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Title: The Parthenon on the Hill
Contributor(s): Belshaw, James (author)
Publication Date: 2014
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16564
Abstract: It was a festive scene that Saturday, 29 November, 1929, on the hill overlooking the town, a scene marked by flags and bunting thoughtfully provided by David Drummond as local member and Minister for Education. This was Drummond's baby, and he had paid meticulous attention to detail throughout. A large crowd had gathered to watch events and the assembled dignitaries, including Premier Thomas Bavin, the Chief Secretary, the Director of Education, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, the Director of the Tourist Bureau and Mayors and Shire Presidents from across the North. The Armidale City Band played to entertain the gathering. Two foundation stones were laid, one by Drummond, the other by the Premier. The Government, said Minister Drummond, was determined on the decentralisation of higher educational facilities and, in addition to providing the Armidale College, had purchased a fine site at Wagga to erect a college to serve the southern parts of the State. "Some people might cavil at the expenditure", the Minister said, "but if they did it was due to ignorance. Actually, the cost of the college being erected was proportionately cheaper to that of the Sydney College."
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Came To New England, p. 287-292
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISBN: 9781921597596
Field of Research (FOR): 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
130103 Higher Education
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/202986055
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