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Tho addition to the Trinity College, whion consists of a handsome block to be styled the "Clarke Buildinge,' in compliment to the two brothers, Sir Wm und Mr Joatpb Clarko, is now completed, and will be leady for occupation at tbo commencement of the approaching July term Tbe total expendi- ture: involved m the extension will be about £11000, and the structure forma a very substantial and effective part of the college plan, which, when fully developed in years to come, will constitute au imposing series of Gothic buildings, having three quadrangles and a line front GOOft in length fucing the Sydney«road The buildings, it is expected, will bear favourable compariBin with some of the famous collegiate institutions in the treat seats of learning m Europe,

So far the progress of Trinity College, which remained for Beveral years the only university college in the colony has been eminent!} satisfactory. In 18C0, Uiahop Perry us BiBted by the late Professor Wilson und other leading members of the Anj;h can Church, begun the tusk of raisiug the re quired funds A Crown grant of land, 10 acree, to tho north of tho University reserve, was subsequently obtained, and in February, 1870, the foundation Htune of the firat build- ing was laid Before tbe end of 1S77 the structure then existing, which may now be described us the Warden's House, waa found to be insufficient, and under the »rchi

teotural direction of the late Mr. Wyatt, further buildings were raised These, winch ure henceforth to bo denominated the ' BiahopB' Buildings," in recognition of the great and active interest taken in the college by the present and the former Biahop of Melbourne, unabled the authorities to receive 25 students. For some time the necosait) for another wing has been felt, aa all tbo Btndeuts setk mg admission could not be provided with re- sidence, and several who have been entered aa utudenta have had to be lodged oui Bide in houses licensed by the college and under collegiate control When last year tbe need of further extension became most apparent, Mr JoBeph Clarke cntne forward with the munificent offer of £5 000, and encouraged by this and other donations amounting to £1,500 the council decided to enter on the erection of the Btructure now under notice, which they resolved to name tho "Clarke Buildings " Sir Wm Clarke had not then associated him self with this Bpecml work : still he hud proved an invaluable friend to the col- lege, for his contributions had »mounted to about £3,000 in all, aud the council there fore aimed at doing honour to bim as well as to Mr Joseph Clarke, in designating the new building aa they hud done Now, how- ever, that the building ia reared, fair William hecomeB, in even a moro marked sense, cou neoted with it as he has just announced IHB intention of subscnbing£3 000 towards itscost This gratifying decision was made known a few days ago to the warden ( Mr Leeper) at the close of a visit of inspection paid by Sir William Clarke to the now edifico with the appearance of which he expressed himself ns being highly pleased. It should be added that Mr Joseph Clarke bus promised a further contribution of £1,000 to the building fund, HO that the eutire cost of the extension (£11 000) is practically covered The increased room supplied by this enlargement of the pre mises bringa up the available accommodation of tbe college to SO resident students As there are now on the books of tho institution 43 students incloding the non-resident», who are utteuding the lectures, it ia anticipated that before the end of the year the whole of the additional Bpaco will be taken up

The progresa which the college haa made would seem to indicate very clearly that the collegiate ayatem in tiffihation with tho University ia tuking firm root here On this point it may not be out of place to say that inuny persons entertain erroneous ideas re curding the ecope and working of such an institution aa 'I rinity College By some it ia thoui'ht that tina college ia only a theological school It 10 perfcctlj true, that thrnuLll the cxeriionri of Bishop Moorhouse a faculty of tlioulo,.y haa been established in the college, in accordance with the design of the founda- tion, and the bishop requires, as a rule, that candidates for ordination shall become resident students at the college, but the primary purpose of the institution ia that of a university college exactly Bimilar to the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge-pre paring students not only for holy orders, but for other learned profeBSiona The pro priety of founding what ia called a non sec tarian college in association with the Univer- sity is occasionally mooted, but tho fact is that the colleges already existing, although established by denominations aro so liberally administered that members of other denomi nutioua can fully enjoy their advautagea A considerable proportion of the Btudenta both at I nulty College and the adjoin ing Ormond College, belong to religious denominations other than those of the Church of longland and tho Presbyterians At the present time several of the open echolarshipa at Irinity are held bj students who are not attached to tha Church of Ung


