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Butterworth Public School - Butterworth High School
Butterworth, Eastern Cape

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: Architect

Date:1911
Type:School
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
32°19'57.83" S 28°08'31.52" E Alt: 552m

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The Butterworth Public School was opened on Monday 9 October 1911 by Sir Thomas Muir, Supt. Gen. of Education in the Cape, from 1892 to 1915. One of Muir's principal educational reforms was the introduction of a building scheme for schools, under which schools could raise capital on a long-term loan. One of the fine school buildings that resulted from this was the Butterworth Public School. Muir formally opened the school building while on tour to Butterworth and Kenhardt in October 1911.

References:
Peter Elliott, great grandson of Thomas Muir
Opening: Education Gazette Vol. XI No.10 (1912) p. 448

(William Martinson, April 2020)

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These notes were last edited on 2020 04 29