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A plaque commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Concordia College from 1946 to 1996.

The official opening of Concordia College was on 10 February 1946, coincidentally on the 400th anniversary of Martin Luther's death. 'Concordia' in Latin means agreement, unity and harmony.

Professor Rudolph Altus MA was Concordia College’s first Principal and through great courage and faith secured excellent teachers, buildings and equipment despite war-time constraints.

The original 27 scholars, 23 of whom were boarders, were largely German Lutherans who had settled on the Darling Downs. Family names of Uebergang, Schumann, Schultz, Temme, Huf and Reinbott attest to German origins.

The College colours were brown and gold like its sister school and seminary in Adelaide. Teaching staff selected the motto Nisi Dominus Frustra - Without the Lord, all is in vain and designed the school badge.





Address:154 Stephen Street, Concordia College, Harristown, 4350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.573292
Long: 151.929794
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1946
Approx. Event End Date:1996


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th February, 1996
Front Inscription

This Plaque Is To Commemorate
The Golden Jubilee Of
Concordia College
1946 - 1996
Unveiled By Mr A. Jericho
National Director For Lutheran Schools
February 18, 1996

Source: MA
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