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Agency ID170
TitleFreestone State School
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date 1/8/1870
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Provides primary school education

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
337Board of General Education 27/6/1870 31/12/1875
32Department of Public Instruction 1/1/1876 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 13/8/1957 12/2/2004
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Information Sources

School file EDU/Z992 (18/7/1869)
Votes & Proceedings Queensland, Session of 1871, Vol.1, p.280[6]
Dept of Education, Queensland [1988] Directory of Queensland State Schools.p.52 ref.04/0040
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Education Act 1860
State Education Acts 1875 - 1957
Education Acts & Amendment Acts 1964 - 1988
Education (General Provisions) Act & Amendment Acts 1989
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Under the Education Act 1860 this school first opened as Freestone Creek (No. 1) School (school number 40) on 1 August 1870.

The first head teacher was Michael O'Connor, who was appointed from 1 August 1870 until 30 June 1871. The initial enrolment was 42 pupils. In 1875 the school was known as Freestone Creek No. 1 School and in 1876 the school became known as Freestone Creek Lower. On 14 April 1902 there was a fire at the school and from the 3 May 1902 the school rented the School of Arts building. The new school buildings were completed and ready for occupation in 1904.

In 1940 the name of the school was changed simply to Freestone due to confusion in the District about the two schools with similar names: that is Freestone Creek Upper and Freestone Creek Lower.

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Queensland State Archives Agency ID170, Freestone State School
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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