150 years: Wurdi You Yangs State School

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

Key information

The You Yangs, Little River, 3211
1 January 1865
31 December 1912
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Other names:
Wurdi You Yangs School, Wurdi You Yangs Common School

The history of Wurdi You Yangs State School

  • 1865

    Wurdi You Yangs opened as a common school in 1865.

    The first head teacher was Octavious A. Field.

    There were 39 students at the school when it opened.

    The timber schoolhouse had a house attached for the teacher to live in. This house had 5 rooms.

  • 1870s

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

  • 1912

    Wurdi You Yangs State School closed in 1912.

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