bledisloe Street [source]; most likely it was one of 11 Bell Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by a 1938 map that shows it as Bell Street, but on a 1948 map it is Bledisloe Street. Note that, on the 1948 map, Bledisloe Street runs from Fairfield Road across to Lang Street (now Lagonda Street), but today only the segment from Fairfield Road to the railway line exists and the segment east of the railway line to Lagonda Street no longer appear to exist as a road (although it is still visible on the map).
Bell Street, Hendra, Brisbane
Goble Street

By 1939 Bell Street was renamed Gable Street [source]; most likely it was one of 11 Bell Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by a 1938 map that shows it as Bell Street, but on a 1948 map and present day maps the name is Goble Street, so most likely Gable Street was a typo in the 1939 source.
Bell Street, Merthyr/Newstead, Brisbane
Patterson Street

Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source].
Bell Street, Nundah, Brisbane
Leighton Street

By 1939 Bell Street was renamed Leighton Street [source]; most likely it was one of 11 Bell Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by a 1938 map that shows it as Bell Street, but on a 1948 map it is Leighton Street.
Bell Street, Paddington, Brisbane
Reading Street
-27.46041, 152.99123
A 1920 map of Brisbane shows one straight Bell Street, but current maps show Reading Street broken into two segments.
Bell Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Melford Street

By 1939 Bell Street was renamed Pratten Street according to this [source]. However, inspection of a 1938 map and a 1948 map show that Bell Street was renamed Melford Street. However, as Pratten Street very nearly adjoins Bell/Melford Street, perhaps the intention reported in the 1939 source had been to join the two streets into a single Pratten Street (but, if so, this did not occur).
Bell Street, Red Hill, Brisbane
Fullerton Street

By 1939 Bell Street was renamed Barnsley Street [source]; most likely it was one of 11 Bell Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by a 1938 map that shows it as Bell Street, but on a 1948 map it is Barnsley Street.
Bell Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Bathgate Street

By 1939 Bell Street was renamed Bathgate Street [source]; most likely it was one of 11 Bell Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by a 1938 map that shows it as Bell Street, but on a 1948 map it is Bathgate Street.
Bell Street, Tarragindi, Brisbane
Brentford Street

By 1939 Bell Street was renamed Brentford Street [source]; most likely it was one of 11 Bell Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. However, I cannot locate a Bell Street in Tarragindi in early maps nor a Brentford Street anywhere in Brisbane in later maps. Click if you can help!
Bell Street, West End, Brisbane
Barnsley Street

By 1939 Bell Street was renamed Barnsley Street [source]; most likely it was one of 11 Bell Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by a 1938 map that shows it as Bell Street, but on a 1948 map it is Barnsley Street.
Bellevue Street, Highgate Hill, Brisbane
Ruth Street

Comparison of 1889 map and current map [source]
Berguna Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
gone

Originally Jane Street, renamed Berguna Street in 1938 [source][source], confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. There is no Berguna Street in current maps; it has been replaced by a housing development [source].
Berlin Road, Clayfield, Brisbane
Sefton Road

Comparison of 1885 estate map and current maps. May have been renamed during World War 1 due to anti-German sentiment?
Bilyarra Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Pollock Street
Originally Third Avenue, then renamed in 1938 to be Bilyarra Street [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories. But appears in the 1956 street directory to current maps, it appears as Pollock Street  (perhaps Bilyarra Street was too easily confused with nearby Bilyana Street)?
Bishopsgate Road, Banyo, Brisbane
gone
-27.37918, 153.07830
The streets in this area have been replaced by large industrial estates. Bishopsgate Road ran from Blinzinger Road (which went through to Earnshaw Road at that time) to Tufnell Road. See this 1884 [map] (note, North is downwards).
Bismarck Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Hipwood Avenue

Renamed in 1916 presumably due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source] This street was originally in the Wecker Estate (see above).
Bismarck Street, Mayborough
Gallipoli Street

Renamed in 1917 due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source]
Blaker Road, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Glenholm Street

According to a 1948 map, Blaker Road commenced at Samford Road and went north to the railway line and then followed the railway line to the north-west until just past the intersection with Church Road. However, a 1956 map shows the segment from Samford Road to the railway line as being an extension of Glenholm Street (which in 1948 commenced at the railway line and ran north to Kedron Brook Creek). The 1956 map also shows Blaker Road having been extended through to Dawson Parade (as it appears on current maps).
Blinzinger Road (part of), Banyo, Brisbane
partly gone and partly Crockford Street

Blinzinger Road used to extend across the railway line through to Northgate Road (now Earnshaw Road), but part of it disappeared under the Golden Circle Cannery. The disconnected section of Blinzinger Road from Northgate Road (now Earnshaw Road) to Nudgee Road is still shown on a 1956 map as Blinzinger Street, but its name on current maps is Crockford Street.
Blocksidge Street, South Brisbane area
Water Street East?

Supposedly Water Street East was renamed Blocksidge Street in 1909 [source] but Water Street East was still in existence (off Stanley Street roughly opposite Raymond Terrace) until the Mater Hospital extensions and busway were built around the 1990s/2000s (the street disappeared as a result of that redevelopment).There is no sign of Blocksidge Street in current maps.
Boggo Road, Dutton Park, Brisbane
Annerley Road

Renamed about 1906 [source] as residents did not like the association with the Boggo Road Gaol. The gaol continued to be known by that name for many years after.
Booner Road, Lota, Brisbane
Booner Street & Bethania Street
Francis Street was renamed Booner Street in 1938 [source][source] and this confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. At this time Francis/Booner Street ran from Railway Terrace straight through to Whites Road. However, today Booner Street goes only from Railway Terrace to Avadne Road. It appears that some time (after 1956) part of Booner Road (between Avadne Road and Toombes Street) was subsumbed into Cox Park. The section of Booner Street from Toombes Street to Whites Road was then combined with Toombes Street (which went from Booner Street to Andrew Street) into the Bethania Street that exists today.
Botts Road, Sandgate, Brisbane
Brighton Road
-27.3128, 153.0645
In 1913 the council decided to combine part of Deagon Street and Botts Road to create Brighton Road. [source] It is not indicated which part of the current Brighton Road was formerly Deagon Street and which part was Botts Road, but looking at the angle that the current Deagon Road connects into Brighton Road, it seems most likely that the southern section of Brighton Road (from the current Deagon Street to Seymour Street) was originally Deagon Street, while the northern section of Brighton Road (from the current Deagon Street to Ward Street) was originally Botts Road.
Boundary Road, Petrie Terrace / Paddington, Brisbane
Hale Street

[source]
Boundary Street, South Brisbane/Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Vulture Street

When Brisbane was first settled, a number of Boundary Streets were established representing the boundaries of the town. Some remain, others were renamed. The southern Boundary Street that ran from the western Boundary Street to Ipswich Road (as shown on an 1865 map of Brisbane) is now known as Vulture Street. [source]
Bourne Street, South Brisbane area
Savage Street

Supposedly Bourne Street was renamed Savage Street in 1909 [source] but it is Bourne Street and not Savage Street that appears on current maps.
Bowen Street, Annerley, Brisbane
Carville Street


Boyanda Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
Boyanda Street (re-routed slightly)

The street layout of this area has changed considerably from what is shown in the 1948 street directory. Boyanda Street still exists but is slightly re-routed.
Bridgeman Road, Banyo
Northumbria Road
-27.357128, 153.064738
Appears as Bridgeman Road in an 1948 street directory but as Northumbria Road on current maps. However, in 1948 Bridgeman Road went further east  (immediately adjacent to Nudgee College) where it met Aberdeen Parade at the railway line. Northrumbia Avenue is shorter today probably to accommodate the suburban development that was not present in 1948. Other streets in this area affected by the development include Holme Avenue and Thoms Avenue.
Bridgewater Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
gone
-27.482004, 153.05779
Appears on a 1956 map but not on current maps.
Brisbane Road, Southport
Queen Street
-27.97279, 153.41295
Appears as Brisbane Road on this 1882 estate map [source]
Bruce Street, Lutwyche, Brisbane
Swinburne Street (eastern end)

Renamed in 1938 [source]. The 1938 street directory shows O'Mara Street as a short street running east from Brook Street for about 200 metres, meanwhile Bruce Street ran from Lutwyche Road west for about 150 metres. The 1948 street directory shows that O'Mara Street and Bruce Street have now been connected into a single street called Swinburne Street.
Bulimba Road, Hawthorne, Brisbane
Hawthorne Road

Comparing an 1885 map with a current map we discover the old Bulimba Road became Hawthorne Road and that the old Hawthorne Road became Uhlmann Street [source]
Bulimba Road, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Shafston Avenue

Deduced from comparison of 1865 map [source] and current maps
Burns Road, Banyo
Saltash Street, Virginia
-27.367135, 153.066464
Appears as Burns Road in an 1948 street directory but as Saltash Street on current maps. It is one of several streets renamed in this area, possibly when the industrial estate was built?
Burton Street, South Brisbane area
Leamington Street?

Supposedly Leamington Street was renamed Burton Street in 1909 [source] but it is Leamington Street and not Burton Street that appears on current maps.
Byron Street, Banyo
Ullswater Street, Virginia
-27.369346, 153.065219
Appears as Byron Street in an 1948 street directory but as Ullswater Street on current maps. It is one of several streets renamed in this area, possibly when the industrial estate was built?

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Caflisch Street, South Brisbane area
Colton Street?

Supposedly Colton Street was renamed Caflisch Street in 1909 [source] but it is Colton Street not Caflisch Street that appears on current maps.
Cahill Street, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Irvine Street
Originally Third Avenue, renamed to Cahill Street in 1938 [source]. However, it appears to be have been absorbed into adjoining Irvine Street on current maps.
Cairns Range Tablelands Highway, between Cairns and Atherton
Gillies Highway

Renamed in 1934 [source]
Cairns Street, South Brisbane area
Garsden Street

Supposedly Cairns Street was renamed Garsden Street in 1909 [source] but it is Cairns Street not Garsden Street that appears on current maps.
Cameron Street, Coopers Plains, Brisbane
Granard Road, Rocklea (part of)

In 1948, Granard Street (formerly known as Main Street) only went from Beaudesert Road west to Beatty Street. Then, from Beatty Street, it became Cameron Steet continued west to Douglas Street; there was no further connection west of Douglas Street. However, in the 1956 street directory, we see  Granard Road connecting Beaudesert Road all the way through to Ipswich Road (as appears on current maps) having apparently subsumed Cameron Street in the process.
Cannon Avenue/Row, Banyo, Brisbane
gone
-27.37931, 153.07553
This area is now an industrial estate. See this 1884 [map] (note, North is downwards).
Caroline Street, North Rockhampton
Macaree Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with another Caroline Street on the south side of the city [source]
Caroline Street, Paddington, Brisbane
Moreton Street and Chrystal Street

A 1914? map shows Caroline Street running east-west between Dowse Street and Hale Street. [source] In about 1914, the middle portion of it was resumed to create a children's playground [source] but the remaining east and west portions were still called Caroline Street [source] and can still be found on 1956 maps. However, on current maps, the western portion is now an extension of Moreton Street and the eastern portion an extension of Chrystal Street.
Carter Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
gone

Carter Street ran north-south between Ferry Street and Cairns Street close to (but not alongside) the river. It was resumed in 1940-1 for extensions to the Evans Deakin shipyard during World War 2 [source], and this is confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Castlereagh Street, Virginia, Brisbane
gone

Subsumed into an industrial estate. Based on comparison of 1956 street directory and current maps.
Cedar Street (part of), Wynnum, Brisbane
Worthing Street

The portion south-west of the railway line was renamed in 1928 [source][source] The north-east portion is still Cedar Street.
Cemetery Road, Mount Morgan
Coronation Drive

Renamed in 1953 [source]
Cemetery Road, Nundah/Toombul, Brisbane Hedley Avenue (north)
Hedley Avenue (south)
-27.40562, 153.06643
-27.41330, 153.07051
In a 1931 street directory and the 1934 electoral roll, the street appears as Cemetery Road. A newspaper advertisement in August 1937 mentions Hedley Avenue [source]. In a 1938 street directory, the street is listed as Hedley Avenue. The new name is believed to refer to local doctor Hedley Brown. [source] At that time, the street commenced at Vernon Street and ran south to Hows Road and then south-east past the Nundah cemetery and across a creek via a bridge into Toombul and then finally turned east to join with Nudgee Road. Today the combination of Schulz Canal, the railway line to the airport and the East-West Arterial Road have split Hedley Avenue into two segments, the northern segment in Nundah and the southern segment in Toombul.
Cemetery Road, Petrie Terrace / Paddington, Brisbane
Hale Street

[source]
Cemetery Road, Toowong, Brisbane
Sylvan Road

[source]
Chancer Street, Stephens Shire


It was proposed to rename this street in 1916 due to anti-German sentiments during World War 1 but it is unclear whether it was renamed or what the new name was. [source] However, no such street exists on current maps.
Charles Street, Auchenflower/Milton, Brisbane
MacIntosh Street

Comparison of 1934 and 1941 electoral rolls show that Charles Street has been renamed MacIntosh Street, probably one of the 11 Charles Streets in Brisbane which were renamed in 1938 [source] The name change is mentioned in 1939. [source]
Charles Street, Buranda/Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Atherton Street

