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Copy of an original B&W photo of the West Toodyay School, teachers and pupils. Date of original 1902.

Historical information

West Toodyay School. Former acc. no., TCH 83:66A, registered by DP (David Pitcher); donated by Mr Robert [Ron] Waters, Spring Gardens, Toodyay.
DP's sheet lists names for three rows, but the number of children listed is much less than shown (ie Back row: 7 pupils; centre row: 3 pupils; front row: 8 pupils and one teacher (Miss McCrombie).



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12.5000 cm
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12.5000 cm
9 cm
Contextual Information

Opened in 1902, the one roomed West Toodyay School was situated south of the West Toodyay Bridge. The school closed in 1920.
Children were then transported in a horse drawn wagon to the larger school located in the Toodyay township upstream. The wagon proved to be the first school bus in Western Australia.
Standing on the old school site are several trees which were planted by Kate Waters on Arbour Day 1912.

Statement of significance

West Toodyay School

Primary significance criteria
Historic significance
Shire of Toodyay

Shire of Toodyay

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