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908602
  • Title
    Normanhurst School, pictorial collection, ca. 1890-1920
  • Call number
    PXB 660
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1890-1920
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    908602
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 folder (3 photographic prints) - 9 x 14 cm. - black & white
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Miss Ellen Clarke, founder and principal from 1882 to 1893 of Normanhurst School, at Ashfield. Normanhurst was among the oldest private schools for girls in New South Wales, founded in 1882 many brilliant students have passed through its class-rooms. From a small beginning it had developed into imposing dimensions, and in the grounds there were two houses, one dedicated to Mrs Stiles and the other to Miss Jennings, who was princinal at the college.

    Miss Ellen Clarke, came from England to start a school for young ladies in Ashfield. The school known as Normanhurst School began in a cottage in Bland Street. Although it was officially non-denominational, Normanhurst maintained strong links with St John's. The school grew, and moved premises to Orpington Street, but eventually closed down in 1941.
  • Scope and Content
    1. Miss E.M. Tildesley. Headmistress Normanhurst School, Ashfield

    2. Miss Evans, later Mrs. Kirwan King. Mrs Stile, Headmistress. Miss Jennings, Assistant Headmistress

    3. The Houses, Normanhust School, Ashfield. Jennings House is on the left, and Stiles House, on the right. The buildings were on the corner of Chandos and Orpington Street, Ashfield. (Sydney Mail, 13/7/32, p. 24).

    Forms part of MLDOC 3426
  • Source
    Presented by Mrs. E. Power, October 1982 Pic.Acc.5313
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Pic.Acc. Upgrade Project - Information transferred from Pic.Acc.5313 as part of the eRecords Project 2012-13
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1261102
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