150 years: Longwood East State School

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

Key information

Longwood East, 3665
1 October 1861
30 September 1888
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Other names:
Longwood East School, Longwood East Common School

The history of Longwood East State School

  • 1861

    Longwood East opened in 1861.

    The first head teacher was William Fisher.

    When the school opened, the average number of students going to school was 22 (12 girls and 10 boys).

  • 1862

    Longwood East School became a common school in 1862.

  • 1870s

    The head teacher in 1872 was Edward Audsley.

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

  • 1888

    Longwood East State School closed in 1888.

    The last head teacher was Anna Martin.

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