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The 125th Anniversary of the founding of New Lambton School is commemorated by two plaques, one of which records its 125 years of service to the community and the major celebrations (including the erection of the anniversary gates) which were held as part of the anniversary. 

At 10.10 a.m. on 30 June 2005, the bell of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, tolled 125 times to mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of New Lambton Public School. There then followed an ecumenical service of thanksgiving for the school and its service to the community since 1880. 

New Lambton Public School opened on March 6th, 1880 with 6 classrooms and a staff of 5. There were 270 pupils enrolled and another 100 expected. Attendance was not compulsory and fees of 3 pence had to be paid fortnightly.


Address:Regent Street (Corner Rugby Road), New Lambton Public School , New Lambton, 2305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.922154
Long: 151.713267
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:06-March-1880
Actual Event End Date:06-March-2005


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2005
Front Inscription

Plaque :
Mr John Mills, M.Sc: M.P.   Member for Wallsend  Chairman of Committees in the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales unveiled this plaque to mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of New Lambton School

1880 - 2005

A. J. Negine  B.Com : M.Ed : Face

Plaque : ​

This plaque marks the 125th anniversary of New Lambton`s Public School`s service to the community

1880 - 2005

And records the major celebrations

Erection of anniversary gates
Open Day and Student Tableau
Student painting and display of historical murals
Ecumenical service at Christ Church Cathedral
Student anniversary lunch at Wests Leagues Club
P&C Classroom and air-conditioning gift

A. J. Negine  Principal
M. G. Brain    President, P & C

Source: MA
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