NRS 3830: Department of Education Subject Files, 1875-1948

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These files deal with the administration of the Education Department and matters relating to education generally. The files have been brought together into subject bundles by the Education Department and are arranged roughly alphabetically. The files are open to public access.

The subjects covered are diverse, ranging from routine administrative matters to policy issues. The correspondence is incomplete for many subjects however; some subjects are covered in some detail, for example Parents and Citizens Associations, Schools of Arts and Teachers' Colleges.

A

Subject Dates Item
Accountant see Office - Accountant, Minister, Undersecretary    
Actions against Teachers see Teachers etc. - actions against    
Advertising 1890-1904 [20/12483]
Agriculture see School Agriculture; see Drill, Superintendent of; or Public Schools Amateur Athletic Association    
Antarctic Records 1916-32 [20/12847 (pt)]
Appointments see Chief Inspectors; or Transfers & Appointments Schedules; or Schedules - Transfers & Appointments    
Arbor Day 1891-1909 [20/12482]
Architect 1876-83; 1891-96; 1899-1939 [20/12484-521 (pt)]
Architect - Regulations 1939-45 [20/12521 (pt)]
Architects, Board of see Board of Architects Armidale Teachers' College; see Teachers' College - Armidale    
Art Exhibition Room see Office - Accountant, Minister, Undersecretary    
Art Gallery 1880-1939 [20/12522-28]
Art, Teaching of 1914 [20/12529 (pt)]
Assembly Room see Office - Accountant, Minister, Undersecretary    
Associations - Teachers see Teachers - Classes & Associations    
Aviation School see also State Aviation School 1916-17; 1920-26 [20/12530-12531 (pt)]

B

Subject Dates Item
Bank of NSW 1878-80 [20/12531 (pt)]
Banks see School Banks    
Bands see School Bands    
Bathurst Teachers' College see Teachers' College - Bathurst    
Blind, Institution for the see Public Institutions - Blind, Institution for the    
Board of Architects 1926-37 [20/12521 (pt)]
Board of Secondary School Studies 1937-39 [20/12529 (pt)]
Boarding Subsidies 1912-15 [20/12874-12875]
Botany, Teachers of 1911-14 [20/12531 (pt)]
Books see School Books; or Text Books    
Bursaries 1890 [20/12531 (pt)]
  1934-39 [20/13382-13386]

C

Subject Dates Item
Cadet Training 1914 [20/12532]
  1915-21 [20/12534 (pt)-12536]
Cadets - School of Instruction 1912-13 [20/12533-12534 (pt)]
Camps see School Camps    
Caretakers 1915 [20/12871]
Carpentry Workshops 1913-16; 1918-39 [20/12537-56]
Chief Clerk of Works see also Clerk of Works 1897-98 [20/12862 pt)]
Chief Examiners 1881-1916; 1918-35 [20/12666-12669 (pt)]
Chief Inspectors see also Inspectors 1880-1920 [20/12557-12565 (pt)]
  1921-22 [20/12566]
  1923-32; 1937-39 [20/12568-12579 (pt)]
Child Welfare Department 1937-39 [20/12872 (pt)]
Children Under Six 1894 [20/12634 (pt)]
Church and School Lands 1877-96 [20/12579 (pt)-12580 (pt)]
Classification of Teachers see Schedules - Classification of Teachers; or Teachers' Classifications    
Cleaning see School Cleaning    
Clerk of Works see also Chief Clerk of Works 1878-83; 1897 [20/12634 (pt)]
Cockatoo Island Workshop 1909-12; 1914; 1919 [20/12580 (pt)-12583 (pt)]
Colleges see Teachers' College Files; or Training Schools & Colleges    
Compulsory Education 1880; 1891; 1931-36 [20/12583 (pt)]
Conservatorium of Music 1912-13 [20/12585 (pt)]
  1914-39 [20/12587-12603 (pt)]
Conservatorium of Music - Applications for position of Director 1914 [20/12585 (pt)-12586]
Continuation Schools 1911-39 [20/12669 (pt)-12682]
Contractors' Deposit Accounts 1890; 1898 [20/12603 (pt)]
Cookery 1882-1939 [20/12605-33]
Correspondence Schools 1916-25 [20/12604 (pt)]
  1926 [20/12862 (pt)]
  1927-39 [20/12635-44]
Council of Education 1935-37 [20/12603 (pt)]
Councillors see School Councillors    
Crown Solicitor's Reports 1877-82 [20/12529 (pt)]
Cruelty to Animals 1890-1900; 1908-11; 1916-17 [20/12604 (pt)]
Cruelty to Children 1891 [20/12603 (pt)]

