Wesley College, University of Sydney
Wesley College is a Protestant co-residential college of 250 students within the University of Sydney. The College occupies a site on the main campus of the University of Sydney and was built on a sub-grant of Crown Land. Wesley is one of six on-campus colleges at the University of Sydney. In 1923 the college averaged 45 students; the College accommodated only men but when women were admitted in 1969 Wesley became the first of the colleges within the University of Sydney to become co-educational. Its current head is Lisa Sutherland, who has held the position since 2010; the College Chapel owns a Latin version of the Bible dated to 1479, which may be the oldest bible in Australia. The Edwardian Gothic main wing of Wesley dates from 1917 and was designed by the winner of a competition Byera Hadley, an English-born architect who had emigrated to Australia in 1887. Construction of the design was expected to cost £20,000; the brown face brick and sandstone building consisted of the central wing, dining room and Master's residence.
It is topped with a copper flèche. The interiors are detailed in a neo-Gothic style with polished timber staircases and wainscotting, leadlight windows and quatrefoil plaster ceilings; the Chapel was paid for by benefactor Frederick Cull. In 1922 the building's original design by Hadley was completed with the opening of the Callaghan Wing. Alan Dwyer designed the Cecil Purser Wing in 1943 and in 1960 Brewster Murray added the Wylie Wing. Further extensions were added in 1965 when Fowell, Mansfield & Maclurcan increased the capacity of the Chapel and in 1969 when the same firm designed the Tutors Wing; every year, Wesley men compete for the Rawson Cup, presented to the Sydney University Sports Union in 1906 by Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, is the height of male intercollegiate sport. The cup is fought for throughout the year by men representing each of the University of Sydney Colleges accumulating points by competing in Cricket, Swimming, Tennis, Soccer and Athletics. Wesley has won the Rawson Cup on 7 occasions.
The female sporting trophy, the Rosebowl Cup, has been won by Wesley on more occasions than any other college. Students are in charge of organising their own social calendar throughout the year, including sponsor bars, formal dinners, victory dinners, racing days, as well as the annual Informal and the annual Black Ball. 1916 Rev W Woolls Rutledge 1916–1923 Rev Michael Scott Fletcher 1923–1942 Rev Leslie Bennett 1942–1964 Rev Bertram Wyllie 1965–1976 Rev Norman Webb 1977–1983 Rev James Udy 1984–1996 Rev John Whitehead 1997–2001 Rev John Evans 2002–2009 Rev David Russell 2010–Current Lisa Sutherland Nick Phipps, Wallabies & NSW Waratahs rugby player Robyn Alders, veterinarian Reginald Barrett, Supreme Court Judge Malcolm Brown, Sydney Morning Herald journalist and non-fiction writer John Dauth, Australian diplomat in London Anna Donald, pioneer in the field of evidence-based medicine Peter FitzSimons, former Wallaby & Journalist Libby Gleeson, Children's author David Johnson, former President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company Dolph Lundgren, Action star David Lyons, Wallabies & NSW Waratahs rugby player John Moulton OAM, former Wallabies team doctor Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga Greg Urwin and Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Frank Walker and non-fiction writer Ben Gibbon Wesley College Website
Admission Block, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
The Admission Block, or Administration Building, is a heritage-listed hospital building within the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital at Missenden Road, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by George Allen Mansfield of Mansfield Brothers and built from 1876 to 1882, it was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. A public meeting in Sydney on 20 March 1868 resolved to build a new hospital to commemorate the recovery of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, following his attempted assassination by Henry O'Farrell at Clontarf on 12 March; the Parliament of New South Wales passed an Act to incorporate Prince Alfred Hospital on 3 April 1873 and appointed Mansfield Brothers as architects. The first building erected was a cottage the gardener's cottage, near the southern entrance from Missenden Road. Construction started on the Administration Building and C and D Pavilions in 1876; the gardens were established at this time with assistance from the staff of the Botanical Gardens.
