The schools that shaped Ballarat; then and now

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Do you remember the days of the old schoolyard?

Well, if you remember the days of some of these old photos, you’re doing pretty well!

Thanks to the State Library of Victoria and the Ballaarat Mechanic’s Institute, The Courier has collated a gallery of some of Ballarat’s oldest schools and compared them to what remains today.

​Given the popularity of our ‘The pubs that shaped Ballarat; then and now’ gallery, we thought we would follow the same path and cast an eye back to the schools that shaped our city.

Granted, the memories of the pubs may differ somewhat from those of the school days, but having a look at the old buildings is intriguing nonetheless.

Have a scroll through our gallery above.