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Bolgart School


Shire of Victoria Plains

Place Number

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Lot 170 Smith St Bolgart

Location Details

Local Government

Victoria Plains



Construction Date

Constructed from 1951

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 27 Oct 1998 Category 4

Category 4

Some heritage value, but not essential to an understanding of the district. Recommend that the place is not included on the Town Planning Scheme at this time. Re-assess the significance of the place when the Inventory is regularly reviewed. Assess in more detail when considering a development application. Record the place prior to redevelopment or demolition. This category is not included in the Town Planning Scheme, and therefore a planning application is not required for proposed development or demolition of the place. Should a building or demolition application be received by Shire, it should be considered on the basis of the recognised heritage value, and the owner offered the same consultation facilities as for the Town Planning Scheme. The places in this category should be reviewed regularly with consideration for inclusion in the Town Planning Scheme.

Statement of Significance

The school has a history of community effort in its establishment, and is valued by generations of students who have attended. It has significant associations with R Erickson, a respected former Bolgart identity.

Physical Description

The school is on an unusual concrete block foundation.


After the hall at the original Bolgart townsite burnt down in 1931, there was no venue for the school, which had been held in the hall. For the next two years, the school was conducted in Arthur Cook's weatherboard cottage known as Honey House. In c1934, a school room was relocated from elsewhere, to the outskirts of the new Bolgart townsite. In 1935, the Parents and Citizens Association was formed when the teacher R. Sandelands (Rica Erickson) called the first meeting. A school teacher's house was built adjacent to the school room in 1941. In 1947, Bolgart and Wattening formed a joint P & C. In 1948, school was being held in the Smith's Store on the corner of George St. In June 1949, a school bus run was introduced, and the children from areas surrounding Bolgart were transported to Bolgart School. The school filled to capacity, and schooling was transferred to a vacant store. In 1951, the existing school was built on land which was formerly part of the "Bulgert' property.


Integrity: Intact or redeemable




Name Type Year From Year To
PWD Architect 1951 -


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Erickson R; "The Victoria Plains". Shire of Victoria Plains 1971

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Combined School
Original Use EDUCATIONAL Combined School

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Education & science

Creation Date

07 Dec 1998

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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