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

Description
A black / white photograph of a group of school children with an adult. Behind the three rows of children is a wall and windows. The back row is standing,the middle seated and the front row kneeling. The photograph is glued onto a brown cardboard mount with embossed decoration. On the front bottom right in red lettering "W Stanley Vogt, BAIRNSDALE".
Size
H-200mm W-246mm
Object Registration
3112
Keywords
bete-bolong-state-school education-orbost
Historical information
This school photograph has been identified by Mary Gilbert as being of Bete Bolong students with their teacher. The names are written on a separate piece of paper which was attached to the photograph.
Back Row - George Healey; George Madden; Bert Paton; Harold Cumming; Charlie Ingram; Stan Paton; Bill Madden; Frank Sealey; Tom Cumming; Ted Johnston
Middle Row - Rita Mundy; Ruby Richardson; Mary Cumming; Mollie Ingram; Clarrie Paton; Irene Richardson; Ella Paton; Ena Cumming; Grace Mundy; Violet Sealey; Maggie Webb; Bertha Johnstone
Front Row - Billy Ingram; Ernie Sealey; Archie Johnston; Rupert Madden; Ron Healey; Jack Cumming; Gordon Healey; Mrs Hannak (?) Conner - teacher
n 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.
When Made
1912 - 1920
Made By
Vogt, Stanley (Maker)
Significance
This photograph is associated with education in Orbost. There is no longer a school at Bete Bolong.
Inscriptions & Markings
BETE BOLONG STATE SCHOOL
W.Stanley Vogt, BAIRNSDALE
Last updated
26 Dec 2019 at 11:20AM