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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
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.888397
Long: 151.181319
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Source: ADB
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