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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the Bendigo High School and Bendigo Senior Secondary College from 1907 to 2007.

On April 17th 1907 the Bendigo Continuation School opened. It was one of the first four high schools established in regional Victoria. In 1912 the school became known as Bendigo High School. This name changed to Bendigo Senior High School in 1984 and in 1989 it became Bendigo Senior Secondary College.

A metal box, retrieved from behind the schools Foundation Stone, was opened in the presence of a large number of invited guests, staff and students in James King Hall in 2007. The box contained Vol. 1, No. 1. Old Gold Magazine December 1912, The Bendigo Advertiser (dated Friday, August 29, 1913), The Bendigo Independent (dated Friday, August 29, 1913, the 1851-1867 Annals of Bendigo, student name lists, City of Bendigo 1913 statistics, names of schools merged in Bendigo High School, a description of proposed school buildings and a business card from Frogley J Smith, Builders & Contractors.


Address:40 Gaol Road, Bendigo Senior Secondary College, Bendigo, 3550
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.755537
Long: 144.279423
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


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Bendigo High School • Bendigo Senior Secondary College Centenary  
1907 - 2007

On August 29th 1913 a time capsule was  placed behind this foundation stone.

It was received in the Centennial year on August 10th 2007.

The time capsule was replaced on December 13th 2007 to be opened in the year 2057.

Source: MA
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