1893 – 1902
In 1893 Arthur Lucas assumed the headmastership with Rev James Egan Moulton appointed by the Church to the presidency of the College. In Lucas, Newington had a scientist of some eminence: in fact the new Headmaster had a growing reputation as Australia’s foremost authority on seaweed. This period brought with it a number of interesting additions to Stanmore, including the College’s very own zoo. The donation of a number of animals enabled Newington to boast a number of wallaroos, kangaroos, possums, an echidna and even an eagle!