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150 years: Deep Lead State School

Learn about the history of Deep Lead State School, one of Victoria's oldest public schools.

Key information

Deep Lead, 3385
1 January 1859
31 December 1967
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Other names:
Deep Lead School, Deep Lead Common School

The history of Deep Lead State School

  • 1859

    Deep Lead School opened in 1859. The first head teacher was Mr Johnson.

    A new brick schoolhouse had been built.

  • 1864

    The school became a common school in 1864.

  • 1868

    A fundraising event was held at the school to raise money for the school. There were 250 guests.

  • 1870s

    The school became a state school at some stage between 1873 and 1878. 

  • 1967

    Deep Lead State School was closed in 1967 because there were not enough students.

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