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03-January-2014
03-January-2014

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A monument commemorates the centenary of the Brisbane Grammar School.

​​The Grammar Schools' Act, passed by the new Queensland Government in 1860, provided for the establishment of secondary education in this state.  By 1868, enthusiastic public subscribers had raised enough money to enable the establishment of our School, Brisbane's first Grammar School and the first independent boys school.  In that same year, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, laid the foundation stone at the School's original site in Roma Street.

The doors of the new school opened in February 1869 with ninety-four students and four masters under the leadership of Headmaster Thomas Harlin. In 1881, the School was moved to its present site and the magnificent neo-gothic style Great Hall and classrooms were opened that year.

Location

Address:24 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.459866
Long: 153.018498
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1868
Approx. Event End Date:1968

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 29th February, 1968
Front Inscription
To Commemorate The Centenary Of Brisbane Grammar School This Foundation Stone Was Laid By 
His Excellency The Rt. Hon. Lord Casey 
P.C., G.C.M.G., C.H., D.S.O., M.C., K.St. J.
Governor General Of The Commonwealth Of Australia
On 29th. Feb. - 1968.
Source: MA
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