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Agency ID11735
TitleWallumbilla School of Arts
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date Circa 1/3/1925
End Date 24/4/2014
Date NotesStart date: Inception date stated on Audit Report

Provided educational, library and recreational activities

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 1/3/1925 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 12/8/1957 12/2/2004
10713Department of Education and the Arts 12/2/2004 13/9/2006
10887Department of Education, Training and the Arts 13/9/2006 26/9/2009
11172Department of Education and Training 26/3/2009 3/4/2012
11451Department of Education, Training and Employment 3/4/2012 24/4/2014
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Information Sources viewed on 28 April 2016
Land Purchase A Register, volume 222, no. 114930 (item number 385446)
Southern Trips Audit Reports: School of Arts-Wallumbilla (Series 10766)
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In 1913, a meeting was held to commence a canvass of the district for subscriptions towards erecting a School of Arts. A School of Arts Committee began collecting subscriptions and donations in March 1925 with Mr R Swan as President. In 1926 the School of Arts Committee joined forces with the Returned Soldiers’ Association and Queensland Country Women’s Association with the view to building a School of Arts Memorial Hall and rest room for the branch of the CWA and RSA combined. Mrs Took was appointed Treasurer at a meeting on 11 December 1926.

On 27 July 1928 allotments comprising one acre and thirty-two three tenths perches were granted in trust by Deed of Grant (no.114930) to Trustees as a reserve for a Memorial School of Arts and Park in the town of Wallumbilla, County of Waldegrave, Trustees appointed were A.Ashmead, R. Swan, R. Heinbrow, M. J. Leahy, and J. Kersey.

On the 28 October 1928, the School of Arts Audit Report stated the Institution will commence building shortly with materials on site. The School of Arts Memorial Hall was built to remember those who sacrificed their lives in war. It was used for celebrating important functions, social dances and dinners and fundraising. When secondary education first came to the district in 1964, classes were held in the hall until a teaching block was built.The School of Arts received an endowment from the Department of Public Instruction equal to the subscriptions and donations collected.
From the 27 July 1934 the committee of the School of Arts Memorial Hall kept a separate Minute Book.

Education, library and recreational activities

All property of the institution was vested in Trustees

On the 24/4/2014, the Maranoa Regional Council became the registered trustee of land on which the Wallumbilla School of Arts Hall is located. The Council provides direction in regard to the fees and charges for use of the hall.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11735, Wallumbilla School of Arts
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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