Thursday, 8 May 2014

Tullimbar School

Tullimbar Public School and headmasters residence was built of local Yellow Rock sandstone by Mr. Schadel in 1881 at the top of Tullimbar Lane. 

The school officially opened 31st October 1881 and James Cawdell was the teacher until he retired in 1894. 


In the 1970s a bushfire swept through the Macquarie Valley and the schoolhouse was badly damaged. The headmasters residence is today a private home and the ruins of the schoolhouse next door still stand in the garden.



Tullimbar Headmasters Residence c.1980
Shellharbour Images, Shellharbour City Libraries
Tullimbar School, date unknown.
Shellharbour Images, Shellharbour City Libraries.
Tullimbar School children 1946.
Shellharbour Images, Shellharbour City Libraries.

Ruins of Tullimbar School c.1980
Shellharbour Images, Shellharbour City Libraries

2 comments:

  1. I’m truly impressed how you're able to find out all these little snippets of history! I can't imagine the number of hours of work that you've put in digging all these information and pictures out of storage either!

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  2. Oh thanks Mark. Appreciate it :)
    If there is anything you particularly want to know about, please let us know and will do our best to answer :)

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