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Flemington State School

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 3 years, 4 months ago

Time Travellers in Essendon, Flemington and the Keilor Plains

School Photos

This photo shows part of the old Flemington School on the west side of Mt Alexander Rd in 1923, just before the move to the present site on the east side.  The girl on the right is Grace Adams, born in 1915, granddaughter of the Morgan family of the Cross Keys Hotel. Photo: courtesy of Warren Delbridge.

 

FLEMINGTON STATE SCHOOL.
"Finest in Southern Hemisphere."
Overlooking the Bay, and commanding also a splendid view of the hills, a new elementary school at Flemington, which was opened yesterday by the Minister for Education (Sir Alexander Peacock), has been described as one of the finest buildings of its kind in the southern hemisphere.


The new school building stands on the Travancore estate, on a site more than five acres in extent. This was purchased for £6,640. The school, which will accommodate 768 pupils, and cost £13,895, contains 10 rooms, in addition to the office and teachers' room. Flemington school committee collected a large sum of money, and a fete, to be continued today, was opened by Sir Alexander Peacock for the purpose of obtaining additional funds to be spent on items not provided by the Education department. A gate which stood on the old Travancore estate has been erected at the entrance to the school, the cost having been subscribed by the department and by the school committee. The foundation stone was laid by His Excellency the Governor (the Earl of Stradbroke).

FLEMINGTON STATE SCHOOL. (1923, November 24). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 27. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1991151

 

 

Flemington State School, Grades 3 & 4, 1952.

 

 

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