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Wangaratta Tech to record history – can you help?

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Dear readers,

Many of you will have already heard that Ovens College will be merging with Wangaratta High School in 2007. Many of you will have known this college as Wangaratta Technical School (1956), then as Wangaratta Secondary College (1990) until it became Ovens College in 1999 under the leadership of Mr. John Peck.

A Heritage Committee has been formed to celebrate the history of Ovens College since the original college opened in 1956 at the Greta Road Site under the name Wangaratta Technical School.

Many students and teachers have passed through the doors of Greta Road and have fond memories of the excellent teachers and students and the contribution this college has made to the life of this community over the past 50 years.

The Heritage Committee is keen to preserve the memory of this college over that time and to celebrate the successes of those who passed through its doors. We need your help to help us preserve these memories. There is a small but very committed band of people working to have a “Back To” on Saturday 2 – 3rd December 2006.

The committee is keen to collect and archive our history so that we can hand this to Wangaratta High School and the Wangaratta Historical Society in an official ceremony sometime in 2007.

What we require are volunteers to help us collect and archive our history and to share their memories with the local community. If you can use a computer, help with displays or read documents then we need you.

A ‘Volunteering to Help’ form is available at the Ovens College office or by phoning during business hours 03 57231333 if you would like a form sent to you. The form asks for the skills that you may be able to contribute to help our committee record and archive our history. Please return the form to the Front Office in Greta Road, or post to Heritage Committee Ovens College, PO Box 483, Wangaratta Vic. 3677 by 11th of August 2006.

Yours Sincerely,
Joan Cochrane
Heritage Committee Chairperson
Mrs Kaye Harris Principal
Quality in Education

Written by Greg Naylor

18 July 2006 at 5:14 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I rode my bicycle past the old Tech School a few months ago but it was a library instead. I’m sure I had the right place – but I could be wrong. I attended the Wangaratta Primary School in Chisholm Street in 1949/50, and then till 1954, the new Wangaratta West Primary School in Phillipson Street. My father taught English at the Tech, and looked after the school library. The family left in 1956 for Melbourne.

    Given the above, this comment: ‘the original college opened in 1956 at the Greta Road Site under the name Wangaratta Technical School’ made no sense to me. But..the memories of a 10 year old may not be reliable!

    I can see this is an old blog post, but felt moved to comment anyway.

    Best wishes..

    Don Macrae

    20 December 2015 at 5:13 pm

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  3. Just wondering if you had the get together ?
    Do you have records of a person named Lillian Bennett having attended that School.
    Nice town Wangaratta that has many pleasant memories for the many that have been fortunate to live or holiday there over the. Years .


    2 December 2016 at 1:27 pm

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