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150 years: Wareek State School

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

Key information

Wareek, 3465
1 January 1867
31 December 1893
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Other names:
Wareek Common School

The history of Wareek State School

  • 1867

    Wareek opened as a common school in 1867.

    The first head teacher was named Brennan.

    Classes were held in a timber schoolhouse.

  • 1870s

    The head teacher in 1872 was Edwin Smith.

    This school became a state school sometime between 1873 and 1878.

  • 1893

    Wareek State School closed in 1893 because there were not enough students. The remaining students moved to Rathscar State School (No.1419).

    Later the schoolhouse was destroyed by fire.

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