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Agency ID337
TitleBoard of General Education
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 1/10/1860
End Date 1/1/1876
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for primary school education

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
6394Minute Books 1/10/1860 10/11/1874
12607School Files (Correspondence) for State Schools 1/10/1860 31/12/1875
6477General Correspondence 1/10/1860 1/1/1876
12573Journal - Departmental and School Expenditure 1/10/1860 1/1/1876
6397Ledgers, Departmental and School Accounts 1/10/1860 1/1/1876
6422Letterbooks 1/10/1860 1/1/1876
6265Letterbooks of the General Inspector 1/10/1860 1/1/1876
6425Registers of Teachers (Personal, Professional and Employment Details) 1/10/1860 1/1/1876
5137Registers of Teachers [Appointments, Classifications, Salaries Etc.] 1/10/1860 1/1/1876
10786Pupil Teachers' Salaries over Four Year Training Period 31/5/1861 31/3/1873
6396School Requisites 1/2/1863 19/8/1874
12599School Files (Correspondence) for Non-Vested Schools 1/1/1865 1/1/1876
4458Deed Books (School Reserves) 1/1/1870 31/12/1875
6427Teachers' Pay Records [Books and Cards] 1/1/1870 1/1/1876
10783Cash Book, Local Subscription 1/1/1871 1/1/1876
53Corporate School Files - Works/Facilities (Works Establishment Files) 1/1/1871 1/1/1876
12571Register of Grammar School Scholarship Fees Paid 1/1/1871 1/1/1876
12608Registers of Pupil Teachers 1/1/1871 1/1/1876
10785Record of Attendances of Children at Primary Schools in Queensland 2/1/1871 28/12/1872
10782Correspondence Registers of Inspectors' Reports 1/1/1872 31/12/1875
10784Roll of Attendance, Pupil Teachers' Training Class 5/2/1872 1/1/1876
12603School Files (Correspondence) State (Secondary) High and Grammar Schools 6/10/1873 1/1/1876
12596Statistical Returns Furnished by Head Teachers of Provisional and State Schools 1/1/1874 31/12/1875
4533Inspectors' Reports 1/1/1874 1/1/1876
12585Alphabetical List of Teachers - 'Notes' of Appointments, Examinations Etc. 1/1/1875 1/1/1876
6424Registers of Inwards Correspondence 9/3/1875 5/9/1875
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 1/10/1866 31/12/1875
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
10552Brisbane Central Girls State School 1/10/1860 31/12/1875
8518Brisbane National School 1/10/1860 31/12/1875
3296Drayton State School 1/10/1860 31/12/1875
5805Warwick East State School 1/10/1860 31/12/1875
11269Condamine State School 1/10/1860 1/1/1876
3292Fortitude Valley State School 4/3/1861 31/12/1875
5241Gladstone Central State School 1/4/1861 31/12/1875
3295Dalby State School 1/6/1861 31/12/1875
5335Ipswich Central Boys State School 1/8/1861 31/12/1875
5338Ipswich West State School 1/8/1861 1/1/1876
4786Amberley District State School 31/12/1861 31/12/1875
3298Leyburn State School 13/1/1862 1/1/1876
5463Maryborough Central State School 1/3/1862 31/12/1875
9198Rockhampton Central Boys State School 1/11/1862 1/1/1876
8905Brisbane South Boys State School 1/1/1863 1/1/1876
5232Gayndah State School 12/10/1863 31/12/1875
5420Logan Reserve State School 1/1/1864 1/1/1876
5409Laidley South State School 1/4/1864 31/12/1875
6204Pine Mountain State School 25/4/1864 1/1/1876
5308Hemmant State School 8/5/1864 31/12/1875
11281Hendra State School 1/8/1864 1/1/1876
5265Goondiwindi State School 1/9/1864 31/12/1875
653Toowoomba South State School 22/1/1865 31/12/1875
4999Bowen State School 3/4/1865 1/1/1876
5831Windsor State School 17/7/1865 1/1/1876
5652Redbank State School 1/10/1865 1/1/1876
5592Nundah State School 2/10/1865 31/12/1875
72Nanango State School 1/1/1866 31/12/1875
5495Moggill State School 12/2/1866 1/1/1876
159Bald Hills State School 30/4/1866 31/12/1875
5022Bulimba State School 16/7/1866 31/12/1875
8544Kangaroo Point State Boys School 1/1/1867 1/1/1876
9296Yaamba State School 1/1/1867 1/1/1876
5694Sherwood State School 25/3/1867 31/12/1875
4780Allora P-10 State School 1/5/1867 31/12/1875
8645Ipswich North State School 5/7/1867 31/12/1875
5099Clermont State School 27/8/1867 1/1/1876
6232Yengarie State School 30/3/1868 1/1/1876
5101Cleveland State School 27/4/1868 31/12/1875
5879Ebenezer State School 2/11/1868 31/12/1875
5770Toowoomba South Girls and Infants State School 1/1/1869 31/12/1875
5769Toowoomba South Boys State School 1/1/1869 31/12/1876
5774Townsville State School 11/3/1869 28/9/1874
4536Acacia Ridge State School 1/4/1869 31/12/1875
5188Eight Mile Plains State School 7/6/1869 31/12/1875
5807Waterford State School 29/6/1869 31/12/1875
70Toowoomba North Girls State School 6/9/1869 31/12/1875
69Toowoomba North State School 6/9/1869 31/12/1875
8632One Mile State Boys School 20/9/1869 31/12/1875
8538Gympie Central State Boys School 18/10/1869 31/12/1875
5313Highfields State School 17/1/1870 31/12/1875
5653Redbank Plains State School 17/1/1870 31/12/1875
5604Oxley State School 31/1/1870 31/12/1875
158Goodna State School 1/2/1870 31/12/1875
4539Springsure State School 14/3/1870 31/12/1875
5669Roma State School 21/3/1870 31/12/1875
6344Seventeen Mile Rocks State School 1/4/1870 1/1/1876
