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St John’s College

St John’s College

This is a section of a panorama of St John’s College in Tāmaki, painted by Caroline Harriet Abraham around 1862. The college chapel is to the left and the two school buildings are at far right. Auckland’s proximity to Anglican mission stations and its status as capital led Bishop George Selwyn to found the theological college in 1844. The college and some of its early buildings remain on the site.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-220-008-a-2
Tinted lithograph by Caroline Harriet Abraham

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How to cite this page:

Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Eastern suburbs: Ōrākei to the Tāmaki River', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/16206/st-johns-college (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016