150 years: Waubra Primary School

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

Key information

2110 Sunraysia Highway, Waubra, 3352
1 July 1866
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Other names:
Waubra School, Waubra Common School, Waubra State School

The history of Waubra Primary School

  • 1866

    Waubra opened as a common school in 1866.

  • 1870s

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

  • 1970

    The school was renamed Waubra Primary School in 1970.

  • 1974

    Black and white photograph of the Waubra school building behind a picket fence and plants. Waubra Primary School building in 1974. Source: John T. Collins and the State Library of Victoria
  • 2022

    Waubra Primary School is still in operation.

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