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150 years: Crosbie State School

Learn about the history of Crosbie State School, one of Victoria’s oldest public schools.

Key information

Bendigo, 3550
1 January 1873
31 December 1901
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Other names:
Crosbie Common School

The history of Crosbie State School

  • 1873

    Crosbie opened in 1873.

    As there was no housing available, the head teacher, WH Bilton lived in the schoolroom.

  • 1874

    The head teacher WH Bilton requested a teacher's house.

  • 1876

    A new schoolroom was built in 1876 that could accommodate 45 students.

    The construction of a new school building started later that year.


  • 1877

    A new teacher's house was added with four rooms.

    John Fleming, head teacher at the time, rented the new teacher's house.

  • 1893

    A combination of Crosbie with Toolleen State School (No. 1336) was proposed.

    GJ Henderson was authorised to remove the building at his own expense.

    He had personally funded the additions to the teacher's house.

  • 1901

    Crosbie closed in 1901 and the building was removed from the site to Toolleen.

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