James Stone – Ginger Beer Entrepreneur

James Stone arrived in Brisbane in 1857 and acquired land in 1875 at the corner of Logan and Old Cleveland Roads. His intention was to establish a hotel but he was never granted a licence so he only sold ginger beer. A hotel was later built on the site. The area was subsequently known as Stones Corner.

James Stone's grave in Balmoral Cemetery has recently been beautifuly restored by his descendants.


The Friends of Balmoral Cemetery Inc (or FOBC) was established on 28 July 2001, to preserve and enhance Brisbane’s historic Balmoral Cemetery.


Friends of Balmoral Cemetery Inc. are grateful for the assistance of many individuals and organisations for their ongoing support and for some of the information contained in this website:


  • Brisbane City Council, City Cemeteries

  • State Library of Queensland

  • Descendants of those who were laid to rest at Balmoral Cemetery

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