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Australian: Education Records
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Education records can be a fascinating resource to add more detail and interest to our ancestor’s lives. The records may not always give us biographical information to take our family lines further back in time, but the records will tell us more about the lives they lived. Today’s education arrangements are quite different from those in the 18th and 19th centuries.

For the purposes of this course, we will mostly be looking at educational records from 1788 through to 1950. We will explore education records which can include archival records, memorabilia, photographs, building plans, newspaper reports, published school histories and local histories. Archival records are those created by the school such as administrative files, correspondence files, building files, pupil admission registers, corporal punishment registers of teachers, photographs of buildings and pupils, building plans, sporting memorabilia and other records. Records explored will span primary school to adult education and will include students as well as staff.


Course Content

Module 1
Introduction
Note about Web Addresses
Websites
 
Introduction to Education Records
Why use education records?
 
Brief History of Education in Australia
• Brief Timeline
 
What are education records?
 
Locating Schools
• Directories and Almanacs
• Maps
• Photographs
• Newspapers
 
Where are the records?
Access
Summary
 

Module 2
Primary Education
Websites
Introduction
State Primary Schools
Key Record Series
Government & Education Gazettes
Industrial & Reformatory Schools
 
Private Primary Schools
• Ragged Schools
 
Grammar schools
Photographs
Summary
 

Module 3
Secondary Education
Websites
Introduction
Locating High Schools
Where Are The Records?
 
Private Church & Independent Schools
• Old Boys (or Girls) Associations
 
School Publications
Photographs
Education Gazettes
Newspapers
Summary
 

Module 4
Tertiary Education
Websites
Introduction
Technical and Further Education
Apprenticeships
 
Universities
• Student records
• Staff Records
• Sporting Records
 
Education Gazettes
University Collecting Archives
Other University Organisations
Newspapers
Photographs
Summary
 

Module 5
Adult Education
Websites
Introduction
 
Schools of Arts & Mechanics’ Institutes
• What were they?
 
Newspapers
Original Records
Literary Institutes
Published Works & Manuscript Histories
Photographs
University of the Third Age (U3A)
Summary

 

Module 6

Education Staff Records
Websites
Introduction
School Committees
Portal Websites
Staff Records
Blue Books
Government Gazettes
Online Guides to Teacher Records
Church & Independent Schools
Photographs
Newspapers
Subscription Databases
Summary

 
Suggested Reading & Resources
• Microform
• CD ROM
• Maps
• Books
• Journals
• Articles
• Thesis
 
 

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