|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.
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Introduction to Education Records
Why use education records?
Brief History of Education in Australia
• Brief Timeline
What are education records?
• Directories and Almanacs
Where are the records?
State Primary Schools
Key Record Series
Government & Education Gazettes
Industrial & Reformatory Schools
Private Primary Schools
• Ragged Schools
Locating High Schools
Where Are The Records?
Private Church & Independent Schools
• Old Boys (or Girls) Associations
Technical and Further Education
• Student records
• Staff Records
• Sporting Records
University Collecting Archives
Other University Organisations
Schools of Arts & Mechanics’ Institutes
• What were they?
Published Works & Manuscript Histories
University of the Third Age (U3A)
Education Staff Records
Online Guides to Teacher Records
Church & Independent Schools
Suggested Reading & Resources
• CD ROM