What makes this beautifully illustrated book prize interesting is that it was awarded by Maryborough Grammar School to a student who later attended Brisbane Grammar School. This was Herbert J Williams (BGS 1895-1896). When in Form VI in 1894, Williams was awarded Robert Routledge's Discoveries and Inventions of the Nineteenth Century for winning Second Prize. The Maryborough Grammar bookplate was signed by the Headmaster and Trustee.
Williams subsequently attended Brisbane Grammar School, where he was Captain of School Games and passed the Sydney University Senior Examination in 10 subjects. The journey of Herbert Williams from Maryborough to Brisbane shows the connectedness of Grammar Schools in Queensland.