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Stansbury School
Title : Stansbury School Stansbury School
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Date of creation : ca. 1890
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Pupils and their teacher outside Stansbury school

The school and attached dwelling was built in 1878 by the government at a cost of just over 800 pounds. The school opened with an enrolment of 48 students ranging in age from 4 to 16 years. The teacher from 1882 to 1902 was Miss Grace Kerr.

By 1908 the building had been condemned due to overcrowding with the number of students increased to 61. While a new school was being built classes were conducted in the Institute.

The old school building was at one period incorporated into the headmaster's house, but now serves the community as a museum.

Coverage year : 1890
Place : Stansbury
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Farrow, Margaret Stansbury Primary School, 1878-1978: a history of Stansbury Primary School from its beginning [Hindmarsh: Letterpress Pty. Ltd., Ptr., 1978

Stansbury 1873-1973, 1986 [Stansbury, S. Aust.]: Stansbury Centenary Committee, 1986

Historic walk of Stansbury [Stansbury, S. Aust.]: Stansbury Progress Committee, 2005

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