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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia, School Indexes, 1830-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Rockingham & District Schools. Family History Society of Rockingham & Districts, Inc., Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia.

About Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia, School Indexes, 1830-1970

This collection includes details about students and photographs of student classes and teams from schools around Rockingham, Western Australia.

Historical Background

Rockingham takes its name from the British ship Rockingham, which was driven aground near the present town in a storm in 1830. Farmers began settling in the area in the mid-19th century, while others worked in the timber industry. The township of Rockingham was officially recognized in 1897.

What You Can Find in the Records

Members of the Family History Society of Rockingham and Districts, Inc., extracted the names in this database from school admission and attendance registers, Education Department files, journals, and other sources. Names include both children and teachers from more than forty schools in the areas of Rockingham, Kwinana, and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

In addition to the index, this database also includes 163 class and team photographs of children and teachers from the area. Where possible, these photos have been linked to names in the index.

Details extracted for each individual vary but may include the following:

  • name
  • gender
  • birth date and place
  • parent or guardian names and occupations
  • pupil or teacher
  • dates in school
  • date left school
  • position
  • year
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