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Impressions of the ‘Old Place’—Douthats—Waanyarra

By Sally Gourley (nee Douthat) daughter of Bohwen & Sarah Ann (nee Thorp) “Dad never talked much about his family, so we never knew much about our grandparents. But Granny Thorp, Mum’s mother, used to tell us about the ‘Spanish Lady’ (our Grandmother Douthat) who once lived on the round shaped piece of land over … Continue reading »

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School Teachers

Roll of Teachers Teaching staff records were not kept with much accuracy until the early 1890’s. Most of the Waanyarra School’s teachers roll was compiled from correspondence between the School the Board of Advice and the Education Department of Victoria. These letters are stored at the Public Records Office, Laverton, Victoria. Other names not included … Continue reading »

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