Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College

Name: Emmanuel College

Group: Institutional Location

Type: University Residential College

Years at Location: 1912-1955

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Emmanuel College’s Motto is Fiat Lux (Let there be light)

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Impact on Brisbane Society

Emmanuel College was founded by the Queensland Presbyterian Church in 1911. It was created as a university residential college for the new university in an adaption from the Oxbridge model. Only a small amount of axillary tutorials occurred in the Australian residential college system, and a true college existed with the housing of a theological centre. In the case of ‘Emmanuel’, it was the Presbyterian Theological Hall.

In 1955, the College relocated to its current site on Sir William MacGregor Drive, St Lucia.


Emmanuel College 2011, Overview and History, . Retrieved on 7 January 2019.

Story, John D. The Spirit of Caledonia in the Formation of the University of Queensland, Emmanuel College, St. Lucia, Qld, 2011.

Image Citations

Emmanuel College, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, 1930. Archive: John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. [https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37985146]