This Day in History: 1897-02-10

The new Coondle Provisional School on part of Lot 820, Phillips Road, Coondle, was opened with a community fund-raising celebration, which included sports and, later, a dance and concert in the new schoolroom. The school’s first teacher, Miss Mercie Syred, officially commenced teaching on 16 September.

West Australian, 16 Feb. 1897, p.4; 25 Feb. 1897, p.2.
Northam advertiser, 24 Feb. 1897.
State Records Office of WA, Con 1497, Item 2025/1896.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.330.