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150 years: Lindenow Primary School

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

Key information

140 Henry Street, Lindenow, 3865
1 October 1871
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Other names:
Lindenow Flat Common School, Lindenow State School

The history of Lindenow Primary School

  • 1870s

    Lindenow opened as a common school in 1871. The first head teacher was Walter Murray and the number of students that attended the school was approximately 22. The building made of hardwood palings with a shingle roof.

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

    A new school building opened in 1874. The old school building was then used as the teacher's residence. 

  • 1892

    The teacher's residence was removed in 1892. 

  • 1914

    The school moved to a new building and site in 1914. It could accommodate 120 students. 

  • 1970

    The school was renamed Lindenow Primary School in 1970.

  • 2022

    Lindenow Primary School is still in operation.

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