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150 years: Talbot Primary School

Learn about the history of Talbot Primary School, one of Victoria's oldest public schools.

Key information

2 Rowe Street, Talbot, 3371
1 June 1869
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Other names:
Prince Alfred Common School, Talbot State School

The history of Talbot Primary School

  • 1869

    The school opened as a common school in 1869. It was known as Prince Alfred Common School when it opened. The first head teacher was Henry Jones.

  • 1870s

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

  • 1970

    The school was renamed Talbot Primary School in 1970.

  • 2022

    Talbot Primary School is still in operation.

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