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Alma School 23

The church of England established this non-vested school, four miles from Maryborough, near the Timor Creek, on the 1st April 1856, with John Haw as its first Head Teacher. The unlined building was had a timber frame, covered with tin. The school closed in June 1862 but became the second room for the new Alma Common School No 848, which opend in 1866 and then later this building became a shelter shed.[1]


Alma School 848

This school was built in 1860s, on a site near the Timor Creek and the old Alma School No 23. The building was made of brick, it had one room with a gallery. Enrolment were often more than 100, when the gold mining area was 6,000 to 7,000 strong. There was no residence, so the teachers boarded close by or in Maryborough. Enrolments became low (9) in 1931, so the school closed but reopened again in 1933 but finally closed in 1937, when the school was sold. [2]

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Notes

  1. Education Department of Victoria. Vision and Realisation: A centenary of realisation. Melbourne: Education Department of Victoria. 1973
  2. Education Department of Victoria. Vision and Realisation: A centenary of realisation. Melbourne: Education Department of Victoria. 1973


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--Beth Kicinski 09:31, 29 August 2013 (EST)

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