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Way College boomerang
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Source : Way College boomerang, v. 2, no. 4 (June 1895)
Date of creation : 1895
Additional Creator : Way College (Unley, S. Aust.)
Format : Magazine
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The Bible Christian church was founded in Devon in the late 18th century. Its first minister in South Australia was the Rev James Way. In 1887 the denomination purchased the former Joyce's Eye Hospital at Wayville with the intention of opening a boys' college. Initially the building was used to train young men for the ministry - this followed the closure of the interdenominational Union College. Dr. William Torr, a distinguished scholar and educationist, was invited to fill the position of school principal. Torr felt he needed further training before taking on the role, and spent some time in the UK before returning to Adelaide for the opening of the boys' school component of the college in 1892. Under him the school flourished, implementing progressive ideas about boys' education, and including agricultural curricula. In 1900 when 'Methodist Union' took place and the local Bible Christian, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan churches joined together to become the Methodist Church of South Australia, the prior existence of the prestigious Prince Alfred College resulted in Way College becoming Methodist Ladies College - now known as Annesley College.
Related names :

Torr, William George, 1853-1939

Way, James, 1804-1884

Annesley College (Wayville, S. Aust.)

Methodist Ladies College (Wayville, S. Aust.)

Prince Alfred College (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Way College (Unley, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1895
Place : Wayville (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Hollidge, David Henry. Personal papers, 1893-1952, PRG 9/11
Hunt, Arnold D. The Bible Christians in South Australia, Adelaide: Uniting Church Historical Society, South Australia, 1983
Methodist Church of Australasia. South Australia Conference. Material relating to Way College, 1892-1935, SRG 4/101/1
Methodist Church of Australasia. South Australia Conference. Scrapbooks of the Rev. Dr. William Torr, c. 1880-1920, SRG 4/107
Petersen, RC. The pupils of Way College, [Adelaide?: R.C. Petersen, 1997?]
Petersen, RC. The pupils of Way College, 1892-1903: a nominal list, [Sydney?: RC Petersen], c1997
Petersen, RC. Varieties of PE at Way College, [Sydney?: RC Petersen, 199-]
'Way College', Christian colonist, 11 March 1887, p. 6
'Way College and the new headmaster', Pictorial Australian, November 1891, p. 178
Way College boomerang centenary edition, October 1992 , Wayville: Annesley College Historical Centre, 1992
Way College Old Boys' Association. Society records, 1902-1952, SRG 7
Internet links :
Annesley College: a Uniting Church school for girls



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