5721Swan Creek State School 20/6/1870 31/12/1875
170Freestone State School 27/6/1870 31/12/1875
5982Pioneer's Rest State School 1/9/1870 1/1/1876
5076Cardwell State School 1/10/1870 31/12/1875
5758Tiaro State School 1/10/1870 1/1/1876
5562Murphy's Creek State School 3/10/1870 31/12/1875
5341Ironside State School 10/10/1870 1/1/1876
5673Rosewood State School 17/10/1870 31/12/1875
4829Beenleigh State School 6/2/1871 31/12/1875
5268Gracemere State School 20/2/1871 31/12/1875
5234Geham State School 27/3/1871 31/12/1875
11276Brookfield State School 27/3/1871 1/1/1876
5737Taroom State School 11/4/1871 1/1/1876
5712St Lawrence State School 28/5/1871 31/12/1875
9088Rockhampton North State School 10/7/1871 1/1/1876
4997Bouldercombe State School 14/8/1871 31/12/1875
8831Spring Creek State School 14/8/1871 1/1/1876
5198Enoggera State School 4/9/1871 31/12/1875
5217Fig Tree Pocket State School 4/9/1871 31/12/1875
5615Peak Crossing State School 4/9/1871 31/12/1875
6205Purga State School 11/9/1871 1/1/1876
4814Banana State School 2/10/1871 31/12/1875
5667Rolleston State School 9/10/1871 31/12/1875
11736Mackay Primary School 12/12/1871 13/12/1875
5331Inglewood State School 13/2/1872 31/12/1875
10982Jondaryan State School 21/2/1872 1/1/1876
5421Logan Village State School 1/3/1872 31/12/1875
6501Calvert State School 11/3/1872 31/12/1975
5625Pimpama State School 15/4/1872 1/1/1876
6347Allan State School 13/5/1872 31/12/1875
10836Cawarral State School 13/7/1872 1/1/1876
5823Westwood State School 26/8/1872 31/12/1875
5056Calliope State School 2/9/1872 1/1/1876
6495Pink Lily Lagoon State School 9/9/1872 1/1/1876
5412Lakes Creek State School 1/10/1872 31/12/1875
5680Samford State School 1/10/1872 31/12/1875
5029Bundamba State School 5/2/1873 31/12/1875
5739Tent Hill Lower State School 28/3/1873 1/1/1876
6123Milora State School 20/4/1873 1/1/1876
5698Slacks Creek State School 23/5/1873 1/1/1876
2609Loganholme State School 24/5/1873 31/12/1875
5121Coomera State School 11/7/1873 31/12/1875
5510Morayfield State School 4/8/1873 31/12/1875
5761Tingalpa State School 5/9/1873 1/1/1876
5356Jimbour State School 9/9/1873 1/1/1876
5681Sandgate State School 15/9/1873 1/1/1876
5651Ravenswood State School 31/10/1873 1/1/1876
5026Bundaberg North State School 26/1/1874 31/12/1875
8815Maryborough Central State Boys School 26/1/1874 31/12/1875
5710St George State School 2/2/1874 31/12/1875
9195Ripley State School 2/2/1874 1/1/1876
10974Kangaroo Point Girls and Infants School 2/3/1874 1/1/1876
8612Stanthorpe State School 9/3/1874 31/12/1875
5639Pullenvale State School 16/3/1874 31/12/1875
5589Nudgee State School 6/4/1874 1/1/1876
5620Petrie State School 22/4/1874 31/12/1875
5214Fernvale State School 11/5/1874 31/12/1875
5307Helidon State School 11/5/1874 31/12/1875
9272Wetalla State School 11/5/1874 1/1/1876
5860Yangan State School 27/5/1874 1/1/1876
9033Gootchie State School 1/6/1874 31/12/1875
11285Mount Gravatt State School 29/6/1874 1/1/1876
5577Nebo State School 29/6/1874 1/1/1876
9034Gowrie Road State School 6/7/1874 31/12/1875
5719Surat State School 23/7/1874 1/1/1876
5070Capalaba State School 30/7/1874 31/12/1875
9231Sugarloaf State School 5/8/1874 1/1/1876
5594Oakey State School 10/8/1874 31/12/1875
10667Beecher State School 11/8/1874 31/12/1875
8401Gympie Central Girls and Infants State School 17/8/1874 31/12/1875
6474Tamborine State School 24/8/1874 1/1/1876
5083Cedar Creek State School 21/9/1874 31/12/1875
8625Townsville Central State Boys School 28/9/1874 31/12/1875
8624Townsville Central State Girls and Infants School 28/9/1874 31/12/1875
8633One Mile State Girls and Infants School 1/10/1874 31/12/1875
6250Freestone Upper State School 19/10/1874 31/12/1875
154Walkerston State School 16/11/1874 31/12/1875
8533Fortitude Valley Boys State School 23/11/1874 31/12/1875
183Charleville State School 11/1/1875 31/12/1875
4774Albany Creek State School 25/1/1875 31/12/1875
2607Brisbane Central State School 25/1/1875 31/12/1875
6288Bunya State School 25/1/1875 31/12/1875
5117Cooktown State School 25/1/1875 31/12/1875
5272Granville State School 25/1/1875 31/12/1875
8640Ipswich North State Girls and Infants School 25/1/1875 31/12/1875
5027Bundaberg South State School 8/2/1875 31/12/1875
5627Pinkenba State School 22/2/1875 1/1/1876
5631Port Curtis Road State School 23/3/1875 31/12/1875
5194Emu Creek State School 31/5/1875 31/12/1875
5759Tinana State School 31/5/1875 1/1/1876
10833Mount Samson State School 1/6/1875 1/1/1876
8786Tivoli State School 1/7/1875 31/12/1875
5020Buderim Mountain State School 5/7/1875 31/12/1875
5558Mungar State School 19/7/1875 31/12/1875
5804Warwick Central State School 26/7/1875 31/12/1875
5742Tewantin State School 2/8/1875 1/1/1876
5215Ferny Grove State School 16/8/1875 31/12/1875
5820West End State Infants School 16/8/1875 1/1/1876
5336Ipswich Central State School 1/9/1875 31/12/1875
5087Charters Towers Central State School 13/10/1875 31/12/1875
5200Esk State School 1/11/1875 31/12/1875
5486Mingela State School 3/1/1882 12/8/1957
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Remarks

