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Gingin Primary School - Site

Author

Shire of Gingin

Place Number

11793
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Location

Lot 370 Brockman St Gingin

Location Details

Local Government

Gingin

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1893

Demolition Year

1965

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 17 Nov 1994 Category 4

Category 4

A site without built features, but of some cultural heritage significance to the Shire of Gingin.

Statement of Significance

The site is of interest to many local residents who went to school there. Many of them still hold the view that it was in sound condition and should never have been demolished.

Physical Description

Shire offices constructed on site in 1968.

History

In 1893, four acres of SL370, adjoining St Luke's Church were resumed by the Education Department and eight hundred pounds allocated to build a School. Earlier lessons had been held in the Church and other venues around Gingin. Construction began in late 1894, the building consisting of one room 32 feet by 21 feet, brick with iron roofing.
The school was opened in May 1895, expected attendance 73 children. Mr. Nadebaum replaced the first Headmaster, Mr. A.E. Liddington, in 1900. In 1905 plans for additions were drawn up for a separate weatherboard and iron manual training room. In 1917a second classroom was added to the north side of the School and a front porch and steps were added to face Brockman St.
The school was demolished in 1965. The present day Gingin Shire Council buildings stand just above the site. Landmark Gum trees remain close to Brockman St, they are believed to have been planted by school children on Arbour Day in 1899.

Condition

Site Only

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
H Udell: "History of Gingin". p 43 & 178

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication

Place Type

Historic Site

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use EDUCATIONAL Primary School
Present Use PARK\RESERVE Park\Reserve

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Other Brick

Creation Date

10 Jun 1998

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

Disclaimer

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