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A stained glass window erected at St John's College commemorates Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings.
Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings KCMG (20 March 1831 – 11 July 1897) was an Irish-Australian politician and Premier of New South Wales.
He was the first practising Catholic premier of New South Wales and the only non-Labor one. His comment that he was not 'a prominent politician' undervalued his importance as he had been offered ministerial office early in 1870 and twice later.
He was a fellow of St John's College within the University of Sydney in 1868-72 and 1874-91 and his 'princely liberality' enabled his friend, Archbishop Vaughan, to open a library there. Jennings's generous gifts are commemorated by a stained-glass window with his family crest.
|Address:||10 Missenden Road, St John`s College, Camperdown, 2050|
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|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|