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150 years: Mount Lonarch State School

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

Key information

Mount Lonarch, 3468
1 January 1850
31 December 1966
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Other names:
Mount Lonarch Common School

The history of Mount Lonarch State School

  • 1850

    Mount Lonarch opened sometime after 1850.

    Classes were first held in a large shed built by the local community. This was later replaced by a schoolhouse.

    There were 30 students taught by Miss Stanford.

  • 1862

    The school became a common school in 1862.

  • 1870s

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

  • 1916

    A new school was built in 1916.

  • 1966

    Mount Lonarch State school closed in 1966.

    The last teacher at the school was W. J. MacCartney.

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