Comparison of 1934 and 1941 electoral rolls show that Charles Street has been renamed Atherton Street, probably one of the 11 Charles Streets in Brisbane which were renamed in 1938 [source]
Charles Street, Chermside, Brisbane
Parkhill Street
Renamed in 1938. [source] [source]
Charles Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Geera Street
[source: a resident of the street]. Most probably changed in December 1938 [source]. Last newspaper reference to Charles Street is June 1938 [source]. First reference to Geera Street is in 1939 [source]
Charles Street, Deagon/Sandgate, Brisbane
Loftus Street

Comparison of 1934 and 1941 electoral rolls show that Charles Street has been renamed Loftus Street, probably one of the 11 Charles Streets in Brisbane which were renamed in 1938 [source]. 
Charles Street, Morningside, Brisbane
Elaroo Street

Comparison of 1934 and 1941 electoral rolls show that Charles Street has been renamed Elaroo Street, probably one of the 11 Charles Streets in Brisbane which were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by this 1939 source listing the changed name [source]
Charles Street, Northgate/Banyo, Brisbane
Corser Street (gone)

The streets in this area have been replaced by large industrial sites. It was one of the 11 Charles Street replaced in 1938. [source][source] Corser Street was a short street running NW-SE roughly between Kia-ora Street and Axford Street (but adjoined neither). It was one of a small group of roads accessed via Royal Parade (which ran further south than it does today). Note there was a 2nd Charles Street in Northgate, now Dethridge Street.
Charles Street, Northgate, Brisbane
Dethridge Street

Charles Street had been replaced by Dethridge Street by 1939 [source]. It was probably one of the 11 Charles Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by Charles Street appearing in an 1938 map and Dethridge Street in a 1948 map.
Charles Street, Red Hill, Brisbane
Garling Street

Comparison of 1934 and 1941 electoral rolls show that Charles Street has been renamed Garling Street, probably one of the 11 Charles Streets in Brisbane which were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by the name change having happened by 1939 [source]
Charles Street, Stafford, Brisbane
Brockman Street, Kedron

Charles Street had been renamed Brockman Street by 1939 [source]; probably one of the 11 Charles Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by finding Charles Street in a 1938 map and Brockman Street in a 1948 map.
Charles Street, Woolloongabba, Brisabne
Atherton Street

Charles Street had been renamed Atheron Street by 1939 [source]; probably one of the 11 Charles Streets renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed by finding Charles Street in a 1938 map and Atherton Street in a 1948 map.
Charles Street, Zillmere, Brisbane
Ewing Street
Renamed in 1938. [source] The name change has occurred by 1939 [source]
Charles Street, (somewhere in) Brisbane


In 1938, 11 Charles Streets were renamed but unfortunately we don't know in all cases what suburb they were in or what their new name was. [source]
Charlotte Street, North Rockhampton
Sharples Street

Renamed in 1927 [source]
Chelmsford Street, South Brisbane area
Stephens Road?

Supposedly Stephens Street was renamed Chelmsford Street in 1909 [source]. On current maps there is no Chelmsford Street but there is a Stephens Road.
Cheshire Road, Kedron, Brisbane
gone

Cheshire Road can be seen in a 1956 street directory as running west from Shaw Road intersecting with Nabiac and a longer version of Mercer Avenue than exists today and then south roughly parallel with the creek. Today it appears completely subsumed within Shaw & Mercer Parks.
Chestnut Street (part of), Wynnum, Brisbane
Drayton Terrace

The portion south-west of the railway line was renamed in 1928 [source][source]. The north-east portion remains Chestnut Street.
Chinaman Road, Yeerongpilly, Brisbane
Waragil Street

Renamed in 1930 [source] but I cannot locate either street name on any map.
Church Avenue, off Arthur Street, South Brisbane area
Denison Street

Supposedly Church Avenue (off Arthur Street, now Harrowgate Street) was renamed Denison Street in 1909 [source] but it is Church Avenue not Denison Street that appears on current maps. Although Church Avenue does not connect to Harrowgate Street on current maps, they probably did connect up until the 1960s when the South-East Freeway (Pacific Motorway) was built.
Church Avenue, off Stanley Street, South Brisbane area
Weedon Street

Supposedly Church Avenue was renamed Weedon Street in 1909 [source] but neither can be found on a current maps. There is a Church Avenue in the Woolloongabba area, but nowhere near Stanley Street.
Church Street, Bald Hills, Brisbane
Adair Street

Too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. [source] [source]
Church Street, Banyo, Brisbane
Nesbit Street (now gone)
-27.38010, 153.07484
Too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. [source] Unfortunately there is no Nesbitt Street on a contemporary map as the Golden Circle Cannery was built over it. See this 1884 [map] (note, North is downwards).
Church Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Birkalla Street

Too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. [source] [source]
Church Street, Cannon Hill, Brisbane
Bombery Street

Too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. [source] [source]
Church Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Birubi Street

Too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. [source] This 1939 [source] claims it was renamed Birwoi Street, but there is no evidence of this name in any street maps.
Church Street (part of?), Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Wandoo Street

Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]. Since there is still a Church Street almost directly opposite Wandoo Street (across Ann Street), it seems likely that Church Street was originally one longer dog-legged street and that the renaming was to eliminate the dog-leg.
Church Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane
Fairley Street
-27.50199, 152.98056
Too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. [source] [source]
Church Street, Ithaca / Kelvin Grove/ Red Hill
Lintern Street
-27.451190, 153.000414
Church Street appears in a 1917 street directory, but in a 1931 street directory it is called Lintern Street (as it is to this day).
Church Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Amesbury Street
-27.474337, 153.035178
On an 1887 map and a 1917 street directory it appears as St Mary Street (noting that St Mary's Church is next door). The 1931 and 1938 street directories calls it Church Street. It was renamed in 1938 to Amesbury Street [source] [source] and this is confirmed by the 1956 street directory.
Church Street, Milton, Brisbane
Chippendall Street
-27.46626, 153.00940
Too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. [source] [source]
Church Street, North Rockhampton
Macfarlane Street
-23.36886, 150.52225
Renamed in 1927 [source]
Church Street, Sherwood, Brisbane
Egmont Street

Too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. [source] [source]
Church Street, Stafford, Brisbane
Collier Street

Too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. [source] [source]
Church Street, Toowong, Brisbane
Jephson Street
There were too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. Church Street in Toowong was renamed Elworthy Street in 1938 [source]. However, it seems it was renamed Jephson Street by 1939 [source] [source] . In the 1941 electoral roll, a few people are listed as living in Elworthy Street but many more are listed as living in Jephson Street.
Church Street, West End, Brisbane
Ambleside Street
Amersham Street

Too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. [source] However, Ambleside and Amersham Streets appear to be the same L-shaped street called Ambleside on the long side and Amersham on the short side. [source]
Clancarty Street, Moorooka, Brisbane
gone

Originally Russell Street, it was renamed Clancarty Streety in 1938 [source]. Clancarty St appears on a 1956 map as adjoining Toohey Road but has now been subsumed into Toohey Forest Park.
Clara Street (part of), Wynnum, Brisbane
Besham Parade

The portion south-west of the railway line was renamed in 1928 [source][source] The north-east portion remains Clara Street.
Clontarf Road, Woody Point, Redcliffe
Hornibrook Esplanade

Comparison of map from 1923-1938 with current map. [source]
Collard Place, Banyo, Brisbane
Froude Street (north-east segment) and gone
-27.375164, 153.075570
This 1884 map (North is downwards) shows Collard Place commencing at the intersection of Musgrave Street and Station Street (now Kennaway Street) and continuing north-east parallel with the railway line. Sturt Street is shown as commencing at Collard Place and heading north-west.  Looking at a 1926 street directory, the short north-east segment of Victoria Street appears to be the start of Collard Place and the north-west segment of Victoria Street appears to be Sturt Street. The remainder of Collard Place (further to the north-east) does not appear in the 1926 street directory. Victoria Street appears in a 1956 street directory but in a 1975 street directory, it has been renamed to its current name Froude Street.
Colton Street, South Brisbane area
Caflisch Street

Supposedly Colton Street was renamed Caflisch Street in 1909 [source] but it is Colton Street not Caflisch Street that appears on current maps.
Compo Road, Rocklea, Brisbane
Evans Road

Renamed in 1941 [source]
Cooksley Street, Sandgate, Brisbane
Third Avenue
-27.31832, 153.07122
In 1913, the council decided to rename Petty, Wilson, Cooksley, Henry, and Tully streets to be First, Second, Third, Fifth and Sixth Avenues respectively. [source] But it leaves us wondering about the origins of Fourth Avenue.
Cornwall Street, Dutton Park, Brisbane
partly gone

According to 1948 maps, Cornwall Street continued into a straight line down to the river and the most westerly intersection was with Fairfield Road. However, since 1903, South Brisbane cemetery had been extended into the land between Cornwall Street and Princess Street (west of Fairfield Road) and this section of Cornwall Street was closed as a public road in 1930 and was absorbed into the cemetery (it does not show in a 1956 street directory). The northern most part of Fairfield Road (north of Princess Street) appears to have been renamed Cornwall Street as part of this process. [source]

Coronation Drive, Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane   

Sir Samuel Griffith Drive (aka Sir Samuel Griffith Scenic Drive)

Renamed in 1951 to avoid confusion with Coronation Drive in Milton/Auchenflower/Toowong and to honour Sir Samuel Griffith [source]

Coronation Drive, St Lucia, Brisbane

Hawken Drive


Renamed in 1949 to avoid confusion with Coronation Drive in Milton/Auchenflower/Toowong and to honour Professor Hawken of the University of Queensland [source]

Corser Street, Northgate, Brisbane
gone

The streets in this area were replaced by large industrial sites.
Cowley Street, New Farm, Brisbane
SE part of Hopetoun Way & Hollins Crescent
By comparison of 1887 map with current map. [source] However, so much redevelopment has occurred in this area that it is difficult to say if Hopetoun Way & Hollins Crescent are renaming Richardson Street  & Cowley Street or whether they are completely new streets approximately where the old streets used to be.
Creek Street, Annerley, Brisbane
Lewisham Street

Renamed before 1939 [source]; probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed as it appears as Creek Street in a 1938 map and as Lewisham Street in a 1948 map. Note that Lewisham Street only went between Ekibin Road and Dudley Street at that time (and did not cross the creek). In the 1960s/70s Lewisham Street was extended under the South-East Freeway to cross the creek  and connect to Earl Street as the South-East Freeway development destroyed the former Ridge Street creek crossing.
Creek Street, Breakfast Creek, Brisbane
Pedder Street

Renamed before 1939 [source]; probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed as it appears as Creek Street in a 1938 map and as Pedder Street in a 1948 map.
Creek Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Corio Street

Renamed before 1939 [source]; probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed as it appears as Creek Street in a 1938 map and as Corio Street in a 1948 map.
Creek Street, Deagon, Brisabne
Lendon Street

Renamed before 1939 [source]; probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed as it appears as Creek Street in a 1938 map and as Lendon Street in a 1948 map.
Creek Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane
Kinloch Street

Renamed before 1939 [source] (although the source has the spelling Kinlock); probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed as it appears as Creek Street in a 1938 map and as Kinlock Street in a 1948 map.
Creek Street, Kedron, Brisbane
Piper Street

Apparently renamed before 1939 [source]; it appears to be one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source] as it appears on a 1938 map as Creek Street. However, on a 1931 map it was called Graham Street.
Creek Street, Kenmore, Brisbane
Sutling Street

Renamed before 1939 [source]; probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. Unfortunately this area is not covered by my 1938 map so I cannot confirm it was originally called Creek Street (although it was clearly adjacent to a creek).
Creek Street, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Northmore Street

Renamed before 1939 [source]; probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. According to a 1938 map, Creek Street ran only from Kedron Avenue (now McConaghy Street) across Osborne Street and towards Kedron Brook Creek (that is, the easternmost part of Northmore Street today) and it is only that segment of road that is renamed Northmore Street on a 1948 map. In 1948 the western end of the current Northmore Street from Keylar Street to Blackwood Street was known as Ivy Street and the segment of the current Northmore Street between Blackwood Street and Kedron Avenue (now McConaghy Street) did not exist. However, a 1956 map shows Northmore Street running all the way from Keylar Street down to Kedron Brook (as it does today).
Creek Street, Newmarket, Brisbane
Finsbury Street

Renamed before 1939 [source]; probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed as it appears as Creek Street in a 1938 map and as Praed Street in a 1948 map.
Creek Street, Red Hill, Brisbane
Praed Street

Renamed before 1939 [source]; probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed as it appears as Creek Street in a 1938 map and as Finsbury Street in a 1948 map.
Creek Road, Rocklea, Brisbane
Donaldson Road

Renamed in 1926 [source]. Not to be confused with nearby Donaldson Street in Corinda.
Creek Street, Windsor, Brisbane
Kidman Street

One of the 14 Creek Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source] This is confirmed as it appears as Creek Street in a 1938 map and as Kidman Street in a 1948 map.
Creek Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Camberwell Streeet

Renamed before 1939 [source]; probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed as it appears as Creek Street in a 1938 map and as Camberwell Street in a 1948 map.
Creek Street, Wynnum, Brisbane
Coreen Street

Renamed before 1939 [source]; probably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source]. This is confirmed as it appears as Creek Street in a 1938 map and as Coreen Street in a 1948 map.
Cribb Island Road, Cribb Island, Brisbane
gone
Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
Cribb Parade, Cribb Island, Brisbane
gone
Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
Cross Street, Wilston, Brisbane MacGregor Street
-27.43412, 153.01931
The Wilston Estate was sold in 1885 [source]. Cross Street appears on the 1885 estate map, but it appears as MacGregor Street on a 1917 map.
Crown Avenue, Virginia, Brisbane
gone

Subsumed into an industrial estate. Based on comparisons of 1956 street directory and current maps.
Croydon Street, Banyo, Brisbane
gone
-27.37889, 153.07650
This area is now an industrial estate. See this 1884 [map] (note, North is downwards).

