Ardoch’s colourful characters
Ardoch has been home to some famous – and some infamous – characters. Read their stories here.
Alexander Mackie Younger
Kathy Hilton OAM
Ardoch as a school
During the 1980s, Ardoch was a high school operated by the Victorian Education Department. One of a small group of ‘alternative’ schools at the time, it became more like a home for some students, with its old-style buildings and extensive gardens.
In the early 1990s, it was the one of the first of the schools sold off by the Kennett government, despite a spirited campaign to save it. Under the auspices of the Urban Land Authority, it was redeveloped back into what it was originally – private residences.
For the enjoyment of those lucky enough to live here now, and for the benefit of those who may do so in generations to come.
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