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Sacred Sites

14 Jul 2014

This location was purchased in 1874 and the two and a half acres was used to build State School 2686.

The school amalgamated with the Eastern Road State School in 1929. It was converted into the Domestic Arts School in July 1930 and then two years later it was renamed J.H. Boyd Domestic College.

In 1979 the school became the J.H. Boyd Girls High School, named after Boyd, a patron who gave substantial funds to the school so it could train women “to manage a home correctly”.

The school was closed shortly after in 1985 where it remained abandoned until being transformed into the Boyd

Community Centre Hub as we know it today.

The original building was known as one of the most distinctive school buildings ever created in South Melbourne.

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