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Hazel Orme Kindergarten

Hazel Orme is Fremantle's oldest Kindergarten.
It first opened the doors in 1923, as a single room of the Fremantle Town Hall, when a young Hazel Orme, the daughter of a wealthy family started taking in the children of the poor. Hazel was the first director but she unfortunately died shortly afterwards of cancer.
The Kindergarten moved in 1932 into the old RSL Hall on the corner of South Terrace and Price Street.
In 1973 it moved again to a brand new home at 96 Samson Street, White Gum Valley.

That's from the HOK website. Ewers (137) writes that a building was erected in Price St and opened in 1932.

References and Links

Ewers, John K. 1971, The Western Gateway: A History of Fremantle, Fremantle City Council, with UWAP, rev. ed. [1st ed. 1948]: 137.

Ward, Phillip Francis, Hazel Orme Kindergarten, South Terrace School [oral history], interviewer: Alice Smith, Fremantle Society, 1994 (sound cassette, 30 min. + part transcript, 2 leaves)

Hazel Orme Kindergarten website


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