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Agency ID10552
TitleBrisbane Central Girls State School
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date 14/8/1860
End Date 31/12/1919
Date NotesN/A

Provided primary school education for girls

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1173Board Of National Education 14/8/1860 1/10/1860
337Board of General Education 1/10/1860 31/12/1875
32Department of Public Instruction 1/1/1876 31/12/1919
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
8518Brisbane National School
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
8904Brisbane Central Boys State SchoolThe two secondary depts amalgamated 1920
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Information Sources

Votes & Proceedings Queensland, Session of 1864, p. 430
Votes & Proceedings Queensland, Session of 1878, Vol. 1, p. 1018
Department of Education, Queensland, Registers of Schools, Vol 1, EDU/W1
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1907, p. 1249
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1921, Vol. 1, p. 643
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1922, Vol. 1, p. 641[17]
Education Office Gazette 1920, Vol. XXII, No. 4, p. 95.
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1928, Vol. 1, p. 671
Department of Education, School Files, EDU/AB233
Department of Education, School Files, EDU/AB234
Education Office Gazette 1927, Vol. XXIXI, No.8, p.279
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Education Act 1860
State Education Acts & Amendment Acts 1875 - 1957
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Brisbane Central Girls School (Number 233) has its origins in the National School opened in Brisbane in 1860. On 14 August 1860, Brisbane Central Girls' School was opened as the girls and infants department under the Headmistress Margaret Berry. The school was first held in an old wooden chapel situated at the corner of Ann and Creek Streets. In December 1862, the school moved to a building in Adelaide Street.

On 1 July 1862, the infants were separated from the girls to become the Brisbane Central or Normal Infants' School. (School number 234). The Infants moved into a new building in 1864.

For much of the 19th century, the school was referred to as either the Brisbane Central Girls' School or the Brisbane Normal Girls' School.

In 1906, Brisbane Central Girls combined with Brisbane Central Infants School and was renamed the Brisbane Central Girls' and Infants' School. The school closed at the end of 1919 and reopened at the beginning of 1920 as the Brisbane Central State School when the secondary department of the Girls school was amalgamated with the secondary department of the Boys school to form the Brisbane Junior State High School. The new Central School was a mixed primary school formed from Brisbane Central Boys and Girls and Infants Schools.

In 1922, it became the Brisbane Central Practising School until 1927, when the buildings were demolished and the Head, staff and pupils were transferred to the Leichhardt Street State School.

N.B In 1954, Leichhardt Street State School changed its name to Brisbane Central State School.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10552, Brisbane Central Girls State School
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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