Baptized after the then Governor of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Brisbane (1821 - 1825), the city of Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland. The landscape of the city is strewn with several mountains like Mount Gravatt, Mount Coot-tha, Stephens Mountain and Whites Hill, and happens to be a favorite choice among travelers all around the world. Among all the Tourist Attractions in Brisbane, the University of Queensland happens to attract large crowds the year round.
Founded in the 10th of December, 1909, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Queensland's separation from the colony of New South Wales, the University of Queensland started its first class with 83 students of whom 23 were women. The major campuses of University of Queensland include St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton. Other premises include agricultural science farms, physics research stations, veterinary science centres, teaching hospitals and health centres, seismograph stations, marine research stations and an underground mine as well.
The first campus started in George Street and later on it moved to St Lucia within 1946 and 1972. Till today the University of Queensland is the oldest and most successful university in Queensland. A leading center for research and academics, the university has tutored several successful graduates, post graduates and research scholars for years now.
The library at University of Queensland is one of the best in the city and preserves several precious books which are helpful for knowledge enhancement. Here there are more than sufficient services available for the special students, visitors and staff - with any kind of disability.
The history, culture and the citizens of Brisbane should be the major areas to be familiar with on any of your Brisbane Tours. The people of Brisbane have a strong ardor for music and art which is manifest in the practice of musical forms of pop and classical forms of the same among the Australians. The considerable number of theaters and art galleries speak of the passion for cultural tendencies amongst the people of Brisbane.
As part of a Brisbane Tour, a visit to the University of Queensland will make your tour utterly wonderful.
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