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Agency ID1270
TitleQueensland Junior Farmers' Organisation
Agency TypeOther agency type
Start Date Circa 1/11/1947
End Date 31/12/1964
Date NotesN/A

Provided post-school education to rural young people to encourage better farming practices and a better community spirit.

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 1/11/1947 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 12/8/1957 31/12/1964
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
9321Education Department, Rural Youth Section 
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Information Sources

Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1948-49, Vol. I. pp. 586, 600, 604-605
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1954 - 1955, Vol. I, p. 652
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1965, p. 618
Miscellaneous Files, Education Department, Rural Youth Section and Rural Youth Extension Scheme 1972- 1991. QSA, A/72332
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The Queensland Junior Farmers' Organisation was established on 1 Nov 1947 (circa month) to provide post-school education to rural young people in order to encourage better farming practices and a better community spirit, and to discourage the drift to the cities, or "to train youth to live a fuller life within their community".

Because of the educational emphasis of the organisation, administrative support was provided by the Education Department. An Organiser was appointed who divided his time between Head Office and regional areas where Junior Farmers' Clubs were established. From 1947 to 1953 -1954 the Public Instruction Department maintained full control of these Clubs. In 1954 a State Council was established and an annual state conference inaugurated enabling the organisation to establish its own voice and a state-wide image and identity. The Education Department continued to provide funding, training and advice.

Following a national review and seminar, a name change common to all states and better reflecting the aims of the organisation was adopted, and the Rural Youth Organisation of Queensland was established in late 1964 (circa month).
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID1270, Queensland Junior Farmers' Organisation
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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