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150 years: Emerald Hill Common School

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

Key information

Clarendon Street, Southbank, 3006
Opened: 2 March 1853
Closed: 31 July 1877
Primary school
School number: 207
Other names: Canvastown National School, Emerald Hill National School

Can you help us find records for this school?

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

Reviewed 19 May 2022


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