Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Grammar Rises as Education's Star in the Colony

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Grammar Rises as Education's Star in the Colony

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THE Toowoomba Grammar School was founded on August 5, 1875 on 21 hectares of heavily timbered land known as Old Queens Park on the school's current site.

The design by a Mr. Willoughby Powell in the domestic Gothic style was chosen for the school, and The Chronicle reported the building provided accommodation for at least 45 boarders as well as six school rooms spread over the ground and first floors.

The contract to build the school was awarded to John Garget, Toowoomba's mayor from 1876 to 1878 and again in 1885, who went on to build Toowoomba's post office and court house in Margaret Street in the late 1870s.

The Chronicle of August 7, 1875 records the laying of the Toowoomba Grammar School foundation stone as follows:

aThe laying of the foundation stone of a public school is a gratifying event under any circumstances, but the ceremony performed by Mr. JUSTICE LILLEY on Thursday afternoon is one that must have a widely extended influence for good to the rising youth of this district. …

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