150 years: Graham's Hill State School

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

Key information

Creswick, 3363
1 May 1868
31 December 1893
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Graham's Hill Common School

The history of Graham's Hill State School

  • 1868

    Graham's Hill opened as common school in 1868.

    The first head teacher was Michael A. McCormack.

    Classes were held in a rented building.

    The average number of students attending the school in 1868 was 46 (24 girls and 22 boys).

  • 1870s

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

    In 1877, the wooden schoolhouse was large enough for 85 children and there was a six-room head teacher's house.

  • 1893

    Graham's Hill State School closed in 1893.

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