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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon Traralgon, Victoria

We are the oldest primary school in Traralgon and will celebrate 150 years in 2020. In 2013 we received a local history grant for the purposes of digitising and managing our collection of photographs and documents and for the purposes of publishing a school history.

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PO BOX 370 Traralgon Victoria 3844 (map)
phone
+61 +61351742055

Contact

Opening Hours

9:00am to 3:25pm

Entry Fee

N/a but an appointment is preferred via the school office

Location

30-44 Grey Street Traralgon Victoria

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Photos, documents, memorabilia relating to the history of the Grey Street Primary School, No. 3584, previously Traralgon State School No.1328 on Campbell Street, and Rural School No. 66

Significance

Oldest state school in Traralgon, due to celebrate 150 years in 2020

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Plaque - LV Eisteddfod 2002, Second Place Primary/Preschool Vocal Group

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Plaque - Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal Service Aware

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to the children of this school for their support of the Victorian School Children's Ward at the Royal Children's Hospital 1992 $294.00, 1993 $476.00, 1994 $ 450.00

Shield - Australian Red Cross Society Victorian Division

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Inscriptions & Markings

First Prize Section C, Copper Coin Round-up 1986

Booklet, boxed. - Register of the State School Traralgon, 1328

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

This pupil's register covers the enrolment years 1900 - July 1910, for pupils numbered 1 - 978. The columns include Register number, Name, DOB, Date of Admission, Name of Parent/Guardian, Residence of Parent/Guardian, Occupation of Parent/Guardian, School last attended, Class into which admitted or transferred (1st & 2nd half of each year).

Historical information

This register obviously uses details from earlier registers as the first students listed in this new document for 1900, include previous registration numbers for pupils, listed beside their number in the new sequence. This is the earliest known Traralgon school register still in existence and contains a wealth of information for family and local historians.

Significance

This is the earliest known (existing) register for a Traralgon school. This school is referred to locally as Campbell Street and it closed about 1912 with the opening of the new (more permanent) buildings of the new school No. 3584 known as Grey Street. Although the schools have different numbers, they are considered by historians and Education Department officials to be a continuation of the same school.

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Sir Macfarlane Burnet and Gustav Nossal with a bust of Sir Mac

Historical information

Both Sir Macfarlane Burnet and Gustav Nossal were directors of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Melbourne.

Significance

Macfarlane Burnet attended Traralgon State School.

Trophy - LV Eisteddfod 1994 Primary School Band

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Plaque - Latrobe Valley Division winners 2014 Soccer - Boys/Mixed

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Wall Hanging - We Are One But We Are Many

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Plaque - LV Zone Winter Netball Champions (Girls) 2009

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Doctorate of Philosophy in Bacteriology awarded to Frank Macfarlane Burnet of the Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine by the University of London, 25 January 1928.

Shield - LV EIsteddfod 2001

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Book - Teachers' Absence Register 1989

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Green covered paperback, landscape.

Historical information

In 1989 the Principal was required to record the absence of each Teacher, their Educ. Dept. registration number, the date and reason for the absence ( and in this instance the name of the replacement teacher employed.) A list of replacement teachers is included inside the front cover.

Significance

List of staff teaching at Grey St. Primary School, Traralgon in 1989 and any replacement teachers employed.

Inscriptions & Markings

Form No LE 361 (Education Dept of Victoria)

Honour Board - Grey Street Primary School Foundation

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Certificate - Clean Up Australia Day

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Collection of 23 medals awarded to Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Historical information

Sir Macfarlane Burnet was honored by many institutions around the world for his work in immunology.

Significance

Sir Mac was a notable past student of what is now Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon.

Tablet - Opening of school extension 1940

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Sir Mac Burnet at his microscope.

Historical information

Part of the collection of Grey Street Primary School.

Significance

Past pupil of Traralgon State School.

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Young Mac Burnet, sister Doris and mother Hadassah with horse and buggy.

Historical information

Mac Burnet was born in Traralgon in 1899, his sister Doris in 1896.

Significance

Part of the collection held by Grey Street Primary School.

Plaque - House Debating Competition

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Inscriptions & Markings

Rob Wilson - King & Heath & Staff

Plaque - Champion Forecast Changers

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Inscriptions & Markings

Bishop of Gippsland's Winter Appeal 2006

Plaque - Latrobe Valley Zone Winners 2013 Netball - Girls

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Family group portrait of Sir Macfarlane Burnet's mother Hadassah McKay and her parents, George Gilbert McKay and Hadassah Pollock.

Historical information

Sir Mac's mother and maternal grandparents. When he died in 1985 he was buried at the Tower Hill Cemetery, in the Western District, close to his McKay grandparents.

Significance

Part of the collection held by Grey Street Primary School.

Booklet - Pupil's Register / State Primary School No 3584, Traralgon Grey Street /

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Binder - Pre-1930 Photos

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

4 Ring, black plastic cover labelled "Pre-1930" on front and on spine

Historical information

Contains copy of photo from Campbell St 1911 - Grades VII and VIII; original photos of Grey St School, named and un-named class photos, notes on history of school from 1870 by I. T. Maddern, report on official opening of school on Grey St in 1912, photos of dress-up days, newspaper articles, dated and undated photos. Class photos from 1918 Gr 4 & Gr 3, 1918 Gr VI & IV; 1920 Gr V, 1922?; 1920 Gr VI; 1923?, Higher Elementary School (HES) photos 1922 and D Form,

Significance

Contains early photos from Campbell Street, and from Grey Street dating from the official opening in 1912.

Photoboard

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Obverse of 23 medals awarded to Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Plaque - LV Eisteddfod 2002, Third Place Instrumental Ensemble, Grey St PS Concert Band

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Written in Latin. Doctor of Medicine awarded to Frank Macfarlane Burnet.

Banner - Traralgon SS 3584

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Trophy - 1987 Great Copper Coin Roundup, Section C, 2nd Place

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Trophy - LV Eisteddfod 1998 Primary School Ensemble 2nd Place

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon