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Police Station (1893/1937)

Cnr Main & Prospect Streets

 

Qld police uniform 1860s-1890sQld police uniform 1860s-1890sThe district's first police station was built at Wivenhoe Pocket in the 1880s but was washed away in the devastating floods of February 1893.

Lowood was selected as the site for a new police station despite strong lobbying by residents of Fernvale who wanted the new station located there. 

In October 1893 The Queensland Times reported, "The police quarters, which have been moved from Wivenhoe since the February floods, are located on ground removed but a stone's throw from the site of the new Anglican Church, and Constable Purcer is the officer at present in charge of the station." 

After the 1893 floods also destroyed St Mark's Church at Wivenhoe Pocket, it was re-built in Prospect Street in 1894, next door to Lowood's new Police Station. 


In 1909 Lowood's Police Station was enlarged to include a new Magistrate's court room, police officers' quarters and two new holding cells.


Lowood Police Station built in 1937Lowood Police Station built in 1937In 1937 the original Lowood police buildings were demolished and a new station was built.

The Queensland Times reported, "The old Police Station was pulled down and a fine new station and residence have been erected. The station and grounds are kept beautifully."

Today this heritage building is used as a residence for staff at the new Police Station around the corner in Main Street.