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The monument commemorates the centenary of the school in 1980. 

In 1873, the Education Department was established and the committee wrote to the Department to ask that the school be made a State School under the Education Act, 1872. In 1874 the Department applied for the current site and, after many setbacks the commencement of the building of the Moorooduc School commenced in mid-March 1880.

The school was completed on 27th October 1880 and State School No. 2327 Moorooduc was opened in the new building on Monday, 1st November, 1880. At the same time Common School No. 825 was struck off the records. George Beattie had been Head Teacher of Common School No. 825 from 1877-1880 and then became the first Head Teacher of the Moorooduc School and continued until 1892.


Address:Derril Road, Moorooduc Primary School , Moorooduc, 3933
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.248283
Long: 145.105024
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1880
Approx. Event End Date:1980


Front Inscription

1880 - 1980.

This cairn was built to commemorate the Centenary of the Moorooduc Primary School No. 2327,

1 - 11 - 1980.

Inside a time capsule to be opened on 1-11-2030

Source: VMR,RHSV
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au