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Negative - School in Shearer's Quarters, Wando Vale, Casterton District, Victoria, circa 1904 Image Reg. No: MM 002956

Summary:
A school which was held in a men 's hut at 'Wando Vale' station until it was re-located to the Wando Vale hall in 1907 and then to a permanent school building in about 1908-09. The pupils stand in lines, all holding hands.

According to Chris McConville in Mum and Dad Made History (1988), under the Closer Settlement Act the government bought up and subdivided large properties in the Wando Vale area, and hundreds of families came to settle in the area.
Description Of Content:
A school which was held in a men 's hut at 'Wando Vale' station until it was re-located to the Wando Vale hall in 1907 and then to a permanent school building in about 1908-09. The pupils stand in lines, all holding hands.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Terence Davidson, 1986
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: agricultural workers, drays wagons, education, farms, pastoral properties, schools, students, teachers, closer settlement scheme
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Primary & Secondary Schools
Tertiary Classification: students
Organisations Depicted: Wando Vale Station
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Casterton District, Victoria, Australia, circa 1902
References: Chris McConville, 1988. Mum and Dad Made History, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne

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