The History of Our Suburb

Year 3 were fortunate to have a visit from our school archivist Mrs L who was able to tell us lots of information about the history our school and our local area.
Mrs L told us that the traditionally area was Guringai Land. We learned that early colonists settled in the area because of the proximity of the Lane Cove River.
The Jan 1st 1890 was a catalyst for change in the area when the local railway station opened. This meant people could live here and easily travel to their place of work, it also allowed for crops from orchards to be transported to market places so they could be sold.
In the early 1900s the origins of our school started in a small house named Hinemoa. We even found out that for a few years boys attended our school. When the school first started there were mainly mainly paddocks and bush and believe it or not cows and horses often walked passed the school.
We enjoyed examining some old artifacts that were so precious that we needed to wear cotton gloves to protect them.
Over the last 200 years there have been massive changes in our local area. We look forward to finding out more about the reasons for this changes.

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One thought on “The History of Our Suburb

  1. thanks teachers for organising this.
    I certainly learned a lot. This was very interesting to learn about the history of Roseville. One of the things that i liked was looking at the old uniforms and all the old badges, school reports and more.
    This has made more knowledge in my mind.
    Thank you teachers again for organising this.
    Grace B

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