Kelvin Grove Teachers' College

Kelvin Grove Teachers' College

Name: Kelvin Grove Teachers' College

Time: -

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Category: State Teachers\' College

Institution Category: Education

Institution Group: Tertiary

Coordinates: -27.4509016, 153.0169117

Street Address: 149 Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

Suburb: Kelvin Grove

Sector: State

Local Study Area: Bardon-Red Hill-Milton-Kelvin Grove

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 7 Study Areas

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Kelvin Grove Teachers’ College was established in 1961 to provide courses in primary and secondary teacher education from its predecessor the Queensland Teachers’ Training College, which was established in 1914. In 1923 the college moved to the “old” Trades Hall on the corner of Edward and Turbot Streets in Brisbane, where it remained until January 1942. The following month, the College moved to the campus of the North Brisbane Intermediate School at Kelvin Grove. The College subsequently underwent a series of name changes, initially to the Senior Teachers’ Training College (1944), and then to the Queensland Teachers’ College (1950), Kelvin Grove Teachers’ College (1961), Kelvin Grove College of Teacher Education (1974), Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education (1976), Kelvin Grove Campus of the Brisbane College of Advanced Education (1982), and Kelvin Grove Campus of the Queensland University of Technology (1990).

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Breakfast Creek; York’s Hollow

Geographic Description 3: Flood Gullies; Hills; Ridgeline (Kelvin Grove, Winsdor, and Herston Roads); Valleys


Anderson, Norman R. Kelvin Grove, Forty years 1942-1981: from Teacher’s College to C.A.E.: a Short History of Transition, Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education, Kelvin Grove, Qld, 1981.

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

Kyle, Noeline; Manathunga, Catherine; Scott, Joanne. A Class of its Own: a History of Queensland University of Technology, Hale & Iremonger in association with QUT, Sydney, 1999.

Image Citations

Unidentified. (n.d.). Male Students from the Kelvin Grove Teachers’ Training College, Brisbane, Ca. 1946, SLQ Collection reference: 27941 Kelvin Grove Teachers’ Training College Group Photographs.