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The library was built by past and present boys of the school to perpetuate the memory of the 1023 boys who enlisted from the school and the 172 who made the supreme sacrifice in World War One.
A crystal cabinet contains four volumes of leather-bound books, (the Golden Books) with one page devoted to each of the 1023 former pupils, two staff members and one trustee of Brisbane Grammar School who enlisted in the First World War. One volume at a time is displayed in a glass case in the Memorial Library, with the pages turned daily. The Library contains many important and commemorative stained glass windows, to past pupils who died during war.
The granite foundation stone was laid on Anzac Day 1923 by the Governor of Queensland Sir Matthew Nathan. The library was officially opened and dedicated on the 11th November 1924 by the Governor, Sir Matthew Nathan who turned a golden key in the lock to open the building. A hush fell over the crowd as the door swung to and disclosed the exquisite stained glass windows and the crystal cabinet containing the Golden Books.
The Northern Miner (Charters Towers), 27th April 1923,
The Queenslander (Brisbane) 22nd November 1924.
|Address:||24 Gregory Terrace, Brisbane Grammar School, Spring Hill , 4000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.459866|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 11th November, 1924|