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150 years: Carlton (Lygon Street) State School

Learn about the history of Carlton (Lygon Street) State School, one of Victoria’s oldest public schools.

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Lygon Street , Carlton, 3053
1 November 1870
31 October 1908
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Carlton (Lygon Street) Common School

The history of Carlton (Lygon Street) State School

  • 1870

    Carlton (Lygon St) opened as a common school in 1870.

    The first head teacher was Thomas J Connor.

    This new school replaced Carlton (Gratton St, No. 175), which opened in 1862.

  • 1877

    The average attendance was 73 students, including 37 girls and 36 boys.

  • 1892

    The school worked alongside another local school, Carlton (Faraday St, state school No. 112).

  • 1908

    The school closed in 1908.

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