Monday, 25 February 2008

Victorian Domestic Architecture: Teluba



It is owned by the NSW Department of Education who use it as a professional services centre/district office. It shares the grounds of Arncliffe Public School.

As late as 1973 it was the Arncliffe Girls Intermediate High School, meaning it was not a full academic high school. Prior to that it was Arncliffe Domestic Science School. In 1974, it amalgamated with Tempe Boys' Junior Technical High to form a comprehensive, co-ed full high school at Tempe.

I remember when that merge too place, as I was at high school and our school donated old books to the newly created school. Some act of noblesse oblige no doubt, but I wonder what the kids at Tempe thought about a library stocked not with new books, but the cast-offs and donations from some snooty nosed kids from a selective school! I hope they've been culled by now!

6 comments:

CaBaCuRl said...

Sally, I think this was part of the girls high school many, many years ago, when it was known as Arncliffe [...maybe....Domestic Science....] School. My mum went there as a student, for high school...I will ask her if she can remember anything else that may help.

WRECKDALE said...

The series of photographs show great examples of Victorian architecture in Arncliffe. 9 Dowling St is one of the finest Victorian homes you could find any where in Sydney and in fact up until the 1980's it still had its original kitchen with a hard packed dirt floor covered by linoleum. If people are interested in finding out more about their homes if they contact the Rockdale District Heritage Association via email at rdha@netspace.net.au they will be able to help

Ann said...

Nice to know its still standing. I used to walk past it every day to school.

Marlene Walters Walter's said...

I remember this school as Arncliffe Junior High School. I attended this High School and left in 1964 after going through from kindergarten - primary and then onto the High School

Marlene Walters Walter's said...

I remember this school as Arncliffe Junior High School. I attended this High School and left in 1964 after going through from kindergarten - primary and then onto the High School

Marlene Walters Walter's said...

It was known as Arncliffe Junior High School when I attended. I left the school in 1964 after going from kindergarten through to the high school at Arncliffe. Before that it was Arncliffe Home Science School