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The plaque commemorates the original site of the Pulteney Street School which was founded in 1847. 

The original trustees met in May 1847 to establish a school for the children of Adelaide and after 12 months, on Monday, May 29, 1848, Pulteney Street School opened its doors. The School was a foundation of the Church of England but was open to those of all faiths and denominations. Town Acre No 228 at the corner of Pulteney and Flinders Streets was purchased and a school building was erected immediately north of the present St Paul’s Creative Centre. At the end of the first week there were 50 names on the roll and by December, 270.


Address:192 Pulteney Street, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.926323
Long: 138.605908
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Front Inscription

This tablet was erected to commemorate the site of the original Pulteney Street School

Founded 1847

Repositioned May 2006

Source: MA
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