Dr C V Salisbury

Dr C V Salisbury

5 months ago

Charles Victor Salisbury (1901-1987), in College 1921-27, Fellow 1951-87. Benefactor on several occasions throughout his lifetime and in his will. As a new Fellow on the College Council in the 1950s Charles pushed for work to be done on the grounds of the College. Some 800 trees were planted. “Salisbury’s commitment to Paul’s showed itself in unending, effervescent, even-handed kindness plus a serious sense of purpose” (Atkinson, p.385). The completion of the Cloisters in 1983 in sandstone was the result of Salisbury’s financial contribution and his family coat of arms is finely carved into one of the decorative shields (3rd from the left in the photo). The Salisbury, that most famous of college bars in Sydney, is located under the kitchen and dining hall in the space once occupied by the hot water boilers. This was largely funded by Charles’s estate given through the St Paul’s College Foundation with additional

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Generous gift in Will received

11 months ago

St Paul’s College is the recent beneficiary of the distribution of assets in accordance with the Will of Rev’d Peter Blackburn who died in 2018. Peter’s estate was across multiple jurisdictions which led to additional time to complete probate and property sales. Rev’d Peter James Whittaker Blackburn, in College 1968-69, was born on 9 January 1947 and lived in Maroubra and Carringbah as a child. In 1965 he came to Sydney University from Woolooware High School to study for a Bachelor of Arts. At that time Peter found he enjoyed participation in services at Christ Church St Lawrence and for a year he was President of the Sydney University Anglican Society. He moved in to Paul’s for his honours year and in 1969 commenced a Law degree. He was a Chapel Warden, member of Mummers and according to his uni friend Robert Tunbridge was a fabulous entertainer in his room

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