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Bet Bet 1661

A petition for a school in Bet Bet was signed on the 27th July 1875. DI Bolan recommended a school on 30 - 40 a.a. near the bridge (then called Grant's Bridge), over the Bet Bet Creek. The Bet Bet school opened in the assembly room of the old Bet Bet Inn on the 18th March 1876, with John Parnell as the Head Teacher. Later when the number of enrolments had increased, they leased another room from the Bet Bet Inn for the students. In November 1876, DI Bolan recommended that a site 2 acres and 16 perches (allotments 2 and 3 , Section 5, Parish of Bet Bet) be purchased. The school was gazette on the 23rd February 1877. [1]

No State building was provide for until 1887, as the cost of leasing the old hotel was lowered and the school continued to operate from these rooms. In 1887, the portable and quarters at Walmer North SS2264 were moved to Bet Bet and were used at the beginning of 1888. From 1895 to 1911, the Bet Bet School had an unclassified status, until the number of enrolments increased to 70 pupils. [2]

The new school building (36ft x 24ft)was erected on the present site and was first used in 1913, the school was closed at the end of 1948 and children were then bused to Maryborough. [3]


Bet Bet National School

The Bet Bet national school was opened by George Cook, who lived there in 1860, The first Common School was opened in May 1865, it was a new building , costing 100 pounds. The first master was McKenzie, J. Laing was master there in the seventies and Joshua Thomas Jnr, went there in about 1878. [4]


Dwyers Bridge School 38

Dwyers Bridge School number 38, was a non-vested national school, established under the National Board on the 1st December 1860, the first Head Teacher was George Cook. Until November 27th 1875, the school was known as Bet Bet, it became a state school in 1873, under the Department which took over the building. The school closed when it was destroyed by a storm in 1877 and the debris was sold and removed in 1898. [5]

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  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
  3. Education Department of Victoria. Vision and Realisation: A centenary of realisation. Melbourne: Education Department of Victoria. 1973
  4. Flett, J. Dunolly: Story of old gold diggings. Melbourne: poppet Head. 1980.
  5. Education Department of Victoria. Vision and Realisation: A centenary of realisation. Melbourne: Education Department of Victoria. 1973


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--Beth Kicinski 12:30, 13 November 2016 (AEDT)

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