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Negative - Pupils of Golden Point School, Victoria, late 19th century Image Reg. No: MM 002027

Summary:
Photograph identified as pupils of Golden Point School, Victoria, circa 1865. However, the clothing of the children suggests a later 19th century date, and the Golden Point State School was opened in 1875. On opening day 920 pupils were enrolled, although it was designed for 500. It provided night classes for young men. In 1993 the merged with Eureka St and Richards St to form Canadian Lead State School, but it re-opened in 2009 as Golden Point Learning and Cultural Environment.

Golden Point is on the south-east side of Ballarat.
Description Of Content:
Pupils of the Golden Point School in the street outside the school.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs E. Brown, 1985
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: education, picket fences, schools, students, verandahs, clothing, list of pupils 1939
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Primary & Secondary Schools
Tertiary Classification: students
Organisations Depicted: Golden Point School
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Golden Point, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1875-1900
References: Anne Beggs- Sunter, Lecturer in History at University of Ballarat, provided information on the history of Golden Point School in the Golden Point Learning and Cultural Environemtn web site http://www.gplace.org.au/GpHistory.htm, accessed 20/4/2012

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Scott MCLOUGHLIN Posted on 31 May 2013 10:08 AM
My family now own the old golden point school and have converted it into a single dwelling, I am very interested in any history that is associated with the school especially photos.
Karen Welfare (Laverick) Posted on 03 Jul 2014 10:39 PM
Hi Scott McLoughlin, I went to Golden Point Primary School in Ballarat from 1964-1970. I am on a site for this school for ex students, on Facebook. I would really love to oneday see my old school again and know that many of my other school friends would also love to see their school. I hope you are really loving living in this wonderful old building as it brought nothing but great memories for me. Not only that, but where it is placed gives you great views. Cheers, Karen Welfare

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