Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Virtual Museum: Schools

Today there are primary schools in Coorow, Eneabba and Three Springs and a district high school at Carnamah. However, this hasn't always been the case - another eleven schools previously existed within the same geographical area! A new exhibition within our Virtual Museum takes a look at some of these schools and includes some fantastic photos and objects from our museum...

Myrtle and Alf Chapman of Glenisla Farm in Winchester on their way to school

Back in 2014 we undertook a public poll of 25 potential online exhibitions that could be added to our Virtual Museum: to be known and distinguished as Carnamah. We've kept the results a secret as we always intended to develop both the top voted themes but also those that received the least votes. We'll share which one this was at a later date!

We'd like to thank the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) for supporting this project to share and promote more of our museum collection with the broader community.

Carnamah District High School students Aaron Kerr, Darren Tremlett and David Bowman in 1988 at the plaque marking the site of the former Billeroo State School - taken by school bus driver Jeanette Allen

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