D




David Street, Cribb Island, Brisbane
gone
Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
Davies Road, South Brisbane
Montague Road?

Supposedly Montague Road was renamed Davies Road in 1909 [source] but it is Montague Road not Davies Road that appears on current maps.There is a Davies Park adjacent to Montague Road.
Deagon Street, Deagon, Brisbane
Albury Street
-27.32585, 153.06540 Deagon Street appears in a 1919 street directory but it has become Albury Street in a 1931 street directory. Not to be confused with Deagon Street, Sandgate (see below); indeed, maybe that was the reason for its renaming. The earliest newspaper reference I could find to Albury Street is in 1929. [source]
Deagon Street (part of), Sandgate, Brisbane
Brighton Road
-27.3155, 153.0661
In 1913 the council decided to combine part of Deagon Street and Botts Road to create Brighton Road. [source] It is not indicated which part of the current Brighton Road was formerly Deagon Street and which part was Botts Road, but looking at the angle that the current Deagon Road connects into Brighton Road, it seems most likely that the southern section of Brighton Road (from the current Deagon Street to Seymour Street) was originally Deagon Street, while the northern section of Brighton Road (from the current Deagon Street to Ward Street) was originally Botts Road. Not to be confused with Deagon Street, Deagon (see above).
Deighton Street, South Brisbane area Dutton Street
Deighton Street was renamed Dutton Street in 1909 [source]. However, there is also a Deighton Road on current maps.
Denham Street, North Rockhampton
Goodsall Street
In 1925 it was proposed to rename Denham Street in North Rockhampton to avoid confusion with the Denham Street on the south side of the city but no new name had been agreed to. [source] but later the name Goodsall Street was chosen [source]
Denison Street, South Brisbane area
Church Avenue?

Supposedly Church Avenue (off Arthur Street, now Harrowgate Street) was renamed Denison Street in 1909 [source] but it is Church Avenue not Denison Street that appears on current maps. Although Church Avenue does not connect to Harrowgate Street on current maps, they probably did connect up until the 1960s when the South-East Freeway (Pacific Motorway) was built.
Derby Street, Moorooka, Brisbane
gone

A 1956 map shows Derby Street coming off Toohey Road in an area that is now Toohey Forest Park. It is possible that Derby Street might be the current Flanders Street, but I think Derby Street was a bit further north than Flanders.
Devereux Street, Kedron, Brisbane
gone

Devereux Street appears in a 1956 running north-south through the area subsumed by Shaw & Mercer Parks.
Dixon Street, South Brisbane area
Raven Street?

Supposedly Raven Street was renamed Dixon Street in 1909 [source] but it is Raven Street not Dixon Street that appears on current maps.
Dudley Street East, Annerley, Brisbane
Dudley Street
-27.51117, 153.03515
Street directories from 1917 to 1956 shows Dudley Street running west from Ipswich Road while Dudley Street East runs east from Ipswich Road. Modern maps show both segments being called Dudley Street.
Duff Street, Chermside, Brisbane
Kuran Street

Appears in the 1938 street directory as Duff Street, in the 1948 street directory as Wallace Street (presumably an extension of the still existing Wallace Street west of Gympie Road), and in the 1956 street directory as Kuran Street.
Dunn Street, Yeronga, Brisbane
Kadumba Street
In 1938, the road running from Fairfield Avenue to Rhyndarra Street had four separate names: Railway Avenue, Dunn Street, Rome Street and Kadumba Street. The entire road was renamed Kadumba Street. [source][source]

E




Eagle Farm Road, Eagle Farm, Brisbane
Kingsford Smith Drive

The road from Breakfast Creek to the Pinkenba level crossing (known as Hamilton Road until the junction with Racecourse Road and then Eagle Farm Road beyond that) was renamed in 1953 in  honourof Charles Kingsford Smith. Ironically, that road had been renamed Bailey Memorial Drive in 1938 after J.F. Bailey (curator of the Botanic Gardens) but that name had not been used. [source] Note that Eagle Farm Road beyond the Pinkenba level crossing was not renamed and is still visible on current maps.
Edith Street (part of), Wynnum, Brisbane
Emsworth Street

The portion to the south-west of the railway line was renamed in 1928 [source][source] The north-east portion remains Edith Street.
Edward Street, Annerley, Brisbane
Portland Street

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Edward Street, Banyo, Brisbane
Langton Street

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Edward Street, Belmont/Mt Bruce, Brisbane
Wyena Street, Camp Hill

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.. Compare with this 1889 map of East Coorparoo.
Edward Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Jamieson Street

Renamed in 1904 [source].
Edward Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Yarung Street (gone)

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories, but the street has completely disappeared on a 1956 map having been absorbed into the Bulimba Barracks. Edward/Yarung Street was the street immediately north and parallel to Carbeen Street, running from Baldwin Street across Bolan Street and toward (but did not actually connect to) Taylor Street (Carbeen Street did not connect through to Taylor Street either at that time).
Edward Street, Cannon Hill, Brisbane
Yarramba Street (gone)

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories, but no longer appears on current maps as it has been absorbed into Bill Cash Memorial Park. Edward/Yarramba Street commenced at Wynnum Road opposite Stanton Street (probably the park entrance today) and ran NNE (parallel with Barrack Road) until it intersected at a 3-way intersection with Whitworth Road (which crossed the railway line) and Andrews Street (probably a small extension of the current street).
Edward Street, Kedron, Brisbane
Lawley Street

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Edward Street, Kuraby, Brisbane
Donegal Street

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source]
Edward Street, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Faucett Street

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Edward Street, Nashville/Sandgate, Brisbane
Borella Street

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. In 1938, it was renamed  Borella Street according to these [source][source] and this is confirmed by a 1938 map showing it as Edward Street and a 1948 map showing it as Borella Street. This [source] claims Edward Street in Nashville was renamed Jennings Street in 1938 but I cannot find any maps showing this street as Jennings Street.
Edward Street, Rocklea, Brisbane
Carisbrook Street

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source]. Unfortunately this area is not covered by the 1938 map I am using so I cannot confirm that it was originally Edward Street.
Edward Street, Toowong, Brisbane
Eldridge Street

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Edward Street, Virginia, Brisbane
Jefferis Street

In 1938, Edward Street was renamed Jeffries Street  [source][source] and this is confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. However, in 1948, it was renamed again to be Jefferis Street [source: Brisbane City Council Archives], a subtle change that appears to have taken a number of years to become adopted by the residents of the street, many of whom persisted in calling it Jeffries Street in the electoral roll in the 1950s. The Council Archives do not indicate why the name was changed in 1948, nor why the new name was so similar to the previous one. Can anyone help?
Edward Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane Grantham Street, Dutton Park

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Edward Street, Woolowin, Brisbane
Madden Street, Albion

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Edward Street, Zillmere, Brisbane
Lovegrove Street

Too many Edward Streets in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Edwardstown Street, Humpybong
Redcliffe in the vicinity of George Street -27.22966, 153.09384 The Tunbridge Wells estate was sold in 1885. [source] Most of the street names on the estate map (apart from George Street) do not exist today. There is one 1902 reference to Edwardstown Street [source], but nothing that helps pin down its exact location. Can you help?
Elfrida Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Elliott Street

Renamed in 1925 [source]
Elizabeth Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
gone

The street layout in this area has undergone considerable change from what appears in the 1948 street  directory. Elizabeth Street no longer exists.
Elizabeth Street, Park Avenue, Rockhampton
Underwood Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with another Elizabeth Street on the south side of Rockahmpton [source]
Ella Street, New Farm, Brisbane
Hazel Street

Renamed in 1937 to avoid confusion with another Ella Street in New Farm [source]
Ellen Street, Holland Park West, Brisbane
Gower Street

Comparison of 1884 map and current map. [source
Ellery Street, Wavell Heights, Brisbane
gone

Ellery Street appears in a 1956 street directory but today has been subsumed into Shaw & Mercer Parks. It ran westward (roughly) from Shaw Road to Boree Street.
Ellison Road, Virginia, Brisbane
Ellison Road (shorter)

According to a 1956 street directory, Ellison Road used to terminate at Sandgate Road but today it ends at Bilsen Road.
Elworthy Street, Toowong
Jephson Street
There were too many Church Streets so many were renamed in 1938. Church Street in Toowong was renamed Elworthy Street in 1938 [source]. However, it seems it was soon after renamed Jephson Street [source]. In the 1941 a few people were still listed as living in Elworthy Street but many more are listed as living in Jephson Street.
End Street, South Brisbane area
Woodness Street

Supposedly renamed in 1909 [source] but there is no Woodness Street on current maps and there is an End Street.
Esplanade, Cribb Island, Brisbane
gone
Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.

F




Fairfield Road, Dutton Park, Brisbane (northern end)
Cornwall Street

According to 1948 maps, Cornwall Street continued into a straight line west down to the river and the most westerly intersection was with Fairfield Road. However, since 1903, South Brisbane cemetery had been extended into the land between Cornwall Street and Princess Street (west of Fairfield Road) and this section of Cornwall Street was closed as a public road in 1930 and was absorbed into the cemetery (it does not show in a 1956 street directory). The northernmost part of Fairfield Road (north of Princess Street) appears to have been renamed Cornwall Street as part of this process. [source]
Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Holman Street (west of Main Street)

A 1887 map shows Ferry Street running from the western riverbank (with a ferry connection to the Customs House that still exists to this day) to Main Street, while the segment from Main Street to the eastern riverbank is called Holman Street. However, in the 1917 street directory, the entire street between the two riverbanks is called Holman Street. Probably the reason for the renaming was to avoid confusion with the other Ferry Street in Kangaroo Point (that still exists today but is now L-shaped rather than a straight road down to the river as it was until at least 1956).
Fifth (5th) Avenue, Tarragindi, Brisbane
Lutzow Street

While First through Fourth Avenue at Tarragindi were renamed in 1938, Fifith Avenue remained unchanged and it appears as Fifth Avenue in a 1948 street directory, but it is listed as Lutzow Street in a 1956 street directory. Note in 1948 Lutzow Street only went from Sexton Road to Weller Road, but in 1956 it continues through to Toohey Road, as it does today.
First (1st) Avenue, Albion, Brisbane
Blackmore Street, Windsor

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
First (1st) Avenue, Baddow, Maryborough
Campbell Street (part of)
-25.52873, 152.68305
Based on comparison of the 1963 and 1968 electoral rolls, First Avenue appears to have bene between Neptune and Tanner Streets and was amalgamated into Campbell Street which was previously only north-west of Neptune Street. Second Avenue will ran parallel to First Avenue appears to have been similarly amalgamated into Edward Street.
First (1st) Avenue, Banyo, Brisbane
Eames Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. (See also First Street, Banyo, below)
First (1st) Avenue, Boondall, Brisbane
Peacock Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and supported by comparison of 1938 street directory (index entry but no map) and 1948 street directory.
First (1st) Avenue, Bulimba, Brisbane
Wright Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed to Poomong Street in 1938 [source][source] which is confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. However on a 1956 street directory and current maps it is called Wright Street. Only First through Fourth Avenues were renamed in 1938; Fifth and Sixth Avenues still remain.
First (1st) Avenue, Chermside, Brisbane
Manitoba Place

There were too many First Avenues in Brisbane so First Avenue in Chermside was renamed Taverner Street in 1938 [source][source] and this is confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. However, by comparison of 1956 street directory with current maps, First Avenue/Taverner Street would appear to have been renamed Manitoba Place. However, First Avenue/Taverner Street used to connect through to Bilsen Street while Manitoba Place does not. Meanwhile a new First Avenue has been created in Chermside (too far away to be related to the original one).
First (1st) Avenue, Coopers Plains, Brisbane
Keeling Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
First (1st) Avenue, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Panitya Street, Greenslopes

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Once the names of First through Fourth Avenues were changed in 1938; the others (Fifth through Tenth) remain.
First (1st) Street, Cribb Island, Brisbane gone
Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
First (1st) Avenue, Darra, Brisbane
Warrender Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
First (1st) Avenue, Eagle Junction, Brisbane
Roseby Avenue, Clayfield

Renamed in 1938 after a noted clergyman of New South Wales [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. There was an earlier proposal to call it Aljon Street in honour of the mayor Alfred Jones who lived in the street, but he didn't like the name.
First (1st) Avenue, Kedron, Brisbane
Lassetter Street

There were too many First Avenues in Brisbane, so it was renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note only  the names of First through Fourth Avenue were changed in 1938; the others (Fifth through Fourteenth) remain.
First (1st) Avenue, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Fenwick Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. However, at that time First Avenue/Fenwick Street went right through to Samford Road as opposed to the short cul-de-sac that exists to day.
First (1st) Avenue, Murarrie, Brisbane
Tamba Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
First (1st) Avenue, St Lucia, Brisbane
Ironside Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note only the names of First through Fourth Avenue were changed in 1938; the others (Fifth through Eleventh) remain.
First (1st) Avenue, Tarragindi, Brisbane
Shaftesbury Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
First (1st) Avenue, Torwood, Brisbane
Ennever Street, Bardon

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
First (1st) Avenue, Wilston, Brisbane
Antill Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
First (1st) Avenue, Woody Point, Redcliffe
McLellan Street

Comparison of map (c1923-1938) with current map.
First (1st) Avenue, Zillmere, Brisbane
Rowell Street

Too many First Avenues in Brisbane. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
First (1st) Street, Banyo, Brisbane
Gold Street
-27.37504, 153.07451
This 1884 map shows it as First Street. By 1926, a street directory shows it as Gold Street. (See also  First Avenue, Banyo, above)
Fifth (5th) Street, Cribb Island
gone
Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
Fifth (5th) Avenue, Tarragindi, Brisbane
Lutzow Street

Appears in the 1948 street directory as Fifth Avenue but in the 1956 street directory as Lutzow Street. The adjacent First through Fourth Avenues were renamed back in 1938, leaving Fifth Avenue unchanged. Presumably the change to Lutzow Street reflected the desire to remove the anomaly of having only one "numbered" street. The first reference I can find to Lutzow Street is in 1954 [source].
Fish Lane, South Brisbane
Fish Street? or Fish Lane?

