BGS Sesquicentenary History Survey


​​​Brisbane Grammar School is currently writing its sesquicentenary history which includes extensive sources from the BGS Archives, Queensland State Archives, Queensland State Library, state libraries in Melbourne and Sydney, and the National Library of Australia’s digitised collection of newspapers.

​Carefully selected by the BGS Sesquicentenary History Committee, participants in an oral history program will enrich the archival research. In addition to oral history, a history survey will provide a valuable new source that will assist the historian to create an engaging narrative and meet the challenge of writing the school’s more recent history of the last 30–40 years.

All past and present members of the BGS community (students, staff and parents) are warmly invited by the BGS Sesquicentenary History Committee to collaborate with the Schoo​l’s historian, Helen Penrose by completing this survey included in this edition of grammar news and return in the reply paid envelope enclosed. Many of the questions are reflective, and none are compulsory. Short or long answers may be provided. 

Please access and complete the BGS History Survey here.

The development of the sesquicentenary history will ideally involve as many members of the school community as possible. You​r written responses to these questions will complement the oral history material that is being created with a relatively small group of people. You are encouraged to write more details next to any answer, or attach additional pages. You do not have to answer all the questions, and you may remain anonymous if you prefer. Family members are encouraged to complete a separate survey.

For more information contact Advancement and Community Relations Officer on (07) 3834 5206 or email​