Prince Alfred College, Adelaide

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Forme autorisée du nom

Prince Alfred College, Adelaide

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • PAC


  • Educational

Zone du contact


School Archivist



Adresse physique

23 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town




South Australia

Nom du pays

Code postal



08 8334 1200



Zone de description


Prince Alfred College, founded in the nineteenth century, caters for boys from early learning through to senior years.

In the mid 1860s a group of individuals with the vision of a Methodist church school for boys met to progress their dream. Fundraising breakfasts were held in the Methodist Meeting Hall and men and women who shared the vision of the founders pledged their support, enabling the purchase of land at Kent Town.

The foundation stone of the main building was laid by HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, during his 1867 visit to South Australia. The Prince agreed to the request to name the College in his honour, a departure from the proposed name of Wesley College, and for a short time it was known as Prince Alfred Wesleyan College.

The first students commenced at Prince Alfred College in 1869.

A feature of Prince Alfred College is the historic main building, which was built in three sections. The central section was ready for use in 1869 and housed offices, teaching areas, a residence for the Headmaster, and accommodation for boarders, who have been an important aspect of the College’s entire history.

The Waterhouse Wing (south) was added and increased the boarding accommodation as well as providing an assembly room, and a science laboratory.

Later, the Colton Wing (north) further expanded boarding space and teaching areas. The Main Building was completed in 1889.

For further information about the history of the school, see

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

Officer-in-charge: School Archivist

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

Official records of the school; personal school records of old scholars; private papers of notable old scholars; official records of Prince Alfred College Old Collegians' Association; official records of Parents and Friends Associations.



  • Minutes of school council and committees, 1865- present
  • Annual reports to SA Conference of Methodist Church of Australasia, 1876- present
  • Financial records, 1869- present
  • Admission records, 1869- present
  • Curriculum records, 1869- present
  • Scholastic assessments and results, 1870- present
  • Architectural drawings, 1878- present
  • Site photographs, 1867- present
  • Photographs of staff and students, 1882- present
  • School magazine, 1884- present
  • Personal records of old scholars, 1869- present
  • Minutes of PAC Old Collegians' Association, 1878- present
  • Minutes of Parents and Friends Associations, 1938- present

Quantity: 151m.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Ward, J.F. Prince Alfred College: the Story of the First Eighty Years. Adelaide, 1951.
Gibbs, R.M.A. A History of Prince Alfred College. Adelaide, 1984.

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Open Monday by appointment 9am-4pm.
Closed public holidays.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Closed period of 25 years applies to most records. Access to records not normally available for research can be gained by application to the Headmaster.


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

General reference assistance available. Referral to paid researchers is available.

Services de reproduction

Copying services available for books, journals and original records to A3 size.

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  • Éducation (Thematic area)
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  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
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Contact principal

23 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town
Adelaide, South Australia 5067