D

Subject Dates Item
Department of Labour & Industry 1909-13 [20/13377]
Departmental Stores see also Sussex St. Store - Property Matters 1912-15 [20/13257 (pt)]
  1916-39 [20/12645-51 (pt)]
District Visitor 1877-80 [20/12652 (pt)]
Domestic Arts, Superintendent of 1918-21 [20/12652 (pt)]
Drawing, Superintendent of 1877-83; 1888-99; 1902-39 [20/12652 (pt)-54 (pt)]
Drill, Superintendent of see also Public Schools Amateur Athletic Association 1876-78; 1880-92; 1894; 1899-1924; 1926-27; 1930-31 [20/12654 (pt)-57 (pt)]
Duke & Duchess of York, Visit see Papers in connection with the visit of the Duke & Duchess of York    

E

Subject Dates Item
Education, Council of see Council of Education    
Education, Foreign & Interstate 1918-21 [20/12662]
  1935-37 [20/12854 (pt)]
  1938-39 [20/12663-64 (pt)]
Educational Gazette 1890-1906; 1919-20; 1928-39 [20/12664 (pt)]
Elocution 1915 [20/12664 (pt)]
Equipment 1912-17; 1919 [20/12855]
Evening Continuation Schools see Continuation Schools Examiners; see Chief Examiners    
Exchange Teachers 1934-38 [20/12854 (pt)]

F

Subject Dates Item
Foreign Education see Education, Foreign & Interstate    
Free Libraries see Schools of Arts et.al.    
Free Passes (Railway) 1891-1909; 1914-39 [20/12683-98 (pt)]
French 1907; 1911 [20/12698 (pt)]

G

Subject Dates Item
Girls' Industrial School, Parramatta 1928-38 [20/12583 (pt)]
Government Correspondence 1891-1919; 1921-39 [20/12699-12740]
  1920 [20/12860-12861]

H

Subject Dates Item
Hereford House 1910-31 [20/12743-12747]
High School Entrance Examination Worksheets 1934-35 [20/12846 (pt)]
High Schools 1883-84; 1912-34 1936-39 [20/12748-49]
Holidays see School Holidays    
Hospital Education 1926-29; 1932-39 [20/12750]
  1930-31 [20/12869 (pt)]
Hostels 1919-39 [20/12751]
House to House Teaching 1881-85 [20/12152]
  1886 [20/12866 (pt)]
  1887 [20/12753 (pt)]
Hygiene 1904-09 [20/12753 (pt)]

I

Subject Dates Item
Industrial School, Parramatta see Girls' Industrial School, Parramatta    
Infantile Paralysis 1938 [20/12849 (pt)]
Inspectors see also Chief Inspectors 1915-23; 1925-35 [20/12754-57]
  1936-39 [20/12759-65]
Inspectors - Resignations & Retirements 1931-36 [20/12758]
Institution for the Blind see Public Institutions - Blind, Institution for the    
Intelligence Tests 1935 [20/12665 (pt)]
  1939-40 [20/12846 (pt)]
Intermediate & Leaving Certificates 1929-39 [20/12767-73 (pt)]
International Exhibition 1879-80 [20/12773 (pt)]
Interstate Education see Education, Foreign & Interstate    

K

Subject Dates Item
Kindergarten Files 1881-85; 1904-18 [20/13376]

L

Subject Dates Item
Labour & Industry, Department of see Department of Labour & Industry Leaving Certificates; see Intermediate & Leaving Certificates Libraries; see Public Libraries; or School Libraries    
Literary Institutions see Schools of Arts et.al.    

M

Subject Dates Item
Manual Training 1914-39 [20/12773 (pt)-76]
Married Women Teachers' (Dismissal) Act 1937-48 [20/13375 (pt)]
Mechanics' Institutes see Schools of Arts et.al.    
Medical Branch 1914-39 [20/12777-12795]
Medical Inspection 1912-13 [20/12864-165]
Medical Officer 1880-1911 [20/12796]
Mental Defectives 1924; 1938-39 [20/12798 (pt)]
Milk Supply to Schools 1929-35 [20/12851]
  1942-44 [20/12797]
Minister see Office - Accountant, Minister, Under-secretary    
Miscellaneous 1910-39 [20/12798 (pt)-12844]
Mothers' Clubs 1926-27; 1930 [20/12878 (pt)]
Museum 1891-99 [20/12879 (pt)]
  1900-01 [20/13381 (pt)]
  1902-04 [20/12879 (pt)]
  1906-31 [20/12880-12881
  1932-39 [20/13378-81 (pt)]
Music 1877-84; 1886-1939 [20/12882-84 (pt)]
Music, Conservatorium of see Conservatorium of Music    

