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Agency ID2096
TitleCentral Technical College, Brisbane
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date 1/8/1909
End Date 31/12/1974
Date NotesN/A

Provided vocational based education.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 1/8/1909 12/8/1957
404Department of Education 13/8/1957 31/12/1974
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1908, Vol XC, No 89, pp. 1029 - 1032
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1911-12, Vol 2, p.113
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1913, Vol. 1, pp. 1353 - 1355
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1922, Vol. 1, pp. 641, 684
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1927, Vol. 1, p.739
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1965, p. 617
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1967-68, p. 617
Queensland Public Service List 1924 - 1930
Clarke, E., Technical and Further Education in Queensland: A History 1860 - 1990, Department of Education, Queensland, 1992
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Establishing Technical Instruction Act of 1908
Abolishing N/A
Administered The Brisbane Technical College Incorporation Act of 1898
Technical Instruction Act of 1908
State Education Acts & Amendment Acts 1875-1957
Education Acts & Amendment Acts 1964-1988
Education (General Provisions) Act & Amendment Act 1989
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The "Technical Instruction Act of 1908" amalgamated the Brisbane Central Technical College and the technical colleges at South Brisbane and West End, in 1909, to form the Central Technical College.

The College moved to new quarters in the Government House Domain in November 1914.
Between 1920 (circa year) and 1924 the College housed students from Brisbane State High School (formerly Brisbane Junior High School).
During this period the College comprised three High School Departments, namely: Commercial High School, Domestic Science School, and Technical High School. In the 1920s, these departments received the status of State High Schools.
After 1965, the College was gradually phased out and replaced by a perimeter of technical colleges at South Brisbane, Eagle Farm, Yeronga, Kangaroo Point, Seven Hills, Ithaca, Coorparoo and Milton. The College closed in 1974.

The state system of High Schools was inaugurated in February 1912, and scholarships were made available to students of approved secondary schools. The Central Technical College, High School Department's student entries in the admission register (QSA: A/53614) begin in February 1912. On 4 July 1921 entries begin for students of the Brisbane State High School which was an amalgamation of the Central Technical College, High School and the Brisbane Junior High School.

Secretary for Public Instruction, 1 Aug 1909 - 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 - 31 Dec 1974

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Queensland State Archives Agency ID2096, Central Technical College, Brisbane
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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