Correspondence teacher 1962

Correspondence School

While this building is referred to as the correspondence school it has actually been repurposed several times throughout the history of the mission serving as an extra class room and the correspondence school room for only part of that time.

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.