Cavendish Road

General information
Route number(s) State Route 41
Major junctions
NW end Off Stanley Street East, Coorparoo, near Norman Creek
SE end Newnham Road (State Route 41), Mt Gravatt East, near Creek Rd
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
Major suburbsCoorparoo, Holland Park, Mount Gravatt East

Cavendish Road is an arterial road in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, linking the suburbs of Coorparoo, Holland Park and Mount Gravatt East.[1]


Cavendish Road commences at Coorparoo Secondary College near Bridgewater Creek in Coorparoo and then runs in an approximately southeasterly direction over hilly terrain. It terminates at the intersection with Creek Road in Mount Gravatt East. Although the road appears to continue beyond that point, it becomes Newnham Road.[1]


View along Cavendish Road, Coorparoo, circa 1929

The road first appears in a survey of Coorparoo in July 1863.[2]

A number of the early residents were keen whist players and the book commonly known as Cavendish on Whist was considered the authority on the game. Cavendish was the pen name of English writer and whist player Henry Jones, who was a member of the Cavendish Whist Club. This is said to be the origin of the road name.[2]

Cavendish Road State High School was constructed at 695 Cavendish Road in Holland Park. It opened on 9 April 1951.[3]


Significant landmarks on Cavendish Road include:

Major intersections

The entire road is in the Brisbane local government area.[1]

Coorparoo00.0Dead end (no adjoining roads or streets)Northern end of Cavendish Road (no route number)
0.270.17 Stanley Street East (State Route 41) – west – East Brisbane /
east (no route number) – Norman Park
Cavendish Road continues south as State Route 41
0.50.31Level crossing of Cleveland railway line
1.20.75 Old Cleveland Road (State Route 22) – west – Greenslopes/
east – Camp Hill
2.51.6Chatsworth Road – west – Greenslopes
east – Camp Hill
Coorparoo–Holland Park boundary4.32.7 Holland Road (State Route 10) – south–west – Holland Park /
Boundary Road (State Route 10) – north–east – Camp Hill
Holland Park5.33.3Wyncroft Street (becomes Pine Mountain Road) – east – Carindale
Holland Park–Mount Gravatt East boundary5.73.5Nursery Road – south–west – Holland Park West
Mount Gravatt East7.24.5 Creek Road (State Route 20) – south–west – Mount Gravatt East /
– north – Carindale
Southern end of Cavendish Road. State Route 41 continues south as Newnham Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b Cumbrae Stewart, Francis William Sutton (1940). "Some notes on Coorparoo" (PDF). The Historical Society of Queensland Journal. 3 (2). Brisbane: The Historical Society of Queensland: 67–79. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Coorparoo Fire Station (former) (entry 600569)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Coorparoo School of Arts and RSL Memorial Hall (entry 602054)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 17 December 2014.