Agency Details

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Agency ID2082
TitleBundaberg Technical College
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date Circa 1/1/1889
End Date 31/12/1976
Date NotesN/A

Provided vocational based education.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
5992Committee Minute Books [Bundaberg Technical College] 3/10/1902 6/7/1917
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
10754Bundaberg School of Arts 1/1/1889 1/1/1924
404Department of Education 1/1/1924 31/12/1976
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
4877Bundaberg State High SchoolCombined with Technical College1924-1964
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Information Sources

Queensland Votes and Proceedings, Session of 1890, Vol. 2, p. 1338
Queensland Votes and Proceedings, Session of 1891, Vol III, p. 1065
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of1905, Vol II, pp 237-247
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1925, Vol. 1, p. 841
Technical Instruction Acts 1908 - 1957
Department of Education, School Files, A/16251
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of1938, Vol I, pp 937-989
Queensland Government Gazette, 1964, Vol. CCXVII, No.6, p. 111
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1978 - 1979, Vol I, pp 1275 - 1278
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Technical Instruction Acts 1908 - 1957
Apprenticeship Act 1964
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During 1889 the Bundaberg School of Arts was given a grant to enable the committee to introduce technical education. The Technical College operated as part of the School of Arts. From September 1902 the committee of the Technical College kept a separate Minute Book and a separate account.

The Technical Education Act of 1918 enabled the Department of Public Instruction to take control of country Technical Colleges. Thus, in 1924 Bundaberg Technical College was taken over by the Department and was combined with Bundaberg State High School under the one Principal.

On 10 September 1964, a Queensland Government gazettal notice stated that Bundaberg Technical College was to be separated from the State High School, effective from 1 January 1965.

Technical Education, including subjects such as architectural and mechanical drawing, painting, mathematics, practical biology, chemistry, carpentry, shorthand and grammar.

Initially, the College was administered by a sub-committee of the School of Arts Committee. After 1902 the Technical College held separate committee meetings.

On 1 January 1977, with the intoduction of the TAFE system in Queensland, Bundberg Technical College became the Bundaberg College of Technical and Further Education. (TAFE)

Secretary for Public Instruction, c. 1904 - 27 Apr 1944
Minister for Public Instruction, 27 Apr 1944 - 7 Mar 1946
Secretary for Public Instruction, 7 Mar 1946 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Education, 12 Aug 1957 - 9 Jun 1960
Minister for Education and Migration, 9 Jun 1960 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Education, 26 Sep 1963 - 17 Jan 1968
Minister for Education and Cultural Activities, 17 Jan 1968 - 1 Jan 1977
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID2082, Bundaberg Technical College
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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