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School boys and their teacher posed under a pine tree with carpentary tools and folding chairs made for the Red Cross during World War I. There is a chalked sign in front of the group reading 'Betley Sloyde class', clearly a reference to the Sloyd (Slöjd) educational method for teaching woodworking and handicrafts that was started by Uno Cygnaeus in Finland in 1865 and was popular in Victoria during the early 20th century. Betley was a small mining and later farming community in central Victoria near Maryborough.

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