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Hutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania ca. 1868

TAS023.01 Hutchins School. Tasmania, Australia ca. 1868Description: Hutchins School.

Location: Tasmania, Australia


Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/621.

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Historical Information

The Hutchins School was founded in 1846 as a memorial to The Venerable William Hutchins, the first Archdeacon of the colony of Van Diemen’s Land. Intended by the Church of England as a southern feeder school for Christ’s College at Bishopsbourne, it outlived the College and eventually absorbed its replacement – along with several other notable schools – to become the pre-eminent boys’ school in Tasmania.

Hutchins commenced operations under Headmaster J R Buckland at Ingle Hall in lower Macquarie Street, one of the oldest homes still standing in Hobart. In 1849 it moved a few blocks up Macquarie Street to a purpose-built schoolhouse designed by Tasmanian architect, William Archer.

The Macquarie Street building was sold in 1965 and Hutchins commenced full operations at Sandy Bay the following year. [History and Tradition. The Hutchins School.]

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

ca. 1868

Hutchins School, Hobart

Colourised and enhanced photograph of Hutchins School on [183] Macquarie Street, Hobart -circa 1868.

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