St James College (Fortitude Valley)

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Name: St James College (Fortitude Valley)

Group: Educational College (Secondary)

Type: Institutional Location

Years at Location: 1868-Current

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St. James College was established in 1868 with only 12 students and is the oldest Roman Catholic boys' school in Queensland. In 1893, the Christian Brothers agreed to take over the school following major economic depression. Jerome William Long (1871–1877) was the first Lay Principal. The college has also been known as Edmund Rice College, St James's, and St James Practical College.

Impact on Brisbane Society

The School Community is informally known as ‘Jimmies’. Further research is underway.


Further research is underway.

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St James College, Fortitude Valley

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