Collection 703 - Walleroobie Public School

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SA 703


Walleroobie Public School


  • 1947-1969 (Creation)

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7 volumes

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(September 1913 - September 1969)

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Walleroobie Provisional School operated from September 1913 until December 1915 before it became a Public School in January 1916 and then closed in1943. It re-opened as a Provisional School in the county of Bourke in January 1954 until June 1957. (1) Provisional Schools were opened in areas of smaller populations where insufficient children attended to justify the opening of a full public school. By 1953 ten students were required to maintain a provisional school. Usually the Department of Public Instruction supplied the teacher, books and other teaching materials and the parents provided the premises for the School.

The School was converted into a public school in July 1957 when the classification 'Provisional School" was discontinued and the remaining provisional schools with a pupil population of at least nine were converted into public schools.

Walleroobie Public School closed in September 1969. (2)


  1. NRS 17576, Register of admission, progress and withdrawal [Walleroobie Public School] includes a register with entries from 28 September 1953.
  2. NSW Department of Education and Training. Government Schools of New South Wales 1848–2003. Sydney, the Department, 2003, 6th ed., p.134.

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Class roll, half-yearly examination books, observation book, punishment register and register of admission, progress and withdrawal (including applications for enrolment).


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OPEN to public access (Access Direction No. 275 and 276).

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