West End (Brisbane)

West End, an increasingly residential inner suburb, is 3 km south-west of central Brisbane, across the Brisbane River. The name is presumed to have been inspired by West End, London.

Throughout the 1850s and 1860s West End was a district of farm families, and in 1864 the Boundary Hotel in Boundary Street was first licensed. More significant settlement occurred in the next decade with the opening of a post office (1874), a school in Vulture Street (1875) and a Congregational church in Brighton Road (1878). The ferry service across to Toowong began in 1876.

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