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School Centenary 1873-1973 Plaque : 15-August-2014
School Centenary 1873-1973 Plaque : 15-August-2014

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A plaque erected in 1973 to commemorates 100 years of public education at the Boggabri School.

The first school in Boggabri was completed by John Neale of Coonabarabran for 800 pounds in April 1873. The building was brick with a shingled roof and both the school and vested residence were accommodated under the same roof. The school could accommodate 60 children in two classrooms while the teacher's quarters contained two bedrooms and a sitting room. There was a detached kitchen.

Location

Address:Merton Street, Boggabri Public School, Boggabri, 2382
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.705977
Long: 150.043623
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1873
Approx. Event End Date:1973

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1973
Front Inscription

Centenary  1873 - 1973

The Hon. G. R. Crawford, D.C.M., M.L.A. Minister for Agriculture  Member for Barwon officially unveiled this plaque to commemorate 100 Years of Public Education at Boggabri Public School

The Hon. E. A. Willis, B.A., M.L.A.  Minister for Education
J. D. Buggie, BSc. AGR.                  Director General of Education
K. B. Warwick,                                  Principal
 

Source: H, MA
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