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Jessie McKechnie Memorial Gates : December 2013
Jessie McKechnie Memorial Gates : December 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

Gates commemorate Miss Jessie McKechnie, a teacher at the Barwon Heads Primary School.

The Jessie McKechnie Memorial gates were erected in 1960, as a memorial to Miss Jessie McKechnie, a most valued and long-serving teacher of the Barwon Heads Primary School. As a teacher, Miss McKechnie had devoted almost 23 years of her teaching life to the Barwon Heads school. She taught at the old school on the outskirts of the town, at the Cray Pot in the Barwon Heads Park, and at its current location.

Miss McKechnie died in front of her class, which was a great shock to the community as she had not experienced any previous signs of illness.

Location

Address:Golf Links Road, Barwon Heads Primary School , Barwon Heads, 3227
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.281017
Long: 144.487209
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Education
Link:www.vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1960
Right Side Inscription

Jessie McKechnie Memorial Gates

Source: MA,VHD
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