Women's College (Kangaroo Point)

Women's College (Kangaroo Point)

Name: Women's College (Kangaroo Point)

Time: 1911 -

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Category: University Residential College

Institution Category: Education

Institution Group: Tertiary

Coordinates: -27.4751666666667, 153.037333333333

Street Address: Women\'s College, Corner of Shafston Avenue and O\'Connell Street, Kangaroo Point

Suburb: Kangaroo Point

Sector: Independent \'Community\'

Local Study Area: Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane

Study Stage: MBSH Stage 3 Local Study Areas

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The University of Queensland was established in George Street in 1911, and a number of student residential colleges opened along Shafston Avenue at Kangaroo Point, from near where the students could catch a ferry into the city. Queensland’s first female university college – The Women’s College – was established around here in ‘Chislehurst’, a house leased from Captain Carter, in March 1914. This house featured four bedrooms, drawing and dining rooms, kitchen, several outbuildings, and stables. A few years later, the neighbouring house ‘Oskarhome’ was also used as part of the college. The Women’s College moved to its current site at St Lucia in 1958, and Chislehurst was demolished in 1970.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Brisbane River

Geographic Description 3: Flood Plains; Ridgeline (Steep); Major River Penninsula


Campion, Stephanie; Reye, Florence; Reye, Susan; Fraser, Kay. The Women’s College: A Centenary History, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, 2014; Cohen, Kay. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Margaret Kowald, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas 1860-1960. Volume 1. RHSQ. 2014. page 134

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Women’s College, Kangaroo Point. [UQ Library Twitter]