Marist College Ashgrove

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Name: Marist College Ashgrove

Group: Educational College (Secondary)

Type: Institutional Location

Years at Location: 1940-Current

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The location had been St. Jude's Seminary, where the Mission of the Most Holy Eucharist was established in 1929-1930. The land had been the 16-hectare (40-acre) estate of the late Dr. Taylor, next to his ‘Glenlyon’. The College was founded in 1940 as a Catholic day and boarding primary and secondary school for boys.

Impact on Brisbane Society

The School’s Motto is Latin: ‘Viriliter Age’ (Act Courageously), and was adopted in 1957.

The Australian historian Humphrey McQueen was educated at the College in the 1950s.


Marist College website []; Retrieved on 17 June 2019.

Farrelly, Mark. Canvas of Dreams: a History of Marist College Ashgrove to 1990, Marist College Ashgrove, Ashgrove, Qld, 1990.

Image Citations

Marist college, Ashgrove. Photographer: bertknot from scarborough. []

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