Brisbane School of Arts (Third Era)

Brisbane School of Arts (Third Era)

Name: Brisbane School of Arts (Third Era)

Time: 1955 - Closed

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Category: School of Arts

Institution Category: Education

Institution Group: Public Community Education

Coordinates: -27.465513, 153.027149

Street Address: Ann Street, Brisbane City

Suburb: Brisbane City (CBD)

Sector: Independent \'Community\'

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

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 9 Local Study Areas

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Formerly North Brisbane School of Arts, the new Brisbane School of Arts began when the Ann Street building was opened on 17 May 1878. The former Servants Home was purchased by the trustees of the North Brisbane School of Arts for £1,000 in 1873. The School of Arts provided a library for members, conducted public lectures, and organised classes in a wide variety of subjects. The lending library was a major activity of the School of Arts. To meet the needs for technical education classes, a hall was added to the rear in 1884. This space was used for the Brisbane Technical College which operated under the auspices of the School of Arts until 1902 when the Queensland Government took responsibility for technical education.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Brisbane River

Geographic Description 3: Flood Plains (Major); High River Banks (still floods); Ridgeline (Slopes off Wickham Tce)


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