Brisbane Literary Circle

Brisbane Literary Circle

Name: Brisbane Literary Circle

Group: Institutional Location

Type: Scholarly Society

Years at Location: c. 1887-?

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Further research is underway. Dr Leanne Day has done extensive research on the culture and curriculum of the Circle.

Impact on Brisbane Society

The Brisbane Literary Circle came out of the Brisbane Schools of Arts around 1887.


Buckridge, Patrick; McKay, Belinda. By the Book: a Literary History of Queensland, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld, 2007.

Hatherell, William J. The Third Metropolis: Imagining Brisbane through Art and Literature, 1940-1970,University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld, 2007.

Shaw, Barry; Metcalf, William James. (ed) Brisbane: Training, Teaching and Turmoil: Tertiary Education 1825-2018, Brisbane History Group, Salisbury, Qld, Boolarong Press, Moorooka, Qld, 2018.

Day, Leanne. The Brisbane Literary Circle: a strategy to elevate the communal mind, The Australian Library Journal, vol. 56 issue 3-4, 2007 pp. 392-404

Image Citations

FROM WOMAN’S CLUBLAND. Queensland Figaro, Thursday 28 April 1904, p 5. NLA Trove