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150 years: Hillsborough State School

Learn about the history of Hillsborough State School, one of Victoria’s oldest public schools.

Key information

Hillsborough Road, Yackandandah, 3749
1 March 1868
31 December 1897
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Other names:
Hillsborough Common School

The history of Hillsborough State School

  • 1868

    Hillsborough opened as a common school in the mining town south of Yackandandah.

    John. B. Besley was the head teacher and the average attendance was 30 (19 boys and 11 girls). 

  • 1897

    The school closed in 1897. 

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