The Women's College, University of Sydney

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The Women's College, University of Sydney
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The Women's College, University of Sydney
Motto Together
Established 1894[1]
Principal Amanda Bell
Undergraduates 250
Postgraduates 30
Location 15 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW, 2042
Colours         
Website Website
Alumni Homepage
Women's College, University of Sydney coat of arms.png

The Women's College is one of the residential colleges at the University of Sydney, in the suburb of Camperdown. It was opened in 1894.[1][2]

The Women's College is one of two all-female residential colleges at the University of Sydney. It accommodates approximately 280 students accepting both under and post-graduate students. The Principal, Vice-Principal and Dean of Students live on the premises. The Women's College has five main wings, Langley, Reid, Main, the Maples and Williams.

History[edit]

In 1916 parliament passed the "Women's College Endowment Bill".[3]

By 1925, 400 students had passed through the college.[4]

In 1937 the Susan Jane Williams Wing was opened to expand student numbers by 14.[5]

Another round of renovations and extensions, including the addition of a library, was completed between 1948 and 1953.[6][7]

Principals[edit]

  • 1891-1919[8][9][10] Louisa Macdonald was chosen from a field of 65 applicants.[11]
  • 1919-1935 Susan Jane Williams[5][12]
  • 1935-October 1944 Camilla Wedgwood[13]
  • 1944 Julie Fitzhardinge (Acting Principal)
  • 1946-1956 Betty Archdale[14]

Council[edit]

In 1905 the chair of the Council was Senator James Walker.[15]

Notable alumnae[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "THE WOMEN'S COLLEGE. OPENING CEREMONY.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 7 May 1894. p. 6. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Women's College". The Sydney Mail. 5 May 1894. 
  3. ^ "WOMEN'S COLLEGE GRATITUDE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 22 December 1916. p. 3. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "WOMEN'S COLLEGE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 24 August 1925. p. 10. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "NEW WING FOR STUDENTS AT WOMENS COLLEGE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 1 July 1937. p. 24. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "FUNDS SOUGHT FOR COLLEGE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 27 September 1948. p. 2. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "DANCE AT THE WOMEN'S COLLEGE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 14 May 1953. p. 7 Section: Women's Section. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "THE WOMEN'S COLLEGE AT SYDNEY.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 23 December 1891. p. 5. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "THE SYDNEY WOMEN'S COLLEGE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 4 February 1892. p. 5. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "MISS LOUISA, MACDONALD.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 4 July 1919. p. 10. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "THE SYDNEY WOMEN'S COLLEGE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 11 December 1891. p. 5. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Miss Janet Mitchell". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 29 March 1933. p. 6. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "WOMEN'S COLLEGE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 1 May 1935. p. 7. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "WOMEN IN PACIFIC COUNTRIES.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 27 September 1950. p. 13. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "WOMEN'S COLLEGE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 17 March 1905. p. 9. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  16. ^ Australian Dictionary of Biography (1986). [1].
  17. ^ a b http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/museum/mwmuseum/index.php/McCredie,_Janet

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