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letter - letter fom D.H Wheeler to The Corrspondent, School Committee No. 1286

Meredith History Interest Group, Meredith

type written letter on paper, on a Education Department letterhead, dated 6th August 1951. Reply to a protest letter, regarding closing of the school.

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Reply to a letter written by the Secretary of the She Oaks, State School, who had summitted a petition against the closing of the school, as they were down to 6 pupils. The Education Department claimed due to a shortage of teachers, the schhol would close.

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signed by D.H Wheeler, Secretary, Education Department. She Oaks underlined.

Photocopy of a painting - Portrait of William Dunbar Johnston

Meredith History Interest Group, Meredith

Photocopy of a painting of William Dunbar Johnston. Policeman with large moustache, black hair curled on right side, dark eyebrows, looking slightly to his left and wearing a police uniform

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William Dunbar Johnston was appointed sub-inspector of police in Meredith. He had a major drinking problem. He and another trooper were taking prisoners from Buninyong to Meredith but failed to realise their "loss' until they reached Meredith. He fell from his horse and died aged 37, had a lot of debts, had been widowed in 1853.


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