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Sports Uniform (Netball) - TOTTENHAM NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL

From the Collection of Sunshine and District Historical Society Incorporated HUNT CLUB, 775 Ballarat Road, Deer Park 3023 SUNSHINE LIBRARY, McCracken Street, Sunshine 3020 Deer Park and Sunshine Victoria

Description
Two items of Netball Uniform.
(a) Skirt - Maroon coloured wrap around sports skirt.
(b) T-shirt - Yellow, Size 14 'Ryder' brand children's T-shirt, with maroon coloured triangular shaped School Logo printed on the front.
Size
Size 14 - To fit height 160 cm.
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Object Registration
1972
Keywords
sports uniform, netball skirt, netball t-shirt, tottenham north primary school, south road braybrook, tottenham primary school, maidstone primary school, tottenham crossing school, dinjerra primary school, tottenham north state school, state school 4703
Historical information
This Netball uniform from circa 1986 was worn by a girl named Rebecca when she attended the Tottenham North Primary School.

Tottenham North Primary School was opened on 29 May 1953 and was built on a South Road, Braybrook site purchased in 1929. After a fire in February 1961 the pupils were sent to the Powell and Curtin Street schools in Yarraville, and to the Maidstone and Sunshine East schools. The new building was officially opened on 22 August 1962 by A. McDonell, Director of Education, and it had sixteen classrooms, an art/craft room, and an assembly hall. Sporting achievements by the pupils included the 1963 football premiership and the 1968 cricket premiership.

Over the years it has been called Tottenham Primary, Tottenham Crossing Primary, and Maidstone Primary. The different names resulted because of mergers with other local primary schools as the number of primary aged children in the Braybrook and Tottenham area changed. The school on South Road is now named Dinjerra Primary School. Dinjerra supposedly means 'out west' in the dialect of the original indigenous people of the area. Dinjerra Primary School is now the only neighbourhood government primary school in Braybrook Tottenham.

The above information was sourced and compiled from:
1. 'Vision and Realisation - A Centenary History of State Education in Victoria - Volume 3', Education Department of Victoria 1973.
2. The Dinjerra Principal's website article at: http://www.dinjerra.vic.edu.au/91/Message-from-the-Principal.
When Made
Early to mid 1980's
Made By
'Ryder' Brand T-Shirt
Significance
The netball uniform serves as a historic reminder that a school named Tottenham North Primary School once existed. The uniform also provides us with information of the colours used on these types of sports uniforms, and of the design of the School Logo.
Inscriptions & Markings
TNPS. TOTTENHAM NORTH P.S. 4703 - (Printed inside triangle)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM