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Affleck, James & McDowell, Glenyce & Roache, Angela (researchers):  WOOLSTHORPE PRIMARY SCHOOL 688 AND WOOLSTHORPE SOLDIER SETTLEMENT
Book Number: 21960
 Warrnambool 2014  The Woolsthorpe Primary School, number 688, commenced in the early 1860s and the bluestone building erected in 1864 still survives today. From 1893 to 1910 the Head Teacher was W. F. Jamieson and Ada Crossley, the concert singer, sang her first song in public at a school concert in Woolsthorpe. The section on the Woolsthorpe Soldier Settlement (established after World War Two) , was written by James Affleck, It includes information on Coomete, Merang, Gordons, Oblong, Spring Creek, Minjah, Afflecks and Whitehead Estates. Soldier Settlements were established in Australia as a means of re-settling on the land returning soldiers from World War One. The scheme was re-introduced after World War Two with Crown Land being redistributed and some larger properties acquired and sub-divided. The Woolsthorpe Soldier Settlement farms usually had between 290 and 600 acres and were mostly used for mixed farming and sheep grazing. Postage will be reduced for this book. ; 160 pages
Price: $25.00

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