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Ardlussa School

 Record Group
Identifier: A0127


  • Majority of material found within 1895 - 1937

Ardlussa School

Mr. William Smith was the first teacher when the school opened in 1894. It was a one roomed building, with a two-roomed school residence being built in 1895. The school burned down in 1914, and was re-built soon after. Students travelled by horse, horse and buggy, or walked considerable distances. The roll fluctuated from the low teens to a high of 38 in 1920. The school closed and was consolidated with Balfour School in 1938.

See Bibliography for References


1 box(es) (Box 1)

Language of Materials



'History of Northern Southland' by G.A.Hamilton
Ref: LC 993.96 HAM
'Balfour & consolidated schools centennial 1886-1986' by Elaine Grant
Ref: LC 372 GRA
  • Includes a list of teachers and class photographs.
Ardlussa School
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives Repository

50 Dee Street
Invercargill Southland 9810 New Zealand