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Port Lincoln Primary School

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History

School Principals

In 1864, Mr John Williams opened a licensed school with 50 students. In 1866 the Central Board of Education offered £150 for the erection of a school building with John Williams in charge, and this school was to become the first public school in 1876 with a Mr Dixon Bertram as Head Teacher.

By 1906 with student enrolment at 107, a new school was built on the present site with a residence on Mortlock Terrace. In 1922 with 265 students, a Higher Primary School was formed with Mr Richard Snell as Head Teacher. When the Port Lincoln High School opened the school reverted to a Primary School in 1924. With increasing numbers of over 450 an Infant School section was added in 1939, later to move in 1952 to the Adelaide Place site. Known today as the Port Lincoln Junior Primary School it had an enrolment of 250 and Miss Cynthia Redding was appointed Principal.

In 1958 enrolment at the Primary School reached 750, and so Kirton Point Primary opened in 1959 with Lincoln South (now Lincoln Gardens) Primary opening in 1970 to ease the accommodation situation.

Primary Principals

  • 1866 - Samuel Small
  • 1876 - Dixon Bertram
  • 1877 - Samuel Osborne
  • 1881 - Jas O'Mahoney
  • 1884 - William Steadman
  • 1891 - Christopher Bray
  • 1895 - James Richardson
  • 1914 - William Stuck
  • 1921 - Richard Snell
  • 1925 - Archibald Francis
  • 1928 - Sydney Nancarrow
  • 1935 - Norman Ireland
  • 1937 - Daniel Curry
  • 1939 - John McDonald
  • 1945 - Roy Devonshire
  • 1950 - Fred Kingston
  • 1954 - Ern Priest
  • 1956 - Walter Haywood
  • 1961 - Cliff Hall
  • 1964 - Roy Parkes
  • 1966 - Tom Smale
  • 1972 - Leon Barker
  • 1991 - Kerry Dohring
  • 1994 - Peter West
  • 1999 - Ann Lord
  • 2000 - Brian Gabb
  • 2009 -Ann Lord
  • 2010 - Brian Gabb
  • 2015 - Teleah Wilson

Junior Primary Principals

  • 1939 - E. Ruth West
  • 1942 - Vera B. Haworth
  • 1945 - Elsie E. Buzacott
  • 1948 - May Holden
  • 1950 - Mary A. Greenland
  • 1951 - Mary B. Bywaters
  • 1953 - Jean Lillecrapp
  • 1954 - K. Alexander
  • 1957 - Ellen M. Dashorough
  • 1959 - M.R. Humphris
  • 1962 - Selena Musgrave
  • 1963 - Clytie Perry
  • 1980 - Heather Thomas
  • 1982 - Judith Ortlepp (act)
  • 1984 - E. Berniece Barbary
  • 1986 - Cynthia Redding

Denise Glover Memorial Literacy Award

  • 1993 - Sally Richards
  • 1994 - Sarah Watherston
  • 1995 - Katie Bayly
  • 1996 - David Speed & Liam White
  • 1997 - Kate Baillie & Adriana Kropej
  • 1998 - Calida Taylor
  • 1999 - Roanne King & April Torr
  • 2000 - Amy Woods
  • 2001 - Bridget Ashman
  • 2002 - Rachel van Staden
  • 2003 - Athena Taylor
  • 2004 - Peter McDonald & Lucy Cunningham

  • 2005 - Elke Smith
  • 2006 - Nicola Schloss
  • 2007 - Tim Carlier
  • 2008 - Maddison Schilling & Ivica Simunov
  • 2009 - Lucy Tiller & Jake White
  • 2010 - Jenna Arnell & Chelsea Clothier
  • 2011 - Sophie Tiller & Jack Hammat
  • 2012 - Matila Bartlett, Madison Earl & Hayley Kennedy
  • 2013 - Shelley Toth & Erin Leyson
  • 2014 - Amber Earl & Sylvia Rough
  • 2015 - Jock Carr
  • 2016 - Ursula Clarke
  • 2017 - Kari Schafer / Liela Phillips / Jason Hennessy
  • 2018 - Lily Miranda

Sports Houses

Mortlock

Named after William Mortlock.

Who was he?
A well known farmer and pioneer of the 1800’s.

What did he do?
He was well known because he owned huge sheep farms (stations) at a time when farming was the biggest industry in South Australia. Mr Mortlock owned a station called “Coffin Bay Run”, another called “Yalluna Run” (about 60 km from Port Lincoln) and another “Yudnipinna” near Port Lincoln.

Did he become famous?
Yes he did. At a time when TV and Hollywood did not exist the most famous people were explorers or politicians. Mr Mortlock became a member of the South Australian Parliament in 1884.

Did he have any hobbies?
Yes he was very fond of horse racing.

Places named after him.
Mortlock Terrace, Mortlock Shield Carnival, Mortlock Library (in Adelaide).


Bishop

Named after Captain John Bishop.

Who was he?
He was a ship’s captain and he lived in the 1800’s.

What did he do?
He was the captain of the ship “Dorset” which landed at the First landing site at Happy Valley in 1839.

Did he become famous?
Well probably not famous but certainly well known in early Port Lincoln days. He owned Boston Island (well before Peter Davis of course). He was an important business man in the town. His son, Joseph, owned Flinders Park and built the house called “Mill Cottage”. The family donated the cottage and the land to the Town Council after Joseph died in old age.

Did he have any hobbies?
He was very keen on sailing.

Places named after him.
Bishop Kindergarten

Poole

Named after Richard Poole.

Who was he?
He was the mayor of Port Lincoln from 1939 to 1944 (excluding 9 months when he was recovering from an accident). This was during World War 2 when the people of Port Lincoln would have looked to the mayor for leadership. He lived from 1886 to 1965.

