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Feltwell School

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Type of organisation: Community Service
Also known as: Feltwell Primitive Methodist Chapel
Street number: Section 570 Hd. of Grace
Street name: Feltwell
Street suffix: Road
Town or locality: Mallala

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A report in the South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail Saturday October 14th. 1871 states that "That the public examinatiom of the Feltwell School came off on Monday , October 2.  A large number of parents and visitors attended the examination, and the children acquitted themselves generally to the satisfaction of the examiners in the various branches. Reading,writing,geography,grammar, history, dictation, and arithmetic.

The examination was conducted by the Chairman, Messrs. S. Moody J.P. , P. .B. Austin (Editor of the Gawler Times) and Mr. T . Adams Teacher, Reeves Plains. The proceedings were enlivened throughout by suitable school songs  by the children, with harmonium accompaniment. 

The examination being concluded, tea and cake were duly discussed, and the chapel used for a schoolroom was  filled to overflowing by those who had assembled to hear a lecture by Mr. J. B. Austin of Gawler, the subject--Travels in the Bush, illustrated with a magic lantern show.

Votes of thanks to the lecturer, the teacher Mr. Tupper,and the Chairman Mr. S. Moody. Prizes were awarded as following ----Fourth Class boys Etymological Spelling  Alex. Moody. Fourth Class Girls S.A. Tupper Grammer.Third Class Boys Wm. Lewis Arithmetic. Third Class Girls Alice Miller Arithmetic. Second Class Boys. Highest number of marks. Francis McHugh.Second Class Girls. Highest  Number of marks, Eliza Jury. First Class Frederick Wilton."

Mr William Tupper was appointed to the school in 1870- 1875 in the rank of C.B.E.and later 1876-1878 in the rank of HT. Miss Sarah Ann Tupper was appointed in 1874, 1876 and 1877 as PUPT.

In the collection of items at the Mallala Museum there are several books which were awarded to Charles Earl as prizes during his attendance at the Feltwell School.The books were donated to the Museum by Ray Earl grandson of Charles Earl. 

Date Appointed Name
1870--1878 William Tupper
1874,1876--1877 Sarah Ann Tupper

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