Centenary of Brisbane Grammar SchoolPrint Page
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.
|Address:||24 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill, 4000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.459866|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1868|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1968|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 29th February, 1968|
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.