C1877

The New Wesleyan College, Stanmore, near Sydney.-E.Rowe, Architect

Newington House was the former home of colonial merchant and landowner John Blaxland, on the banks of the Parramatta River at Silverwater. The College opened its doors on 16 July 1863 with 16 students aged between seven and sixteen. The … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The New Wesleyan College, Stanmore, near Sydney.-E.Rowe, Architect

Date:

C1877

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

260mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
The New Wesleyan College, Stanmore, near Sydney.-E.Rowe, Architect - Antique Print from 1877

Genuine antique
dated:

1877

Description:

Newington House was the former home of colonial merchant and landowner John Blaxland, on the banks of the Parramatta River at Silverwater. The College opened its doors on 16 July 1863 with 16 students aged between seven and sixteen. The College was conceived as ‘…decidedly Wesleyan in its character [but] … open to the sons of parents of all religious denominations.’ The College also functioned as the home for theological training for the Methodist Church in NSW until 1914.

The need for a larger and permanent home for the College resulted in the decision to move to land bequeathed to the Church at Stanmore in Sydney’s Inner West. The Founders Building, designed by leading colonial architect Thomas Rowe, was built between 1874 and 1880. Seventy boys and four theological students moved from Silverwater in July 1880 and the new school, now named ‘Newington College’, was formally opened on 18 January 1881.

From the original edition of the Town & Country Journal

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