N

Subject Dates Item
National Aquarium 1892 [20/12884 (pt)]
National Rifle Reserve 1915; 1917 [20/12884 (pt)]
National Safety Council 1931-41 [20/12850]
Needlework 1877-80; 1890-1902 [20/12884 (pt)]
New England University see University of New England    
New South Wales, Bank of see Bank of New South Wales    
New States Royal Commission 1924-25 [20/13059 (pt)]
Non - state schools 1917-39 [20/12885-88]

O

Subject Dates Item
Observatory 1880-84; 1891-1939 [20/12890-12900]
Office - Accountant, Minister, Under-secretary 1915-39 [20/12901-10]
Office - General 1912-20 [20/12911-21]
  1915 (Jan-dun) [20/12934]
  1928-39 [20/12929-33]
Office - General & Staff 1921-27 [20/12922-28]
Office Leave - Retired Staff 1910-20 [20/13012-13]
Office - Staff 1928-37 [20/12935-12943]
  1938 [20/12766]
  1939 [20/12944]
150th Celebrations 1937-38 [20/12848 (pt)]
Opportunity Seventh Class 1940-41 [20/12889]
Orphan Schools (Parramatta) 1877-80 [20/12945]
Overseas Correspondence 1937 [20/12846 (pt)]

P

Subject Dates Item
Painting & Repair Staff 1930-39 [20/12946-58]
Pan Service 1899 [20/12856 (pt)]
Papers in connection with the visit of the Duke & Duchess of York 1927 [20/12848 (pt)]
Parents & Citizens Associations 1916-39 [20/12959-91]
Parents & Citizens Associations - District Councils 1939 (L-Z) [20/12859]
Physical Education 1918-23; 1937-39 [20/12856 (pt)]
Playgrounds see School Playgrounds Private Schools; see Non-state Schools    
Public Institutions 1904-39 [20/12992 (pt)-96]
Public Institutions - Blind, Institution for the 1899-1902 [20/12992 (pt)]
Public Institutions - Royal Society of NSW 1879-83 [20/12992 (pt)]
Public Institutions - Zoological Society 1881 [20/12992 (pt)]
Public Libraries 1888-1939 [20/12997-13011]
Public Library of NSW 1900-02 [20/12870]
Public School Boards 1910-15 [20/12854 (pt)]
Public Schools Amateur Athletic Association see also Drill, Superintendent of 1927, 1930-39; 1928-29 [20/12657 (pt)-61; 20/11569.1]
Public Service Board 1896-1939 [20/13014-28]

R

Subject Dates Item
Ragged Schools 1878; 1882 [20/13029 (pt)]
Railway Extensions & Temporary Schools 1884-85 [20/13029 (pt)]
Railway Rates for Private Schools 1906-07 [20/12872 (pt)]
Rates (Water) 1893-1909 [20/13029 (pt)-30 (pt)]
Reduced Fares see Free Passes (Railway)    
Religious Instruction 1878-81; 1883; 1885; 1892-93; 1896; 1905-06; 1909; 1913-21; 1926-38 [20/13030 (pt)-31]
Repatriation 1923-25 [20/13032 (pt)]
Resignations - Schedules see Schedules    
Research Officer 1938-39 [20/13032 (pt)]
Returned Servicemen's Classes 1917-19 [20/13032 (pt)]
Royal Mint 1884 [20/13032 (pt)]
Royal Society of NSW see Public Institutions - Royal Society of NSW    
Rural School Matters 1926 [20/13375 (pt)]

