1850 - 1889
Life in Melbourne
3 Main Styles of Victorian Housing
Victorian Housing and Living
Schools were small and classes were smaller.
Children sat in rows and the teacher sat at a desk facing the class. At the start of the Victorian age, most teachers were men, but later many women trained as teachers.
Children wrote on slates with chalk. They wiped the slate clean, by spitting on it and rubbing with their coat sleeve or their finger! Slates could be used over and over. For writing on paper, children used a pen with a metal nib, dipped into an inkwell.
Toorak College got it’s name from the town where it was first opened as an all boys school in 1874. In 1897, the principal at the time, Margaret Tripp changed Toorak College from being an all boys’ school to an all girls school. In 1928, Toorak College moved it's location to Mt Eliza, this was the third time it had moved since it started up in 1874.