Waterloo Tanning School

Training facility established at the beginning of the twentieth century for the use of new technologies and chemicals in the tanning and leather industry .

Milestone
Opened
1909
Closed
1999
Name
Alternate
Sydney Technical College Tanning School
Position
1909 - 1944
1944 - 1965
Type

Waterloo Tanning School

,
2011

Set up as part of Sydney Technical College, the Tanning School aimed to raise the skill level of leatherworkers, so that the local industry could compete with higher quality imported goods. In the end the school outlived Sydney's leather industry, and closed in 1999.