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03-July-2021 (Sandra Brown)
03-July-2021 (Sandra Brown)

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The plaque was erected in memory of Martin P. Hansen, a former scholar of the Crosbie and Toolleen State Schools who was the Director of Education in Victoria from 1928 to 1932.

A marble tablet was unveiled to the memory of the late Mr M P Hansen former Director of Education in the Toolleen State school on Friday afternoon by Mr J McRae the present director. Mr Hansen was born in the district and was a pupil at the Crosbie and Toolleen schools from 1878 to 1887. Among those present were a number of school teachers from Bendigo and surrounding districts. Mr McRae recalled that Mr. Hansen had been responsible for the introduction of the system of awarding intermediate and leaving certificates by record or approval system, which was widely praised overseas. Before the unveiling of the tablet two minutes silence was observed.
Argus (Melbourne), 4 May 1935. 


Address:23 Cornella - Toolleen Road, Toolleen Community Centre, Recreation Reserve, Toolleen, 3551
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.720686
Long: 144.691208
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Approx. Event Start Date:1928
Approx. Event End Date:1932


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 3rd May, 1935
Front Inscription

             In Memory Of 
Director Of Education 1928 - 32.
A Scholar Of Crosbie And Toolleen 
         State Schools 1878 - 87.

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