UQ Great Court

Post Card From Oz

26 July 1998

From our Queensland, Australia Trip
17 July to 27 November 1998

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND was established in 1909 by an Act of State Parliament to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Queensland's separation from the colony of New South Wales. See A Brief History of the University of Queensland.

The University's main campus is at St. Lucia which is seven kilometers from the heart of Brisbane. The campus is 114 hectares and is situated in a bend of the Brisbane River. The heart of the campus is a semi-circle of cloistered buildings known as the Great Court. The cloistered walkway provides shade in the heat of the day or cover in a downpour. All the buildings on the Great Court are faced with distinctive Helidon sandstone from a quarry in Queensland. The stone is a dramatic mixture of hues of brown, tan, grey, salmon, and purple and is especially beautiful in early morning light.

Adorning the buildings are a series of gargoyles based on former faculty.

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For the period 15 July to 15 November 1998:

Emmanuel College
The University of Queensland
Sir William MacGregor Drive
St. Lucia, 4067 Queensland, Australia
Phone: 011-617-3871-9356

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