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150 years: Pennyweight Flat State School

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

Key information

Castlemaine, 3450
1 October 1858
31 May 1877
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Other names:
Pennyweight Flat National School, Pennyweight Flat Common School

The history of Pennyweight Flat State School

  • 1858

    Pennyweight Flat opened as a national school in 1858.

    The school was 11 kms south of Castlemaine on the Castlemaine-Daylesford Road. The area was rich with gold at the time.

    The first head teacher was Joseph Haynes.

  • 1877

    The school closed in 1877.

Can you help us find records for this school?

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) only hold historical correspondence records for this closed school. If you have any, or if you know of any, please let us know by emailing