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Series ID4795
Previous System LocationA/61061; SRS4795
TitleCorporal Punishment Registers
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Start Date 26/2/1931
End Date 6/11/1990
Date Statement N/A
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Record of physical punishment legally administered to students as a corrective for misdeeds - Wildish State School / Warwick Central State School

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System of Arrangement The register is arranged chronologically.
How To Use Series NOTE: Unusually, this Corporal Punishment register was used by two schools. Initially, it was used by Wildash State School during the 1930's and then, when the school building was allocated to it in 1941, by Warwick Central State School.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
9274Wildash State School 26/2/1931 16/11/1937
5804Warwick Central State School 4/3/1941 6/11/1990
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Access Category30 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
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Agency ID: 11842
Department of Education (II)
Restriction DetailsN/A
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QA 149 clause 113 of the Regulations [Issue of 1914] is pasted inside the front cover of the register.
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Corporal punishment registers were kept by the Head Teacher of each school, and record all corporal punishment administered by the Head Teacher or an assistant [authorised by the Minister]. The corporal punishment register contains the following information for each entry: the date in full, the name of the pupil or pupils receiving corporal punishment, the fault or incident requiring punishment and the kind and extent of punishment. These registers were kept by the Wildish State School / Warwick Central State School.

Historical Note: Corporal punishment was to be administered not for trivial breaches of school discipline but rather only as a last resort when the student had committed offences against morality, gross impertinence, and/or wilful and persistent disobedience. Girls over the age of twelve were not to receive corporal punishment.

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Queensland State Archives Series ID 4795, Corporal Punishment Registers
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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