International House

University of Queensland, Office of Marketing and Communications (1965). International House.

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Creator University of Queensland, Office of Marketing and Communications
Title International House
Place of publication Brisbane Queensland Australia
Publication date 1965-06
Series Photographs of the Office of Marketing and Communications
Type Image/Jped
Original Format Photograph
Source University of Queensland Archives, UQA S909 p54c
Language eng
Rights This image is in Copyright, please contact University of Queensland Archives for further information, email;
Subject 430100 Historical Studies
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In 1954, Rotarian Bert Martin accepted the challenge of initiating a significant project for the 50th Anniversary of Rotary International. The project was to establish an International House style accommodation at the University of Queensland. Martin believed that both local and overseas students could benefit from a shared experience of university life by living and studying together.

The supporting organisations included state and local governmentst, Rotary and other Service Clubs, the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, and the Queensland Country Women’s Association and on June 15th 1963 Sir Alan Mansfield unveiled the foundation stone of the college.

During 1964 the Warden Ivor Cribb and 4 resident tutors were appointed, and 59 male students were selected to take up residence. By 1965 Towers A, B, C and D, Martin Hall and the Warden’s House had been completed. By 1966 Towers E and F were ready to be occupied, with G Tower (the ‘girl’s block’) opening in 1969.

By 1970, 151 students (undergraduate and post graduate) were housed. Residents found the college’s multicultural and coeducational ethos an attractive alternative to the other residential colleges, and quickly became respected members of the community of colleges. The administration block was completed in 1986. [Taken from the International House website on 1 October 2015]
Keyword University of Queensland
University of Queensland - Buildings
International House
Student residences - International House

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Created: Thu, 01 Oct 2015, 11:59:11 EST by Mr Bruce Ibsen on behalf of University of Queensland Archives