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Dana Street Primary

Updated: Jun 20, 2020

Ghosts, Ned Kelly and Eureka are all a part of Dana Street Primary school’s history. I sat down with Paul Nolan, the former principal and asked him to tell us about his time there and what he learnt about it’s 160 year history.

In this episode we find out about what inspired him to become a teacher and how when locking up the school one night, he took a photograph of a ghost that scared the living daylights out of all the teachers.

The photograph below is the opening of the National school (as it was known then) on February 2nd, 1857.

The second photograph pictures notable figure Thomas Curnow at the top (often called the Hero of Glenrowan) at the Dana Street Primary School.

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