Fish Lane was renamed Fish Street in 1927 [source] but still appears as Fish Lane on current maps.
Fitzroy Street, North Rockhampton


In 1925, it was proposed to rename the continuation of Fitzroy Street in North Rockhampton to avoid confusion with the  Fitzroy Street on the south side of the city but the new name was not agreed upon [source] but later Toft Street was chosen [source] but evidently not implementd as in 1927 it is proposed to rename it Thorn Street [source]. Perhaps no new name was ever agreed upon as current maps show that Fitzroy Street does still extend across to the north side of the river and there is no Toft Street and, while there is a Thorn Street, it is not a continuation of Fitzroy Street. Or perhaps Queen Elizabeth Drive is the new name (although presumably that name must date from the 1950s).
Fitzroy Street, Park Avenue, Rockhampton
Gough Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with the more major Fitzroy Street on the south side of the city [source]
Fleming Lane, Fairfield, Brisbane
Aylesford Street

According to this [source], Fleming Lane had been renamed Aylesford Street by 1939. However, a 1948 street directory still shows it as Fleming Lane, but a 1956 street directory and current maps show it as Aylesford Street.
Flood Street, Sherwood, Brisbane
Strickland Terrace (southern end) & gone

A 1956 street directory shows Flood Street commencing at the eastern end of Plumer Street (formerly William Street) and then curved southwards following the line of the creek to connect with Thomas Street (which then ran right down to the creek). In 1956 Strickland Terrace commenced at the eastern end of Long Street East and then curved southwards connecting with the eastern end of Central Avenue and Borden Street (was Short Street). The current Strickland Terrace is in two segments, the northern part commencing further north at Strong Avenue with a new section down to Long Street East, while the southern part commences at Central Avenue and extends further south through to Plumer Street and incorporates the northern part of the old Flood Street. The rest of Flood Street, the eastern end of Thomas Street and the section of Strickland Terrace between Long Street East and Central Avenue are not longer streets, but a close-up look at a current map shows walking tracks / bike paths along their former routes. Most likely the frequent flooding of the creek resulted in the loss of these street segments.
Florence Street (part of), Wynnum, Brisbane
Ronald Street

The portion south-west of the railway line was renamed in 1928 [source][source] The north-east portion is still Florence Street.
Forster Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Combles Road

Forster Street was renamed Combles Road prior to 1939 according to [source]. However I cannot find any evidence of Combles Road ever having an earlier name. Can you help?
Fourth (4th) Avenue/Street, Belmont, Brisbane
Koondara Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. The 1938 street directory shows First, Second, Third and Fourth Streets, of which only Second and Fourth appear to have been renamed by 1948. First and Third Streets still exist today.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, Bulimba, Brisbane
Wallara Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Only First through Fourth Avenues were renamed in 1938; Fifth and Sixth Avenues still remain.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Dowar Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, Darra, Brisbane
Ebrington Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, Kedron, Brisbane
Arnott Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Willcocks Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note that Fourth/Willcocks used to go through to Samford Road and crossed Main Avenue (now Hay Street) to create a small cul-de-sac (approximately where 6 Hay Street is today); the 1956 street directory shows it as it appears today between Crown Street and Hay Street.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, Murarrie, Brisbane
Andan Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, St Lucia, Brisbane
Townley Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note only the names of First through Fourth Avenue were changed in 1938; the others (Fifth through Eleventh) remain.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, Tarragindi, Brisbane
Fingal Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, Torwood, Brisbane
Tristania Drive?, Toowong

In 1938 Fourth Avenue (which ran from Fifth Avenue in a south-westerly direction down to Stuartholme Road) was renamed Webber street [source][source] and this is confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Webber Street can still be found in the 1956 street directory, but current maps no longer show such a road. Tristania Drive appears to be in same position in terms of the connection to Fifth Avenue but doesn't go through to Stuartholme Road although the small south-westerly cul-de-sac may be the remants of that connection.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, Wilston, Brisbane
Angliss Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Fourth (4th) Avenue, Zillmere, Brisbane
Ardill Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Fourth Street, Cribb Island, Brisbane
gone
Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
Francis Street, Ashgrove, Brisbane
Laird Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. My 1938 street directory lists Francis Street in Ashgrove in the index but does not have a map covering that area to confirm it is the street now known as Laird Street.
Francis Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Boongall Street, Camp Hill

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Francis Steet, Eagle Junction, Brisbane
Milman Street, Clayfield

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note that Francis/Milman Street used to connect right through to Jackson Street (the disconnection happened after 1956).
Francis Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane
Rankin Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Francis Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Anglesey Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Francis Street, Kedron, Brisbane
Huet Street, Nundah/Wavell Heights and gone

In 1938 Francis Street commenced at Shaw Road and ran west and then south-west, where it met Castor Street and then continued further south-west intersecting with Hardacre Street and terminating at an intersection with Roberts and Devereux Streets. In 1938 it was renamed Huet Street [source][source]. The 1948 street directory shows that the name Huet Street has been extended to include the road between Shaw Road and Brooks Street (previously Sylvan Street). Some time after 1956, the parkland we see today (Shaw Park and Mercer Park) has subsumed a number of streets in this area including the SW section of Huet Street after the junction with Castor Street (as well as Hardacre, Roberts and Devereux Streets).
Francis Street, Kedron North, Brisbane
Mellor Street, Kedron

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Francis Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Ricardo Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Francis Street, Lota, Brisbane
Booner Street & Bethania Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. At this time Francis/Booner Street ran from Railway Terrace straight through to Whites Road. However, today Booner Street goes only from Railway Terrace to Avadne Road. It appears that some time (after 1956) part of Booner Road (between Avadne Road and Toombes Street) was subsumbed into Cox Park. The section of Booner Street from Toombes Street to Whites Road was then combined with Toombes Street (which went from Booner Street to Andrew Street) into the Bethania Street that exists today.
Francis Street, Moorooka, Brisbane
Fincastle Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Francis Street, Newstead, Brisbane
Wyandra Street

Francis Street was probably named after Francis Robert Chester Master who had a large house called Stratton in this area in the 1850s. Commercial Road was once known as Stratton Road. Francis Street was renamed Wyandra Street in 1904 to avoid duplication [source].
Francis Street, Northgate, Brisbane
Pinnock Street (gone)

There were too many Francis Streets so some were renamed in 1938. [source] Pinnock Street appears on a 1956 map, but current maps show it has been replaced by an industrial estate. It ran south-west from Blinzinger Road (now 85 Crockford Road) towards the creek and then turned north-west to join Frederick Street.
Francis Street, Yeronga, Brisbane
Tamworth Street, Annerley

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Franz Road, Hendra, Brisbane
Alexandra Road

In a 1938 street directory,  Franz Street is shown as commencing at the railway line and running north while Alexandra Road commenced on the other side of the railway line and ran south. In 1938, approval was given to change the name of Franz Street to Alexandra Road [source] presumably to have the same name along the entire street. However, the 1948 street directory still shows the road north of the railway line as Franz Street, the name which is still in use today. However, at some time after 1956, the section of Railway Parade that ran from Sandgate Road to Alexandra Road was incorporated into Alexandra Road.
Fraser Street, Ashgrove, Brisbane
Kinnaird Street

Renamed at some time after 1959. The reason for the renaming is not known but I suspect there was probably confusion with nearby Frasers Road (which was itself renamed from Stewart Road between 1941 and 1948). The official name of the street is spelled as Frazer Street in titles documents and street directories, yet residents consistently spelled it Fraser Street in electoral rolls and newspapers.
Fraser Terrace (part of), Highgate Hill, Brisbane
Derby Street

Due to gullies, Fraser Terrace was split into two pieces. The eastern piece was absorbed into Derby Street (to which it was connected) in about 1920.
Frazer Street, Ashgrove, Brisbane
Kinnaird Street
Renamed at some time after 1959. The reason for the renaming is not known but I suspect there was probably confusion with nearby Frasers Road (which was itself renamed from Stewart Road between 1941 and 1948). The official name of the street is spelled as Frazer Street in titles documents and street directories, yet residents consistently spelled it Fraser Street in electoral rolls and newspapers.
Frederick Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Hamel Street

Frederick Street had been renamed Hamel Street by 1939 [source]. A 1931 street directory shows Hamel Street so presumably the change happened prior to that but I cannot find any earlier maps of the area.
Fritz Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Wylie Avenue

Originally called Fritz Street when the Wecker Estate was sold in 1884, it had been renamed by 1930 to be Wylie Street. [source] As all of the other German-named streets in the Wecker Estate were renamed due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1, it is likely that this street was also renamed in World War 1. The fact that the last newspaper reference to Fritz Street that I could find was in 1914 [source] and the first newspaper reference to Wylie Avenue is in 1919 [source] would seem to support this theory.

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Garden Street, North Rockhampton
Williamson Street

Renamed in 1927 [source]
Garsden Street, South Brisbane area
Cairns Street?
Supposedly Cairns Street was renamed Garsden Street in 1909 [source] but it is Cairns Street not Garsden Street that appears on current maps.
Geebung Road, Geebung, Brisbane
Newman Road
-27.36814, 153.04806 Renamed [source][source]. What is not clear is when the renaming occurred. There is a reference to Newman's Road in that area as early as 1886 [source] and references to Geebung Road as late as 1952 [source] and for many years 1922 onwards both names appear in the electoral rolls. Given that Newman Road today is very long, I suspect that the southern part was originally Newman's Road and the northern part was Geebung Road (they might not have even been connected in the early days) and that at some time the name was standardised along the full length of the road.
George Street, Albion, Brisbane
Anstey Street
-27.43044, 153.04255 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Ashgrove, Brisbane
Gailey Street
-27.43861, 152.99556
References to George Street appear in this 1921 newspaper article [source] and in the 1922 electoral roll and is known to intersect with Lindsay Street. The families Graham, McCabe and Peters all live in George Street and were later found to be living in Gailey Street.
George Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Hurworth Street
-27.44806, 153.03650 Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]
George Street, Bulimba, Brisbane (see also below)
Bambil Street (gone)

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps.
George Street, Bulimba, Brisbane (see also above)
Carbeen Street
-27.44730, 153.06821 Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Belmont, Brisbane
Camboor Street
-27.48992, 153.08113 Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. View this street on a 1889 map of East Coorparoo.
George Street, Coopers Plains, Brisbane
Hailsham Street (gone)

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps. George/Hailsham Street was south of Willingdon Street (similar spacing to the other streets to the north) and of similar length (a cul de sac).
George Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Barradine Street, Greenslopes
-27.50726, 153.05635 Renamed by 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Cribb Island, Brisbane
Elmslie Street (gone)

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island was subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
George Street, Kangaroo Point?, Brisbane
Pearson Street -27.47744, 153.03712 Renamed in 1938. The [source] gives the old and new street name but not the suburb [using best guess]
George Street, Kedron/Chermside, Brisbane
Duff Street, Wavell Heights
-27.39482, 153.04955 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Stafford, Brisbane
Lennon Street
-27.40909, 153.02322 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Newstead, Brisbane
Ross Street
-27.44310, 153.04275 Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]
George Street, North Rockhampton
Part Street -23.36367, 150.52024 Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with another George Street on the south side of Rockhampton [source]
George Street, Rosalie, Brisbane
Agars Street
-27.46672, 152.99682 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Rocklea, Brisbane
Inskip Street
-27.53839, 153.00655 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories
George Street, Sandgate, Brisbane
Darling Street
-27.31441, 153.05796 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, South Brisbane area Schofield Street
Renamed in 1909 [source] but neither name appears on current maps. Can anyone help?
George Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Allenby Street
-27.46111, 153.02254 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Sunnybank, Brisbane
Lister Street
-27.23051, 153.01633 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Taringa, Brisbane
Adsett Street
-27.494113, 152.982910 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Virginia, Brisbane
Lisgar Street
-27.37071, 153.05712 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, West End, Brisbane
Cordeaux Street
-27.48885, 153.00085 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Windsor, Brisbane
Northey Street -27.44223, 153.02778 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Woollongabba, Brisbane Lockhart Street
-27.48961, 153.02967 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane
Rawson Street
-27.41492, 153.04438 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
George Street, Yeronga, Brisbane
Somervell Street -27.51392, 153.02824 Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Gillespie Street, South Brisbane area
Merton Road?

