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Hazelwood Estate School No.4326

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Hazelwood Estate School No.4326

Fraser’s Road

This school was officially opened on 8th November 1926. Classes were initially held in the Memorial Hall on the Hazelwood Estate, approximately six miles south of Morwell. The old school building from Koornalla was shifted onto a site opposite the Memorial Hall and lessons began in 1933.

The pupils registered in 1926 were:

Frederick Von DahrenHector GoodingRoy Thomas
Dorothy GoodingLionel MinternBernard Walsh
Esme GoodingEva ShawLavinia Shaw
Jean CaldwellJames WilsonAlbert Ritchie
John RitchieDorothy PayneMargaret McFarlane
Kathleen WalshLionel RitchieThelma Ritchie
Francis Payne

Head Teachers

1926-1928Mrs. Ina Payne
1929-1931Alma McCauley
1932-1936Alice Wilmot
1936-1941Stanley W. Wilks
1941Donald Dyer
1942Edna Fitzgerald
1943-1953Ivor W. Blight
1953-1959Allan R. Mathieson
1959John A. Newham
1959Brian Campion
1960-1962Kenneth G. Rogers
1963-1965Kevin J. Dobson
1966-1968John Smethurst
1969-1970Allen R. Mathieson
1970Christopher Long
1971-1976Allen R. Mathieson
1977-1978Shane Turner
1979-1981Stuart Keith
1982-1984Trevor Alexander
1985-Tony Colwell