150 years: Twist's Creek State School

Learn about the history of Twist's Creek State School, one of Victoria's oldest public schools.

Key information

Yackandandah, 3749
1 July 1866
27 May 1892
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Other names:
Twist's Creek Common School

The history of Twist's Creek State School

  • 1866

    Twist's Creek opened as a common school in 1866.

    The first head teacher was Ellen M. Powell.

    When the school opened the average number of students going to the school was 20 (12 girls and 8 boys).

  • 1870s

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

  • 1892

     Twists' Creek State School closed in 1892.

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