Supposedly Merton Road was renamed Gillespie Street in 1909 [source] but it is Merton Road not Gillespie Street that appears on current maps.
Glasshouse Mountain Road, Glasshouse Mountains
Steve Irwin Way

Renamed in 2006 after the death of Steve Irwin whose zoo was located on that road [source]
Gore Street, Wavell Heights, Brisbane
gone

In a 1956 Gore Street appears as a north-south street in an area now completely subsumed by Shaw & Mercer Parks.
Grace Street, Newstead, Brisbane
Morse Street
-27.45486, 153.04122 Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]. Note Grace Street is described as coming off Church Street (renamed Wandoo Street at this same time) but today the connection to Wandoo Street has been lost and it is only accessible from Chester Street. The new name honoured Alderman Morse.
Graham Street, Ashgrove, Brisbane
Ashgrove Avenue (segment of)

Ashgrove Avenue (previously Three Mile Scrub Road and possibly Serpentine Avenue) originally had a significant bend along the now Ashgrove Crescent (as seen in the 1917 street directory). In the 1931 through 1956 street directories Graham Street appears as "short-cut" avoiding the longer route. At some point after 1956, Ashgrove Avenue was re-routed to take the more direct route (subsuming Graham Street) and the winding part of Ashgrove Avenue now bypassed was presumably renamed Ashgrove Crescent in consequence. So Graham Street was the segment of the current Ashgrove Avenue between the two intersections with the current Ashgrove Crescent.
Graham Street, Kedron, Brisbane
Piper Street
-27.41896, 153.03063 On a 1931 map, it appears as Graham Street. On a 1938 map it appears as Creek Street. By 1939 it had been renamed Piper Street [source], presumably one of the 14 Creek Streets in Brisbane that were renamed in 1938 [source].
Granville Terrace, Gordon Park, Brisbane
Bedford Street
-27.41800, 153.02314 According to [source], Bedford Street had been renamed Granville Terrace by 1939. However, it appears as Granville Terrace on a 1931 map and a 1938 map but as Bedford Street on a 1948 map and on current maps, so I think the source got the story back-to-front. Note that today Bedford Street starts at Beaconsfield Terrace and continues down past the intersection with Stirling Street, then there is a missing segment and then a short east-west segment  off Montrose Street. The longer segment and missing segment were once Granville Terrace; the short segment off Montrose Street was originally Short Street.
Gray Road, South Brisbane area
O'Reilly Street

Supposedly renamed in 1909 [source] but it is Gray Road not O'Reilly Street that appears on current maps.
Gray Street east, Ipswich
Chelmsford Avenue
-27.61932, 152.75723 Renaming proposed in 1907 as part of a tree planting program. [source]
Grays Road, Lower Nudgee, Brisbane
gone

Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
Green Street, West End, Brisbane
Daventry Street (northern part)

The 1938 street directory shows Mary Street running from the river north to Bell Street (now Barnsley Street) with Green Street running from Bell Street to Dornoch Terrace, but the 1948 street directory shows both Mary Street and Green Street being re-named Daventry Street.
Gregory Street, Toowong, Brisbane
Pioneer Street
-27.48227, 152.98520 There was another Gregory Street, and Pioneer Street was the new land because the land there was sold off under the name of the Pioneer Estate.[source]
Green Road, Lower Nudgee, Brisbane
gone
Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
Grenay (Grenenay?) Street, Alderley, Brisbane
Lexington Street
-27.42986, 152.99596 Renamed prior to 1939 [source]. Appears as Lexington Street on my 1938 street directory but Grenenay Street appears in the index. The street does not exist in 1931.
Grey Street, Moorooka, Brisbane
gone

A 1956 map shows Grey Street adjoining Toohey Road in what is now Toohey Forest Park.
Grove Street, Ashgrove, Brisbane
Dalmore Street
-27.44143, 152.99282 In the 1931 street directory it is Grove Street (note the area was originally called Grove Estate) but confusingly there is a Grove Parade nearby (which is now Frobisher Street). In the 1938 & 1948 street directories both Grove Street and Grove Parade appear to have been renamed Frobisher Street; this seems frankly unlikely and perhaps the map makers were confused about which street had been renamed? In the 1956 street directory the original Grove Street is now called Grove Street again, but the former Grove Parade is still Frobisher Street. Looking at electoral rolls through the period it seems the names in active use are Grove Street and Frobisher Street, which support the theory that it was only Grove Parade that was ever renamed Frobisher Street. However, current maps show Grove Street as Dalmore Street (a change that must have occurred after 1956), and this appears to be the only name change that has actually occured.
Grove Parade, Ashgrove, Brsibane
Frobisher Street -27.44182, 152.99991 In the 1931 street directory it is Grove Parade (note the area was originally called Grove Estate) but confusingly there is a Grove Street nearby (which is now Dalmore Street). In the 1938 & 1948 street directories both Grove Parade and Grove Street appear to have been renamed Frobisher Street; this seems frankly unlikely and perhaps the map makers were confused about which street had been renamed? In the 1956 street directory Grove Parade is still shown as Frobisher Street, while original Grove Street is now shown as Grove Street again. Looking at electoral rolls through the period it seems the names in active use are Frobisher Street and Grove Street, which support the theory that it was only Grove Parade that was ever renamed Frobisher Street.
Guelph Street, Jubilee, Brisbane
Jubilee Park
-27.45268, 152.98216 Guelph Street appears on the Jubilee Estate map of 1897 [source] running east-west between Empress Terrace and Crown Street (at about the point of the slight kink in Crown Street). It appears on maps and street directories until at least 1938. However, in a 1948 street directory Guelph Street has disappeared and a unnamed park is shown. There is no evidence in the electoral roll of anyone living in Guelph Street although there is one newspaper reference to land at Guelph Street in 1923 [source]. As all original streets in the Jubilee Estate had royal connections (it was established at the time of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee), it is worth knowing that "guelph" means a member of a princely family of Swabian origin from which the British royal house is descended through George I [source].

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Haddon Street, Chermside, Brisbane
St Lawrence Street, Wavell Heights
-27.38227, 153.05101 There were too many Second Avenues in Brisbane and so Second Avenue in Chermside was renamed Haddon Street in 1938 [source][source] and this is confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. However comparison between the 1956 street directory and current maps suggests Haddon Street has been subsequently renamed St Lawrence Street.
Hall Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
McLachlan Street

Windmell Street (from James Street to Brunswick Street) and Hall Street (from Brunswick Street to Bowen Terrace) were renamed into a single street called McLachlan Street in 1925 [source][source]
Hall Street, North Rockhampton
Tomkins Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with another Hall Street on the south side of the city [source]
Hamilton Road, Hamilton, Brisbane
Kingsford Smith Drive

The road from Breakfast Creek to the Pinkenba level crossing (known as Hamilton Road until the junction with Racecourse Road and then Eagle Farm Road beyond that) was renamed in 1953 in  honour of Charles Kingsford Smith. Ironically, that road had been renamed Bailey Memorial Drive in 1938 after J.F. Bailey (curator of the Botanic Gardens) but that name had not been used. [source]
Hampson Street, Red Hill, Brisbane
Lower Clifton Terrace

In 1921, Hampson Street was renamed Lower Clifton Terrace, the name it had been in use 50 years ago. [source] A new Hampson Street was created in the Kelvin Grove area.
Hanover Street, Newtown, Ipswich
Lusitania Street

Probably renamed during the first World War following the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and definitely by 1922 (new name appears in electoral roll)
Hardacre Street, Wavell Heights, Brisbane
gone

Hardacre Street appears in a 1956 street directory but now has been subsumed by Shaw & Mercer parks. It meandered westward (it was not at all straight) from Shaw Road towards the direction of Bennelong Street (but never joined it).
Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, Brisbane Uhlmann Street
Comparing an 1885 map with a current map we discover that Hawthorne Road became Uhlmann Street, probably so that the old Bulimba Road could become the current Hawthorne Road [source]
Henry Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Scanlan Street

Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]
Henry Street, Northgate, Brisbane
gone

The streets in this area have been subsumed into large industrial estates.
Henry Street, Park Avenue, Rockhampton
Thackeray Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with another Henry Street on the south side of the city [source]
Henry Street, Sandgate, Brisbane
Fifth Avenue
-27.31655, 153.07032
In 1913, the council decided to rename Petty, Wilson, Cooksley, Henry, and Tully streets to be First, Second, Third, Fifth and Sixth Avenues respectively. [source] But it leaves us wondering about the origins of Fourth Avenue.
Herbert Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Astor Terrace

Renamed in 1937 [source]
Heussler Terrace, Auchenflower/Milton, Brisbane (part of)
Haig Road
Birdwood Terrace
Sir Samuel Griffith Drive

Heussler Terrace originally ran from Castlemaine Street to Mt Cootha Road. The section of Heussler Terrace (from Baroona Road to Rathdonnell Street) was renamed Haig Road at some time after 1916 [source:  a reader] and 1919 based on this newspaper article [source]. The section of Hussler Terrace (from Rathdonnell Street to Sir Samuel Griffith Drive as it is today) was renamed Birdwood Terrace around 1918. The small north-south segment from the now Birdwood Terrace to Mt Coot-tha Road is now part of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive (but appears as Simpson Road in a 1931 street directory). Heussler Terrace is still so named from Castlemaine Street to Baroona Road.
Higgins Street, Cribb Island, Brisbane
gone
Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
High Street, Koongal, Rockhampton
Stack Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with another High Street on the south side of the city [source]
Hilderstone Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
St Vincents Hospital (gone)

Hilderstone Street was a short street running west from Main Street, roughly half way between the intersection with Cairns Street and the intersection with Shafston Avenue. It appears in the 1956 street directory but appears to have been subsequently subsumed into Mt Olivet Hospital (Hospice) which was renamed St Vincents Hospital in 2010.
Hill Street, Belmont, Brisbane
Allambie Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note there was also a Hill Crescent in Belmont (now Carina Heights).
Hill Street, Clayfield, Brisbane
Creswick Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Not to be confused with a nearby Hill Street in Wooloowin (now Stopford Street).
Hill Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Armuna Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Although Armuna Street appears in the 1948 street directory, the street appears unnamed in the 1931 and 1938 street directories, so the previous name of Hill Street cannot be confirmed.
Hill Street, Dunellan, Brisbane
Drummond Street, Greenslopes
Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Antrim Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill Street, Kedron, Brisbane
Childers Street (3 segments)

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. The 1938 street directory shows Hill Street running between Gympie Road and Pfingst Street. In the 1948 street directory, Hill Street is shown as having been split by the Wavell Heights High School, with the western segment (to Gympie Road) being called Childers Street and the eastern segment to Pfingst Street still called Hill Street (but curiously Hill Street does not appear in the street index of that directory). A 1956 map shows the two segments both called Childers Street. Current maps show that the western segment has been split (separated by a creek with what appears to be a pedestrian bridge), making 3 segments today.
Hill Street, Kedron?, Brisbane
Erskine Avenue

Renamed in 1938. The [source] gives the old and new street name but not the suburb [using best guess based on 1956 map].
Hill Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Dalley Street
Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill Lane, Newmarket, Brisbane
Crane Street
Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill Street, Moorooka, Brisbane
Loraine Street (gone)
Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Although Hill Street in Moorooka is listed in the street index in the 1931 and 1938 street directories, that area is not covered by the maps. In the 1948 street directory, there are still no maps of the area but Hill Street no longer appears in the index but Loraine Street does (with the note that is "off Toohey Road"). A 1956 map shows Loraine Street as a street adjoining Toohey Road in what is now Toohey Forest Park.
Hill Street, Nundah, Brisbane
Calvert Street
Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill Street, Rosalie, Brisbane
Daintree Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill Street, Sherwood, Brisbane
Bentinck Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill Street, Stafford, Brisbane
Chisholm Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill Street, Taringa, Brisbane
Darvall Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Athlone Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane
Stopford Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Not to be confused with a nearby Hill Street in Clayfield (now Creswick Street).
Hill Street, Wynnum, Brisbane
Alkoomie Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Hill End Road, South Brisbane
Montague Road

Montague Road is shown on an 1865 Brisbane map as being only a short street between Boundary Street and Stanley Street. From Boundary Street back towards Highgate Hill the now Montague Road is called Hill End Road. [source]
Holingside Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
St Vincents Hospital (gone)

The 1956 street directory shows Holingside Street as a very short street (about 50 metres) running west from Main Street but not through to the river, roughly aligned with Prospect Street but a little further south. It would appear to have been absorbed at some stage into the northern end of Mt Olivet Hospital (Hospice) which became St Vincents Hospital in 2010. This street does not appear in many of my earlier street directories (but small streets are often omitted due to space reasons). However, in this 1887 map, the section of Prospect Street to the west of Main Street appears to be in much the same position as Holingside Street in 1956 (although Prospect Street extended right down to the river) so possibly it was formerly Prospect Street.
Holme Avenue, Banyo
Holme Avenue
-27.353306, 153.066525
In a 1948 street directory, Holme Avenue connected Wellington Road (now Stanworth Road) to Bridgeman Road (now Northumbria Road. Today, Holme Avenue ends where College Way begins and Northumbria Road is also shorter than it was, also terminated at its junction with College Way. Note College Way and the associated suburban development did not exist in 1948.
Hope Street (part of), South Brisbane
South Brisbane Railway Station
Colchester Street
-27.47953, 153.02108
A 1919 map shows Hope Street running from the Milton Reach of the Brisbane River through to Vulture Street. However, the expansion of South Brisbane railway station closed part of Hope street [source], splitting it into two segments, visible in a 1931 street directory. In a 1948 street directory both segments were still called Hope Street, but at some time soon after that, the southern segment was renamed Colchester Street. The earliest reference I can find to Colchester Street is in 1952 [source]. The rest of Hope Street remains further to the north, but no longer extends
Huet Street, Wavell Heights, Brisbane
partly gone

In 1938 Francis Street commenced at Shaw Road and ran west and then south-west, where it met Castor Street and then continued further south-west intersecting with Hardacre Street and terminating at an intersection with Roberts and Devereux Streets. In 1938 it was renamed Huet Street [source][source]. The 1948 street directory shows that the name Huet Street has been extended to include the road between Shaw Road and Brooks Street (previously Sylvan Street). Some time after 1956, the parkland we see today (Shaw Park and Mercer Park) has subsumed a number of streets in this area including the SW section of Huet Street after the junction with Castor Street (as well as Hardacre, Roberts and Devereux Streets).

