The Colonial College
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THE COLONIAL COLLEGE
TRAINING FARMS, LIMITED,
Under the Auspices
Agents-General for Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, the Cape of
Good Hope, and British Columbia.
The Head Masters of Eton, Westminster, Shrewsbury, Marlborough, and other leading Public Schools;
HENNIKER, Thornham Hall, Suffolk
RENDLESHAM, Rendlesham Hall, Suffolk
RICHARD BROWNE, Reigate, Surrey.
ROBERT N. Fowler, Bart., M.P., London
RICHARD TEMPLE, Bart., M.P., G.C.S.I., C.I.E., Member of Council
of the Royal Colonial Institute.
CHAS. E. F. STIRLING, Bart., Member of the Royal Colonial Institute.
CHARLES CLIFFORD, Bart., formerly Speaker of the House of Representatives, New Zealand, Member of the Royal Colonial Institute.
HENRY BARKLY, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., formerly Governor of the Cape of Good Hope.
FREDERICK YOUNG, K.C.M.G., Vice-President of the Royal Colonial Institute.
H.C.B. DAUBENEY, G.C.B., Member of the Royal Colonial Institute.
PHILIP CUNLIFFE OWEN, K.C.M.G., C.B., C.I.E., South Kensington.
RAWSON W. RAWSON, K.C.M.G., C.B., President of the Statistical Society.
JOHN COODE, K.C.M.G., Member of the Royal Colonial Institute.
ARTHUR N. BIRCH, K.C.M.G., formerly Lieut.-Governor of Ceylon.
ARTHUR HODGSON, K.C.M.G., Member of the Royal Colonial Institute.
GEORGE BADEN-POWELL, K.C.M.G., M.P., St Georges Place, Hyde Park.
F. NAPIER BROOME, K.C.M.G., late Governor of Western Australia.
J.C.R. COLOMB, K.C.M.G., M.P.,Drumquinna, Kenmare.
JAMES A. YOUL, K.C.M.G., late Agent-General for Tasmania.
SAMUEL WILSON, M.P., Hughenden Manor and Grosvenor Square.
J. X. MERRIMAN, Treasurer-General, Cape of Good Hope.
MURRAY-SMITH, Esq., C.M.G., late Agent-General for Victoria.
ARCHER, Esq., C.M.G., late Agent-General for Queensland.
LOWRY, C.B., Member of the Royal Colonial Institute.
B. HUNTER RODWELL, Esq., Q.C., Woodlands, Ipswich.
E. HOWARD VINCENT, Esq., C.B., M.P., 1, Grosvenor Square, W.
BARNARDISTON, The Ryes, Sudbury, Suffolk.
SEWELL READ, Esq., Honingham Thorpe, Norfolk.
HOLMES, Esq., M.A., F.R.C.S., 18 Great Cumberland Place, W., Consulting Surgeon to St. Georges Hospital London.
ABRAHAM SCOTT, formerly of South Australia. 149 Leadenhall Street, E.C. (London Chairman
of the National Bank
of Australasia) (Chairman)
ROBERT BOND, of Messrs.
Robert Bond & Sons, Ipswich and London.
WILLIAM ALFRED ELLISTON,
JOHN SHERWOOD, Leiston, Suffolk.
ROBERT JOHNSON, The Colonial College, Hollesley Bay
(Vice-Chairman and Resident
Professor of Geology, Botany, and Zoology: Dr. J. E. TAYLOR, F.L.S., F.G.S., Curator of the
Ipswich Museum; Editor od Science Gossip, Science
Correspondent of the Australasian, etc.
Professor of Agriculture: C.G. FREER THONGER, M.R.A.C., Gold Medalist,
PROFESSOR OF SURVEYING, LEVELLING, AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION: EDWIN T. BEARD, C.E., F.S.I., etc., Science
Certificates, First-class Honours (resident).
professor veterinary science: E. A. SAXTON,
M.R.C.V.S., F.R.P.S., Associate of Ontario Agricultural Collage, Canada (resident)
lecturer under the rules of St. John Ambulance Association: J.
