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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

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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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Photoboard

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Professor Suzanne Cory, new director of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, with a bust of Sir Macfarlane Burnet.

Historical information

Newspaper article about Professor Suzanne Cory following in the footsteps of Gustav Nossal and Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Significance

Sir Mac is a past pupil of Traralgon State School.

Booklet, boxed. - Ex-scholars who enlisted in World War One

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

First of 25 volumes. Coil bound, A4, approximately 60 pages each volume. Clear plastic front cover, leathercraft black plastic back cover. Stored in 4 plastic magazine holders.

Historical information

Contains service records, newspaper articles and photographs where available of all known students of Traralgon State School who enlisted in World War One.

Significance

Honouring the memory of those who served and died in the Great War. Contributed to the centennial services held in Traralgon 2016.

Certificate

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Inscriptions & Markings

This is to certify that Traralgon Primary School is recognised as an Exemplary School in Physical and Sport Education

Photoboard - Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet by William Dargie

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Reproduction of painting of Frank Macfarlane Burnet (1960-1961) by William Dargie; original held by National Portrail Gallery, Canberra, ACT.

Historical information

One of a number of photoboards commissioned by Latrobe City to celebrate the centenary of his 1899 birth.

Significance

The Sir Macfarlane Burnet Library at Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon, was dedicated in 2001. Mac and his sisters Doris and Annie attended Traralgon State School, then located in Campbell Street. The school library holds the collection of photoboards celebrating the centenary of his birth.

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.

Plaque - LV Zone Winter Netball Champions (Girls) 2009

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Plaque - VPSSA Region Winner Girls Tee-ball 2003

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Banner - Traralgon SS 3584

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Pennant - School Sport Victoria

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Inscriptions & Markings

Gippsland Region Champions Basketball Primary Boys/Mixed 2011

Trophy - LV Eisteddfod 2000

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Unknown man with Sir Macfarlane Burnet.

Historical information

Mac Burnet

Significance

Part of a collection held at Grey Street Primary School in Traralgon.

Plaque - LV Division Summer Sports Basketball (Boys) 2011

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.

Binder - 1930 -1940 Photos

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

4 Ring, black plastic cover labelled "1930 -1940" on front and on spine

Historical information

Contains class photos both labelled and unlabelled, date and undated, photocopies of newspaper articles from 16 Sep 1940 opening of refurbishments. Photos of classes: 1930 Gr 2, Gr 3, Gr V; 1931 Gr 2;1931-1932 Gr I & II; 1932-33 Gr 2; 1933 Gr 3;1935 Gr V; 1933? Gr VI;1933 Gr IV; 1933-34; 1935 Gr I & II; 1935 Gr V; 1935 Gr 5 or 6 Girls; 1935 Gr IV; 1937 C of E picnic; 1940 Gr VI; 1940 Gr IV;1940 Gr V; 1940 Gr 5 & 6;

Trophy - Literacy & Numeracy Week 2003 Achievement Award

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Shield - Surrey Downs Perpetual Shield Citizenship Award

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Inscriptions & Markings

1990 Simon Aitken, 1991 Fairlie Johnson, 1992 Gareth Elliott, 1993 Peter Rode, 1994 David Stribley, 1995 Jessica Whitmore, 1996 Laura Radford, 1997 Rohan Cram, 1998 Tamara Weihipihana, 1999 Erin Roscholler, 2000 Tania Armstrong 2001 Innika Lee, 2002 Lewis Strating, 2003 Kyle Livingstone, 2004 Jarryd Sutton, 2005 Caitlin Tolsma

Newspaper article - Report of School Opening on Grey Street

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Trophy - John Hehir Memorial

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Mounted crankcase

Inscriptions & Markings

Bike Ed Challenge Roadsafe 2013

Plaque - LV Eisteddfod 1999 - First Place Percussion Bands Years 3,4,5 & 6 - Grey Street Primary School

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Scrapbook - 1995 Newspaper Cuttings

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Contact covered scrapbook

Historical information

Items on Surrey Downs Exchange, 80 Year reunion for Traralgon Secondary Schools (HES), students Courtney Ford and Terri McNeill to swim at PSSAA Championships in Canberra, Teacher Stopwork

Wall Hanging - We Are One But We Are Many

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Cup - LV Zone Winter Round Robin 2008 Netball - Girls

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

More medals and awards gained by Sir Macfarlane Burnet.

Historical information

Display of medals and awards gained by Sir Macfarlane Burnet.

Significance

These photoboards are part of a collection held by Grey Street Primary School 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)

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

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Plaque - Good Friday Appeal

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Inscriptions & Markings

Service Award 2005

Photoboard

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

The Age newspaper report of 20 October 1960 on the Nobel Prize won jointly by Professors Macfarlane Burnet and Peter Medawar.

Historical information

Macfarlane Burnet and Peter Medawar's research into acquired immunological tolerance wins the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

Significance

Part of the collection held by Grey Street Primary School.

Plaque - LV Eisteddfod 2001 Third Place

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Shield - The Spirit Award

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Inscriptions & Markings

ANZAC Centenary 2015 Presented to Grey Street Primary School by Traralgon RSL

Plaque - VPSSA Zone Champion Girl's Tee-ball 2005

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Plaque - LV Eisteddfod 2004 Third Place Junior Concert Band

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Banner - Grey Street Traralgon

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Shield - Grey Street Primary School Athletic Sports

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

14 badges from 1980 to 1995

Inscriptions & Markings

Donated by D. Stratton

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.

Plaque - LV Eisteddfod 2001 Third Place Recorder Ensemble Grey Street PS 3/4P

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Photobook - Those who fell in the Great War

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Hardcover, 104 pages. Full colour.

Historical information

Tells the stories of the 41 ex-scholars of Traralgon State School who died in the Great War.

Significance

Produced to mark the centenary of the start of World War 1.

Inscriptions & Markings

Remembering the 41 ex-students of Traralgon State School who died in World War One. Created in April 2015, 100 years since Gallipoli.

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Obverse of 23 medals awarded to Sir Macfarlane Burnet

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Sir Macfarlane Burnet's Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1968.

Historical information

Awarded 14 November 1968

Significance

Another honor for Sir Mac Burnet, past pupil of Traralgon State School

Plaque - LV Eisteddfod 1997 Primary School Choir Second Place

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Honour Board - Grey Street Primary School Foundation

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Pennant - VPSSA Regional Champions Girls Netball 2009

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Letter to his mother.

Historical information

Part of a letter written by Mac Burnet to his mother in July 1921.

Significance

Mac Burnet was attending University of Melbourne at this time.

Plaque - LV Eisteddfod 2006 Third Place Junior Concert Band (Primary & Secondary Training Bands)

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Sir Macfarlane Burnet reading.

Historical information

Part of collection of Grey Street Primary School.

Significance

Past pupil of Traralgon State School.

Shield - LV EIsteddfod 2001

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Sir Mac Burnet receives Lasker Award in the U.S.

Historical information

Sir Mac Burnet arrived back from the U.S. where he won a Lasker Award (a gold statuette) from the American National Health Association in 1952.

Significance

Mac Burnet was born in Traralgon in 1899.

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Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Newspaper report of Sir Mac Burnet being presented with his Nobel Prize by King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden.

Historical information

Sir Macfarlane Burnet was Australia's first Nobel Prize winner.

Significance

Part of the collection held by Grey Street Primary school.

Trophy - Annual House Competition Trophy

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon

Inscriptions & Markings

Donated by the Bennett, Eenjes & Webley Families 2014

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

Grey Street Primary School, Traralgon , Traralgon