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Ipswich Road, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Main Street
-27.47527, 153.03560 This 1865 map of Kangaroo Point shows it as Ipswich Road but an 1887 map shows it as Main Street. From Woolloongabba Fiveways onwards it is still Ipswich Road.
Irving Street, Newmarket
Baradine Street
-27.4368, 153.0097
Irving Street appears in a 1948 street directory but the last newspaper mention I an find of it is in July 1951. [source] The first mention as Baradine Street occurs in September 1952. [source]
Irving Street, Torwood, Brisbane
Bangalla Street, Auchenflower
-27.47132, 152.99640 The name change occurred about 1948 as the last newspaper references to Irving Street appear in September 1948 [source] and the earlier reference to Bangalla Street is in November 1948 [source]. Name change is also confirmed by this newspaper advertisement mention of both names [source] and by comparison of the 1948 and 1956 street directories.
Isaac Street, Auchenflower, Brisbane
Bayliss Street
-27.47841, 152.99348 Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 strret directories.
Ithaca Parade, Jubilee, Brisbane
Fletcher Parade, Bardon
-27.44985, 152.98416 A short segment of Ithaca Parade (from Coopers Camp Road to Coronation Street) can be seen on the Jubilee Estate map of 1897 [source] and a 1917 street directory shows Ithaca Parade from Coopers Camp Road to Jubilee Terrace, roughly following the line of the creek. However, in the 1931 street directory, Ithaca Parade has been replaced by Fletcher Parade.
Ivy Street, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Northmore Street
-27.40511, 152.97500 In 1948, Ivy Street ran from Keylar Street to Blackwood Street while Northmore Street ran only from Kedron Avenue (now McConaghy Street) down to the Kedron Brook Creek (Northmore Street had been known as Creek Street until 1938/1939) with no connection between Blackwood Street and Kedron Avenue (McConaghy Street). However, a 1956 map shows that connection has been added and that Northmore Street runs from Keylar Street right down to the creek.

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Jackson Street, Sunnybank, Brisbane
Chilton Street

Renamed in 1938 [source]
James Street, Alderley (near Enoggera), Brisbane
Huddart Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 streeet directories. Note there was another James Street in Alderley (now Trackson Street -- see below).
James Street, Alderley (near Newmarket), Brisbane
Trackson Street

Renamed in 1929  [source] to avoid confusion with another James Street in Alderley (now Huddart Street -- see above).
James Street, Annerley, Brisbane
Kintore Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, Breakfast Creek, Brisbane
Hutcheson Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Banya Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Beanga Street, Greenslopes

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, Eagle Junction, Brisbane
Kemble Street, Clayfield

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note that James/Kemble Street was longer than it is today. It used to go almost through to Park Avenue, intersecting with William Street (now Fitzroy Street).
James Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Bainbridge Street (does not exist?!)

According to this [source], James Street in Kelvin Grove was renamed Bainbridge (a claim not supported by any map I could find). I believe that this source has typos and that it was Jane Street in Kelvin Grove that was renamed Banbridge Street in 1938.
James Street, Lota, Brisbane
Belgamba Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, Milton, Brisbane
Blaxland Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, Morningside, Brisbane
Beelarong Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note that today Beelarong exists in a number of segments running between Thynne Road and Junction Road, yet it is shown in 1956 as a single straight road; perhaps drainage works have been required, creating the current disconnected segments.
James Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane Ballarat Street
One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, North Rockhampton
Higson Street

Renamed in 1927 [source]
James Street, Northgate, Brisbane
Hungerford Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, Sandgate, Brisbane
Kennerley Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, Stafford (Kedron), Brisbane
Hutchins Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Lochaber Street, Dutton Park

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
James Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane
Inwood Street

One of the 16 James Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Street, Annerley, Brisbane
Lothian Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Street, Ascot, Brisbane
Lonsdale Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Street, Breakfast Creek, Brisbane
Jobson Street, Albion

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Robertson Street

Jane Street was renamed Robertson Street in 1934, because there was too much confusion between Jane Street and nearby James Street. [source][source]
Jane Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Wicklow Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Banbridge Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.Curiously this name change is not listed here [source] (instead it says that James Street was renamed Bainbridge Street but this is not confirmed by any street directory, so I believe it is a pair of typos).
Jane Street, Manly, Brisbane
Benalla Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Street, Mitchelon, Brisbane
Kennion Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Kennion Street appears in the 1948 street directory, but unfortunately the street is not labelled in the 1931 or 1938 street directories to confirm that it was formerly Jane Street.
Jane Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
Berguna Street, Wishart (gone)

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. There is no Berguna Street in current maps; it has been replaced with housing. [source]
Jane Street, Newstead, Brisbane
Austin Street

Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]
Jane Street, Nundah, Brisbane
Jeffcott Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Street, Toowong, Brisbane
Lissner Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Street, Toowong, Brisbane
Purkiss Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Steet, Wilston, Brisbane
Jeffery Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Street, Windsor, Brisbane
Lucas Street, Lutwyche

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jane Street, Zillmere, Brisbane
Jennings Street

One of the Jane Streets renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Jeffries Street, Viriginia, Brisbane
Jefferis Street

In 1938, Edward Street was renamed Jeffries Street  [source][source] and this is confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. However, in 1948, it was renamed again to be Jefferis Street [source: Brisbane City Council Archives], a subtle change that appears to have taken a number of years to become adopted by the residents of the street, many of whom persisted in calling it Jeffries Street in the electoral roll in the 1950s. The Council Archives do not indicate why the name was changed in 1948, nor why the new name was so similar to the previous one. Can anyone help?
John Street, Albion, Brisbane
Bonython Street
One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note the suburb may be Albion or Windsor.
John Street, Bardon, Brisbane
Bousfield Street
One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Karthina Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note that Karthina Street once went a bit further to the east than it currently does; presumably that section was resumed for the military base.
John Street, Buranda, Brisbane
Deshon Street, Woolloongabba

Apparently John Street had been approved to be renamed Deshon Street by 1938 [source][source]. However, Deshon Street already appears in a 1931 street directory and there are references to Deshon Street "off Logan Road" as early as 1900 [source]. I cannot find any evidence of the street ever being called John Street. Perhaps, as it is a crooked street, part of it was originally called John Street and the name Deshon was extended to encompass all of it? Can anyone help? It is also worth noting that  Deshon Street terminated at the creek (as shown in street directories from 1931 through to 1956), but today it extends across the creek and terminates at Eighth Avenue
John Street, Clayfield, Brisbane
Batman Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1931 and 1948 street directories. The 1938 street directory shows the street as Wongarra Street, which appears to be a confusion with the other John Street of Clayfield that was renamed Wongara Street.
John Street, Clayfield, Brisbane
Wongara Street

John Street appears in the 1931 street directory, but it is renamed Wongara Street in the 1938 street directory. Not to be confused with the other John Street of Clayfield that was renamed Batman Street.
John Street, Coopers Plains, Brisbane
Rodwell Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Adina Street, Norman Park

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Cribb Island, Brisbane
Higgins Street (gone)

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Higgins Street appears in the 1948 street directory, but unfortunately the earlier additions don't have maps for Cribb Island to confirm that it was original John Street. Cribb Island no longer exists as a suburb as it was resumed for Brisbane Airport.
John Street, Graceville, Brisbane
Allardyce Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Rotherham Street

Existed as John Street in 1878 [source]. One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Kedron, Brisbane
Bromilow Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Broadhurst Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Morningside, Brisbane
Barwon Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories. Today Barwon Street is in a number of segments, but John/Barwon Street originally ran from Thynne Road through to Junction Road.
John Street, Myrtletown, Brisbane
Brownlee Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Brownlee Street appears in 1948 street directories, but this area is not covered by maps in the 1938 street directory, but it does mention John Street of Myrtletown in the index. So the original name of John Street is not confirmed, but seems probable.
John Street, New Farm, Brisbane
Berwick Street, Fortitude Valley

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Newstead, Brisbane
Durong Street

Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]
John Street, Nundah, Brisbane
Beeby Street, Wavell Heights

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source]; however, while there is a Beeby Street in Wavell Heights in the 1948 street directory, there is no street at that location shown in the 1938 street directory, so there is no evidence that it was originally called John Street. And there are 2 other John Street's in Nundah!
John Street, Nundah, Brisbane
Evatt Street, Wavell Heights

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories. Not to be confused with the 2 other John Street's in Nundah!
John Street, Nundah, Brisbane
Henchman Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories. Not to be confused with the 2 other John Street's in Nundah!
John Street, Paddington, Brisbane
Bowler Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Park Avenue, Rockhampton
Face Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with another John Street on the south side of Rockhampton [source]
John Street, Sandgate, Brisbane
Knox Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Toowong, Brisbane
Cadell Street
One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
John Street, Windsor, Brisbane
Bonython Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note the suburb may be Albion or Windsor.
John Street, Wynnum South, Brisbane
Dibar Street

One of the John Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Johnson Street, Moorooka, Brisbane
Dinmore Street
-27.53805, 153.02129
By comparison of this 1889 map of Moorooka Park estate and current maps.
Judge Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Judge Street
A1914? map shows the portion of Judge Street between Hale Street and Castlemaine Street being resumed to create Lang Park (now Suncorp Stadium). [source] In 1925, the remaining part of Judge Street (between Petrie Terrace and Hale Street) was renamed to Long Street at the request of the residents because of the "opprobrium" attached to the old name [source][source]. The nature of the opprobrium is not clear, but might be the association with the old Petrie Terrace Gaol [source]. However, at some time between 1948 and 1951, it appears to revert to Judge Street (which appears on current maps)
Julia Street, Northgate, Brisbane
gone

This area is now a number of large industrial sites.
Junction Street, Banyo, Brisbane
gone
-27.37755, 153.07814
This area is now an industrial estate. See this 1884 [map] (note, North is downwards).
Junction Street, Stones Corner, Brisbane
Stoneham Street

The proximity of this Junction Street to another Junction Street was the subject of complaint in 1938 [source] but both streets are still shown on a 1956 map. However, current maps show that the Junction Street at Stone's Corner was renamed Stoneham Street.

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Kaiser Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Rees Avenue
-27.50146, 153.05603 Renamed in 1915 presumably due to anti-German sentiment in World War 1. [source] This street was originally in the Wecker estate (see above).
Kate Street (part of), Shorncliffe, Brisbane
Pier Avenue
-27.32481, 153.08204
Kate Street (from Friday Street to Sunday Street, now Park Parade) was renamed Pier Avenue in 1913. [source][source][source] Kate Street (from Barton Street to Friday Street) appears on an 1919 street map as Lower Kate Street but simply as Kate Street in a 1931 street directory. Presumably with the renaming of the more elevated part of the street to Pier Avenue, the use of "lower" became unnecessary.
Kauri Road (part of), Ashgrove, Brisbane
Glenlyon Road (part of)
-27.44398, 152.97942 Comparison of circa 1924 map with current map shows the north-south section of Kauri Road has been amalgamated into an extension of Glenlyon Drive [source] most likely following the redevelopment of the Glenlyon House.
Kaye Street (part of), Bardon, Brisbane
Boundary Road (part of)
-27.46095, 152.98827 The 1956 street directory shows Kaye Street commencing at the intersection of MacGregor Terrace, Fernberg Street and Soudan Street and continuing south to Warburton Street (formerly Main Street). At some later time Boundary Road was extended up through this area and the section of Kaye Street between Soudan and Shaw Streets was subsumed into this new Boundary Road.
Kedron Avenue (part of), Mitchelton, Brisbane
McConaghy Street
-27.4059, 152.9768 A 1948 shows that Kedron Avenue as running from Samford Road all the way north to Kedron Brook Creek (despite being interrupted by the Mitchelton railway station). However, in a 1956 map, Kedron Avenue is shown as only being the small segment from Samford Road to the Mitchelton Railway station and the road from the railway station to the creek has been renamed McConaghy Street.
Keillor Street, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Meston Street
-27.41498, 152.97202 Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories. It was named after Archibald Meston.
Kennedy Street, North Rockhampton
Johnson Street
-23.32411, 150.50091 Renamed in 1927 [source]
Kennedy Street, Rockhampton
Littler Street
-23.38719, 150.48890 Renamed in 1927 [source]
King Street, Ashgrove, Brisbane
Piddington Street
-27.44592, 152.97116 One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, Banyo, Brisbane
Meymot Street
-27.37314, 153.07158 This 1884 map shows it as Second Street (not to be confused with a separate Second Avenue). By 1926, a street directory shows it as King Street.  It was one of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, Brisbane
Albert Street
-27.46906, 153.02470 Late in 1910, Albert Street was renamed King Street (to complement Queen Street) but early in 1911 it was changed back to Albert Street as the residents didn't like the new name. [source]
King Street, Cannon Hill, Brisbane
Goolara Street
-27.47167, 153.07987 One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, East Brisbane, Brisbane
Lisburn Street
-27.48806, 153.04189 One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, Gaythorne, Brisbane
Burdekin Street
-27.41625, 152.98191 One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, Holland Park, Brisbane
Arabilia Street
-27.51722, 153.06356 One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Castlebar Street
-27.47587, 153.03931 One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, Kedron, Brisbane
Maudsley Street
-27.40294, 153.02886 One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, Koongal, Rockhampton
Stenhouse Street
-23.37208, 150.55477 Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with King Street on the south side of Rockhampton [source]
King Street, Lota, Brisbane
Arakurta Street
-27.47289, 153.18173 One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, Newstead, Brisbane
Byres Street
-27.44753, 153.04380 Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]
King Street, Virginia, Brisbane
Morphett Street (gone)

One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories. However, Morphett Street no longer exists today; it appears to have been subsumed by an industry site.
King Street, West End, Brisbane
Lower Hardgrave Road
-27.48791, 153.00588 In the 1938 and earlier street directories, there was a north-south street in West End called Hardgrave Road at the north and King Street at the south. In 1938, the whole street was named Hardgrave Road [source][source]. It is not clear at exactly what point the street name changed, but the cramped writing of the name King Street seems to suggest it may have been as little as the segment between Ryan Street and Gray Road. The whole street appears as Hardgrave Road in 1948 and 1956 street directories, but current maps call the southern end of the street  Lower Hardgrave Road (presumably reflecting the fall of the land from the ridge at Dornoch Terrace).
King Street, Windsor, Brisbane
Maygar Street
-27.42656, 153.02747 One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, Wynnum, Brisbane
Glenora Street
-27.43675, 153.16900 One of the 14 King Street's renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
King Street, (somewhere in) Brisbane


In 1938, 14 King Streets in Brisbane were renamed, but I have identified only 13 of them above. Was the count in error or is there still another renamed King Street to find?! [source]
Kirkup Street, Alderley, Brisbane
Clifford Street

Apparently renamed prior to 1939 [source]. Unfortunately I cannnot find a Clifford Street in Alderley today or in any previous map; there is a Clifford Street in Stafford (which seems to have been known as Clifford Avenue earlier) although it seems a bit of a stretch that a document issued by the Brisbane City Council would have considered that street to be in Alderley. I cannot find any Kirkup Street in Brisbane in any street directory. Consequently I am somewhat dubious about the whole thing. Can anyone shed any light on this?

