150 years: Mount Moriac State School

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

Key information

Mount Moriac , 3240
1 January 1861
31 May 1878
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Other names:
Mount Dundeed National School, Mount Moriac Common School, Mount Moriac State School

The history of Mount Moriac State School

  • 1861

    The school opened as Mount Duneed.

    It was a National School. The first head teacher was John Taylor, who remained head teacher for 17 years.

    There were 24 students (15 boys and 9 girls) enrolled.


  • 1869

    The name of the school changed to Mount Moriac.

  • 1873

    Classes were held in a rented building until the Department of Education purchased the school.


  • 1878

    The school closed. It was replaced by Laketown State School (No. 2063), which opened in June of the same year.

Can you help us find records for this school?

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) doesn't have any historical records for this closed school. If you have any, or if you know of any, please let us know by emailing 150years@education.vic.gov.au