De La Salle College, Orange

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De La Salle College, Orange was a Catholic boys' School located in Orange, New South Wales. It was located in Summer Street.

Patrician Brothers[edit]

The Patrician Brothers, an Irish order of Catholic teaching brothers, established a boys' school in Orange in 1890.[1] Fourteen ex-students died in World War I.[2]

The Patrician Brothers left Orange in 1927, when Bishop O'Farrell expelled the order from all schools in the Bathurst diocese following a dispute over syllabuses.[3]

De La Salle Brothers[edit]

The De La Salle Brothers arrived in 1928 to take over the school. Additions to the Summer Street site opened in 1937[4] and a handball court in 1939.[5]

In 1977 the school was absorbed into the co-educational James Sheahan Catholic High School.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Patrician locations: Australia
  2. ^ Orange: Unveiling roll of honour, Freeman's Journal, 28 Apr 1921.
  3. ^ Paul O’Connell, “The Expulsion of the Patrician Brothers from the Diocese of Bathurst, 1924-1927”, Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, 6 (3) (1980), 6-11.
  4. ^ Catholic progress: De La Salle College additions, Freeman's Journal, 14 Oct 1937.
  5. ^ Handball court opened, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Mar 1939.
  6. ^ A brief history of the Parish of Orange, NSW; M. Bastick, Catholic Parish of Orange: 1864-2014 (Catholic Parish Orange, Orange, 2014).