St Patrick's College, East Melbourne

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St Patrick's College
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The tower is the all that remains of the main building
Location
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Australia
Information
Type Independent, day school
MottoMotto: Semper et Ubique Fidelis (Always and Everywhere Faithful)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established1854
Enrolment~350 (512)
Colour(s)Navy blue and white
Website www.stpats.jesuit.org.au

St Patrick's College was an independent Catholic school in Melbourne, Victoria from 1854 until 1968. It was the second independent school and the first Catholic secondary school in Victoria founded with a government grant of £2,500. [1] In 1865, following financial difficulties, it was transferred to the care of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). [2] The school became immediately important to the intellectual and spiritual life of the Catholic community of Victoria and remained so for its existence. [3]

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The school was shut down at the end of 1968 in order to provide space for a new Catholic diocesan chancery. [4] After significant public opposition the buildings were demolished in 1970. [3] Over 5000 students attended the school between its foundation and closure. [5] The St Patrick's Old Collegians' Association continues to exist. [6]

S.T.Gill, A. Willmore. St Patricks College, East Melbourne. State Library Victoria, Australia. 30328102131637/23 St Patricks College, East Melbourne.jpg
S.T.Gill, A. Willmore. St Patricks College, East Melbourne. State Library Victoria, Australia. 30328102131637/23
Charles Rudd. St Patricks College, East Melbourne. State Library Victoria, Australia. H39357/142 View from street, St Patricks College, East Melbourne,.jpg
Charles Rudd. St Patricks College, East Melbourne. State Library Victoria, Australia. H39357/142

Notable alumni

Rectors

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References

  1. Michael Head and Gerard Healy, More than a School: A history of St Patrick's College East Melbourne, 1854-1968. Richmond, Vic, Jesuit Publications, 1999, p.8
  2. Michael Head and Gerard Healy, More than a School: A history of St Patrick's College East Melbourne, 1854-1968. Richmond, Vic, Jesuit Publications, 1999, p.27
  3. 1 2 "St Patrick's College". EMelbourne. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  4. Michael Head and Gerard Healy, More than a School: A history of St Patrick's College East Melbourne, 1854-1968. Richmond, Vic, Jesuit Publications, 1999, pp.143-154
  5. 'Alphabetical List of Students', Michael Head and Gerard Healy, More than a School: A history of St Patrick's College East Melbourne, 1854-1968. Richmond, Vic, Jesuit Publications, 1999, pp.219-262
  6. St Patrick's College SJ 1854-1968, http://www.stpats.jesuit.org.au/ Retrieved 9 December 2013
  7. Henderson, Peter, "Brennan, Keith Gabriel (1915–1985)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, archived from the original on 5 March 2016