Week 9: The Kingswood site

Monday, 12 May 2014

The Kingswood site of the Penrith Campus started out as the Nepean College of Advanced Education (NCAE).

Even though the NCAE was established in 1973, it wasn't until early 1977 that construction works were completed on the main building (now Building K) and staff were able to move onto the Kingswood Campus (from 1995 the Kingswood site was known as Penrith Campus along with the Werrington sites).

Nepean CAE became the University of Western Sydney Nepean from 1989. The full history of Nepean CAE can be read in the book "The History of Nepean College, 1974-1989" by Dr Ellice Swinbourne (NCAE Principal 1980-85).

Prior to European arrival the land around Kingswood was occupied by the Darug people.

From the archives

Artist's impression of Kingswood Campus, 1990 (Ref: MP-1477)

Image gallery

From the Archives this week, we have:

Did you know?

A Red Rooster commercial was filmed at Kingswood in 1994. Check out the photo in the image gallery above. You can also view the full advertisement for Red Rooster's "Devil Wings" on YouTube (opens in a new window).

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