The Hospital was opened in 1882. On opening, the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital cost 495 pounds per bed, compared to the Sydney Hospital's 379 pounds per bed; the rear wing was removed c. 1980. The major public spaces were redecorated c. 1986 as part of the alterations made in building E block. The entrance is located on a central axis; the plan was "H" pattern. The eastern position of the building was demolished to construct the Duke of Edinburgh building, leaving only the front part of the block together with the central hall extending into the newer building; the building is Victorian Free Classical in style, built symmetrically about a three-storey portico. Built with a cream brick façade and sandstone embellishments, with red bricks emphasising the ground floor arched openings; the entrance portico has grey granite columns. The roof covering was slate, but is now terracotta tiling. Within the ground floor is a vast lobby, with marble flooring, elaborate plaster work to both walls and ceiling and several fine stained glass windows, depicting the Royal Coat of Arms, Queen Victoria, Caritas etc.
The rear of the lobby has a "Lyncrusta" Art Nouveau dado. The southern side hall has a floor of fine High Victorian tiles the whole lobby floor was to this pattern; the Administration Block, both internally and externally, is an item of exceptional significance. It is a major surviving item of the original hospital; the building is a fine example of the work of George Allen Mansfield, first president of the Institute of Architects. The three surviving facades and roof form are a finely detailed example of Victorian architecture. Together with the Victoria & Albert Pavilions, the group has an important landmark quality as one of the most imposing facades in Sydney. Admission Block, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria; the place is important in demonstrating the course, or pattern, of cultural or natural history in New South Wales. The hospital was established with the beds being funded by subscribers.
The colonial government, as a major subscriber, was entitled to issue tickets of admission as were the individual subscribers or "bed donors". Subscription to charity institutions such as the hospital was seen as being prestigious and lists of subscribers were published regularly. In buildings, such as King George V Hospital plaques recorded the donors names; the hospital was intended to care for the poor, who could not afford medical care in their own homes. In order to help develop an ethic of "self-help" amongst the working classes all patients were encouraged to pay an appropriate level of fee; the hospital admitted private patients from the start those who did not have friends or relatives living in Sydney. Additional private facilities were provided in the late 1930s with the construction of Gloucester House; the system of tickets of admissions to hospitals vanished, with the majority of the funding now being provided by the government rather than by public subscription. From the 1920s onwards people were being admitted to hospital who would have been cared for at home.
This care was evident in the case of maternity care. The place is important in demonstrating aesthetic characteristics and/or a high degree of creative or technical achievement in New South Wales; the survival of historical artefacts and records in both the hospital and the medical school gives the potential for future research on the types of patients and illnesses and hospital practice, the development of the hospital and on medical and nursing training. There is information related to particular individuals; the original hospital buildings were designed according to the latest known techniques, include the use of steel beams with small span concrete or corrugated iron vaulting between. The technique was designed not only to be fireproof but would provide a medium that would not permit the transmission disease. More recent buildings have been constructed using similar materials with a similar aim. In addition the layout was designed to provide for the movement of patients around the hospital, on trolleys before the widespread use of lifts.
The movement of patients in the open air was considered appropriate when the hospital was constructed however enclosed walkways have subsequently been constructed to link areas of the hospital. Some of the surviving features of the various buildings demonstrate technical developments in medical care and technology; some features are part of the design, others ar
Postcodes in Australia
Postcodes are used in Australia to more efficiently sort and route mail within the Australian postal system. Postcodes in Australia are placed at the end of the Australian address. Postcodes were introduced in Australia in 1967 by the Postmaster-General's Department and are now managed by Australia Post, are published in booklets available from post offices or online from the Australia Post website. Australian envelopes and postcards have four square boxes printed in orange at the bottom right for the postcode; these are used. Postcodes were introduced in Australia in 1967 by the Postmaster-General's Department to replace earlier postal sorting systems, such as Melbourne's letter and number codes and a similar system used in rural and regional New South Wales; the introduction of the postcodes coincided with the introduction of a large-scale mechanical mail sorting system in Australia, starting with the Sydney GPO. By 1968, 75% of mail was using postcodes, in the same year post office preferred-size envelopes were introduced, which came to be referred to as “standard envelopes”.
Postcode squares were introduced in June 1990 to enable Australia Post to use optical character recognition software in its mail sorting machines to automatically and more sort mail by postcodes. Australian postcodes consist of four digits, are written after the name of the city, suburb, or town, the state or territory: Mr John Smith 100 Flushcombe Road BLACKTOWN NSW 2148When writing an address by hand, a row of four boxes is pre-printed on the lower right hand corner of an envelope, the postcode may be written in the boxes. If addressing a letter from outside Australia, the postcode is recorded before'Australia'. Australian postcodes are sorting information, they are linked with one area. Due to post code rationalisation, they can be quite complex in country areas; the south-western Victoria 3221 postcode of the Geelong Mail Centre includes twenty places around Geelong with few people. This means that mail for these places is not sorted until it gets to Geelong; some postcodes cover large populations, while other postcodes have much smaller populations in urban areas.
