8 Oct 1906 - Free Education for children

#OnThisDay 8 October 1906 the Free Education Act No. 12 was passed. This Act abolished fees in primary and superior public schools and gave a greater number of children access to education. Rates of student attendance in the years following 1906 in ‘Post Primary’ classes jumped from 708 in 1906 to 10833 in 1910 (see NSW Department of Education, ‘Enrolments in government schools (1848-2015).’

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