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.

Physical description

Wooden school principal's desk

Inscriptions & markings

PWD on outside of front right hand leg.