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photograph - black and white - Dana Street Street Primary School

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

Black and white photograph of Dana Street Primary School, Ballarat.
Object Registration
ballarat junior technical school, dana street primary school, bluestone, ballarat teachers' college, education, school
Historical information
In February 1913 the Ballarat Junior Technical School opened its doors to its 86 pupils. The old bluestone building in the grounds of the Dana Street Primary School became their temporary for eight years. In its early years the school offered only a two-year course. The first year was of a general nature giving a thorough grounding in Mathematics and Instrumental Drawing, and introducing students to the various branches of trade work. The second-year students studied for the Junior Technical Certificate and specialized in a course of their choice - either a trade (Woodwork or Fitting and Turning) or a course leading to higher studies at the School of Mines.

From 1948 until the 1960s this bluestone building was used at the Ballarat Teachers' College.
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17 Feb 2020 at 10:38PM