|Interior view of Cloudland ballroom, Bowen Hills, ca. 1950|
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The Cloudland Ballroom is another of Brisbane's beloved buildings that was ruthlessly demolished without consideration given to its importance as a cultural landmark. Built in 1939-40, Lunar Park (later called Cloudland) hosted dances and rock'n'roll bands. Situated on top of a hill, a funicular transported people to and from the venue. The lavish interior featured an art-deco design as well as a sprung dance floor, widely considered to be the best in Australia.
Cloudland closed its doors in 1982. Despite its National Trust listing and vehement calls for the building to be preserved, property developers had the building demolished under cover of darkness on 7 November 1982 by the Deen Brothers.
- Cloudland History
- Wikipedia - Cloudland
- Back to Cloudland - ABC Radio 612 (include old photographs and audio files)
- Cloudland comes alive with digital technology - John Oxley Library Blog
|Entrance to the Cloudland Ballroom, Bowen Hills, 1946|
State Library of Queensland - Image 61681
|Dancing at Cloudland, , ca. 1948|
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