Shoal Bay School

A meeting of residents interested in the erection of a schoolhouse on the water reserve near Shoal Bay was held at the residence of Mr A. G. Boxer on Monday evening. A representative gathering attended. Mr W. T. Turner was annotated secretary and it was decided to commence building operations as early as possible, and to hasten proceedings it was arranged to hold a working bee next week to cart stone, sand and other building material to the site chosen. We are informed that nearly £100 has been subscribed by residents, and further amounts are expected.SHOAL BAY SCHOOL. (1913, March 15). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA: 1907-1951), p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189513440The above building, which has been erected on the water reserve sear Shoal Bay by residents of the district, is now completed and the committee have arranged a varied programme in connection with the opening ceremony. The school house, for the building of which Mr W. Wren was the successful contractor, was designed by Mr E. G. Walker, architect, of Kingscote, and in addition to being a credit to the district, will fill a long felt want, as in the past the children in the Shoal Bay district have been debarred from attending school owing to the distance removed from such institution. Sports for the children will commence at 2.30 p.m. and the opening ceremony will be performed by Cr. J. Turner (Chairman of the Kingscote District Council) at 3.30 p.m. and will be followed by a tea and concert at 8 p.m. The building will be available for dancing, free of charge, after the concert is concluded. See advt. for further particulars.

SHOAL BAY SCHOOL. (1913, August 30). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA: 1907-1951), p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189513012

Miss Gurdera has succeeded Miss Dunne as teacher at the Shoal Bay School.

PERSONAL. (1916, December 9). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA: 1907-1951), p. 2.http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189506266

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Photo of Shoal Bay School 1934, courtesy Olga Ayres, from the Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association Newsletter No.40 where you can find names to the faces.

CLODE, Malcolm Frank (Mike)

b. 22 Sep 1913 Torrensville, SA

d. 10 Aug 1996

e. Electoral roll 1939 school teacher, Shoal Bay, Kangaroo Island

HOOPER, Maurice Desmond Thomas

b. 24 Apr 1913 St Leonards, SA

d. 26 Aug 1958 Springbanks, SA

e. Electoral roll 1941, 1943 Shoal Bay, Kangaroo Island school teacher

Maurice Hooper was a school teacher from 1938 until 1958 and was nominally at Shoal Bay school from 1940 to 1946 but was on leave while in the RAAF. After the war he taught at Mitcham, Unley & Westbourne Park. - Chris Ward