Australian postcodes range from 0200 for the Australian National University to 9944 for Cannonvale, Queensland. Some towns and suburbs have two postcodes — one for street deliveries and another for post office boxes. For example, a street address in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta would be written like this: Mr John Smith 99 George Street PARRAMATTA NSW 2150But mail sent to a PO Box in Parramatta would be addressed: Mr John Smith PO Box 99 PARRAMATTA NSW 2124Many large businesses, government departments and other institutions receiving high volumes of mail had their own postcode as a Large Volume Receiver, e.g. the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital has the postcode 4029, the Australian National University had the postcode 0200. More postcode ranges were made available for LVRs in the 1990s. Australia Post has been progressively discontinuing the LVR programme since 2006; the first one or two numbers show the state or territory that the postcode belongs to Sometimes near the state and territory borders, Australia Post finds it easier to send mail through a nearby post office, across the border: Some of the postcodes above may cover two or more states.
For example, postcode 2620 covers both a locality in NSW as well as a locality in the ACT, postcode 0872 covers a number of localities across WA, SA, NT and QLD. Three locations straddle the NSW-Queensland border. Jervis Bay Territory, once an exclave of the ACT but now a separate territory, is geographically located on the coast of NSW, it is just south of the towns of Huskisson, with which it shares a postcode. Mail to the Jervis Bay Territory is still addressed to the ACT; the numbers used to show the state on each radio callsign in Australia are the same number as the first number for postcodes in that state, e.g. 2xx in New South Wales, 3xx in Victoria, etc. Radio callsigns pre-date postcodes in Australia by more than forty years. Australia's external territories are included in Australia Post's postcode system. While these territories do not belong to any state, they are addressed as such for mail sorting: Three scientific bases in Antarctica operated by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions share a postcode with the isolated sub-Antarctic island of Macquarie Island: Each state's capital city ends with three zeroes, while territorial capital cities end with two zeroes.
Capital city postcodes were the lowest postcodes in their state or territory range, before new ranges for LVRs and PO Boxes were made available. The last number can be changed from "0" to "1" to get the postcode for General Post Office boxes in any capital city: While the first number of a postcode shows the state or territory, the second number shows a region within the state. However, postcodes with the same second number are not always next to each other; as an example, postcodes in the range 2200–2299 are split between the southern suburbs of Sydney and the Central Coast of New South Wales. Postcodes with a second number of "0" or "1" are always located within the metropolitan area of the state's capital city. Postcodes with higher secon
Sydney central business district
The Sydney central business district is the main commercial centre of Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. It extends southwards for about 3 km from Sydney Cove, the point of first European settlement in which the Sydney region was established. Due to its pivotal role in Australia's early history, it is one of the oldest established areas in the country. Geographically, its north–south axis runs from Circular Quay in the north to Central railway station in the south, its east–west axis runs from a chain of parkland that includes Hyde Park, The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens and Farm Cove on Sydney Harbour in the east. At the 2016 Australian Census, the CBD recorded a population of 17,252. "Sydney CBD" is occasionally used to refer not only to the CBD proper, but its nearby inner suburbs such as Pyrmont, Haymarket and Woolloomooloo. The Sydney CBD is Australia's main financial and economic centre, as well as a leading hub of economic activity for the Asia-Pacific region.
The city centre employs 13% of the Sydney region's workforce. Based on industry mix and relative occupational wage levels it is estimated that economic activity generated in the city in 2015/16 was $118 billion. Culturally, the city centre is Sydney's focal point for entertainment, it is home to some of the city's most significant buildings and structures. The Sydney CBD is an area of densely concentrated skyscrapers and other buildings, interspersed by several parks such as Hyde Park, The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens and Wynyard Park. George Street is the Sydney CBD's main north–south thoroughfare; the streets run on a warped grid pattern in the southern CBD, but in the older northern CBD the streets form several intersecting grids, reflecting their placement in relation to the prevailing breeze and orientation to Circular Quay in early settlement. The CBD runs along two ridge lines below Macquarie York Streets. Between these ridges is Pitt Street, running close to the course of the original Tank Stream.
