The Brisbane Markets
Brisbane’s Rocklea Markets were originally located at Eagle street (Brisbane’s CBD), and were known as the Brisbane Markets. In the early 1880s the markets relocated to Roma street, this location was chosen due to the close proximity to the nearby railway, particularly because it terminated at Roma Street.
The new markets consisted of several large covered sheds, one of these had a double set of railway lines between two platforms, various offices were also built on the adjoining street frontage including a cold store to store meats and poultry.
In the early 1900s, due to dissatisfaction regarding the amount of rent being charged several agents formed their own company, “The Brisbane Fruit and Produce Exchange”. The new Fruit and Produce Exchange building was built on Turbot Street and operated from there until the markets relocated to Rocklea in the late 1980s.