Agency Details

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Agency ID4808
TitleBajool State School
Agency TypeEducational facility
Start Date 12/3/1888
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Provides primary school education

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
1657Admission Registers - State School 14/7/1913 2/7/1979
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 12/3/1888 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 13/8/1957 12/2/2004
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1889, Vol. III, p. 23[23] - Table C; p. 34[34] - Table G
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1891, Vol. III, p. 1199[19]
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1893, Vol. II, p. 424[100]
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1896, Vol. III, p. 130[18]; p. 43[27] - Table C
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1897, Vol. II, p. 930[24] - Table C
Dept of Education, Education Office Gazette, Feb 1900, Vol. II, No. 2, p. 23; March 1900, Vol. II, No. 3, p. 45
Dept of Education, Education Office Gazette, October 1902, Vol. IV, No. 10, p. 312
Dept of Education, School Files (Correspondence) for State (Primary) Schools, EDU/Z95, letter no. 10835/1896 [5/9/1896]
Dept of Education, School Files (Correspondence) for State (Primary) Schools, EDU/Z95, letter no. 7736/1900 [14/5/1900]
Dept of Education, School Files (Correspondence) for State (Primary) Schools, EDU/Z95, letter no. 16466/1902 [8/9/1902]; 11058/1903 [16/7/1903]
Dept of Education, School Files (Correspondence) for State (Primary) Schools, EDU/Z95, letter no. 13519/1903 [25/8/1903]
Dept of Education, Education Office Gazette, 1903, Vol. V, No. 10, p.186
Dept of Education, School Files (Correspondence) for State (Primary) Schools, EDU/Z95, letter no. 11977/1904 [7/7/1904]
Queensland Government Gazette, 1909, Vol. XCII, No. 9, p.104
Dept of Education, Queensland [1988] Directory of State Schools
Dept of Education, Queensland [2001] Directory of State Schools
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered State Education Acts & Amendment Acts 1875-1957
Education Acts & Amendment Acts 1964-1988
Education (General Provisions) Act & Amendment Act 1989
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Description
Departmental correspondence shows that there was a Provisional School at Bajool as early as 1888. This school was numbered 331. The school closed due to low attendance in 1892. When it reopened on 30 September 1895, it was numbered 729.

Michael Donovan, the 21 year old Head Teacher in 1896, described the area as "the roughest of rough places." This school closed, once again due to low numbers, on 18 September 1896.

On 5 February 1900, a part-time Provisional School No. 906 called San Jose was established at the private home of of a local resident. Ten (10) local children recieved instruction from Mr William McLean, the Head Teacher.

Later, on 2 September 1902, another part-time school which was "to be worked on in conjunction with San Jose" was opened. Cross's Provisional School, Bajool No.1018 (also referred to as Cross's Half Time Provisional School) was established by Mr Henry Cross. Six (6) pupils attended the classes conducted in Mr Cross' own home.

These two "companion" schools were amalgamated to form the Bajool Provisional School No. 906 in August 1903. Thirty one (31) children attended the new Bajool Provisional school which occupied a separate building situated on Henry Cross's property.

The school closed for a period between 1903 and 1904, due to low attendance. During that time, the local police used the school building as a temporary Police Station. By 16 February 1904, the Police Station had been vacated. In July 1904, the School Committee lodged an application to relocate and reopen the school as a portion of the land upon which the school was situated had been resumed by the Railway Department for the extension of the Gladstone - Rockhampton Railway.

The school moved to another location on the southern side of Mill Street at the end of 1904.

Bajool became a State School from 1 Janurary 1909.

New school buildings were constructed and completed in 1916.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID4808, Bajool State School
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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