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Establishment of Dublin School

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Type of event Establishment
Street name Dublin Hotel
Town or locality Dublin
Date occurred or began November 8, 1880

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A large meeting of persons interested in the building of a school at Dublin was held on 8 November 1880 in the Dublin Hotel

The meeting was called to consider the action of the Education Board in calling for tenders to build a wooden building when a sum of £960 had been passed on the estimates evidently with the intentions of erecting a building of stone.

It was the concern of the meeting that a wooden building was planned, when a building of stone was considered to be more suitable to the requirements of the town.

Mr J. Porter occupied the chair. Mr W. Crosby moved, `that this meeting strongly protests against the action of the Government in calling for tenders for a wooden schoolhouse more particularly after a sum of £960 has been voted for that purpose and when that amount is sufficient for building a substantial stone schoolhouse and a teacher's residence especially after it has been promised and is now most urgently required in the district.'

It was then resolved that the resolution should be forwarded to the Minister of Education and that a deputation consisting of the meeting and members of the district should wait upon him, with the intentions of having tenders recalled.

The deputation was successful, and the community achieved its wish for a school of stone. The Dublin School commenced the following year, in 1881.

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