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1855 — The first school

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“1855 — The first school,” Wyndham History, accessed June 22, 2018, http://wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/1217.
Description

Ellen Armstrong, the inn-keeper’s nineteen-year-old daughter, opens the first school with nineteen pupils, operating from a pre-fabricated zinc house erected in the backyard of the hotel.

When Thomas Walker, the government inspector paid ‘Miss Armstrong’s School’ a visit he found that she: ‘had good discipline and the general tone of the school was very satisfactory’. Walker described her as ‘painstaking and persevering and well-liked by the parents’. He recommended that government aid should be given towards her teacher’s salary.

Description

Ellen Armstrong, the inn-keeper’s nineteen-year-old daughter, opens the first school with nineteen pupils, operating from a pre-fabricated zinc house erected in the backyard of the hotel.

When Thomas Walker, the government inspector paid ‘Miss Armstrong’s School’ a visit he found that she: ‘had good discipline and the general tone of the school was very satisfactory’. Walker described her as ‘painstaking and persevering and well-liked by the parents’. He recommended that government aid should be given towards her teacher’s salary.

Title

1855 — The first school

Subject

Armstrong, Ellen,

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Language

eng

Type

Event

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