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20-January-2020 (John Huth)
20-January-2020 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / John Huth

The plaque was originally unveiled at the former Wards River Public School to commemorate the centenary of public education in 1972. 

The school no longer operates and the property has been sold. The plaque was relocated to the park along with the school bell. 


Address:The Bucketts Way, Wards River Community Park, Wards River, 2422
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.22075
Long: 151.937467
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1872
Approx. Event End Date:1972


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1972
Front Inscription

Centenary 1872 - 1972

L. A. Punch, M.L.A. Member for Gloucester officially unveiled this plaque to commemorate 100 years of public education at  Ward`s River.

The Hon. E. A. Willis, B.A., M.L.A. Minister for Education

J. D. Buggie, B.Sc (Agr), Director-General of Education

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au