Petition 1

Residents submitted the first petition to the Education Department for a school for Torquay  in April, 1896. At that time 21 children were in need of Education, and the petition was signed by T O’Farrell, John Brown, A Baensch, J Ashmore, F Rosser, A Payne, A McMillan, and J A Wilson,

A month later O’Farrell suggested that a hall belonging to the “Spring Creek Improvement Society” would be suitable.