Tent School, corner Barkly and Morton StreetsShow map

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This historic Elm tree marks the site of the first day school in Mount Pleasant which was opened here in March 1855. The school was conducted in a large tent that also served as chapel and Sunday school for the Cornish Wesleyans who set up camp here in 1854. As such it marks the foundation of Mount Pleasant as a residential suburb. The tent school was the first in a line of schools ending with the State School (now Mount Pleasant Primary School). The first teachers at the tent school were Mr and Mrs William McIntosh. The elm was planted in 1932 by two of the original students, Charles Phillips and William Oringe.

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