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black and white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A black and photograph on a light grey card. It has three rows of school children in front of a wooden building. Some are in uniform. attacched is a list of children in the photograph.
Size
H-195mm W-245mm
Object Registration
3110
Historical information
This is a photograph of students at Bete Bolong School in 1941.
Back Row - John McKeown; Dawn McCole; Anne Richardson; Mavis Coverdale; Joan Richardson; Leslie (Ginger) Johnstone
Middle Row - Jan McKeown; Mary Coverdale; Dorothy Healey; Mary Russell; Elvie Purcell; Leslie McKeown; Barbara Johnstone
Front Row - Frank Rodwell; Pat Purcell; ? Coverdale; Clem Healey; Gil Richardson; Ray Wait
In 1912 the school at Pumpkin Point opened to serve the children of farmers living in the Bete Bolong district. This meant a big change in their way of life because in the past the children had been rowed across the Snowy River each day to attend school at Jarrahmond. Myrtle Bunting was the first HT of the school which had been erected on a block of land purchased from H. Richardson. The school functioned until 1952 when a shortage of pupils caused its closure. As a bus service to Orbost now operated, the school at Pumpkin Point faced permanent closure. J. McKeown bought the building.
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When Made
1941
Significance
This is a pictorial record associated with education in the Orbost district,
Inscriptions & Markings
at bottom - handwritten list of names
Last updated
24 Dec 2019 at 2:09PM