UNSWORTH GREEN, L.R.C.P.
secretary and instructor in book-keeping: JOSEPH GILL,
in Practical Agriculture, Dairying, Gardening, Forestry, Riding; Carpenters, Smiths, Wheelwrights, and Harness-makers Work, etc.
THE COLONIAL COLLEGE AND TRAINING FARMS, LD., HOLLESLEY BAY, SUFFOLK.
(Letters should be addressed to The Resident Director.)
HOME TRAINING FOR COLONIAL LIFE
There need be no hesitation in affirming that Colonisation, in the
present state of the world, is the very best affair of
business in which the Capital of an old and wealthy Country
can possibly engage.
becoming more and more a necessity,
not for the working class only, but
for all classes.
W. E. Forster
No subject of late
years forced itself more upon the attention
of parents and guardians
in this country, and of all those whose
interest and sympathies are
bound up with the welfare of our Colonies, than
the necessity of providing for youths intending to emigrate
a thoroughly sound and
before their departure.
proved that to send them to the Colonies direct from school or college , or from a
town occupation, is to invite temporary,
if not permanent failure.. Many
such who go out well supplied with money, but with no other qualifications,
find themselves unable to hold their own in a
new country, and either fall
into the lowest rank there, or return home to swell the numbers of those
who find the struggle for existence greater
The Colonial College was
established in January,
1887, to provide the intending colonist with suitable
training, with advice
as to his future career,
and, as far
as possible, with an
introduction to it.
Details of the course of training
are given elsewhere.
At the Colonial College there is every facility
for instruction being given and experience acquired
in the subjects there indicated, a knowledge of
which will qualify the young Colonist for the life before him, and
enable him to make
the best of his opportunities.
are always in communication
with Colonial Authorities at
home an abroad; and from private
sources also they are
in possession of the latest information
as to the prospects or the various
Colonies, and the openings afforded. A further advantage
is that Pupils form friendships at
the College are arrange to go out together, or to follow one another
to the same neighbourhood.
Many are already settled; and
as every year
increases the number, the College forms a
connecting link of high value between the Mother Country and
Magazine, Colonia, published
every Term, always contains interesting
letters from old Students in the Colonies, and other useful
COLLEGE AND ESTATE
The Colonial College is situated on Hollesley Bay, about
six miles from Melton Station and eight from Woodbridge, on the East
Suffolk Branch of the Great
2½hours distant from London, and communication
by rail with North and
West is also convenient.
Conveyances will meet trains
at Melton or Woodbridge Stations.
The Estate, which is
the property of the Collage, is exceptionally
well suited to the objects of the Institution, both from a
residential and from an educational
point of view. It dominates
facing South and
South-East, and commands
fine views over a long sweep of coast.
between the Sea and a fine open country of Heath
and Pine Woods, the Climate
is extremely healthy and invigorating. The subsoil is dry and
the water pure.
The Estate is so varied
in character that it naturally
lends itself to the teaching and practice
of all that the College
requires. It contains
about 1,330 Acres of excellent Pasture,
Arable, heath, and
Woods. Its extent, and the nature of the soil, enable the most varied
systems of Agriculture and of Stock rearing
and grazing, as
well as all the subjects specified in the Synopsis, to be practised
and taught to great
In addition to its own Estate
the College hires and farms 500 Acres
of fine Arable and Pasture
Land adjoining, making
1,830 Acres in all.
There is a
frontage of more than
a mile to a
fine tidal river (the Alde) with clean
shingle banks, affording great
facilities for shipping produce for Boating,
An Institution which undertakes
to prepare Youths for Colonial
life must give some prominence to their physical
development being to the young Colonist as
essential as technical
instruction. With the great
natural advantages of its position the Colonial College offers such favourable
opportunities for both as ensure to its Pupils every prospect of being sent out
healthy, vigorous, and
efficiently trained for their future career.
DURATION OF COURSE.
The year is divided
into three Terms, viz.:- from about February
1st to April 26th, from May
16th to August 15th, and
from September 26th to December 20th, with three
corresponding vacations (Spring, Autumn, and
To pass fairly
through the Curriculum and earn the College
Certificate a residence of two years
is usually necessary,
although some Pupils, who have
previously made arrangements for going to a
Colony, enter for a shorter course.
see Form of Application for entry of a