The iconic Cloudland Ballroom in Brisbane was a centre for music and dancing for 40 years

The iconic Cloudland Ballroom in Brisbane was a centre for music and dancing for 40 years

Cloudland Ballroom; (built in 1940) Brisbane, Queensland; Bulldozed by the Deen Brothers in 1982 with only the permission of then Premier Joh Bejelkie Peterson, this caused quite a furore as the Wrecking of the Bellvue Hotel in the city had in 1979.

(built in Brisbane, Queensland; Bulldozed by the Deen Brothers in 1982 with only the permission of then Premier Joh Bejelkie Peterson, this caused quite a furore as the Wrecking of the Bellvue Hotel in the city had in

Cloudland Ballroom

Side view of the building known as Cloudland at Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland, 1946

”Cloudland Dance Hall”,  builders declared, “With its private alcoves, upholstered seating, dressing rooms, and perfect ventilation… the ballroom will be the finest of its kind in Australia”. It was no exaggeration. Cloudland was a classic World War II structure. Inside it had hard timber floors, decorative columns, sweeping curtains, domed skylights and chandeliers. Cloudland also had an upper circle of tiered seating which overlooked the floor and stage.

Cloudland Ballroom - Bowen Hills, Brisbane c 1940 Danced here at the occasional ball and dance, did Uni exams here too.

Inside Cloudland - believed to be a WW2 era photograph, probably a US Army Signal Corps photograph

Inside Cloudland - believed to be a era photograph, probably a US Army Signal Corps photograph

Cloudland Ballroom - Bowen Hills, Brisbane c 1940

Cloudland Ballroom - Bowen Hills, Brisbane c 1940 Danced here at the occasional ball and dance, did Uni exams here too.

Cloudland Ballroom, Brisbane c1955

Cloudland Ballroom, Brisbane c1955

Cloudland Ballroom. This entrance was not there during WW2.  Bulldozed by the Deen Brothers in 1982 with only the permission of then Premier Joh Bejelkie Peterson, this caused quite a furore as the Wrecking of the Bellvue Hotel in the city had in 1979.

(built in Brisbane, Queensland; Bulldozed by the Deen Brothers in 1982 with only the permission of then Premier Joh Bejelkie Peterson, this caused quite a furore as the Wrecking of the Bellvue Hotel in the city had in

Post war spirit is captured at a ballroom dancing festival in 1952 at Cloudland

Cloudland Ballroom Brisbane: a treasure destroyed - Ballroom dancing competition 1952

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