Reverend Cusack RussellA cottage, Wando Vale

The Vern McCallum Photo Collection

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

 

Some Small Schools

Merino

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Merino State School 2115  

Merino State School 2115 was opened on 27th of January 1879 by TYTHELEIGH MLA acting for the Minister for Public Instruction. The school was later extended, the gallery removed and lower windows provided. When last used to accomodate the infant grades of Merino Consolidated School in November 1956 it consisted of three rooms and two porches.

A rare photo inside Merino State School 2115: perhaps about 1930   Merino State School 2115: ~ 1930? It is rare to see a photo of this age taken inside a school.
Merino State School 2115: perhaps about 1920?    Merino State School 2115: ~ 1920?
Merino State School 2115: Grades 1 to 4, 1950    Merino State School 2115: Grades 1 to 4, 1950.
Merino Consolidated School: Grade 1, 1955    Merino Consolidated School: Grade 1, 1955. This would have been the last, or second last, school year at this school site.
Merino Consolidated School: Grade 4, 1955   Merino Consolidated School: Grade 4, 1955. Taken at the new school site.
Merino Consolidated School: teachers, ~1950?   Merino Consolidated School: teachers, ~1950?

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

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