Loreto College

Name: Loreto College

Time: 1931 - Current

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Category: Catholic Secondary College

Institution Category: Education

Institution Group: Secondary

Coordinates: -27.5095, 153.063388333333

Street Address: 427 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo

Suburb: Coorparoo

Sector: Independent \'Catholic\'

Local Study Area: Greenslopes-Coorparoo

Study Stage: MBSH Stage 3 Local Study Areas

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Coorparoo was the first of the new parishes established by Catholic Archbishop James Duhig. He invited the Loretto Order of nuns to establish its first Queensland school in the parish. Despite the Great Depression, fundraising through lottery tickets enabled Loretto College to open in 1931, with the completion of the ‘Casket Building’ by builder S. Carrick. The College was the first Brisbane Catholic boarding school established under Duhig. Other significant College stuctures are the 1954 Administration Building and the 1977 Gonzaga Barry Centre.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Norman Creek

Geographic Description 3: Flood Gullies; Ridgeline; Hills


‘Loreto College History’, Loreto College Coorparoo Website. Retrieved 1 June 2019 [https://www.loreto.qld.edu.au/about-loreto/loreto-college-history/]

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Loreto College Coorparoo. [https://www.loreto.qld.edu.au/about-loreto/loreto-college-history/archives/snippet-3-2/]