S

Subject Dates Item
Saturday Classes 1876-95 [20/13033]
Schedules 1920-39 [20/13037-47]
Schedules - Classification of Ex-Students 1911-16 [20/13036 (pt)]
Schedules - Classification of Teachers 1913-15 [20/13036 (pt)]
Schedules - Promotions 1911-16 [20/13036 (pt)]
Schedules - Resignations & Retirement 1912-16 [20/13036 (pt)]
Schedules - Transfers & Appointments see also Chief Inspectors; or Transfers & Appointments Schedules 1911-16 [20/13034-35]
School Agriculture 1905-39 [20/13048-58]
School Bands 1923; 1937 [20/12867 (pt)]
School Banks 1886-1916; 1931-35; 1938-39 [20/13208 (pt)]
  1936-37 [20/12866 (pt)]
School Books see also Text Books 1876; 1891-1923; 1925-39 [20/13208 (pt)-23]
School Camps 1905-07; 1922-23 20/12867 (pt)]
  1908-11; 1913-14; 1920-21 [20/13224-25]
School Cleaning 1914-29; 1932-39 [20/13226-29]
School Councillors 1933-38 [20/12665 (pt)]
  1939 [20/12845]
School Holidays 1895-1939 [20/13230-42]
School Libraries 1899-1900; 1915-17; 1937 [20/13243 (pt)]
  1938-39 [20/12868]
School Magazines 1916-21; 1926-34; 1938-39 [20/13242 (pt)]
  1923; 1936 [20/12866 (pt)]
School Playgrounds 1912-21; 1926-35; 1938-39 [20/13243 (pt)]
  1922; 1936-37 [20/12866 (pt)]
Schools of Arts et.al. 1880-1939 [20/13060-13200]
Schools of Arts - Applications for sums to be placed on estimates 1875-77 [20/13059 (pt)]
Schools of Arts et.al. - Library & Financial returns 1906-12 [20/13204-07]
Secondary School Studies, Board of see Board of Secondary School Studies    
Smith Family 1931-32 [20/12849 (pt)]
State Aviation School see also Aviation School 1918-19 [20/12876]
Stores, Departmental see Departmental Stores    
Subsidized Schools 1938-39 [20/13244-56]
Subsidized School - Schedules see Schedules    
Superintendent of Domestic Arts see Domestic Arts, Superintendent of    
Superintendent of Drawing see Drawing, Superintendent of    
Superintendent of Drill see Drill, Superintendent of; see Public Schools Amateur Athletic Association    
Superior Schools 1913-17 [20/13257 (pt)]
Sussex Street Store - Property Matters 1929-39 [20/12651 (pt)]
Swimming 1892; 1894-99; 1902-39 [20/13258-59]
Sydney Grammar School 1880-1938 [20/13260]
Sydney Harbour Bridge Celebrations 1932 [20/12847 (pt)]
Sydney University see University of Sydney    

T

Subject Dates Item
Teachers - Classes & Associations 1879; 1895-1939 [20/13271-13279]
Teachers' Classes - Schools of Military Instruction 1910-14 [20/13280 (pt)]
Teachers' Classifications 1930-39 [20/13281-85]
Teachers' College Files see also Training Schools & Colleges 1907-39 [20/13286-13330]
Teachers' College - Armidale 1928-29 [20/13331 (pt)-32]
  1930-39 [20/13334-41]
Teachers' College - Armidale - Building of Hostels 1930 [20/13333]
Teachers' College - Armidale - Building of New College 1928-32 [20/13331 (pt)]
Teachers' College - Bathurst 1928 [20/13342 (pt)]
Teachers' College - Wagga 1928-38 [20/13342 (pt)]
Teachers' Conciliation Committee 1928 [20/13280 (pt)]
Teachers' Mutual Assurance Association 1877-1917 [20/13342 (pt)]
Teachers' Salaries & Allowances 1930-37 [20/12863]
Teachers etc. - Actions against 1876-1926 [20/13261-70]
Temporary Schools see Railway Extensions & Temporary Schools    
Text Books see also School Books 1913-33 [20/12873]
Training Schools & Colleges see also Teachers' College Files 1876-85; 1887-1905 [20/13343-54]
  1886 [20/12869 (pt)]
Transfers & Appointments Schedules see also Chief Inspectors; or Schedules - Transfers & Appointments 1911-16 [20/13034-35]
  1920-21 [20/12565 (pt)]
  1922-23 [20/12567]
  1930-31 [20/12877-78 (pt)]
Travelling Expenses see Schedules    
Travelling Schools 1908-39 [20/13355]

U

Subject Dates Item
Under-Secretary see Office - Accountant, Minister, Under-secretary    
Unemployment Relief Grants 1930-34 [20/12741-42]
United States of America 1937 [20/12846 (pt)]
University of New England 1937 [20/13356 (pt)]
University of Sydney 1880; 1891-1939 [20/13356 (pt)-67]
University of Sydney - Commission to Investigate Financial & Standing requirements 1928 [20/12852]
University of Sydney - Evening Students' Bonds 1915-20 [20/13369-70]
University of Sydney - London University Examinations 1930-39 [20/12853; 20/13368]

V

Subject Dates Item
Violin Classes 1921-25 [20/13373 (pt)]
Visiting Teachers 1915-39 [20/13371-72]
Visual Education 1939 [20/13373 (pt)]
Vocational Guidance 1914-15; 1918-36 [20/13373 (pt)]

W

Subject Dates Item
Wagga Teachers' College see Teachers' College - Wagga    
Welfare Office 1928-39 [20/13374 (pt)]
Wireless 1924; 1926-27 [20/13374 (pt)]
Workers' Education Association 1915-33; 1937-39 [20/13374 (pt)]
  1937-38 [20/12869 (pt)]
Workmen's Compensation Act 1917-21 [20/13374 (pt)]
Workshop - Cockatoo Island see Cockatoo Island Workshop Workshops - Carpentry; see Carpentry Workshops Zoological Society; see Public Institutions - Zoological Society    
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