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Comleroy Road Provisional School was established in 1880 after a petition was gathered amongst local residents the previous year. The first teacher was Mr Armine Arabin Lees and lessons were conducted in the Wesleyan Chapel, Comleroy Road until the school buildings and residence were constructed. The new buildings opened on the corner of Comleroy Road and East Kurrajong Road (Portion 207, Parish of Kurrajong, land belonging to Thomas Anderson) in 1885. These buildings were demolished in 1966. New brick buildings were opened in 1963 and the school operated on this site until January 1995 when the school was relocated to McMahons Road off Comleroy Road. The old site is now occupied by Hawkesbury Independant School. Electricity was connected to the school residence in 1935.

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A class 4 school on Comleroy Road about 3.2km north east of Kurrajong.

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16 November 1901, p 9

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'Tenders for painting and improvements at the Comleroy Public School close on Monday next 18th inst. The school has been in a bad state for such a long time, and the repaired about to be effected are badly needed.'

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  • anon

    I lived at Bilpin with the Stringer family until I left for Teachers College 1957.In recent years I have been collating my Slingsby family history. M grandparents were Alfred and Gertrude Slingsby.
    Before they moved to Bilpin they were living at Blaxland Ridge. Clearing land, building and beginning to farm. My father Oswald was born there and 4 of his siblings....Arthur, Alfred,Henry andGertrude started school in 1892.
    I would be very interested to hear from anyone with information of the family esp where the property was. Also is the building which I think is now community centre the site of the original Comleroy/ Blaxland school.?
    Hoping for some information. Thanks
    Coral Francis née Slingsby

    Aug 24, 2017

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