Brisbane Boys College

Brisbane Boys College

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.52

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Kensington Terrace, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48780556,152.98786111

Time Link: 1918

Map Link: 1919

Image Time Point: 1919

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This school began its life as Clayfield College for Boys in February 1902 with four students attending classes in a small house. When the Presbyterian Church took over the school in 1918 its search for new grounds lead to the purchase and gift of part of Sir Robert Philp’s estate in Toowong. The renamed Brisbane Boys College opened in Toowong in 1931.


Toowong History Group Inc; Department of Enviroment & Heritage Protection, Qld Heritage Register citation No.600337

Image Citations

Brisbane Boys College. Wikipedia.

Map References

MLMS. 40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton district. 40 chains to 1 inch. Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 1. AG2