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Land history of education sites
Apr 23 2011, 3:39 AM EDTI will develop here from what I have posted about the Mount Erin, South Wagga Public School, Wagga High School and Technical College sites. I will set out some remarks to do with "the high school on the hill". I am fairly sure about the following details -- // William Willans -- grantee of the Technical College site -- has customarily been referred to as Wagga`s first resident solicitor. The two acres across the road acquired for Wagga High School had belonged to the solicitor Harry B. Fitzhardinge from 1878 until his death in 1893. That land was disposed of in 1905 by the Union Bank under mortgagee`s power of sale. // The opening in the 1920s of the Best Street bridge and the accompanying establishment of the thoroughfare now called Edmondson Street spared Wagga High School staff and students the task of reaching the school from the southern end of Best Street through paddocks or via Railway and Macleay streets. There had already been a rough pedestrian bridge over the railway between Baylis and Peter streets through which bikes were led. // The Wagga High School grounds were enlarged by purchases occurring in 1922, 1937 and 1946 and a resumption in 1945. Then some of the school`s land was appropriated for the establishment of Mitchelmore Street. That left two school enclaves on the western side of Mitchelmore Street which survived for many years. There was a vacant lot fronting the southern side of Coleman Street. There was an area fronting the northern side of Garland Street which came to be used for playing basketball. The vacant lot was dedicated as a public reserve in 1963. The basketball area was sold in 1972. Do you find this valuable?
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