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Agency ID2721
TitleEducation Department, South Western Regional Office, Roma
Agency TypeRegional or District Office
Start Date Circa 1/1/1949
End Date 1/1/1998
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for administration of preschool to secondary education in the region

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Series IDTitleFromTo
9422Closed State School Files 16/3/1949 5/7/1984
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 1/1/1949 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 12/8/1957 1/1/1998
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1948, Vol. CLXXI, No. 147, p. 2330
Education Office Gazette 1948, Vol. L, No. 8, p. 188 -191
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1991 - 1992, Vol. VI, No. 61, pp. 10 -12
Queensland Government Directory 1992, p. 79
Education Department Annual Report 1997-1998, pp. 4, 7, 24, 29, 31
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Administered N/A
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On 1 Jan 1949 the Public Instruction Department was de-centralised and the state was divided into regions including the South Western Region with headquarters in Roma. On 12 August 1957 the Public Instruction Department became the Education Department.

The regional offices were responsible for administration within their areas with some general control over education including the transfer of teachers.

The Queensland Government Directory 1992 stated that "regional teams manage the development and delivery of educational programs to preschool, primary, secondary and special school students".

Each region was headed by a Regional Director of Education residing in the city or town designated as headquarters, but being responsible to the Director - General of Education. Regular conferences were held by the Regional Directors, and by the Regional Directors with the Director - General to discuss matters of policy, administration and educational standards.

The regions were abolished in 1998 and the state was divided into districts including a district office at Roma.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2721, Education Department, South Western Regional Office, Roma
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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