Snap­shot of the past

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

A pho­to­graph of War­ragul High School c.1912.

This im­age of the “School on the Hill” was printed in two parts from an orig­i­nal glass neg­a­tive.

It was taken soon af­ter the school opened in 1911 as an agri­cul­tural high school with a farm at­tached. In 1912, the school had an en­rol­ment of 19 stu­dents.

The com­mer­cial and tech­ni­cal cour­ses were later added, mak­ing it a multi-purposes school.

Af­ter World War II, at­ten­dance grew rapidly and in 1959 the school was di­vided into a high school in a new build­ing and a tech­ni­cal school in the old build­ing.

In 1994, the two schools com­bined and be­came War­ragul Re­gional Col­lege.

Pho­to­graph and in­for­ma­tion cour­tesy of the War­ragul and District His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

If you have any ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about this pho­to­graph, please con­tact The Gazette on 5623 5666 or ed­i­to­rial@war­rag­ul­

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