St John’s College (Kangaroo Point)

Name: St John’s College (Kangaroo Point)

Group: Institutional Location

Type: University Residential College

Years at Location: 1912-1956

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Impact on Brisbane Society

St John’s College was founded by the Anglican 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 true college system existed with the relations with a theological centre. In the case of St John’s College, it was the St Francis Theological College.

St John’s College moved to the St Lucia campus in 1956.


Nicholls, Paul. Venture of Faith: A Centenary History of St John’s College, the University of Queensland, Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd, North Melbourne, 2014.

Raymont, Philip. Donaldson’s College: Archbishop St Clair Donaldson and the Foundation of St John’s College, The University of Queensland, St Lucia Qld, 1998.

Image Citations

St John’s College, Kangaroo Point. St John’s College Gallery]