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150 years: Digby Common School

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

Key information

Digby, 3309
1 January 1864
31 December 1878
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Digby School
  • 1864

    Digby opened as a common school in 1864.

    It had 54 students at the time.

  • 1878

    The school closed in 1878.

    It was replaced by Digby State School (No. 2047). The state school opened in a newly built brick schoolhouse.

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