Emmanuel College War Memorial Honour Board

Location of Emmanuel College War Memorial Honour Board

Emmanuel College Dining Room, Sir William Macgregor Drive, University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4067

Large brass plaque in a wooden frame, mounted high on the wall to the left of the main entrance to the dining room. The Honour Board recognises the sacrifice of men from the college who fell in World War I and II and displays the names of 5 individuals from the Great War and 9 names from the war of 1939–1945. The college dining room was erected to recognise the former and the chapel erected to recognise the latter group.

Inscription

TO THE MEMORY OF THE COLLEGE MEN WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR I. IN HONOUR OF WHOM THE DINING HALL WAS ERECTED & TO THE MEMORY OF THE COLLEGE MEN WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR II IN HONOUR OF WHOM THE CHAPEL WAS ERECTED.

FIRST WORLD WAR 19114-1918 SECOND WORLD WAR

[NAMES] [NAMES]

There is an inscription in Greek on the bottom left under the lists of names and another in English (translation) reading THEY DIED BUT ARE NOT DEAD

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Honour board
Additional information

Australia's ninth, and the University of Queensland's first residential college, Emmanuel was founded by the Presbyterian Church of Queensland in 1911 with the first students taking up residence in Wickham Terrace in 1912. Upon its inauguration Emmanuel College was an all male residence but this changed in 1975 when women were admitted as Collegians. Now, the College numbers around 340 students with half our population being female. Further change was experienced by the College when it moved in 1955 from its original site in Wickham Terrace to its present location on the main University campus in St Lucia.

The Chapel

Opened on 16 May 1959 by the then Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, The Hon Allan Fletcher MLA and dedicated as a World War II Memorial Chapel by the Moderator, The Right Rev TC Watson BA, the Chapel was used by the Queensland University Regiment (QUR) until the mid 1990s as the Chapel where officers stood vigil the evening before their commissioning.

The Dining Hall

The College dining hall is a First World War Memorial. A formal room with wooden cathedral ceiling.

(Source: Emmanuel College website)

Recorded by
Lesley McBurney
Date recorded
2 December 2009

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