150 years: Truganina State School

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

Key information

Doherty's Road, Truganina, 3029
1 January 1857
31 January 1968
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Other names:
Derrimut School, Derrimut Common School, Derrimut State School, Truganina State School

The history of Trunganina State School

  • 1857

    The school was opened by the Church of England. It was originally called Derrimut.

    The first head teacher was Samuel Hayes.

  • 1858

    The average number of students was 23 (12 boys and 11 girls).

  • 1863

    The school became a common school under the Board of Education.

    The school consisted of a stone schoolhouse accommodating 60 students, and a five-room brick or stone house.

  • 1873

    The school became a state school under the Department of Education.

  • 1877

    The name of the school changed to Truganina State School.

  • 1968

    The school was destroyed when fires swept through the district in January 1968.

     Truganina State School bluestone building in 1968.

Can you help us find records for this school?

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) only hold historical building 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