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Landsborough Street, Toowong, Brisbane
Landsborough Terrace (part of)
-27.48263, 152.99485
Paradise Avenue appears in a 1917 map as a short east-west street off River Road (now Coronation Drive) terminating at a small creek (which we cannot see on modern maps, but is about half way between Coronation Drive and the railway line). Today Paradise Avenue is the section of Landsborough Terrace beside the Regatta Hotel. No other parts of the present day Landborough Terrace are visible in the 1917 map. However, on a 1931 map, we see all of the present Landsborough Terrace but shown as three separately named segments. Theresa Street is the north-south section of Landsborough Terrace off Sylvan Road, which gives access to the east-west Landsborough Street which runs between the railway line and the creek, and then Paradise Avenue from the creek to River Road (Coronation Drive) unchanged from the 1917 map. The 1931 map does not show if there is a bridge/connection across the creek, but a 1938 map seems to suggest that the creek is still separating Landsborough Street and Paradise Avenue. The three separately named streets are still visible in a 1975 street directory, but appear as the single Landsborough Terrace in a 1990 street directory. [source]
Lang Street, Annerley, Brisbane
Rusk Street

Tamar Street

Mildmay Street, Fairfield
Ensign Avenue

Equity Street

Lagonda Street
-27.50068, 153.02957
-27.50252, 153.02920
-27.50762, 153.02830
-27.50525, 153.02914
-27.50903, 153.02845
-27.51147, 153.02757
In the 1956 street directory, Lang Street runs north-south from Cornwall Street to Venner Road, although the railway line passes through parts of it. On current maps, it has been renamed as a number of separate segments. Starting from the north, it is Rusk Street from Cornwall Street to Annerley Road, then Tamar Street from Annerley Road to the intersection with Wilkins Street (where the train line passes through it. Then, as the railway ran along the middle of Lang Street, there are now two parallel segments. On the western side of the railway line, it has become Mildmay Street from the intersection with Wilkins Street down to Ashby Street. On the eastern side of the railway line, it has become Ensign Avenue from the intersection with Wilkins Street down to the intersection with Denham Street. There is then a gap on the eastern side (as the railway is on the eastern-side of the old Lang Street), and then it resumes as Equity Street from Cronin Street (was Riverview Terrace) to Dudley Street. Then it is Lagonda Street from Dudley Street to Vennor Road.
Lavis Street, Redlynch, Cairns
Tenni Street

Renamed in 1952 to avoid confusion with Lavis Road in Freshwater. [source]
Leamington Street, off Leonard Street, South Brisbane area
Burton Street

Supposedly Leamington Street was renamed Burton Street in 1909 [source] but it is Leamington Street and not Burton Street that appears on current maps.
Leichhardt Street (part of), Spring Hill, Brisbane
St Paul's Terrace

In 1929 it was proposed to rename Leichhardt Street from Boundary Street to Bowen Hills, keeping the name Leichhardt Street between Wickham Street and Spring Hill. [source]. This proposal would appear to have been successful at some time as there is a reference to the name change on this 1932 map [source] and current maps show the street name changes to "St Paul's Terrace" at Boundary Street through to Bowen Hills.
Lillian Street, Taringa, Brisbane
Marmion Parade (extension)

A 1948 street directory shows Lillian Street ran east-west between Mt Coot-tha Road (now Moorak Street) and Harrys Road, while Marmion Parade ran east-west between Mt-Cootha Road (now Moorak Street) and Woodstock Street. The name Marmion Parade now applies from Harrys Road to Woodstock Street.
Little George Street, Newstead, Brisbane
Small Street

Renamed in 1904 to avoid duplication [source]
Little Ross Street, Rockhampton
Bartlem Street

Renamed about 1951 [source]
Little Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne, Brisbane
Aaron Avenue

Renamed prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Presumably the original name related to adjacent Virginia Avenue and that confusion between them was the motivation for the renaming.
Little Windmell/Windmill Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
MacLachan Street (between James Street and Connor Street)
-27.4563, 153.0383
Windmell Street (from James Street to Brunswick Street) and Hall Street (from Brunswick Street to Bowen Terrace) were renamed into a single street called McLachlan Street in 1925 [source][source]. Both of these sources call it "Windmell" but the 1917 street directory uses the more conventional spelling of "Windmill". In the 1917 and 1919 street directories, Windmell/Windmill was not shown as a through street but rather as two segments (both called Windmell/Windmill), one longer section starting at Brunswick Street and stopping just short of Morgan Street and a shorter section starting at James Street and finishing at Connor Street. I am guessing the missing section may have been part of the forecourt of St Patrick's Catholic Church? Anyhow, it seems the shorter segment from James Street to Connor Street was known as Little/Lower Windmell/Windmill Street to distinguish it from the other segment.
Logan Road, Moorooka, Brisbane
Beaudesert Road
-27.53672, 153.02245
Comparison of this 1889 map of Moorooka Park estate and current maps
Long Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Judge Street
In 1925, Judge Street was renamed to Long Streeet at the request of the residents because of the "opprobrium" attached to the old name [source]. The nature of the opprobrium is not clear, but might be the association with the old Petrie Terrace Gaol [source]. However, at some time between 1948 and 1951, it appears to revert to Judge Street (which appears on current maps)
Long Pocket Road, Long Pocket/Indooroopilly, Brisbane
gone

Long Pocket Road commenced at the intersection of Harts Road and Meiers Road and ran roughly down the middle of the Long Pocket peninsula, terminating by the river, roughly where Meiers Road terminates today. It appears to have been fully absorbed into the Indooroopilly Golf Club.
Loraine Street, Moorooka, Brisbane
gone

Originally Hill Street but renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Although Hill Street in Moorooka is listed in the street index in the 1931 and 1938 street directories, that area is not covered by the maps. In the 1948 street directory, there are still no maps of the area but Hill Street no longer appears in the index but Loraine Street does (with the note that is "off Toohey Road"). A 1956 map shows Loraine Street as a street adjoining Toohey Road in what is now Toohey Forest Park.
Lower Clifton Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane
Hampson Street

Lower Clifton Terrace was renamed Hampson Street around 1870, but the original name was restored in 1921. [source] A new Hampson Street was created in the Kelvin Grove area.
Lower Kate Street, Shorncliffe, Brisbane
Kate Street
-27.32593, 153.07924
Lower Kate Street  (from Barton Street to Friday Street) appears on an 1919 street map but in a 1931 street directory it is simply known as Kate Street. Presumably the "lower" became redundant after the more upper part of Kate Street (from Friday Street to Sunday Street, now Park Parade) was renamed Pier Avenue in 1913. [source][source][source
Lower Sherwood Road, Toowong, Brisbane
Woodstock Road

Renamed in 1904. [source]
Lower Windmell/Windmill Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane MacLachan Street (between James Street and Connor Street) -27.4563, 153.0383 Windmell Street (from James Street to Brunswick Street) and Hall Street (from Brunswick Street to Bowen Terrace) were renamed into a single street called McLachlan Street in 1925 [source][source]. Both of these sources call it "Windmell" but the 1917 street directory uses the more conventional spelling of "Windmill". In the 1917 and 1919 street directories, Windmell/Windmill was not shown as a through street but rather as two segments (both called Windmell/Windmill), one longer section starting at Brunswick Street and stopping just short of Morgan Street and a shorter section starting at James Street and finishing at Connor Street. I am guessing the missing section may have been part of the forecourt of St Patrick's Catholic Church? Anyhow, it seems the shorter segment from James Street to Connor Street was known as Little/Lower Windmell/Windmill Street to distinguish it from the other segment.

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Main Street, Bardon, Brisbane
Warburton Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note that the north-south segment of the current Boundary Road (from MacGregor Terrace down past Government House towards Baroona Road) did not exist at that time. It was Kaye Street that connected MacGregor Terrace down to Main/Warburton Street.
Main Street, Belmont, Brisbane
Bundah Street, Camp Hill

Renamed prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Main Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Bunowang Street, Balmoral

Renamed prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Main Street, Bulimba Hill, Brisbane
Harrison Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with Main Avenue [source]
Main Street, Coopers Plains, Brisbane
Granard Road, Rocklea

Main Street was renamed Granard Street prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note that in 1948, Main/Granard Street only went from Beaudesert Road west to Beatty Street. Then it became Cameron Steet that went west from Beatty Road to Douglas Street; there was no further connection west of Douglas Street. However, in the 1956 street directory, we see  Granard Road connecting Beaudesert Road all the way through to Ipswich Road (as appears on current maps).
Main Street, Mitchelton, Brisbane
Hay Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note that through until at least 1956, the street directory shows Hay Street as a single straight street from Glen Retreat Road down to just beyond the junction with Fourth Avenue (now Willcocks Street) where it became a cul de sac. However, on current maps, Hay Street is in three segments. The original Main/Hay Street two segments disconnected near Hoben Street due to a creek and park and a new segment has appeared which connects the original Main/Hay Street cul-de-sac down to Meston Street (formerly Keillor Street) where there was no street connection in 1956.
Main Street, Moorooka, Brisbane
Gainsborough Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Main Street, Lota, Brisbane
Coolana Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Main Street, Saint Lucia, Brisbane
Walcott Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Main Street, Sandgate, Brisbane
Barclay Street, Deagon
Bridge Street, Sandgate

Both Barclay Street and Bridge Street were originally called Main Street at some time prior to 1939 [source]. A 1931 street directory shows Bridge Street just as it is today. However, Barclay Street acquired its new name between 1938 and 1948 (based on street directories). A 1917 street directory lists only Main Street (and not Bridge Street) in its index and its map shows Main Street as forking. The position of the railway line suggests to me that the original Main Street was a straight road that was "bent" to accommodate the railway line and that the segment of the old Main Street that was cut off by the railway line was probably renamed Bridge Street at some later time. The new "bent" Main Street was then renamed Barclay Street in 1938. Can anyone confirm this?
Main Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane
Adamson Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Marcus Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
gone

Appears on a 1956 map but not on current maps. At that time Birubi Street (formerly Church Street) was a straight street, so it may have had the U-bend added to provide access to properties on the former Marcus Street.
Mareeba Road (part of), Ashgrove, Brisbane
Oleander Drive

Comparison of circa 1924 map and current map shows the western end of Mareeba Road has been amalgamated into Oleander Drive. [source]
Margaret Street, Banyo, Brisbane
Meredith Street

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Margaret Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Bilyana Street

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Margaret Street, Chermside, Brisbane
Kingsmill Street

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Margaret Street, Coopers Plains, Brisbane
Amherst Street, Acacia Ridge

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source]. Amherst Street appears in the 1948 street directory but unfortunately the 1938 street directory does not cover this area so I cannot confirm it was originally Margaret Street.
Margaret Street, Graceville, Brisbane
Tweedale Street

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Margaret Street, Manly, Brisbane
Berrimilla Street, Manly West

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Margaret Street, Manly, Brisbane
Berringar Street, Wynnum

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Margaret Street, Milton, Brisbane
Nairn Street

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Margaret Street, Moorooka, Brisbane
Medina Street

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Margaret Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
Beereegan Street (gone)

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source]. Beereegan Street appears in the 1948 street directory but unfortunately that area is not covered by the 1938 street directory so I cannot confirm it was originally Margaret Street. However Beereegan Street and other neighbouring streets have been redeveloped and Beereegan Street has now disappeared.
Margaret Street, Newmarket, Brisbane
Newbery Street

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Margaret Street, Oxley, Brisbane
Avalon Street

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed Waterford Street in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. However, current maps have the street called Avalon Street.
Margaret Street, Rosalie, Brisbane
Osman Street, Bardon

