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The Maldon Penny School

The Penny School situated on Church Street Maldon is one of our favourite buildings in town.

Maldon Penny School

The school was called the Penny School because that was the cost of attendance at the school.

The 1856 Penny School, built of stone, brick and weatherboard as the Church of England Denominational School No.413, overlooks Maldon in Church Street.

The Penny School was a school established by the Church of England in Victoria, Australia in the late 19th century. The school was located in the town of Maldon, Victoria, and was part of the system of denominational schools that were established in Victoria in the mid-19th century.

The Penny School provided education to children in the Maldon area, with a particular emphasis on teaching the principles and values of the Church of England. The curriculum included the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic, as well as religious instruction and other subjects.

The school was staffed by a headmaster and a small number of assistant teachers, who were responsible for the education and well-being of the students. The school was funded by the Church of England and by fees paid by the students who attended.

The Penny School continued to operate for several decades, providing education to generations of students in the Maldon area. In the early 20th century, the school was absorbed into the broader system of public education in Victoria, and its name was changed to the Maldon State School.

Today, the original Church of England Denominational School No. 413 building is no longer in use as a school, but it remains an important part of the history of education in Maldon and the surrounding area. The building is a well-preserved example of the kind of schoolhouses that were common in rural areas of Victoria in the late 19th century.

It was acquired by the National Trust in 1979. It was sold by The National Trust to a private buyer in 2014.

Maldon in Winter 2019

Maldon celebrates winter each year with the Maldon in Winter festival which runs from Friday 28th June through to 14th July 2019.

Maldon in Winter

Maldon in Winter – Photo: © Maldon Herald

Special events are held that you can enjoy in our beautiful township during the coldest time of the year.

The School Holidays will also feature events, so make sure you head to Maldon for a day trip or a short stay to enjoy what the town has to offer.

Maldon in Winter

Maldon in Winter – Photo: © jakkapan

Poppy’s of Maldon and Beaton’s Stores will be holding a fashion event at the Maldon Hotel on June 28th at 7pm. Pop into Beaton’s Stores or Poppy’s for more details.

You can visit Carman’s Tunnel and see what it was like in a real gold mine during the 19th century, you will find Carman’s Tunnel on Parkins Reef Road. Tours of the mine operate on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and School Holidays. Each tour commences at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. Each tour takes 30 – 40 minutes.

Maldon in Winter – Photo: © FiledIMAGE

Walk around Maldon and check out the historic streetscape, explore the goldfields, head up to Mount Tarrengower for breathtaking views from the observation tower and if you’re lucky watch hang gliders leap from the Mount and fly around and below.

Take a journey back in time to the age of steam transportation on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. A real steam train service that operates between Maldon and Castlemaine.

You’ll be sure to find something that interests you.