Bridge Street, took its name from the bridge running east -- west. Pitt Street is the retail heart of the city which includes the Pitt Street Mall and the Sydney Tower. Macquarie Street is a historic precinct that houses such buildings as the State Parliament House and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Prior to European settlement in New South Wales, the area around Sydney was home to the Gadigal tribes of Indigenous Australians; the colony of New South Wales founded Sydney at the Rocks in 1788 and established a city in 1842. In the midst of World War 1, on Valentine's day, riots racked the CBD, in what has come to be known as the Central Station Riots of 1916. A substantial segment of the violence was concentrated in the Central area; these riots involved five thousand military recruits who refused to comply with extraneous parade orders. During the riots they caused significant damage to buildings. People with "foreign" names were targeted; the recruits clashed with soldiers. A number of eight people sustained injuries.
Because this incident occurred in the middle of the Great War the state discouraged media coverage. Only a fifth of the rioters were court-marshalled; these riots spurred the introduction of lockout laws for pubs after 6pm. This law was only lifted in 1955; the Sydney central business district has many heritage-listed buildings including: Administratively, the Sydney CBD falls under the authority of the local government area of the City of Sydney. The New South Wales state government has authority over some aspects of the CBD, in particular through the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. Independent Alex Greenwich has represented the Sydney seat since the 2012 by-election, triggered by the resignation of previous independent Clover Moore, the Lord Mayor of Sydney, due to introduced state laws preventing dual membership of state parliament and local council; the Sydney CBD is home to some of the largest Australian companies, as well as serving as an Asia-Pacific headquarters for many large international companies.
The financial services industry in particular occupies much of the available office space, with companies such as the Westpac, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Bank, AMP Limited, Insurance Australia Group, AON, Allianz, HSBC, AXA, ABN Amro, RBC and Bloomsbury Publishing all having offices. Church Hill is a northerly district in the Central Business district of Australia, it is so named because the earliest churches in Australia were formed on this site, including St Patrick's, St Philip's and Scots Church The significance of Church Hill dates back to the time of Governor Arthur Phillip, who mandated compulsory Sunday church attendance for all convicts, until they rebelled and burned down the area’s first church in 1798. The area gained greater prominence as Church Hill on Wednesday 1 October 1800, when incoming Governor Philip Gidley King had the foundation stone laid for St Philip’s Church, which subsequently he proclaimed one of Australia’s first two parishes in 1802.
The site where St Patrick’s Church stands is where the Roman Catholic Eucharist was first preserved in Australia, in May 1818. Celebrations for the bicentenary of this occasion were held in St Patrick’s Church on Sunday 6 May 2018. A proposed stop on the tram network under construction on George Street may be named Church Hill. Sydney's CBD is serviced by commuter rail, light
St John's College, University of Sydney
St John's College, or the College of St John the Evangelist, is a residential college within the University of Sydney. Established in 1857, the college is the oldest Roman Catholic, second-oldest overall, university college in Australia. St John's is a co-educational community of 252 postgraduate students; the rector, Adrian Diethelm, has held his position since 2013. The College of St. John the Evangelist was founded by Archbishop John Bede Polding, who named it after the author of the fourth Gospel; the symbol of St John's College is the traditional symbol of St. John. St. John's is the oldest Catholic tertiary educational institution in Australia, the first Catholic college to be established in a preexisting, non-Catholic university in the English-speaking world since the Reformation. In 1854, the first effort to establish a Catholic college within the University of Sydney was made at a meeting in old St Mary's Cathedral; the New South Wales government promised a pound-for-pound subsidy capped at a ₤20,000 limit, if at least ₤10,000 were raised by public subscription.
The amount was met within six months from July 1857. On 15 December 1857, the act to incorporate St John's College as a college within the University of Sydney passed in the Parliament of New South Wales, received the Royal Assent from Queen Victoria; the proclamation of the St John's College Council took place on 1 July 1858. In 1887, James Francis Hogan wrote in The Irish in Australia that "Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview, St. Joseph's College, Hunters Hill and St John's College, affiliated to the University of Sydney, are three educational institutions which reflect the highest credit on the Catholic population of the parent colony". St. John's was established as a Benedictine foundation by Archbishop Polding, an English Benedictine monk at Downside Abbey; the English Benedictines were prominent in the raising of public support for the founding of St John's. When Roger Bede Vaughan, a former monk of Downside Abbey, arrived in Sydney as Polding's coadjutor bishop in 1873, he was elected by the fellows as rector.
