This Day in History: 1855-02-06

The Government School at old Toodyay was opened, in a large brick building that accommodated boarders. About 350 adults and 280 children gathered from 20-30 miles around, for the occasion. The school was built with a Government grant of £250. Alfred Grey was the first teacher.

Inquirer, 25 Feb.  1855, p.3.
Perth gazette, PG, 9 Mar. 1855, p.2.
Letter (WA Education Dept.) 20 Aug. 2001).
Rica Erickson. The brand on his coat. Hesperian Press, 2009 (c1983), p.67.