Brisbane State High School has seven Houses in its history. Below is a timeline of how they came to be.
Three boys Houses were created, named after World War I Generals – Allenby (blue), Birdwood (maroon) and Monash (green).
Three girls Houses were created, named after famous Australian poets – Kendall (blue), Lawson (gold) and Paterson (green).
The existing boys Houses were redesignated to include both girls and boys and a new House, Glasgow (gold), also named after a World War I General, was created.
A student competition to design House emblems was held.
The House emblem designs were unveiled.
Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson (1867 – 1922) was an Australian writer and bush poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's ‘greatest short story writer’.