OLD-TIME SCHOOL DAYS
The "Dead" Schools of Tasmania
Tales of Horton College
Vanished Landmark Near Ross - Article 1.
There always have been children, and presumably always will be, and so there always will be schools. Cynics say that people who have no children of their own set out to bring up other people's, and that is how the first school started. How ever that may be, one of the most interesting phases of Tasmanian history would set out the records of schools that have waxed and waned since civilisation arrived to dispossess and exterminate the Stone Age blacks. Big schools and schools not so big have come and gone, forgotten by all but those whose early days were spent in their desks, some of them men now in high office. A few of their memories are to be revived in these articles.
That attempts were made to found colleges in Tasmania before the establishment of responsible government is not generally known, nor that the State possesses two of the three oldest schools in Australia. 1