150 years: Tarraville Primary School

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

Key information

Stawell Street, Tarraville, 3971
12 September 1856
1 January 1989
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Other names:
Tarraville School, Tarraville Common School, Tarraville State School

The history of Tarraville Primary School

  • 1856

    Tarraville opened as a national school in 1856.

    The first head teacher was John F. Blanche and he was helped by his wife.

  • 1862

    The school became a common school.

  • 1873

    The school became a state school in January 1873.

  • 1877

    A new schoolhouse was built in 1877.

  • 1970

    The name of the school changed to Tarraville Primary School in 1970.

  • 1989

    Tarraville Primary School closed in 1989.

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