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    1867 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING

    ​​​​​​​​This 1867 architectural drawing shows architect Benjamin Backhouse's vision for Brisbane's first secondary school, detailing the front elevation and ground plans. Backhouse moved to Sydney in 1868 before the Roma Street building was completed, and as in many construction projects, his original plans were modified due to cost constraints. The building opened its doors to students in 1869.