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150 years: Grant State School

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

Key information

Wongungarra, 3862
1 January 1866
31 December 1890
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Other names:
Grant Common School

The history of Grant State School

  • 1866

    Grant opened as a common school in 1866 for children from local mining families.

    There were 42 students enrolled.

    Classes were held in a wooden building with a shingle roof.

    The head teacher was William Pepper.

  • 1870s

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

  • 1890

     The number of students enrolled had fallen to six and Grant State School closed.

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