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Framed photograph - Ballarat College first five enrolments 1864

From the Collection of Ballarat Clarendon College 1425 Sturt Street Ballarat Victoria

Framed item featuring photographs of first four students enrolled at Ballarat College in 1864
Object Registration
charles j henderson, william govan finlayson, james w nicol, samuel baird, james brown, ballarat college, 1864
Historical information
Mein's history of Ballarat College, published 1964, records the school's first enrolments this way. "The Ballarat College will be opened on Wednesday morning, 6th July, 1864, at 9 o'clock, in the Rev. Wm. Henderson's Church. Intending students will assemble at that hour" Advertisement in the Ballarat Star. 'Two seven year old boys 'assembled'. They were cousins, and their names were: Samuel Baird and James Brown. On the following Monday....came three more pupils: Charles J Henderson, James W Nicol and William Govan Finlayson.
framed item collated after their deaths, possibly for centenary celebrations.
Inscriptions & Markings
Ballarat College / First Four Enrolments / 1864 / The Late Mr Sam Baird / The Late Mr J C Brown / The Late Mr W G Finlayson / The Late Mr C J Henderson
Last updated
24 Jul 2019 at 11:25AM