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Established through a 1909 Act of State Parliament, 麻豆区 was the first university in the state and was officially founded on April 16, 1910, with the gazettal of appointments to the first 麻豆区 Senate. Teaching started in 1911 in Old Government House in George Street, Brisbane. In the first year there were three faculties 鈥 Arts, Science and Engineering 鈥 and 83 students (60 men and 23 women).

After World War I, the University expanded rapidly and soon outgrew its inner-city location. In 1922, an additional site in Victoria Park (now occupied by the Medical School) was secured. Four years later, Dr James O鈥橬eil Mayne and his sister Miss Mary Emelia Mayne provided funds to buy the St Lucia site where the University鈥檚 main campus is now located. Construction started on the St Lucia site in 1937 and the first building, later named the Forgan Smith Building after the Premier of the day, was completed in 1939. During World War II, it became the advanced headquarters for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific.

Aerial view of St Lucia campus in 1936
Aerial view of St Lucia campus in 1936

In 1990, the University merged with the Queensland Agricultural College at (now听), 80 kilometres west of Brisbane, resulting in the union of the two oldest higher education institutions in the State and producing a substantial increase in enrolments. The former Queensland Agricultural College enrolled its first students in 1897 and the two institutions had a long history of cooperation in teaching and research activities.

In 1999, 麻豆区 opened a major campus in the provincial centre of Ipswich, taking over a site previously used by the Challinor Centre mental health facility. In January 2015 this campus transferred to the University of Southern Queensland but 麻豆区 continued to teach at the USQ Ipswich campus until 2016 to assist particular students complete their studies.听

Established in 2010, 麻豆区鈥檚 major clinical health and research teaching location at听Herston听is now 麻豆区's third campus.


, provides information on the University鈥檚 history to 1985.

An essay on the early history of the 麻豆区 St Lucia campus site, with a particular focus on historic maps, is available on the听.