Stuartholme School

Stuartholme School

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.53

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 365 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46944444,152.97380556

Time Link: 1918

Map Link: 1919

Image Time Point: 1919

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Stuartholme School stands on very high ground overlooking Toowong and the city. The traditions of the school date back to France in 1800 with the establishment of the Society of the Sacred Heart, an order dedicated to educating Catholic girls. The six founding sisters arrived in Brisbane in January 1917 and established themselves in Annerley. Later that year the Archbishop purchased the western suburbs property of the late Richard W Stuart for a school. Stuartholme school was transferred to the Society in 1918 at a cost of £3000 and the foundation stone laid and blessed the following year. The school opened to pupils on 1 March 1920.


Toowong History Group Inc.

Image Citations

State Library of Queensland and John Oxley Library; #93380

Map References

MLMS. 40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton district. 40 chains to 1 inch. Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 1. AG2