Brisbane Girl's Grammar School

Brisbane Girl's Grammar School

Name: Brisbane Girl's Grammar School

Time: 1875 - Current

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Category: Grammar School

Institution Category: Education

Institution Group: Combined Levels

Coordinates: -27.4586383333333, 153.019861666667

Street Address: 70 Gregory Tce, Spring Hill

Suburb: Spring Hill

Sector: Independent \'Grammar\'

Local Study Area: Spring Hill-CBD-Fortitude Valley-New Farm (Inner City)

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 9 Local Study Areas

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Brisbane Girls Grammar School was founded in March 1875, six years before women were admitted to universities in Sydney and Melbourne. Its first Principal was Janet O’Connor, who started the School with fifty female students in premises on George Street. The School moved to a Wickham Terrace premise within six months. In 1884, the Main Building at Gregory Terrace, was opened to one hundred students.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: York’s Hollow

Geographic Description 3: Hills (Large); Not Prone to Flooding but with low-lying valley area


“A Brief History” []. School Profile. Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Retrieved 2017-01-04.

Fitzgerald, Ross; Megarrity, Lyndon; Symons, David. Made in Queensland : a New History, Special Q150 commemorative edition, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, 2009.

Hancock, Judith A. The Emergence of Secondary Education for Girls in Queensland: the Case of the Girls’ Grammar School, Brisbane, 1875-1882, University of Southern Queensland, 1995.

McWilliam, Erica. Educating Girls [Brisbane Girls Grammar School], University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, 2013.

Prideaux, Peter. Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School: the First Sixty Years 1875-1935, Boolarong Publications, Brisbane Qld, 1985.

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Main Building, c1910. []