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1907

100 Years Ago: St John's College in 1920

In 1920, St John’s College was still in its infancy. The school had been established in 1898 as a parish school of St Mary’s Anglican Church in downtown Johannesburg. Soon afterwards, the social upheaval caused by the Anglo-Boer South African War – as well as the deportation of the school’s headmaster by the Boer authorities – had necessitated the closure of the school for some eighteen months.