Newington college:
A Sesquicentenary History 1863 – 2013

This history of Newington College, commissioned for the 150th anniversary in 2013, stands upon the shoulders of Newington’s past historians. And yet it is a new history, and takes a somewhat different tack from previous histories. The book was authored by Sydney based public historian Dr Stephen Gapps.

The book is filled will rare photos, intriguing documents and fascinating stories that chronicle the full 150 years of Newington College.

The history comes in both a Premium and a Classic Edition. The Premium Edition is presented in a box slip cover with Sesquicentenary insignia and embossed Wyvern in relief. An accompanying Newington silver plated bookmark is included.

There are only 150 copies of the Premium Edition which are each signed by the author, the Chairman of School Council, and the Chairman of the Sesquicentenary Committee. In addition, the Premium Edition comes with a special Sesquicentenary bookmark.

ALL CURRENT FAMILIES enrolled in the College in 2013 received a complimentary Classic edition book as a gift from Newington College Council.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the History, please order it through the
online payments page of the College website.

About the author

Dr Stephen Gapps is a Sydney based public historian and museum curator, currently at the Australian National Maritime Museum. He has worked extensively as a professional historian on a variety of oral and written history projects ranging from histories of pastoral sheep and cattle stations, to Sydney pubs and deserted gold mining towns and now to the Newington College Sesquicentenary publication. Dr Gapps was the Winner of the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2011 – Community or Regional History, for his book Cabrogal to Fairfield: A history of Fairfield City. Other publications include Front pages that shaped Australia: 100 of the nation’s most influential cover stories and newspaper headlines.

“Dr Gapps has produced a work of great scholarly and historical merit, which will serve as a valuable resource to researchers for many decades. It is more than just a chronological record of the life and work of a school, it is a reflection on the historical context in which the college was founded and developed and a telling of the contribution of its alumni to the community.”

Rod Bosman (ON ’78)
Chairman, Newington College Sesquicentenary Committee