college was founded on 25 th January 1878 it remained as a
missionary college until 1936 when it closed.
special thanksgiving service was held for the work the college
had done during its 58 years of existence.
Right Rev. A.W. Lee Bishop of Zululand who had been a student
himself at the college in 1905 paid his tribute: “At
first the College was a tiny place with no chapel, but a great
burning faith. Owing to the coming of two men whom you at
first regarded with suspicion, the growth developed. Under
the inspired leadership of such men as Dodson, Foster and
Boulter, the College grew until there is hardly a quarter
of the habitable globe where men have not gone from this place
to minister. What a glorious thing it would have been this
afternoon to have seen a roll of the names of all who have
gone forth to the frozen wilds of the Arctic, the veldt of
Africa, the prairies of Canada and the burning planes of Australia.
man has gone, the men from Burgh have followed. It is a glorious
record. Never forget it, you people of Burgh. In 58 years
the world has heard the name of this place”