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150 years: Footscray Primary School

Learn about the history of Footscray Primary School, one of Victoria's oldest public schools.

Key information

Corner Geelong Road and Barkly Street, Footscray, 3011
Opened: 1 January 1862
Primary school
School number: 253
Other names: Footscray National School, Footscray Common School, Footscray State School

Find more interesting facts about this school

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archive of Victoria's State and local government. They look after some of our oldest school records, and we can use these records to help us understand what school life used to be like.

Now it's your turn to do some detective work. Take a look to see what info they have on this school.

Reviewed 15 December 2022


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