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Agency ID1966
TitleInnisfail State School
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date 18/7/1887
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Provides primary school education

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Series IDTitleFromTo
556Admission Registers - Innisfail State School 19/7/1915 8/12/2005
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 18/7/1887 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 13/8/1957 12/2/2004
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Information Sources

Education Office Gazette, 1913, Vol. XV, p. 236
Queensland Government Gazette, 1894, Vol. LXII, No. 87, p. 807
Dept of Education, Queensland [1988] Directory of Queensland State Schools, p. 70, ref. 10/0527
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Establishing Votes & Proceedings Queensland, Session of 1888, Vol. 3, pp. 14 - 15
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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On 18 July 1887 the Geraldton Provisional State School was opened on a site which is now known as Memorial Park, Innisfail. The first Head Teacher was Thomas Edward White and the enrolment was 15 boys and 13 girls.

On 1 August 1894 the Geraldton Provisional School became the Geraldton State School. The Head Teacher at that time was Michael Nolan and the enrolment had increased to 39 boys and 27 girls. The school was transferred to its present site in Emily Street.

During 1913 the name of the school was changed to the Innisfail State School (No. 527); this was because the town itself had been renamed Innisfail. The Principal at this time was H.G.Ladbrook and the enrolment had now risen to 70 boys and 59 girls.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1966, Innisfail State School
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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