School Students and Pupils

Most of these records provide information relating to Government Schools, Orphan Schools and Industrial Schools for admission purposes. The Index to schools and related records, 1876-1979 is the main source for finding records...

With his pet lamb for company Robert has a reading lesson from his mother

These photos show the NSW State Correspondence School, Blackfriars. It began in early 1916 for children living in remote and country areas.
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Eye examination at School Travelling Ophthalmic Clinic, c.1914. Digital ID 4880_a004_a004000011r

These photographs include children being vaccinated; medical staff; and the interior of the Dental Clinic. The photographs bear no captions and although undated they appear to date from 1914 - the year that the School Travelling Hospital was instituted.

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Undated sketch of Croydon Pubic School NRS-15051-1-10-[531]-9

This is an undated sketch of Croydon Public School in Sydney. The text underneath reads: "CROYDON represents a 2nd class school of three departments, accommodating between 400 and 600 pupils. This building is constructed of brick with stone dressings. Cost £5,463."

Get Up Stand Up - an anti-smoking film from 1981

“Get up, stand up” (1981), an anti-smoking film aimed at teenagers produced by the Southern Metropolitan Region NSW Health Commission and the NSW Film Corporation.

Remember the days when you could smoke inside public spaces?! This film is aimed at teenagers and while the...

I can make music

This film is about music education for children. It features Richard Gill and Michael Atherton and was produced by the Institute of Early Childhood Studies in 1982.

Message from Meggsie

“Message from Meggsie” is an educational road safety film produced by the Road Safety Council of NSW and aimed at school children. Crossing the road safely, public transport safety and safe bicycle riding are among the topics covered. The film is introduced by Jim Bancks, creator of...

The Case of the Disappearing School

“The Case of the disappearing School” (c.1944) is a film produced by the Road Safety Council of NSW that aimed to highlight the potential perils of road traffic to school children.

How to cross the street safely, safe behaviour on public transport and bike safety are some of...

Gulargambone Public School NRS-15051-1-16-858-12

In NSW education has been compulsory since 1880 and the local school is often at the centre of the local community. School records in the NSW State Archives Collection contain a wealth of information about the people who attended school, their teachers and school buildings in which they worked....

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