150 years: Koroocheang State School

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

Key information

Kooroocheang, 3364
1 January 1872
31 December 1963
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Other names:
Hit or Miss Common School, Hit or Miss State School

The history of Koroocheang State School

  • 1870s

    The school opened as common school in 1872. It was originally called Hit or Miss School, which was the name of the local area.

    The school replaced Deep Creek Common School (No. 202) which had opened in 1858.

    A new schoolhouse made from local sandstone was built by the community. It replaced Deep Creek's wooden schoolhouse which had been burnt in a fire.

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

    The school changed its name to Koroocheang State School in 1876.

  • 1950s

    The sandstone schoolhouse became very run down in the early 1950s. It was replaced by a timber building moved from Broomfield State School (No. 1719).

  • 1963

    Koroocheang State School closed around 1963.

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