Vaughan retained the rectorship until he succeeded Polding as archbishop in his own right, but continued to live in the college and use it as his episcopal palace. Vaughan's secretary—Anselm Gillett, a monk of Ampleforth, resident at Belmont Priory during Vaughan's time as superior before his departure for Australia—acted as rector during Vaughan's time as archbishop. After Vaughan's death and Gillett's return to England, another Benedictine, Fr. David Barry, was appointed rector in 1884. In the latter part of the 19th century, the College Council was dominated by clerical fellows who were Benedictine monks, the majority of its students were affiliated with Benedictine Lyndhurst College, Glebe; the carved Gothic-style reliquary box in the chapel contains the skull of St. Bede the Lesser, a Benedictine monk who died before AD 1000; the relic had been preserved in a reliquary in the church of St. Benignus at Genoa, served by the Benedictine monks of Monte Cassino until the early 19th century; the relic was transported to Sydney by the missionary priest Martial Mary and presented to Archbishop Vaughan while he was residing in the college.
Government of the College is vested in the College Council by the 1857 Act of Incorporation The Council consists of the Rector and eighteen Fellows, six of whom must be Catholic clergy. The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney the Most Rev. Anthony Fisher, takes the role of Visitor of the College; this is a ceremonial role, but he can be called on to give guidance and resolve internal disputes. Under the direction of the Archbishop as Visitor, the College associates itself with the interests of the Church and its mission by the fostering of appropriate academic directions in education, social justice and the environment. St John's College has a number of honorary fellows; these are distinguished members of the university and wider community who have been selected to support the rector by representing the interests of the college in their own spheres and by mentoring students The student club is the body that looks after much of the day-to-day activity of the students of the college. Formed in 1891, the club is led by its house committee.
This committee is elected by the students at the end of each academic year. The activities of the club are varied, ranging across social, cultural and disciplinary areas; the house committee comprises the House President, House Secretary, House Treasurer and six committee members. In February 1859, William Wilkinson Wardell, the architect of St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney and St Patrick's Cathedral, was appointed the architect for St John's College. Working from his design for Melbourne, he drew up general plans and sent them to Sydney in May 1859. Wardell designed St. John's College as a three-story sandstone Gothic Revival building on an H-shaped plan; because of budget restrictions, with a limit of ₤30,000, in July and August there was discussion of Wardell's design and of how much of it could be built. In September and October the general plans were approved by the St John's Council and the university senate. From October 1859 to April 1860, relations between Wardell and the council deteriorated for various reasons, resulting in Wardell's resignation in June 1860.
With the main building program in progress, the council retained Wardell's plans and proceeded with the construction under the supervision of Edmund Blacket, another of Australia's best-known colonial architects, who
Electoral district of Newtown
Newtown is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It includes the inner Sydney suburbs of Redfern, Darlington, Newtown, Enmore and Petersham and parts of Surry Hills, Erskineville, Camperdown and Lewisham, it is held by Jenny Leong of the Greens. Newtown was created in 1859, named after and including the Newtown, it elected one member from 1859 to 1880, two members from 1880 to 1885, three members from 1885 to 1891 and four members from 1891 to 1894. With the abolition of multi-member constituencies in 1894, it was replaced by Newtown-Camperdown, Newtown-Erskine, Newtown-St Peters and Marrickville. In 1904 with the downsizing of the Assembly after Federation, Newtown-Camperdown, Newtown-Erskine and Newtown-St Peters were replaced by a recreated Newtown and Camperdown. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Botany. Newtown was recreated in 1927 and combined with part of Annandale and renamed Newtown-Annandale in 1950.
