Dutton Park

Dutton Park, Brisbane QLD 4102, Australia

The inner Brisbane city suburb of Dutton Park is just 5 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. Aerial photos of Dutton Park show it is located across from St Lucia and Ironside, and near to Fairfield, South Bank and Kangaroo Point. When Dutton Park was established in 1883, it was not popular with settlers with early plans for a Goal and South Brisbane Cemetery. In 1884 the South Coast Railway was established though Dutton Park. Subdivisions began quickly after the tramline was established in 1908. Boggo Road Goal was established in 1863, after the South Brisbane Goal was demolished. The South Brisbane Cemetery was established in 1870 with the first burial after the site was earmarked on early plans. While the Goal no longer holds inmates, it is home to many ghosts of a violent past. Ghost Tours of the area now operate, taking in the Museum at Boggo Road and the Cemetery. In contrast, Harmony Gardens located at the eastern end of Dutton Park, is a contemporary bright spot, with its unusual play equipment and paths shaped like butterflies. In 2006 the Eleanor Schonell Pedestrian Bridge was opened, linking the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland with Southern Brisbane.

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