Stony Point School
|Type of organisation:||Government|
|Street number:||Section 503 Hundred of Dublin|
|Town or locality:||Stony Point|
|Business or purpose:||Education|
Mr. Clarrie (Jack) Judd, at the age of 95 years,retraced his experiences in relation to the Stony Point School.
He attended the Stony Point School c.1900 and his first teacher was Miss Dyer and later he was taught by Miss Emslie
The school building was made of Weatherboard, built off the ground and with a residence attached.Neither of the first two teachers lived in the house, but boarded at nearby farm houses and they rode their bicycles to and from school.
The one teacher school catered for children from Grade 1 through to Grade 7, and there were approximately 25 children attending.
The school building was not used as a church.
The pile of stones remaining on the property were from the tank stand, or rear addition.
Following the closure of the school, the building was purchased by Mr. H.E. Bartlett and later owned by Mr. Bridgeman – both of Mallala
In the newspaper "The Bunyip" 5th November 1880 an article titled Mallala Oct 27and attributed to( from our own Correpondent ) says this about the Stony Point School.
" We hear of complaints about the crowded state of the Government school at Stony Point.The building is a wooden one, built for about forty children, and there are about seventy attending. Some have to go in the porch when the others are writing in order to make room."
On site is a limestone cairn which was erected as an initiative of the Mallala Museum Committee and assisted by a grant from the District Council of Mallala.
|Register of Teachers in Charge||Date of Taking Charge|
|Thomas John Price||1882|
|Ellen Wynne||1st July 1882|
|John Thomas Angove||1884|
|Henry Gordon Gibson||1885|
|Alice Nairn||26th October 1885|
|Mary Deodata Mitton||31st July 1892|
|Elizabeth Ann Dyer||1st September 1895|
|Alice Jayne Emslie||22nd July 1900|
|Emily Louisa Turner||12th May 1901|
|Evelyn Polkinghorne||28th June 1903|
- Mallala Museum files
- University of South Australia Web Site