KATANDRA and DISTRICT HISTORY GROUP inc


SCHOOLS  OF  THE  AREA
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      Since the introduction of State Education into country Victoria after 1872 many small Schools were opened in the Katandra district to cater for the increasing population as selectors took up small 320 acre blocks on land made available by the demise of the Squatting era.
       State Schools opened in this area were:
 

SCHOOL No

NAME
OPENED
CLOSED
Rolls Held At
More
Infomation

1965

Katandra 1878 1972 Katandra West Yes
2076
Invergordon (Dunbulbalane West)
 .  . .

Yes

 2164
Congupna
1879
1918
Unknown
Yes
2150   Pine Lodge North  1879 1949 .. Yes
2192
Katandra North (formerly Dunbulbalane)
 1879
 1924
 .
Yes
2236 Marungi 1880 1957 .Unknown Yes
2366
Dunbulbalane (formerly Naringaningalook)
1881
1925
..
Yes
2393 Youanmite 1881 1915. .. Yes
2483
Yabba North (also called Yabba Yabba)
1882
1951
.
Yes
2515
Marionvale
1882
1953.
 Katandra West
Yes
2609
  Yabba Yabba South 
1884
1941
Unknown
Yes
2611.
Drumanure
1884
1955.
...
Yes
2921 Youanmite 1889 1960. .. Yes
3641 Youanmite (formerly Youanmite Township) 1910 2000. .. Yes
3953 Youanmite South 1918 1965 .Katandra West Yes
4401
Katandra West
1928
Open
.Katandra West
Yes
4477
Invergordon South
1931
1954
Unknown
Yes
4896 Invergordon (Dunbulbalane) 1962 Open .Invergordon

Yes

 


 

        Many smaller schools which opened during the late 1800's have since closed and their students moved to larger schools. The Katandra and District History Group has organised the placing of plaques at the sites of some of the former schools that had not been previously recognised.
            Three of these plaques were dedicated on October 17th in conjunction with the Katandra West Primary School 75th anniversary celebrations. The school sites are:

Invergordon South S S  No 4477
Katandra S S  No 1965
Marungi S S  No 2236

        Two more Schools had commemorative Plaques unveiled on  Sunday April 3rd 2005.
       These Schools are
  PINE LODGE NORTH  S S  No 2150
  YABBA (YABBA) SOUTH  S S  No 2609

    If you can help us with information about past Teachers or Students, or the history for any of the local Schools, please contact us.


             The Katandra and District History Group inc can be contacted by:
  Mail to (Australia)
               Katandra and District History Group
                c/o Katandra West Post Office 
                Victoria    3634


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