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150 years: Hepburn Primary School

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

Key information

156 Main Road, Hepburn, 3461
1 July 1864
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Other names:
Hepburn Common School, Hepburn State School

The history of Hepburn Primary School

  • 1864

    Hepburn opened as a common school in 1864.

  • 1870

    The schoolhouse was built with local bricks around this time. It had one large room. This was later made into two rooms.

  • 1870s

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

  • 1967

    A third room was added to the school in 1967.

  • 1970

    The school was renamed Hepburn Primary School in 1970.

    Photograph of the Hepburn Primary School building. The building is brick and the school's centenary glates are near the door to the building.
    Hepburn Primary School building that was built in 1877 in 1970. Source: Laurie Birchell and the State Library of Victoria
  • 2022

    Hepburn Primary School is still in operation.

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