1950’s School Yard

1950 school building - looking S

Photo taken looking south, left of the flag pole is Paterson Street (Stuart Highway)

1950 school building - looking NE

Photo taken looking north, the rear of the school building. Later the verandah was enclosed to create more school rooms and a shelter shed constructed

1951 …

Centralian Advocate (Alice Springs, NT : 1947 – 1954), Friday 15 June 1951, page 1
School Library Opened at Tennant Creek
JUBILEE EFFORT COMMENDED Tributes to the work of Mr. and  Mrs. Leslie J. Hokin, of Tennant Creek School, and to the efforts of the people of the district, were paid by the Supervisor of Education for the Northern Territory (Mr. W. V. Leach) on Wednesday night of last week when the Tennant Creek School’s Jubilee library was formally opened. Mr. Leach himself performed the ceremony. Prior to the opening, those present (numbering nearly 80) were entertained with films on the school’s talkie equipment, and after  Mr. Leach had declared the library open a social and ‘get-together’ completed a most enjoyable evening. In Alice Springs this week both  Mr. Leach and the Inspector of Schools (Mr. Dodd) said that they were delighted’ with the effort which had been put into the establishment of the Tennant Creek school library. Mr. Dodd said that he considered it to be an example to all other schools in the Territory. He also congratulated Mrs. W. Fullwood, representing the Tennant Creek C.W.A., on the cooperative spirit shown in the presentation of a sewing machine to the school.

1952 …

1952 School Gr 4-8

Photo taken looking north, shelter shed can be seen to the left side, behind the shelter shed was a stainless steel trough attached for hand washing and ink making. drinking water was in hessian bags hung inside the shed

1956 …


Photo taken inside infant classroom

1958 …




Photos taken between the school building and shelter shed left