- 1829-2015 (Creation)
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Positive black & white and colour prints
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Moore Theological College (M.T.C.), Australia's oldest theological college, began tuition in the home of Thomas Moore (1762-1840) at Liverpool on March 1st, 1856. Moore was a wealthy pastoralist and benefactor of the early Church of England in Australia who bequeathed property and funds for the establishment of a theological training college. The Reverend William A. Hodgson was the first tutor of the new college, which remained at its Liverpool site until 1888. For three years the College was closed, re-opening at its present Newtown site in 1891. The "Moore Theological College Ordinance of 1919" placed the government of the College under the Church of England Synod, and established a committee to administer its various functions. In 1921, a Synod Ordinance was passed empowering the College's Trustees to use the Liverpool assets for the Newtown College's use. In 1933 a Board of Reference was established to assess prospective applicants, and 1937 saw the establishment of the College's Women's Auxiliary.
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The photographs are positive prints of Moore Theological College buildings, personnel and students groups, photographs of religious events and personages of significance in Australia and overseas, and historical photographs of Church buildings. Photographs taken for the Australian Church Record are also included.
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Photographs taken before 1955 are out of copyright. Permission is required to reproduce images taken after 1955.
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Some photographs have been scanned and are available on the Ark Repository: https://moorecollege.access.preservica.com/SO_efa692b5-9a9a-404e-82c1-70584e76de23/