What did he do?
He lived in Queen Street, Port Lincoln and he owned a motor car business. He was an extremely community minded person and he was involved in many groups. He was President of the Cycle Club, President of the Life Saving club, President of the Yacht Club, Chairman of the 1936 celebrations of 100 years in Port Lincoln, the main player with the start of tourism in 1934, and in 1940, he was responsible for the development of the Port Lincoln airport.

Did he become famous?
During his lifetime we could probably assume that he was the most well known person in Port Lincoln. He was a very busy man with his many community and personal interests.

Did he have any hobbies?
Fishing, boating, football, bowls, cycling, sailing, swimming.

Places named after him.
Poole Oval (near old netball courts).


Hawson

Named after Captain Henry Hawson.

Who was he?
He was a ship’s captain and he lived in the 1800’s.

What did he do?
He was captain of the ship “Abeona” which landed at the First landing site at Happy Valley in 1839.

Did he become famous?
Like Captain Bishop, Captain Hawson was well known in early Port Lincoln days. He worked for the South Australian Government as the Post Master of Port Lincoln and the Clerk of the Law Courts. Later he travelled around on horse and buggy as far as New South Wales where he bought farming land. His ninth son, Francis, became well known but for the wrong reasons. In 1840 Francis, still a young boy, was camped at Little Swamp. There was a fight between Indigenous people and the white settlers. Francis was the first settler known to be speared and he died a few days later.

Did he have any hobbies?
There isn’t much recorded information but we do know that he was keen on horse riding.

Places named after him.
Hawson Place, Hawson Park (Little Swamp).


The A.L. Derrington Dux Honour Award

  • 1956 - P.D. Heinonen, B.J. Waters
  • 1957 - R.J. Dean, A.K. Mugford
  • 1958 - D.L. Jolly, R.W. Klopp
  • 1959 - J.A. Wannan, R.B. Ellery
  • 1960 - J.P. Gray, R.G. Hosking
  • 1961 - M.D. Klopp, N. van Heythuysen
  • 1962 - H.M. Ellis, P.W. Walkom
  • 1963 - P.B. Lillecrapp, T.A. Murton
  • 1964 - J. Bishop, J. Nikolajevic
  • 1965 - H.M. Hannaford, P.E. Delsar
  • 1966 - C. McPharlin, J. Penna
  • 1967 - D. Sils, T. Collinson
  • 1968 - A. Manthorpe, T. Murch
  • 1969 - D. Jukes, P. Johns
  • 1970 - R. Williams, C. Kourakis
  • 1971 - G. Sanders, G. Miller
  • 1972 - V. Davis, B. Watson
  • 1973 - K. Schubert, P. Parker
  • 1974 - N. Hopkins, C. Hill
  • 1975 - L. Telfer, V. Camerlengo
  • 1976 - J. Hurrell, K. Davis
  • 1977 - C. Wiebrecht, D. Meaney
  • 1978 - J. Van Overdijk
  • 1979 - A. Copp, S. Coleman / Q. Dorward
  • 1980 - N. Ween, N. Krieg
  • 1981 - A.C. Hopping, D.J. Tietz
  • 1982 - N.L. Harvey, S.A. Dawe, A.H. Van Rooijen
  • 1983 - J.A. Catt, P.C. Taylor
  • 1984 - M. Williams, S. Ratcliffe
  • 1985 - K. Watson, C. Jones
  • 1986 - L. Wegener, V. Schultz
  • 1987 - V. Magnall, B. Williams
  • 1988 - K. Wegener, C. Nightingale / L. Thomas
  • 1989 - R. Wilkinson, K. Tattersall, S.Mills
  • 1990 - P. Mason, P. Morris
  • 1991 - L. Woller, D. Phillips
  • 1992 - N. Mason, T. Wegener
  • 1993 - C. Owen, T. Berry
  • 1994 - V. Cooke, S. Hanlin
  • 1995 - H. Hicks, M. Owen
  • 1996 - R. Dearman, T. Gale, J. Mahoney
  • 1997 - T. Bichard, R. Watherston, S. Berry
  • 1998 - C. Taylor, J. Brewster, I. Koker
  • 1999 - E. Moll, A. Baillie, T. Daniels
  • 2000 - K. Gates, M. Evans
  • 2001 - H. Gregory, K. Blesing, M. LeBrun, V. Urbancic
  • 2002 - C. Newcombe, R. van Staden, S. Bouwer, A. Humenick
  • 2003 - R. Downey, A. Waters, T. Kretschmer, C. Froese, D. Gates
  • 2004 - H. Hornum, E. Bouwer
  • 2005 - E. Harvey, P. Wareing
  • 2006 - R. Little, J. Donavan, J. Waters
  • 2007 - D. Wilkins, A. Swanson
  • 2008 - L. Puglisi, M. Schilling, I. Simunov, J. Morton
  • 2009 - B. James, L. Tiller, J. Hawes
  • 2010 - J. Arnell, L. Morton, M. Lydeamore, J. Davey
  • 2011 - S. Davis, A. Jantke, S. Tiller, J. Hammat
  • 2012 - M. Earl, H. Kennedy, G. Dutschke, J.Phillips
  • 2013 - A. Hodgkiss, S. Toth, J. Hall, B. Hart
  • 2014 - A. Earl, S. Rough, T. Ford
  • 2015 - G. Thomson, E. Stevens, M. Bartlett, M. Freak
  • 2016 - C. Soe, S. Spencer,
  • 2017 - L. Phillips, R. Borlace
  • 2018 - L. Miranda, J. Wendland

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