Hawthorne is a quiet, riverbend suburb in Brisbane, QLD with a rich history in the making. In this suburb, you’ll find village charm throughout some of the historic structures left and the deep history of this area. Less than 5 km from the CBD, here you’ll get an easier pace of life, away from the hustle and bustle – but with incredible views of the Brisbane River.
Hawthorne Brisbane history begins from the name ‘Hawthorne,’ The name originates from Hawthorne bushes that were planted in the area between the 1850s and 1860s by the settler, Mr William Baynes. By the 1860s, as Brisbane grew the areas were divided into some of the suburbs we see today. Additionally, in this time Brisbane saw major growth in their transport system including the Brisbane ferry and tram which helped the population of the Hawthorne area grow further.
Hawthorne Brisbane history also has some incredible landmarks from the past, including the 1940s Hawthorne Cinema Complex, at the time it homed one of the largest cinema screens in Brisbane. Additionally, Hawthorne has several gorgeous parks to enjoy including the large Hawthorne Park named after the suburb. This park has plenty of green space, a local sporting club and pub eatery, the Morningside Panthers and two large oval spaces for recreational use, as well as a walking trail throughout the park. Hawthorne Park is near many homes for sale in Hawthorne and nearby has plenty of other properties listed by our real estate agent Hawthorne Brisbane.
Further, the suburb of Hawthorne has developed numerous public transport options for local residents and visitors to use, in addition to a CityCat shop. For primary education, local girls in the Hawthorne area can attend Lourdes Hill College, an independent girls college in the heart of Hawthorne, that opened in 1916. Additionally, other close-by schools include Sts Peter and Paul’s School in the local suburb, Balmoral; Norman Park Primary School in the local suburb, Norman; or Morningside State School in the local suburb, Morningside. For more information on local schools, your local real estate agent for Hawthorn Brisbane can answer any questions regarding schools, parks and more if interested in learning more about homes for sale Hawthorne or off-market properties Hawthorne Brisbane.
Hawthorne Brisbane history continues with the heritage-listed site on 28 Gordon Street, which is home to the Hawthorne Ferry Terminal and Hardcastle Park. Here is a great spot to enjoy stunning views of the Brisbane River, go for walks/runs, have a picnic and enjoy the simple life in Hawthorne.
Hawthorne has a vast history in Brisbane and is a beautiful place to visit and call home!