Location 216
Location #216. Second Public School Building.
Map 8

Schoolhouse Road


Smith's Gully


Location #216. Second Public School Building. Lower Smith's Gully, Schoolhouse Road.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Timber framed with weatherboard cladding and corrugated iron roof.

Location Type

Public Building

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1884 Bannockburn School Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2464 1884 General notes. A second public school building was constructed with timber framing and weatherboard cladding, having a corrugated iron roof. The locals were disappointed that it was not built of stone. The new infant room was 18ft by 18 ft (5.5m by 5.5m), smaller than before. Voting for the present site over the township was won by 14 votes to 9. The new school was, like the first one, very inadequate.
2465 1886 General notes. There were 54 infant pupils crowded into one room, and the committee complained to the education board. The roll was increasing at an unprecedented rate.
2466 1888 General notes. The roll reached it's maximum of 108 children in 1888. The education board then extended the building to accommodate 140 children, however from this period the roll went steadily into decline.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
80 School Book - 75th Jubilee 1946 - via Mary Valk 1900 Bannockburn School View Image
81 School Centenary - 1971 - via Terry Emmitt 1971 Bannockburn School - Schoolhouse Road View Image
588 Bannockburn School Centennial 1981-1971 Booklet 1971 Centennial Committee View Image
866 Otago Daily Times - Alexandra Museum 1912 Bannockburn School - Looking north. View Image
1052 Terry Emmit c1945 Bannockburn School - looking south. View Image
1053 Terry Emmit 20 Apr 1946 Bannockburn School - looking south east. Jubilee Celebrations View Image
1215 J W Toms - Roxburgh 20 Apr 1946 Bannockburn School Jubilee 1871-1946 View Image
1954 Mrs J Smallfield - Dunedin c1930 Bannockburn School - looking north. View Image
1955 Mrs J Smallfield - Dunedin 1942 Bannockburn School - looking south. Opening of second swimming pool. View Image
1956 Mrs J Smallfield - Dunedin c1920 Brian & John Parcell - in gig in front of the school building View Image