Thomas Pattison

Thomas Pattison, a deaf Scot, arrived in 1858 and began teaching deaf children at his residence at 152 Liverpool St in Sydney on 22nd October 1860. He started with 11 deaf pupils. 

First deaf religious service

On 25th October 1860 Thomas Pattison also arranged a religious service for deaf people at his house.

Sydney Morning Herald, 15th October 1860

Sydney Morning Herald, 15th October 1860

Thomas Pattison a deaf Scot Photo courtesy of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

Thomas Pattison a deaf Scot

Photo courtesy of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

368 Castlereagh Street, the first Home of NSW Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.  Photo courtesy of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

368 Castlereagh Street, the first Home of NSW Institution for the Deaf and Dumb

Photo courtesy of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.