Collingwood Technical School Prospectus
NMIT Collection (Melbourne Polytechnic)
Collingwood Technical School Prospectus: 1913-1930. Presented to Matthew Richmond, first principal, on the occasion of his retirement, 6 June, 1930.
The firm of Du Rieu & Co., which operated from a shop at 9 Johnston Street, Collingwood, as the Magpie Press, did all the printing of the Collingwood Technical School from 1912-1972. The business closed in 1972, shortly before the death of its owner Mr Charles Du Rieu in 1973. On the occasion of the retirement of Matthew Richmond (1865-1941), first principal of Collingwood Technical School, Mr Du Rieu presented him with two bound copies of the school Prospectus from each year of his service: 1913-1930.
The prospectus for Collingwood Technical School outlines the courses available and lists staff and others associated with the school in each year. On 3 March, 1974, Mr Richmond’s two daughters, Miss Richmond and Miss Bell, presented the volumes to the Collingwood Technical College.