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State School Committee Members in Queensland 1890-1899: An Index to Appointments and Resignations in the Queensland Government Gazette
Media: MICROFICHE - 2 fiche
Author: M. Geiger
Publisher: Queensland Family History Society
An index to appointment and resignations relating to State Schools, as listed in the 'Queensland Government Gazette'. It indexes approximately 8000 names from notices in the 'Queensland Government Gazette' from 1890 to 1899. Entries cover over 400 schools from all regions of Queensland - they include well known schools such as South Brisbane, Bulimba, Bundaberg, Charleville, Charters Towers, Cairns, Mackay, Townsville and Warwick, and others less well known such as Black Jack, Darkey Flat, Gramzow, Little Cabbage Tree Creek, Lord John Swamp and Portman's Ridge.
The duties of the School Committees were in general - 'to see that the non-secretarian principle of the system is maintains inviolate and to take care of that all the Board's regulations and instructions re faithfully and efficiently carried out, to keel the school building in repair, making sure it is used for proper purposes, providing sufficient quantities of furniture, to use their influence with parents to induce them to send their children to school and to report the conduct of the teacher to the Board.' Obviously they formed a key role in keeping the schools functioning satisfactorily.
If members died, resigned, left the district or ceased no to act then additional members were appointed and the Department notified.
Set out in a table format, the information supplied on this index includes: Surname, Given Name/s, Title, School, Code, Comment, Volume, Date, Page.