Saturday, May 3, 2008

Kapunda Primary School

This heritage listed building was opened in 1878. As with the high school posted yesterday, the original building is still very much in use, but there are many other buildings being used as well.

There is a direct link between the two schools. In 1907 the Kapunda High School commenced and was located here on the primary school site, until 1922 when it relocated to the site donated by Kidman.

5 comments:

alice said...

Two beautiful buildings! Now, I know two Kidman, Nicole and this landowner...!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Gordon,
Your ountry is so intereting, I would really love to vsiti Australia, this place is in Australia right? What a fantastic history here, I love historical buildings...


Thanks for your waiting for my holiday pics.... , soon I will post more photo's to show you Switserland , Today I already posted 1 shot,taken from the car IN switserland...

Happy Sunday:) JoAnn

Gordon said...

Joann - Kapunda is 80km north of Adelaide.

Leoni Heffernan said...

the land on Mildred Street was originally donated by William Supple,Convict and owner of the Commercial Inn Main Street Kapunda and my 3x Great Grandfather. He donated it with the condition that it be used for a school only.

Leoni Heffernan said...

the land on which Kapunda Primary School was built was originally donated by Mr William Supple (my 3x great grandfather) He was an ex convict transported originally from London via Tasmania. He & his family built own and ran the Commercial Inn Main St Kapunda. He donated the land on Mildred Street on condition it be used for a school only. He owned a great deal of land throughout Kapunda as did his son Thomas William Supple.
Regards Leoni