Reverend Cusack RussellA cottage, Wando Vale

The Vern McCallum Photo Collection

Photos of the Western District of Victoria, Australia, from 1860

 

Some Small Schools

Digby

If you have more school photos from the district, or information about any of these schools, please contact Vern.

thought to be the Digby Common School  

This is thought to be the Digby Common School, which opened in 1864 with about 100 pupils.

South Digby School, ca 1890   South Digby School, ca 1890. This school opened in 1888 with about 30 pupils, and Miss Highland as the first teacher. The school closed in 1898.
The original Digby State School 2047: early 1900s?  

 The original Digby State School 2047: early 1900s? This school was built in 1878 then demolished in 1938 and replaced with a wooden structure. Mr A R Whatmore, the Head Teacher at the time, built a stone fence from the foundations of the old school.

The teacher's residence was built nearby in about 1890.

(information from the Merino CWA's "History of Merino and District", January 1953)

The original Digby State School: ca 1906   The original Digby State School: ca 1906
Digby State School, opening of the shelter shed   Digby State School, opening of the shelter shed.
Digby State School group: 1912   Digby State School group: 1912. Click here for the names!
Digby State School group: 1970   Digby State School group: 1970. Click here for the names!

Small school photos | Bluff, Drik Drik, etc | Dartmoor | Digby | Merino | Mumbannar, etc

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