Camden College (Congregational Church school)

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Camden College was an independent, Congregational Union of Australia, day and boarding school for boys from 1864 until 1877 and theological college for the training of Christian ministers from 1864 until 1974.[1]


Thomas Holt and the Congregational Church founded a boys school and theological college at Camden, the former home of Robert Bourne, on 12 July 1864. Camden College, as the institution became known, was just north of the present Camden Street on the border of Newtown and Enmore in New South Wales. Camden College and its garden were subdivided in 1877 and the college moved to Glebe. The college buildings, including Camden, were demolished in 1888.[2]

In 1974 prior to the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia from the Congregational Union, the Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church, Camden College merged with Leigh College and St Andrew's Theological Hall to form the United Theological College, a part of the theology school at Charles Sturt University.[3]

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  1. ^ Camden College: A Centenary History by John Garrett and L. W. Farr (Syd 1964)
  2. ^ A Short History of the Streets of Newtown
  3. ^ A History of UTC

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