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Manjimup Historic School Sites Plaque Tour

Did you ride your horse five miles to school each day and secure "Cyclone" under the Peppermint Tree? Or do you have a better memory...why not reminisce by joining the Manjimup Historical Society on a self-drive tour of the Historic School Plaques located in the Shire of Manjimup.

The development of the vast Southern Forests Region was not without hardships for the families who came here from destinations far away to open up this forest region to agriculture. The settlers had to overcome so many challenging problems, including schooling for their children. Several school sites were opened throughout the Shire of Manjimup from the early 1900’s to mid 1950’s. By 1910 these one teacher bush schools accounted for half of the 468 government schools.

The Manjimup Historical Society are leading a self-drive tour to some of the historic school sites of the Shire of Manjimup. Did you or a family member have the opportunity to go to school at Jardee, Smith’s Brook, Karri Hills, Middlesex or any of the timber milling communities in the Shire of Manjimup? Why not come along to hear some of the stories of past students or family members who had experiences with these schools and view the plaques which now lay where these iconic sites once thrived?

Event date

Event Details

Manjimup Heritage Park, MANJIMUP, Western Australia

Tours will commence from the Manjimup Heritage Park at 10am

Entry fees:
By donation
Prebooking requiredinfo@manjimupwa.com
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Only 10 vehicles are able to join the self drive tour