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Agency ID96
TitleBunkers Hill State School
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date 1/1/1899
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Provides primary school education

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Series IDTitleFromTo
158Order of Merit 1/1/1899 29/1/1990
157Admission Registers - Bunkers Hill State School 1/1/1899 25/11/1996
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 1/1/1899 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 13/8/1957 12/2/2004
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Information Sources

Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1906, Vol. II, p. 6
Queensland Government Gazette, 1898, Vol. LXX, No. 16, p. 117, 7/07/1898
Dept of Education, School file, EDU/Z406
Dept of Education, Queensland [1988] Directory of Queensland State Schools, p. 23, ref. 04/0853
Dept of Education, Queensland [2002] Directory of State Schools
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
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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Bunkers Hill State School No. 853 (situated within the area then known as the Westbrook Estate near Toowoomba) opened on 1 Janurary 1899. The first Head Teacher was Walter Richmond.

The first enquiry concerning the establishment of a school at Westbrook Crossing, via Toowoomba was made by Hugh Campbell on 19 December 1896. A Public Meeting was held on 9 Janurary 1897 and a Building Committee was elected. Approval for the building of a school was published in the Government Gazette on 16 July 1898. The total number of students when the school first opened was 66 girls and boys.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID96, Bunkers Hill State School
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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