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Series ID5140
Previous System LocationSRS5140
TitleReturns of All Teachers Employed in State Schools (by Region)
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1949
End Date Circa 31/12/1975
Date Statement N/A
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Registers of teachers employed in state schools

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Items Total Items: 36
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Chronological by year/s; each register is arranged by region, and within each region, by type of school and alphabetical by school name; if included with other schools high school entries are at the back of the register.
How To Use Series Useful series not only for teacher information but also for school histories.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 1/1/1949 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 13/8/1957 31/12/1975
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Access Category30 Years
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Agency ID: 11842
Department of Education (II)
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
8050Annual ReturnsIncludes particulars of staff
12596Statistical Returns Furnished by Head Teachers of Provisional and State SchoolsIncludes stats on teachers employed
12595Statistical Returns, Annual and Monthly for Secondary SchoolsIncludes stats on teachers employed
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Copyright State of Queensland
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NOTE: In some volumes school numbers and teachers' names and changed details are hand-written on the page facing the pinted lists of schools and teachers.
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Information Sources

Public Instruction Department Annual Report 1949
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1950-1951, Vol. 1, p. 663
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From 1949, the state education system was divided into 5 regions - Northern, Central, Southern, Wide Bay, Darling Downs, South Western, and North Western. The purpose of decentralising many of the functions previously handled centrally was to improve "uniformity of procedure in matters of policy, administration and educational standards."

Consequently, these registers recording all teachers employed by the Department and their movements during the year are arranged according to these five regions.

The registers includes teachers appointed to state, provisional, high and intermediate schools, schools of the air, Teachers' Training and Technical colleges, special schools and rural schools under the control of the Department. Also included in some registers are separate lists for physical education, domestic science music, speech, exchange teachers etc.

Details recorded include official school number, name of school, average attendance numbers of the school for the year, class of school, name of the teacher and qualifications, classification, position at the school (eg. assistant teacher, principle, etc.), and allowances per annum (including housing and other special entitlements).

Many entries for schools and teachers are annotated. Annotations for teachers note such matters as periods of leave, retirements, resignations, transfers, married teachers, teachers who had died, teachers undertaking teacher training, those who were to be married, etc. Most annotations also indicate a date (eg. Died 3/4/1909). In addition, there are frequent comments which may be useful to family historians such as "left his post," "left the district," "did not resume after leave expired," "services terminated," and "left without notice."

Annotations for schools may include dates of opening and closing.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 5140, Returns of All Teachers Employed in State Schools (by Region)
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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