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24-September-2018 (Russell Byers)
24-September-2018 (Russell Byers)

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The foundation stone of the former Queensland University Library building commemorates the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the University of Queensland.

The University of Queensland was the first university in the state and was officially founded on April 16, 1910, with the gazettal of appointments to the first UQ Senate. Teaching started in 1911 in Old Government House in George Street, Brisbane.


Address:Main Drive, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.476523
Long: 153.028842
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:16-April-1910
Actual Event End Date:16 -April-1935


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th April, 1935
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University of Queensland

This foundation stone of the Library building erected to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the foundation of the University was laid by the Honourable William Forgan Smith M.L.A. the Premier of Queensland on the thirteenth day of April 1935.

Honourable Frank A. Cooper M.L.A.     Sir James William Blair Knt.  
Minister for Public Instruction.               Chancellor


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au