BGS150 History Book


Light dark blue: 150 years of learning and leadership at Brisbane Grammar School will be published in February 2019. Pre-sale now open - click here.


Drawing on personal stories and extensive scholarly research, this book explores and celebrates the School's distinctive place in Queensland's educational landscape, and considers the effects of political, social and economic change during its 150 years.

Light dark blue describes the leadership provided by headmasters, staff and trustees, and students' learning experiences in every era. The story charts the School's quest for academic excellence, educational innovation, the influence of the state scholarship system, boarding, financial challenges, and every aspect of school culture from loyal wartime service to diverse offerings in sport and the arts.

​Enlivened by anecdotes and hundreds of illustrations, Light dark blue will reward those who wish to dip into the School's history, as well as readers determined to delve more deeply. A foreword by Old Boy David Malouf AO '50 introduces this elegant hardcover book, written by professional historian Helen Penrose (HistorySmiths).