Newtown was recreated at the 2013 redistribution replacing Marrickville. "Newtown". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 April 2015
Stanmore, New South Wales
Stanmore is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia 6 kilometres south west of the Sydney central business district. It is part of the local government area of the Inner West Council, its known for its long strip of shops running along Parramatta Road. Stanmore was named by a prosperous saddler, John Jones, who purchased land in 1835 where Newington College now stands and called it the Stanmore Estate. Jones named it after his birthplace of Stanmore, now a north-west suburb of London. Land in the present Stanmore area was first allocated to colonial officers by Governor Phillip between 1793 and 1810. Thomas Rowley owned Kingston Farm which occupied the eastern half of Stanmore and much of Newtown, a portion of George Johnston's Annandale Farm estate covered the area south of Parramatta Road containing Annandale House built in 1799 on the hill between Macaulay and Albany Roads. Johnston marched from here with his troops to Castle Hill on 5 March 1804 to quell the convict revolt.
He rode from here on 26 January 1808 to arrest Governor Bligh during the Rum Rebellion. Johnston planted the first Norfolk pines on the Australian mainland along the line of Percival Road, leading to Parramatta Road. Stanmore Road was constructed in 1835 and early development occurred in this area. In 1855, the railway divided Stanmore into areas known as North and West Kingston north of the railway, South Kingston south of the railway; the Kingston Farm had been sold to James Holt in 1835, North Kingston was subdivided in 1854. South Kingston was subdivided from 1857 with isolated large houses built between 1860 and 1870, it was not until the late 19th century that the name Stanmore came into more regular use, replacing Kingston. Municipal boundaries established in 1861 and 1871 placed most of Stanmore into the Municipality of Petersham, with the area south of Stanmore Rd placed into the Municipality of Marrickville. In 1878, Stanmore railway station was established and the streets west of Percival Road were laid out.
More intensive development subsequently occurred in this area and the name Stanmore moved northwards from Stanmore to Parramatta Roads. Stanmore became a desirable location, booming in the 1880s and 1890s with the opening of Newington College and the Percival Road shopping area; the naming of streets after English colonies between Derby and Stafford streets reflected the English values of the time. The final subdivision of Johnston's South Annandale estate took place in 1905, building was not completed until 1916-1918. Annandale House was demolished in 1905, Weekley Park was established on land donated by the Johnston family. A small amount of light industry was established in the early 1920s in the area close to Parramatta Road, including H. Small and Co. a chocolate maker opening in 1928, Starkeys Cordials. Both establishments have since closed and their premises have been converted into offices and apartments. Stanmore has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 125 Corunna Road: Corunna Road Sewer Vent and Cottage Great Southern and Western railway: Stanmore railway station In the 2016 Census, there were 7,938 people in Stanmore.
64.0% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 4.0%, New Zealand 2.3%, Italy 1.5%, China 1.4% and Greece 1.3%. 71.5% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 2.7%, Italian 2.3%, Portuguese 1.9%, Spanish 1.7% and Mandarin 1.6%. The most common responses for religion in Stanmore were No Religion 44.7% and Catholic 21.5%. Stanmore railway station is on the Inner Leppington Line of the Sydney Trains network. Stanmore has a small shopping centre beside Stanmore railway station. Commercial developments run along the length of Parramatta Road. Stanmore is home to Newington College, an independent GPS boys school, the state primary Stanmore Public School and Saint Michael's Catholic Primary. Both Newington and Stanmore Public are of heritage significance and the main buildings of distinguished designs. Of Newington's design by Thomas Rowe the architectural historian Morton Herman said: Of Stanmore Public School's design by Blackmann and Parkes Herman said: Apart from the private facilities at Newington College and recreation facilities in Stanmore are limited to a handful of small parks and playgrounds including Weekley Park, Crammond Park and Montague Gardens.
Stanmore does lend its name, however, to the Stanmore Hawks soccer club which plays in the NSW State League Division One, the third tier of senior soccer in Sydney. St Michaels Catholic Church. St Augustines Anglican Church. West Kingston Uniting Church. Stanmore Baptist Church. Notable people from or who have lived in Stanmore include: Sid Barnes, Australian Test cricketer Sir Garfield Barwick, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. Vivian Gordon Bowden, public servant and diplomat Euphemia Bridges Bowes and social activist Thelma Forshaw, journalist, attended St Michael's Catholic Primary School John Gowing, Gowings founder Parker Henson, Chairman Sydney County Council Harold Holt, Prime Minister, born in Stanmore Amy Mathews and Away actress Stanmore Baptist Church Website Olympia Milk Bar, Parramatta Road, Stanmore Marrickville Heritage Society Official Newtown, Stanmore Government Website Chrys Meader - Marrickville Council. "Stanmore". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 29 September 2015