Location 220
Location #220. School Teachers Residence
Map 8

Schoolhouse Road


Lower Smith's Gully


Location #220 - possibly the first School Teachers Residence (unofficial). Lower Smith's Gully, Schoolhouse Road, south side.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Unknown - possibly timber and iron. Oral history suggests that this dwelling had been close to Smiths Creek originally. It is said that the Graham's got flooded out and the house was then moved to the position shown on sheet 8. It is not known where the original location was.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1872 - 1873 J Simpson (possibly) Details
2 1876 - 1877 James Graham Details
3 1876 - c1880 Mrs Susannah Graham Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2482 1876 The Graham family move to Bannockburn. Mr Graham and family moved to Bannockburn where he took up the position of school teacher, replacing Mr W A Paterson. His salary was £186 (one hundred and eighty six pound). The Graham family may have moved to dwelling #220 because it was larger than the newly constructed first school teachers residence (dwelling #213)
2485 1877 Susannah Graham continued to live in dwelling #220 After the death of her husband, Mrs Susannah Graham continued to live in dwelling #220 with her children. Mrs Graham worked at the school as a cleaner and also taught painting. Susannah painted pictures on velvet and well as embroidering work with velvet.
2488 c1880 General note. It is not clear which teachers, if any, lived in dwelling #220 after this time.


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