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Prince Alfred College
Title : Prince Alfred College Prince Alfred College
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Date of creation : 1869
Format : Photograph
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In 1865 the South Australian Wesleyan Conference purchased 13 acres of land at Kent Town as the site of a church school for boys, with the financial support of a wealthy layman, Thomas Greaves Waterhouse. In November 1867 the visiting Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Alfred) laid the foundation stone of the college which was to be named after him. The school opened at the beginning of 1869 with 28 pupils. Today there are almost a thousand students in the school, which has remained one of the most prestigious church schools in Adelaide. This photograph was taken at the opening of the school in 1869.
Related names :

Waterhouse, Thomas Greaves

Prince Alfred College (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1869
Place : Kent Town (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Gibbs, R.M. (Ronald Malcolm). A history of Prince Alfred College, Kent Town, S. Aust.: Peacock Publications, 1984

Grant, Sheena. Interview with Arthur Charles Shuttleworth [sound recording]; interviewer Sheena Grant, 24 July 1982, OH 21/10

'Prince Alfred College', Adelaide observer, 26 June 1869, pp. 11, 12

Prince Alfred College (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Programme for laying the foundation stone ... Nov. 5 [1867], Adelaide: The College, 1867

Prince Alfred College chronicle, [Adelaide: Prince Alfred College, 1884- ]

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