Lourdes Hill College

Stage Number: MBSH.03.03.27

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 75 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46927778,153.05855556

Time Link: 1916

Map Link: 1917

Image Time Point: 1917

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This Catholic convent school opened in 1916. It was later part of Archibishop Duhig’s vision of precincts of churches and schools spread across small parishes that saw the expansion of this school. The Hall was built, in 1918, atop a local hill so as to give Lourdes Hill College a prominent position in Hawthorne and surrounds. It became a Girls boarding school, the College gained a reputation for excellence in education for young Queensland women. It ceased taking boarders in 2011.


T.P.Boland, “Duhig, Sir James (1871-1965) in Australian Dictionary of Biography, (Vol.8, M.U.P., 1981); Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary, http://bit.ly/2JW6qjB

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MLMS. 8 chain series 1904–1917—Brisbane. 8 chains to the inch. Cadastral map of Brisbane and Suburbs sheet 5. MLMS 8 Chain