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Agency ID8625
TitleTownsville Central State Boys School
Agency TypeEducation Provider
Start Date Circa 28/9/1874
End Date 30/6/1936
Date NotesN/A

Provided primary school education for boys only.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
1395Admission Registers - Townsville Central State Boys School 28/9/1874 2/12/1934
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
337Board of General Education 28/9/1874 31/12/1875
32Department of Public Instruction 1/1/1876 30/6/1936
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
5774Townsville State School
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Information Sources

Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1875, Vol. II, p. 11[11]
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1874, Vol II, p. 350[50]
Townsville Central State School I, Admission Registers, A/35278
Queensland Government Gazette, 1936, Vol. CXLVI, No. 147, p. 1936, 21/5/1936
Queensland Government Gazette, 1936, Vol. CXLVI, No. 163, p. 2106
Dept of Education, Statistical Returns Furnished by Head Teachers of Provisional and State Schools, EDU/AB113
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Townsville State Boys School No. 113 was established as a result of the separation of boys and girls attending the Townsville State School.* The boys "department" retained the number of the original school whilst the girls "department" became No. 257. The two schools had separate teachers and principals.

From the 1880s, the school became known as Townsville Central State Boys School - probably to avoid confusion with other schools being established in the Townsville area.

As of 30 June 1936, the Central State Boys and the Central State Girls and Infants schools were re-amalgamated to form the Townsville Central State School. The new school took over the number of the former Boys School.

*Although the opening date of the new Girls "department" is not noted in the Public Instruction Department's Annual Reports for 1874 or 1875, the school admission registers note that the girls were transferred on 28th September 1874.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID8625, Townsville Central State Boys School
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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