Thursday, 3 March 2011

Darlinghurst, Sacred Heart School

This former school building is located on Darlinghurst Road, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. Originally known as the Sacred Heart School, it was originally built in 1880 and is adjacent to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.It had remained in use as a school until 1984. The site was taken over by the University of Notre Dame and the building was restored in 2006. It is now used as a medical library for the university and nearby hospital.

20 comments:

  1. Was just thinking about How Darlington looks like, had a student in my class last week from Perth who lives in the outskirts of Darlington ! ..

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  2. Wong Ching Wah, this suburb is actually called Darlinghurst. However, there is another Sydney suburb called Darlington.

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  3. That used to be a school???? What a DARLING DARLING school that must have been!!! I would surely have wanted to go to school there!!!! It looks so ancient and historical and olden, how wonderful!!!

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  4. Lovely building. It looks like it was a church. Maybe a church school.

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  5. A beautiful pic. They don't build schools like this anymore.

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  6. GW Bill Miller, that's right. It was a church school. Part of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church next door.

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  7. The church I went to as a kid was also called Sacred Heart school. Their very old school had the same name.

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  8. I went to this school in 1972, i remember seeing the concorde maiden flight over sydney from here, the winding staircase from upstairs to the playground downstairs and the stained glass picture of jesus in the chapel... finding any information photos etc has been a nightmare as no-one seems to want to help me find out about my era/time at the school :(

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    1. i went to sacred heart in the 70's too. i remember that old staircase that led from the plaground up to the bridge which was a side entrance to the church. Doesn't seem to be any information anywhere,just lost in time. i was there for the centenary celebrations which was such a big deal at the time.

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    2. Great stuff. Its just a shame that no photos etc etc have come to light from this era Darren.
      Hopefully someone may come up with something. :)

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    3. I remember using the foil caps from the milk bottles and flicking them like Frisbys using the middle and forefingers.

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  9. i went to this school in 1968 before returning to scotland my teacher was Sister Mary Magdala i would love to find out what happened to her also my friend Kathryne Bonner if any of you could give me any information i would be very grateful. My name then was Agnes Gallogley

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