Highfield College

Highfield College was an independent, day and boarding school for boys, in Turramurra, on the North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Highfield College
TypeIndependent, day and boarding school
Key peopleLeslie Alfred Redgrave
(Founder & proprietor headmaster)


The school was opened in 1907[1] at 51 Ku-ring-gai Avenue, Turramurra, in a house owned by William John Baker. The property was rented by the Redgrave family and Leslie Alfred Redgrave was the proprietor and headmaster of the school. His brother Wilfred Harold ran the junior school. Advertising for the school said:

(a) An Ideal Home for Young Boys, with a mother's care, and best of food, and every comfort.
(b) Primary and Secondary Education, with the Individual Attention of Graduate Masters.
(c) Specially equipped Classrooms, Dormitories, and playing Fields, in a fine healthy climate.[2] On its closure in 1915 the building was demolished and redeveloped with a new home in 1917.[3]

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  1. ^ "Australian Wines". The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People (Sydney, NSW : 1900 - 1918). Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia. 6 April 1907. p. 9. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Advertising". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954). NSW: National Library of Australia. 22 June 1907. p. 8. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  3. ^ The Historian Vol. 31 No 1, March 2002 by Jennifer Harvey and Lois McEvoy About No 51 Retrieved 30 April 2014
  4. ^ Sir George Francis (Frank) Nicklin, Australian Dictionary of Biography Retrieved 30 April 2014.