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150 years: Baringhup Common School

Learn about the history of Baringhup Common School, one of Victoria’s oldest public schools.

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Baringhup, 3463
7 November 1859
31 December 1875
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Baringhup School

The history of Baringhup Common School

  • 1859

    Baringhup was opened by the Church of England under the Denominational Board.

    The first head teacher was Arthur L Butler. The average attendance reached 22.

    The town, located on the Loddon River, was a goldfield at the time.

  • 1875

    The school closed in 1875. It was replaced by Baringhup State School (No. 1687).

    The head teacher of No. 66 became the head teacher at the new school.

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The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) only hold historical correspondence records for this closed school. If you have any, or if you know of any, please let us know by emailing