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From what is known of his life, Edward Peacock with his wife by his side, devoted himself to the education of...
Florence Ethel Johnson
Born in Port Melbourne in 1884, Florence Johnson began a teaching career at the South Preston State School in...
In May of 1848 the Merri Creek School was set to close, but it received an injection of government funding,...
James Owen Hughes
Councilor of Northcote 1928/9 - 1937/8.Curate of Church of Epiphany. Also St Aidans Church Thornbury.Gained...
I'm now talking with Joan Clinnick of Reservoir. Joan has lived all of her life in Reservoir and in fact...
Joseph Alexander Fogg - swimmer and life saver
Joseph Alexander Fogg made felt hats until he began work for Northcote Council at the Northcote Baths. At...
Northcote Creche and Kindergarten
During the 1920s infant welfare and health became a focus in the Northcote area and women’s committees...
Preston Girls Secondary College
Preston Girls' High school opened in February 1928 and was Preston's first state secondary school. It began...
Richard Tobin, a local Northcote headmaster, could claim to be the founder of the Northcote municipality...
Robert Macedon O'Brien
Robert O’Brien was born in New Zealand and arrived in Australia with his parents in 1888. After a teaching...
Thomas Richard Clinnick
Thomas Clinnick was a local, born in Thomastown in 1887. After becoming a teacher in 1902 he filled a number...
Thomas William Thrupp
Thomas (Tom) William Thrupp was born on 22 September 1903 in Cue, W.A., about 400 km north of Kalgoorlie. He...
Thornbury Primary School
Thornbury Primary School opened in Hutton Street Thornbury in 1915. Its first headmaster was James O. Hughes...
Tyler Street State School (No. 1494)
In 1873 education became compulsory for all children. At this time there were very few schools in the Preston...
Misses Jessie and Isabel Westgarth opened Westleigh College for the education of young ladies in 1900....
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