Karramomus North State School remembered

By Ashlea Witoslawski

A large crowd gathered at Karramomus Pioneers Memorial Hall on Sunday to celebrate the unveiling of a memorial plaque in honour of Karramomus North State School. 

Closed in 1973 due to the dwindling student population, a small committee came together to ensure the school would forever be remembered at its location on Karramomus Rd, directly across from the hall. 

Committee member Anthony Kerr said the initial plans to create a memorial began through conversations between community members and past students. 

"There was no real recognition for where the site was," Mr Kerr said.

"We just felt it would be lost forever if we didn't put a plaque or a monument where the old site of the school was."

The stone and plaque unveiled at the location of the old school building. 

Mr Kerr said the school opened in 1878 and was still operation as an outbuilding at Kialla Central Primary School. 

He said the committee had taken about 18 months to complete the project. 

"It's just about trying to make sure the history isn't lost."

Attendees on the day included past students, descendants of past students and local community members, who gathered for the occasion and enjoyed lunch and afternoon tea. 

"We wanted to make sure it wasn't just about the school, but also about the Karramomus community as well," Mr Kerr said. 

The hall was filled with a large amount of school memorabilia collected from the community including student rolls and school books.