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School Principal's desk

From the Collection of Torquay and District Historical Society 18 Price Street Torquay Victoria

Description
Wooden school principal's desk
Size
120cm wide x 77cm deep x 104cm high.
Object Registration
2
Keywords
torquay primary school, public works department, mccartney family, torquay men's shed.
Historical information
This item was from the original Torquay primary School. It is believed to date back to the early 1900s or earlier. It was supplied to the school by the Public Works Department and still bears the PWB brands.
The desk was purchased by the late George McCartney, at a public auction of the old school's furniture and effects and donated by the McCartney family to the Torquay and District Historical Society in 2017. Some repairs and restoration work were completed by the Torquay Men's Shed.
When Made
C 1898
Inscriptions & Markings
PWD on outside of front right hand leg.
Last updated
17 Mar 2019 at 3:04PM