Exploring old primary school site with bushfire bunker

Located deep into the forest of the Strzelecki Ranges, you will find the old Jumbuk Primary School.

The school opened in January 1900, then became unstaffed in 1969, which lead to its closure.

Although reliable information is hard to find around the school, many sources suggest the building was originally located in Coopers Creek, and some other locations, before reaching its present location in 1934.

It’s said to have been restored in 1988 and was part of the Churchill Primary School, and used for special classes and excursions up until 1990.

Some students who attended the school served in World War One, as seen on the below roll of honour.

Not much can now be said about the building itself, it has become derelict and heavily vandalised and graffitied.

A bushfire bunker was also built onsite as a safety precaution, due to the remoteness and dense forest of the surrounding area, which had suffered many serious bushfires in previous years.

Do you know more info about the school? Let us know, we’d love to hear what you know.

Signage at the front
View from the rear of the building
Inside the building
Nothing is known about the origins of this gravesite
The bushfire bunker
Inside the bunker
Photo of the alleged building at the Coopers Creek Site

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