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

Brisbane, Australia, 1959  Cloudland Ballroom

Brisbane, Australia, 1959 Cloudland Ballroom

Camp Luna Park, Cloudland Ballroom, Brisbane, QLD during WW2

Camp Luna Park, Cloudland Ballroom, Brisbane, QLD during

GRAND entrance ... The impressive and imposing exterior of the original Cloudland (circa 1960).

The impressive and imposing exterior of the original Cloudland (circa

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.

Cloudland 1959

Cloudland 1959

Cloudland Ballroom, Brisbane c 1955

Ashgrove Historical Society: Cloudland Ballroom in Brisbane

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


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