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Agency ID2518
TitleTorrens Creek State School
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date 19/2/1891
End Date Circa 31/12/1991
Date NotesN/A

Provided primary school education

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 19/2/1891 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 13/12/1957 31/12/1991
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Information Sources

Dept of Education, School file, EDU/Z2732
Torrens Creek State School Centenary Booklet 1891-1991
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1892, Vol.2, pp.639, 768
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1913, Vol.1, p.1588
Dept of Education, Queensland [1988] Directory of Queensland State Schools, p.141, ref. 09/0627
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Establishing Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1892, Vol.2, pp.632-33
Abolishing Dept of Education, Corporate Data Unit, School Closures, 2000.
Administered State Education Acts & Amendment Acts 1875-1957
Education Acts & Amendments Acts 1964-1988
Education [General Provisions) Act & Amendment Act 1989
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Torrens Creek is one of the principal railway stations between Charters Towers and Hughenden and the residents were nearly all directly or indirectly connected with the carrying trade.

A public meeting was held 28 May 1890 at Torrens Creek for the establishment of a provisional school. A site of 10 acres was given and gazetted as school reserve. Approval was given for a new school building and Torrens Creek Provisional School Number 627 was opened 19 February 1891, by the first principal Edward Joseph Cavanagh, with an initial enrolment of 29 pupils.

In 1912 Torrens Creek Provisional School became a State School. In 1988 the school had 13 pupils enrolled with one [1] teacher. Due to the continued decline of enrolments the School was closed at the end of the 1991 school year.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID2518, Torrens Creek State School
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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