- Smeaton, 3364
- 1 September 1861
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- Other names:
- Smeaton's Plains Common School, Smeaton's Plains State School
The history of Lord Clyde State School
The school was established by a Presbyterian farming community in 1867.
It was originally called Smeaton's Plains Common School and it was located east of Clunes.
The Board of Education provided aid for the teacher's salary. It also gave a grant to assist in building the school.
The hardwood school building had a single roof and was on a 2-acre site on crown land.
The first head teacher was Farquhar Morison and 30 students were enrolled.
A section of the school room was partitioned off and served as a teacher's house.
In 1870, a 4-room teacher's house was built.
35 students were enrolled at the school in 1883.
The school was renamed Lord Clyde State School.
The post office attached to the school was also called Lord Clyde.
Both were named after a famous gold mining company.
The school closed in 1898.
Both buildings were sold to Charles Westleigh for immediate removal.
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