603 Queensberry Street

603 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Sue Scarfe
Also known as State School Number 307 Source: name on building
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    Timber

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    Stone

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  • Windows
    Glass

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  • Windows
    Glass

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Windows
    Glass

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Windows
    Glass

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Building Ornamentation
    Stone

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Walls
    Brick

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Building Ornamentation
    Stone

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Doors
    Timber

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Building Ornamentation
    Stone

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Building Ornamentation
    Brick

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Walls
    Brick

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Windows
    Glass

    Sue Scarfe photographer

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Social History

QUEENSBERRY-ST. STATE SCHOOL 307.

The parents of children attending the Queensberry-st. State School No.307, will be pleased to note that a Head Teacher has been appointed. In the past 8 years the school has been amalgamated with the Errol-st. School both under Mr. P. Drummond.

The Education Department has chosen Mr. Joseph Hulme, 1st male assistant of the Carlton School to be the head teacher.

Arrangements are being made for fixing up the unused rooms in the school to accommodate the higher classes.

For the past 8 years only children up to the third class could attend, now children will be taught to sixth standard.

It will be hoped that the new teacher will, as soon as possible, try to raise funds for shelter sheds, so necessary in summer and winter.

Mr. Hulme starts duty in a few weeks.

source: North Melbourne Courier 31/5/1907 pg3


603-15 Queensberry Street

Part of the Presbyterian Church reserve, acquired by the colonial government for educational purposes  1877, Queensberry Street Primary School No. 307, 1882-1894, annexe to the Errol Street Primary School 1894-1907, later the Melbourne College of Graphic Arts and the Printing School; at the time of publication, empty but still owned by the Department of Education and Training.

A building on the Victorian Heritage Register and considered to be of state importance.

Architect Henry Bastow designed the building facing Queensberry Street as a two storey Venetian Gothic school building. The style Is a decorative one and does not imitate Gothic cathedrals. The building has not always been used as a school. Among its many uses, in the 1930’s men used to queue here to get the ‘susso’. The ‘susso’ was a sustenance allowance provided to men from out-of-work families and was for many years commemorated In the children’s rhyme:”

We ‘re on the ‘susso ‘now

We can’t afford a cow

We live in a tent and pay no rent

We ‘re on the ‘susso’ now.

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