ALLAMBEE SOUTH STATE SCHOOL NO.3075 (FORMER)
55 MIRBOO-YARRAGON ROAD, ALLAMBEE SOUTH, SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE
Statement of Significance
What is significant?
The former Allambee South State School No. 3075, designed by the Public Works Department and constructed in 1936, and the Cupressus Macrocarpa hedge at 55 Mirboo-Yarragon Road, Allambee South.
Why is it significant?
The former Allambee South Primary School No. 3075 is of local historic, social and architectural significance to the district of Allambee South.
Historically and socially, as the only remaining example of the schools that erected in the Allambee district it is important in demonstrating their important role in the development of the area. Although it is no longer used as school it continues to play an an important role as community meeting place and is a focal part of the identity of Allambee district. (Criteria A, B& G)
Architecturally, as an intact example of the 'Watchupga' type, which heralded the appearance of the international modern style in one-room school design in Victoria. It is also of interest as one of the smallest surviving one-room schools in the Shire. (Criterion D)
The Monterey Cypress hedge is significant for its associations with Arbor Day, and provides a related setting for the school building. (Criteria A & E)
ALLAMBEE SOUTH STATE SCHOOL NO.3075 (FORMER) - Physical Description 1
The former Allambee South State School No. 3075 is a small one-room timber school, clad in weatherboards with a hip roof.
The most notable feature is the pair of corner windows with horizontal glazing barsin the east elevation, which demonstrate the "Moderne" influence upon school design during the interwar period. It is very small with dimensions of only 21' 6" x 18', which makes it one of the smallest of the extant one-room schools in the Shire.
There are a number of contemporary outbuildings including a shelter shed and toilets and the entire complex is enclosed by a stand of mature Monterey Cypresses (Cupressus Macrocarpa).
Heritage Study and Grading
South Gippsland - South Gippsland Heritage Study
Author: David Helms with Trevor Westmore
ALLAMBEE EAST CEMETERY SITESouth Gippsland Shire
ALLAMBEE SOUTH STATE SCHOOL NO.3075 (FORMER)South Gippsland Shire
"AMF Officers" ShedMoorabool Shire
"AQUA PROFONDA" SIGN, FITZROY POOLVictorian Heritage Register H1687