Categories
History

Hi Lynne, If you are still there… This could …

Comment posted on Hawthorn by Elizabeth Yewers.

Read the original post: Hawthorn

Hi Lynne,
If you are still there… This could have been Stratherne, now Rossbourne School. This property is on Power street Hawthorn on the corner of Manningtree Road. If you go up Wattle road from Power street and turn left in to Vivian grove you’ll come to the back of this property. Built for John Patterson, it was originally called Bonooke until that name was transferred in 1923 to his new home just around the corner in Manningtree Road. At that time he gave the house to the Presbyterian church and they used it as Stratherne Girls school.
Hawthorn Historical Society is only too happy to answer questions about Hawthorn and its people where we can. We have a website and a Facebook page.

Elizabeth Yewers also commented

  • Hi Huigh
    I wonder if this will reach you nearly 4 years after this post. The school you are referring to would have been Tintern Girls School which was on the east side of Glenferrie Road just south of Oxley road. The school was established in 1877. It moved to Ringwood in 1953. The site is now occupied by the Hawthorn library and Community centre.
    Hawthorn Historical Society is only too happy to answer any historical questions about the area (if we can). We have a website and are on Facebook too. Elizabeth Yewers