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St John's College Photographs

The St John’s College class photographs were first taken around 1896.  These were photographed in a studio with the usual painted backdrops of the 1890’.  Classes were no more than about six students.

The next group of photographs from 1900 were taken with a College building as a backdrop, and were mounted with an oak surround, a heavy oak frame, and with names hand inscribed in white or gold.  Students at St John’s from around 1950 to 1990 will remember these hanging in the corridors of the Selwyn Block.

Around 1960, the photographs became smaller, the frames thinner, but these too were hung in the corridors.  In 1990 the Selwyn Block was demolished due to earthquake strengthening requirements and a change from a hostel style accommodation.  The photographs went into storage in the archives of the John Kinder Theological Library where they remain.

All class photographs are held in the archives, including the current class photographs and the separate Colleges‘ photographs over the 2000’s period.  This online gallery only goes up to 1950 for reasons of privacy, but others are available to be seen on request.


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Library Contacts

On campus at St John's Theological College:

202 St John's Road, Meadowbank, Auckland

Ph: (64 9) 528 3950


Write to:

John Kinder Theological Library
Private Bag 28907
Auckland 1541

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 7.00pm

Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm

Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm


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