The first tertiary institution was St John's Theological College founded in 1898 by Bishop Arthur Vincent Green to train future Anglican clergy.
In May 1926, the College was relocated from Armidale to Morpeth in the Hunter Valley. The story of the College is outlined in a 2014 post, History revisited – college a capital idea.
While the College's loss was a significant one from an Armidale perspective, its presence had added to the city’s reputation as an education centre, aiding the foundation of the Teacher’s College in 1928.
- Education in another era
- Swift beginning for the new college
- The Armidale Teachers' College opens for business, March 1928
- Creating the building blocks of education
- Build on: Armidale Teachers' College survives the Great Depression
- Bumpy beginnings for young teachers
A note on sources
I normally don't include sources with the columns. However, I will add sources here in due course so that those who are interested can follow up.