A little Stanley History

Ian Smith has also been delving into Stanley’s History and has come up with an interesting timeline.

Stanley – My  Home Town – Stanley’s History

From GOLD to TIMBER to SPUDS to APPLES

to CHESTNUTS to Tourists and RETIREES…

Stanley’s Name – From NINE MILE to SNAKE GULLY to STANLEY

Stanley’s population

1824   2 Europeans (Hume & Hovell)

1850   1 European (a shepherd – Bowman)

1856   6,000 gold miners (about 1,000 of them Chinese)

1870   5,166 gold miners & business people (including 19 hoteliers, 3 brewers, 3 blacksmiths, 7 butchers & 1 doctor

2006   690

State School No. 550 – Stanley

Photo taken around 1875.  Brick building built 1873.

Original timber National school building constructed 1858.

School classes commenced 1st September, 1858, with 47 pupils enrolled & with Thomas G. Kennan as first Head Teacher

1860 HT. Mr Henry Morriss

1864 HT Mr T. S. Dickson

1873-84 HT Mr Hector Matheson

School enrolment at Stanley

1858/47     1859/58     1860/72  1862/77        1863/95     1864/78

1868/92     1870/169  1872/134 1873/211     1876/326  1879/258

1882/230   1889/180

School enrolment at Hurdle Flat School

1862/39     1863/55     1864/42  1868/99        1870/108  1879/174

1882/171  1889/93

State School 889 Hillsborough Opened 1st March 1868 with teachers Mr John Besley & Mr Frank Vale

Hillsborough School closed 31st December 1897

Enrolment at Hillsborough State School

1870/69               1877/49

1873/58               1879/66

1882/61               1889/37

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