Our Lady's Parish School

Stage Number: MBSH.02.02.42

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Fairfield-Annerley

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 13 Chester Road

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51558333,153.03142222

Time Link: 1964

Map Link: 1964

Image Time Point: 1964

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Our Lady’s Parish School was opened by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1964. This was an era when major changes were happening in Queensland secondary education. In 1964 all students in Grades 7 and 8 transferred automatically to secondary school, becoming Grades 8 and 9 respectively. The opening of Catholic colleges like Our Lady’s Parish School has to be placed in the context of the larger development on three fronts, changes in federal funding for education, changes in the state education system and curriculum reforms, and changes in Catholic education system, shifting away from the control of the local parish to professionalisation under diocesan control.


Brian Matthews. Mary Immaculate Parish”, in The Annals of Annerley. Proceedings of the Annerley Conference, 17 July 1994, Edited by John Kerr. Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 1997. p. 43.

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Qimagery. Brisbane Transportation Study 1964. Scale: 1:33,000.