It has been suggested that this building was constructed in 1896 and may have been the eating before a larger building referred to as the mess house was built. A photo taken around 1935, shows the building and identifies it as a single staff house.
It was converted to a correspondence school for the white children of the settlement under the supervision of a governess. It was used as an extra school room in the 1960s.
It is a small single room structure with a large chimney at the eastern end. It is constructed of random rubble, rendered and painted with a bush timber roof frame and galvanized corrugated sheeting.
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