Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library book with stickers and stamps. Spin and book edges have protective plastic covering. Wear to page corners. Some marks on half title page.Binbing is still very good.
Greenbushes is a small country town in the south-west of Western Australia. This book begins with a brief history of the Bridgetown-Greenbushes area from the mid-1800s and gives an account of the town of Greenbushes came into being. Tin was discovered in the area in 1888 and with the mining rush, Greenbushes' townfolk took steps to have their children educated by raising funds for and building the "assembly room". (back cover)
In 1893 a two-acre site was allocated for the first school to be established at Greenbushes. The school was open for three months of the year and was attended by seven boys and ten girls. In 1899 a school was built on the present site, located opposite the Miners' Institute Hall and Courthouse. In 1900, attendance stood at 102. In that same year, two more rooms were added, able to accommodate up to 125 pupils.