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  • Collection: Burwood Teacher's College foundation years

logo sketch2.jpg
Early sketches used for the design of the Burwood Teachers' College emblem

Albers Flower Farm 1.JPG
Images of Albers Flower Farm, the site that was to become Burwood State College. From the 1930's, the farm grew jonquils and daffodils

swimming carnival.jpg
Burwood Teachers' College students cheer "Come On Burwood!" at the Intercollege Swimming Carnival, hosted by Toorak Teachers' College at the Olympic Pool in March, 1955.Despite the spectators' enthusiasm (and remarkable hats), Burwood came fourth,…

Staff and students gather in the newly-opened Assembly Hall at Burwood Teachers' College

College song clean.mp3
The anthem was sung with gusto at all College related events. The words, penned by Victor Fitcher and based on the College motto "Animum Cultum Parabo" ("I shall lay the foundation of a well trained mind") were as follows: Animum Cultum Parabo,…

students 1954.JPG
A group photograph of the foundation year staff and students outside Oxford Hall, Box Hill. Classes were held at Oxford Hall until the buildings were completed on Burwood Road

front gate grayscale.jpg
The original gate to Burwood Teachers' College - a far cry from today's well-signposted entrances on Burwood Highway!

1. Brenda Cherednichenko and Gwendy Beck.jpg
Photos of attendees at the reunion of Burwood Teacher's College foundation year alumni, including Max Dimmack, one of the original teaching staff, and Brenda Cherednichenko, Executive Dean (Faculty of Arts and Education)

The first Principal of Burwood Teachers' College, Don Waller (1954 - 1961)

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Photographs documenting the construction of the first buildings at Burwood

The blazer designed for the Burwood Teachers' College foundation year students, and manufactured by the Myer Emporium Ltd. Also included in this item is a close-up of the blazer's label on the inside lapel, and a letter from Myer's Joint Managing…

A Sound Beginning.pdf
A account of the early years of Burwood Teachers' College (1954-1955), written by one of the Foundation Year student alumni
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