150 years: Gritjurk State School

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

Key information

Gritjurk, 3315
1 January 1872
13 April 1899
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Gritjurk Common School

The history of Gritjurk State School

  • 1872

    Gritjurk opened as a common school in 1872. The average number of students was 24.

    The brick and stone schoolhouse was big enough for 60 children.

    There was a three-room house for the head teacher attached to the schoolhouse.

  • 1873

    The school became a state school.

  • 1899

    Gritjurk State School closed in 1899.

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