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1800s                                                                                                                  1858

                                                                                                                                   Bishop Hale established the Bishop’s Collegiate School, the predecessor of Hale
                                                                                                                                   School. The first pupil enrolled at the School was Laurence Eliot, son of the government
                                                                                                                                   administrator at Bunbury. Legend has it that Bishop Hale escorted the 11 year-old Eliot
                                                                                                                                   on horseback to Perth, camping out in the bush, over a three day period, in time for the
                                                                                                                                   opening of the School doors for the first time at 8.30 on the 28th June, 1858. Eliot was
                                                                                                                                   later to become the State Under Treasurer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hale School’s first site:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Cloisters  1860
            Alderley Manor, Gloucestershire   Dr Mathew Blagden Hale
                                              1811                                                                                 After the tenures of JG Bussell (Acting)
                                              Mathew Blagden Hale, the founder of Bishop’s Collegiate School                       and Canon B.G. Sweeting (1858-63) as
                                                                                                                                   Headmasters, the Reverend F.T. Taylor was
                                              (later to become Hale School) was born at Alderley Manor,
                                              Gloucestershire on 18 June.                                                          appointed in 1864.
                                              1847                                                                                 1865
                                              Hale travelled to South Australia where he became an                                 18 August 1865:The proprietorship of
                                              Archdeacon to Bishop Short in Adelaide While there he was                            the School was conferred upon a Board
                                              instrumental in the formation of St Peter’s College in Adelaide                      of Governors incorporated by an Act
                                              and primarily responsible for the establishment of a mission for                     of Incorporation and became formally
                                                                                                                                   described as the Perth Collegiate School,
                                              Aborigines at Poonindie on the Eyre Peninsular.
                                                                                                                                   notwithstanding that it was still popularly
                                                                                                                                   known as the Bishop’s School.
                                              Hale first visited Western Australia with Bishop Short (in whose                     1869                                The Cloisters: 1865
                                              diocese W.A. lay) and met his future wife Sabina Molloy of                                                               Back:   T Quinn, G Eliot, BC Wood, Morton Craig, O Burt,
                                              Augusta.                                                                             The Reverend F. A. Hare appointed as
                                                                                                                                   Headmaster of the School.                  Alex Forrest, W Chidlow, W McKail
                                                                                                                                                                       Middle:   FB Wittenoom, V Bruce, EB Courthope, F Burt, The Headmaster,
                                              1857                                                                                                                            H Gale, A Burt, J Ramsay, F Durlacher.
                                              Hale was consecrated first Bishop of Perth at Lambeth Palace in                                                          Front:    E Wittenoom, Geo Parker, AS Roe, Chas Edwrads, J Bovell, T Shenton
                                              London and arrived aboard the convict ship ‘Nile’ to take up his
                                              appointment on 1st January 1858. appointment on 1st January
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