Hartley Street School

39 Hartley Street, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 0870, Australia Phone: 61 08 8952 4516 Average Price: $ 2 per person http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/


Visit Hartley Street School to see how outback children were educated in the early twentieth century. It was the first official school building in Alice Springs, and it was here that the first School of the Air address. Explore the school buildings including the small studio from where the broadcast was made. The oldest buildings were constructed in 1929 to cater for the increasing population arriving in this important railway terminal town. In 1945 a new kindergarten and classroom were.The wooden floors and octagonal shape of the new addition are in great contrast to the concrete floor and simple design of the earlier construction. The buildings reflect the changing styles and requirements of school design at different periods.

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