Information Sources

The Education Act of 1860
The State Education Act of 1875
Queensland Government Gazette 1860, Vol I, No.61, p.338
Queensland Government Gazette 1861, Vol. II, No. 9, p. 80
Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1861, p. 651
Queensland Blue Book 1875, p. 22
Queensland Blue Book 1876, p. 34

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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing State Edcuation Act 1875
Administered Education Act 1860
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Board of General Education was established under the "The Education Act of 1860" which was assented to on 7 September 1860. The Board was not fully constituted until 6 December 1860 although the appointment of Board members was gazetted on 1 October 1860. The Board took over control, from the National Board of Education, of the existing four vested schools: Brisbane Boys, Brisbane Girls, Drayton, and Warwick.

FUNCTIONS:
The Board was charged under the Act with the supervision and inspection of primary schools, the establishment of normal, training and industrial schools, and the provision of financial assistance for the establishment of primary schools. In 1861, the regulations governing the establishment and management of primary schools were gazetted by the Board. These regulations affirmed the intention of the state to provide a "general and comprehensive system" open to all children; provided details of the Board's role in the appointment, training and inspection of teachers, control of curricula, provision of school supplies, and assistance with salaries and books to non-vested schools; and, set out the responsibilities of Local Patrons in the establishment and maintenance of schools.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Board consisted of five members with a Minister of the Crown appointed Chairman. The office of the Board was headed by a Secretary while other officers included the General Inspector and District Inspectors. School teachers were responsible to the Board, but their performance was also under the scrutiny of the Local Patrons. The Board was within the Colonial Secretary's portfolio, but reported annually to the Governor.

ABOLITION:
The Board of General Education was abolished by "The State Education Act of 1875" with the creation of the Public Instruction Department.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID337, Board of General Education
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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