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Margaret Street, Yeerongpilly, Brisbane
Albermarle Street, Yeronga

There were too many Margaret Streets. Renamed 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Marquis Street, Humpybong
Redcliffe in the vicinity of George Street -27.22966, 153.09384 The Tunbridge Wells estate was sold in 1885. [source] Most of the street names on the estate map (apart from George Street) do not exist today. I can find no other references to Marquis Street in this area. Can you help?
Mary Street, Bald Hills, Brisbane
Windeyer Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, Breakfast Creek, Brisbane
Beaumont Street, Albion

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, Bulimba, Brisbane
Ferry Lane

Renamed in 1938. The [source] gives the new street name as Palall Street but not the suburb, but comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories confirm that Mary Street in Bulimba was renamed Palall Street. The 1956 street directory still shows Palall Street in Bulimba, but current maps show the street as Ferry Lane (although the southern part of the street has disappeared). This [source] says the name changed from Mary Street to Palace Street, but this appears to be a typo of Palall Street as there is no sign of a Palace Street.
Mary Street, Chermside, Brisbane
Latham Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Biran Street
Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, Corinda, Brisbane
Merewether Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, Deagon, Brisbane
Playford Street, Bracken Ridge

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Although Playford Street appears in the 1948 street directory, this area is not covered by the 1938 street directory, so I am unable to confirm that it was originally called Mary Street.
Mary Street, Dunellan, Brisbane
Newdegate Street, Greenslopes

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, Geebung, Brisbane
Brierly Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 street directory and current maps (the 1948 street directory doesn't show that area clearly).
Mary Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Blythe Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, Kenmore, Brisbane
Bingham Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. The current Bingham Street appears in the 1948 street directory but not in my 1938 street directory, so I cannot confirm it was previously Mary Street.
Mary Street, Kuraby, Brisbane
Strathmore Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. Strathmore Street appears in the 1948 street directory, but the area is not covered in the 1938 street directory so I cannot confirm it was originally Mary Street. Note that in 1948 Strathmore Street went from Logan Road across Alice Street (now Alpita Street) through to Winifred Street. Today, the section between Alpita Street and Winifred Street appears to be subsumed into Kuraby Special School.
Mary Street, Lota, Brisbane
Beltana Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note that in both of these street directories as well as the 1956 street directory, the street crosses the creek and extends west to the railway line. However, current maps show Beltana Street as terminating at the creek.
Mary Street, Milton, Brisbane
Beard Street
Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, Morningside, Brisbane
Burrai Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
Battunga Street, Wishart (re-routed)
Mary Street was renamed Battunga Street in 1938 [source][source]. Battunga Street appears in the 1948 street directory but the area did not appear in the 1938 street directory, so the original name of Mary Street cannot be confirmed. The street layout in this area has undergone considerable change from what appears in the 1948 street  directory. Battunga Street still exists but is very small compared with its 1948 version.
Mary Street, Park Avenue, Brisbane
Hogan Street

Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with the Mary Street on the south side of Rockhampton [source]
Mary Street, Rosalie, Brisbane
Beck Street, Paddington

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, Sandgate, Brisbane
Chubb Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. This is confirmed by finding it as Mary Street in a 1917 street directory but as Chubb Street in 1948.
Mary Street, Sherwood, Brisbane
Chancellor Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, South Brisbane area
Neylan Street

Supposedly renamed in 1909 [source] but neither name appears on current maps.
Mary Street, West End, Brisbane
Daventry Street (southern part)

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. The 1938 street directory shows Mary Street running from the river north to Bell Street (now Barnsley Street) with Green Street running from Bell Street to Dornoch Terrace, but the 1948 street directory shows both Mary Street and Green Street being named Daventry Street.
Mary Street, Wynnum, Brisbane
Berrima Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Mary Street, (somewhere in) Brisbane
Barwell Street

Supposed renamed in 1938, but the [source] gives the old and new street name but not the suburb and I cannot find Barwell Street in old street directories or in current maps. However, there is a 1938 reference to renaming  Barwell Street in Coorparoo [source] but I cannot find that in any old street directories or electoral rolls either. Perhaps the original plan had been to rename Mary Street in Coorparoo to be Barwell Street, but the objection in the newspaper article resulted in it being renamed Biran Street (see above).
Mathilda Street, Tarragindi, Brisbane
Errington Street

This source claims this name change occurred before 1939. However, Mathilda Street appears to be unchanged on historic and current maps suggesting no name change has occcured and this source suggest that Errington Street is a new street "off Mathilda Street" and not a renaming of Mathilda Street.
Maud / Maude Street


There appears to be considerable confusion regarding the correct spelling of the various "Maud" and "Maude" streets discussed below, most of them appear under different variants in different places. For this reason I list them all as Maud/e Street.
Maud/e Street, Auchenflower, Brisbane
Dowling Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Maud/e Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Brinawa Street, Camp Hill

Renamed prior to 1939 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Maud/e Street, Hamilton, Brisbane
Castleton Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Maud/e Street, Highgate Hill, Brisbane
Audenshaw Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Maud/e Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane
Twigg Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Maud/e Street, Lota, Brisbane
Booran Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Maud/e Street, Morningside, Brisbane
Bundara Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Maud/e Street, Sandgate, Brisbane
Beatham Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Maud/e Street, Tarragindi, Brisbane
Tiverton Street, Annerley

Renamed prior to 1939 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Maud/e Street, Toombul, Brisbane
Dalziel Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
Maud/e Street, Windsor, Brisbane
Cartwright Street

Renamed prior to 1939 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories. Note that the end of Maud/Cartwright Street may be a bit different today due to changes in the alignment of the creek and railway lines.
May Street, Belmont, Brisbane
Epala Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. However, both the 1938 and 1948 street directories show it as May Street, but in the 1956 street directory it appears as Epala Street. However, the 1941 electoral roll shows a resident living in Epala Street, suggesting the name change had indeed occurred in 1938.
May Street, Belmont, Brisbane
Lunga Street, Carina

According to this [source] May Street was renamed Gosford Street in 1938 but comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories show Mary Street was renamed Lunga Street (which appears in the following entry in the source, suggesting a printer's error).
May Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane
Rutledge Street

Renamed in 1938 [source] and confirmed by comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
May Street, Milton, Brisbane
Dorsey Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
May Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane
Gosford Street

According to this [source] May Street was renamed Galloway Street in 1938 but comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories show May Street was renamed Gosford Street (which appears in the following entry in the source, suggesting a printer's error). Note that in 1938 and 1948, May/Gosford Street was a short street only accessible from Gowrie Street. It was extended to connect to Tenby Street in the 1956 street directory and today, in a most unusual Y-formation, it also connects to Shire Road.
May Street, Red Hill, Brisbane
Winship Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
May Street, Sherwood, Brisbane
Galloway Street

According to this [source] May Street was renamed Marlborough Street in 1938 but comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories show Mary Street was renamed Galloway Street (which appears in the following entry in the source, suggesting a printer's error). Note there is a Marlborough Street in Sherwood, but comparison of the 1938 street directory and the 1948 street directories show it was formerly Station Street.
May Street, West End, Brisbane
Ashington Street

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
May Street, Wilston, Brisbane
Scriven Street, Newmarket

Renamed in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories.
May Street, Wilston, Brisbane
Sellheim Street, Grange
Myrtle Street, Grange (perhaps)

May Street was renamed Sellheim Street in 1938 [source][source] and confirmed by comparison of the 1938 and 1948 street directories. However, in 1938 and 1948, May/Sellheim Street ran from Grange Road through to Jean Street. But in the 1956 street directory, the section from Grange Road to Lanham Avenue had been renamed Myrtle Street. However, there are numerous newspaper references and electoral entries for Myrtle Street in the Grange back into the 1930s and 1940s , suggesting that perhaps Myrtle Street was always there and the street directories are wrong.
May Street, Wynnum, Brisbane
Manin Street

Based on comparison of 1938 and 1948 street directories.
McGuire Street, Brisbane


Created in 1925 at the rear of the new (current) City Hall between Adelaide and Ann Streets. [source] However it does not appear on current maps.
Medway Street, Rocklea, Brisbane
Sherwood Road (maybe)

In 1938 Queen Street was renamed Medway Street [source][source]. Queen Street appears in the 1931 and 1938 street directories as the street north and parallel to Sherwood Road. However, in the 1948 street directory, the former Queen Street has been renamed Sherwood Road (to the north) and the former Sherwood Road is called Queen Street (to the south), as they appear on current maps. It is not clear if the names were really swapped, or whether the street directories in 1931 and 1938 were wrong.
Mercer Avenue, Kedron, Brisbane
partly gone

Mercer Avenue appears a much longer street in the 1956 street directory. It extended further northwards through what is now Mercer Park, intersecting with Eighth Avenue (which came a bit further east than it now does) and then into a large triangular intersection with Nabiac Street and Cheshire Road (also completely subsumed).
Merton Road, South Brisbane area
Gillespie Street

Supposedly Merton Road was renamed Gillespie Street in 1909 [source] but it is Merton Road not Gillespie Street that appears on current maps.
Michel Road (aka Michel's Road, Michael Road), Geebung, Brisbane
Ellison Road
-27.3757, 153.0451
Based on the entries in the electoral roll for the Herrmann, James and Gurowski families, it appears that Michel Road is renamed Ellison Road at some time. The earliest street directory I can find the road appearing in is in 1938 and it is called Ellison Road at that time. The earliest electoral roll entry I have found for Ellison Road, Geebung is in 1934, but there are mentions of Ellison Road in Zillmere in 1922. If there is anyone who can confirm this name change, please contact me!
Middle Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane
Allwood Street (west of railway line)
-27.3757, 153.0451
Renamed in 1938 [source][source]. The 1938 street directory shows Middle Street as a very short street from Coonan Street to the railway line, while on the eastern side of the railway line there is a short street called Short Street which connects Railway Avenue to Clarence Road (it is not clear if the railway underpass existed at that time). However, in the 1948 street directory, both Middle Street and Short Street have been renamed Allwood Street.
Milton Road, Banyo
Radley Street, Virginia
-27.366487, 153.063405
Appears as Milton Road in an 1948 street directory but Radley Street on current maps. It is one of several streets renamed in this area, possibly when the industrial estate was built?
Moggill Road, Milton/Auchenflower/Toowong
River Road, then Coronation Drive
High Street

Moggill Road originally started in the centre of Brisbane and ran out to Moggill. Later the section along the river became known as River Road (see below), later Coronation Drive. The section through the village of Toowong became High Street, Toowong. [source]
Moggill Road, Kenmore
Cedarleigh Road
-27.50806, 152.94352
When Moggill Road was rebuilt onto a less hilly route through Kenmore, the old bypassed section became Cedarleigh Road.
Montague Road, South Brisbane area
Davies Road

Supposedly renamed in 1909 [source] but it is Montague Road not Davies Road that appears on current maps.There is a Davies Park adjacent to Montague Road.
Moore Road, Banyo
Telford Street, Virginia
-27.368507, 153.063813
Appears as Moore Road in an 1948 street directory but as Telford Street on current maps. It is one of several streets renamed in this area, possibly when the industrial estate was built?
Morphett Street, Virginia, Brisbane
gone

Some time after 1956 it was subsumed into an industrial estate. Known as King Street until 1938. [source][source]
Moreton Street, Humpybong
Redcliffe in the vicinity of George Street -27.22966, 153.09384 The Tunbridge Wells estate was sold in 1885. [source] Most of the street names on the estate map (apart from George Street) do not exist today.  Can you help?
Morton Street, Cribb Island, Brisbane
gone
Appears on 1956 map but not on current maps as the entire suburb of Cribb Island and parts of Lower Nudgee were subsumed into Brisbane Airport around 1970.
Mossgrove Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Dudley Street

Supposedly Mossgrove Street was absorbed into Dudley Street in 1909 [source] but it must not have occcurred as there were still complaints about having two names for the same street in 1938 [source]. However, current maps still show Mossgrove Street  and  Dudley Street as different names for the same street.
Mount Coot-tha Road, Taringa, Brisbane
Moorak Street
-27.49127, 152.97906 A 1948 street directory shows Mount Coot-tha Road running north-south from Stanley Terrace to Moggill Road. It appears as Moorak Street on current maps.
Musgrave Street, Banyo, Brisbane
Musgrave Road

Not clear if this is an official name change.
Musgrave Road, Indooroopilly, Brisbane (part of)
gone

A 1956 street directory shows Musgrave Street extending south to the river. However, on current maps it terminates at the junction with Rankin Street (formerly Francis Street), although there appears to be a pathway extending through to Goldieslie Road.
Musgrave Parade, Ashgrove, Brisbane
McLean Parade

A 1917 street directory shows it as Musgrave Parade. In the 1931 street directories and subsequently, it appears as McLean Parade.
Musgrave Street, Rockhampton
MacGregor Street
-23.40487, 150.49675 Renamed in 1925 to avoid confusion with the more major Musgrave Street on the north side of the city [source]

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Nelson Street, Humpybong
Redcliffe in the vicinity of George Street -27.22966, 153.09384 The Tunbridge Wells estate was sold in 1885. [source] Most of the street names on the estate map (apart from George Street) do not exist today. Can you help?
Nesbitt Street, Banyo, Brisbane
gone
-27.38010, 153.07484
Originally called Church Street, but there were too many Church Streets so it was renamed Nesbitt Street in 1938. [source] Unfortunately there is no Nesbitt Street on a contemporary map as the Golden Circle Cannery was built over it. See this 1884 [map] (note, North is downwards).</