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Fortitude Valley State School
26 Dec 2012
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The Fortitude Valley State School celebrated its 150th anniversary on 4th March 2011. Together with a few other like minded past pupils, we were instrumental in securing a grant, courtesy of the Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiatives Fund, to have a commemorative plaque made and installed as a permanent reminder of the school's history. The plaque can be inspected on the first level of the school. 

The FVSS is Brisbane's oldest surviving state primary school still serving the local community to this day albeit with a greatly reduced enrolment. In its heyday, FVSS had an attendance of 1300 children, although some say that it was more like 1700! The sesquicentenary celebration prompted the recording of a school history over the period 1859 to 1954 based on the newspaper reports of that era and this has just been finalised in late 2012 and is now ready for publication in the new year. The book's title is "Back To The Valley (State School) - Turning The Pages Of History" which has been made possible through my own personal knowledge and research, with encouragement from the New Farm & Districts Historical Society funded by, once again, a grant organised by the former Central Ward member, Councillor David Hinchliffe, courtesy of the Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiatives Fund.

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150_years_of_education Education_in_Queensland Fortitude_Valley_State_School Sesquicentenary
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