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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Boy-O Boyeo

It was from my mission to record and photograph the schools or school sites across the Wimmera region, that I discovered the Boyeo School building earlier this year (see the post which quipped my interest). Taking photographs didn't portray the full atmospheric feel of the place, so I returned to make it the subject of this video.

The Boyeo School opened in February 1884 in a temporary building on a 2 acre site. In 1885 the Department erected a timber schoolroom with an attached 4-room residence. Finally like most rural schools it succumbed to declining attendance and finally closed in February 1944.
The old abandoned, derelict structure has stood for 127 years on a rise above a timbered swamp, part of a Crown Land red-gum reserve.

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