The new Clarko Buildings of the College aro of brick und stone, and of a design in harmony with tbo older pile-the Bishops ".mldings-with which there is, of course, communication Hie plans prepared by the late Mr H 1' Blacket, the designer of bydney University and tbo Anglican Cathedral at fal dnej, provide for the wing aa the north Bide of a quadrangle, but though the foundations for the whole length of the north Bide (215ft ) have boen lind, only about three fourths of tbo building, or 170ft m length, have been in- cluded as the present undertaking Ï he edifico baa a width of IGft, and it contains a porch li x 10, lobby 11 x 8, which IB Beparated from tho hall by a framed screen, gln/ed with plate glass The hall ia lift wide, with cor ridors on each side Cft wide, and from it a BtuircaBO of polished cedar ascends to theupper door 'Ihobedroomaandaictingroomalor tbe students (there ia ono sittingroom for every two atíldente), uro larger and bette, fitted than thoao in uso in the older building, and it is intended to appropriate them when so desired to the soniors Ventilation bus been carefully attended to, and in cudi of the bed- rooms water ia laid on The sitliugrooms, which aro 12 in number, are each 17ft by 12ft bin , and the bedrooms, 20 m number, 12ft bin by 8ft Oin The rooms on the ground lioor are lift in height, and those on the upper lloor 12ft There are five well uppointed bathrooms in the building, each 12ft by 8ft Gin , and each Hat has on it a sortants pautrj, from which will bo served luncheon for the students' rooms Au hydraulic lift from the coal cellar pusses through theae last mentioned roomB At the east end of the building is tb« " common room, ' a hand some upurtment 37ft by 20ft , having a large buy window at the north Bidn It is the desire of the officials of the collego to omit nothing which will render the institution a most attractive home for the students, and the room here set apart for their social intercourse ia also intended for reading and for club meetings Over tt ia it room of similar proportions Tina room is for billiards, und it has an open tim- bered roof of Oregon wood and kauri pine artistically wrought and varnished l'he cloister which will run round the whole of the quadrangle when completed ia 10ft in width, and has a varnished kauri pine roof, supported by etona pillara, having richly carved capitula and battlement parapeta 'Hie foundations are of a remarkably substantial churucter, viz , blueatone ashlar with a i hum fered buso The wulla ure of Hawthorn bricks with Waurn Ponde atone dressings Upon the stouo work o' the windows some uri usually tasteful ornamentation haa been beatowed The gublCB have Waurn Ponde copings, with wrought copier finíais The flooring throughout IB of kuurt pine, and tho corndora and bulla huve n dado of wrought deal varnished Both internally and ex teinally the structure which is an example of lltb century Wothic presents all the nilicationa of having been verv faith fully and substantially built I he ma teriula employed are all of the very best, and the contractor, Mr It C Brown, is to be concmtuluted on the rosult Mr W Pritchard, architect, of Melbourne, has super intended tbo work in accordance with the late Mr Blacket s do-uc,tia, and Mr Shepherd bus aclcd as clerk of rho works Ibu li

treusurir of the t illino Sir George Verdon, bus, «vhilo the oxtcnsi m hits been lu pro cress within the lust 12 months evinced a ipecial tnttrcHt in the detuils of construction und to his artistic knowledge and cukivutnl

i"te the council lu indebted for mun) vulu

able lunts

W bon the now building ia opened next mouth the work of tho colkuo stuff, will, UH mut beimucincd be «really facilitated Sfverul io ima in the rentra or Bishops Ituildmcs »ill be Htt at liberty for lecturta, i.c and m «her directiotiB upnrt from the increut-ed residence uccoinmotlution, tim convenience of the college will bu improved

Wtt tiiuj udd iliut the formal opening of the new buildings will nut nile (luce till Birnie ti ne in Au"u-tt Hi« Kïcelltncy the (lover ni r will bo asked to take purt m the cere