Mowbray Park, Brisbane

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#32 of 54 in Parks in Brisbane
Mowbray Park and East Brisbane War Memorial are a heritage-listed park and monument within the park on Lytton Road, East Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1904 to 1974. It is also known as East Brisbane War Memorial and Riversdale. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.
In 1903–04, the South Brisbane City Council acquired the riverfront property known as Mowbray's Paddock, alienated by Rev. Thomas Mowbray in the 1850s, for public park purposes. The new reserve was named officially as Mowbray Park in September 1904.
Rev. Thomas Mowbray had arrived in Moreton Bay in 1847, and although he was never inducted into a charge during his twenty years at Moreton Bay, he was instrumental in establishing the Presbyterian Church in Brisbane in the 1850s. In December 1850, he purchased approximately 12 acres of land along the southern bank of the Brisbane River at what was then referred to as Kangaroo Point, downstream from Rev. Robert Creyke's purchase, Ravenscott (later Shafston House), overlooking New Farm. Title was transferred to him in November 1851. In the 1850s, Mowbray built his family home, Riversdale, on this site. Thomas Mowbray died in 1867, but the family retained the property until its sale to the South Brisbane City Council in 1904.
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  • I usually pass by this park on my way to work and when I catch the City Cat. It looks lovely and rather family friendly. Seems like a wonderful place for locals to have a little picnic and go for a wa...  more »
  • Everything is super cool and family friendly, so clean and tidy love walking trough the park smelling fresh air and having a relaxing time there  more »
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  • Mowbray park is a nice park with lots of large trees at East Brisbane, on the Brisbane River. Plenty of free BBQ's for a family gathering. Nice for a stroll. Has a popular kids playground. The City Cat stops here.
  • Good local waterside park with good facilities and a few different things for kids and adults to do.
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