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Public School & School Masters Residence (former)

Item details

Name of item: Public School & School Masters Residence (former)
Other name/s: Peppin Heritage Centre
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Education
Category: School - State (public)
Location: Lat: -35.5281691631 Long: 144.9647680190
Primary address: George Street, Deniliquin, NSW 2710
Parish: South Deniliquin
County: Townsend
Local govt. area: Deniliquin
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Deniliquin
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT473 DP46236
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
George StreetDeniliquinDeniliquinSouth DeniliquinTownsendPrimary Address
Napier StreetDeniliquinDeniliquinSouth DeniliquinTownsendAlternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
former Deniliquin CouncilLocal Government19 Mar 99
Current use: Heritage Centre, Museum and Information Centre
Former use: School


Historical notes: In 1857 a school site was chosen close to the Edward River and in 1861 a brick schoolhouse was erected with a frontage to George Street. A survey revealed that only 138 children out of the 613 living in the area attended school.

IN 1879 a new school building was built on the site and for one year the old 1861 school became the schoolmaster's residence. As the building was in bad repair, the school principal, David Kennedy refused to live there and in 1880 the old building was demolished a new schoolmaster's residence was constructed in Gothic Revival style.

In 1899 the school was enlarged and in 1905 another room was added. Two more classrooms and a science room were added in 1928.

The school closed in 1972 and was taken over by the Deniliquin Municipal Council, to be used a museum and arts centre managed by a Museum Trust and the George Street Historical Society.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
6. Educating-Educating Education-Activities associated with teaching and learning by children and adults, formally and informally. Public (secondary) schooling-

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0014402 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0014427 Mar 81 461817
Local Environmental PlanGeorge Street Public School (former) 03 Apr 98 64 
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed 198907 Jul 89 0824167
National Trust of Australia register Public School & School Masters Residence (former)202124 Feb 76   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism  Peppin Heritage Centre/Visitors Information Centre View detail
Tourism  Peppin Heritage Centre/Visitors Information Centre View detail

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045686
File number: S90/05894 & HC 32412

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