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Series ID5136
Previous System LocationSRS5136
TitleAnnual Returns of Teachers Employed in State Schools (Alphabetical by School)
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 15/7/1878
End Date Circa 31/12/1950
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Registers of teachers employed in state schools

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Items Total Items: 70
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Chronological by school year and alphabetical by school; high schools and other trade schools appear under a separate heading towards the back of each annual list.
How To Use Series See the item list for the item number corresponding with the appropriate year/s. Useful series not only for teacher information such as appointments, transfers etc. but also for school histories with the names of new schools hand-written on the printed page.

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 1/1/1878 31/12/1950
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Access Category30 Years
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Agency ID: 11842
Department of Education (II)
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
8050Annual ReturnsIncludes particulars of staff
12596Statistical Returns Furnished by Head Teachers of Provisional and State SchoolsIncludes stats on teachers employed
12595Statistical Returns, Annual and Monthly for Secondary SchoolsIncludes stats on teachers employed
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NOTE: School numbers and teachers' names and changed details are hand-written on the page facing the pinted lists of schools and teachers.
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Information Sources


These registers contain annotated copies of printed annual returns of teachers such as those which appeared in the Department's annual reports. They include State, Provisional, High and Intermediate schools, Teachers' Training Colleges, Technical and Agricultural Colleges, and Commercial High schools under the control of the Department.

Details recorded include name of school, average attendance numbers of the school for the year, name of the teacher and qualifications, classification, position at the school (eg. assistant teacher, principle, etc.), salary, extra cost of living (allowances), total emoluments.

Annotations include amendments to the year's listings such as which teachers had been replaced, transferred, or corrections to names, and the inclusion of names missing from the lists.

The annotations also note (where relevant) periods of leave, retirements, resignations (Res), transfers (Tr), married teachers (M), teachers who had died, teachers undertaking teacher training, those who were to be married, etc. Most annotations also indicate a date (eg. Died 3/4/1909). For 1912 and 1913 there are two annotated copies of the annual return lists, and annotations in both show slight variations, for example one copy shows the date of a transfer, the other the name of the school the teacher was transferred to.

In addition, there are other frequent comments which may be useful to family historians such as "left his post," "free board locally," "did not resume after leave expired," "services terminated," and "left without notice."

If a school name is hand-written, this is an indication that the school is new; if a school is closed the date of closure will usually be hand-written beside the printed school name.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 5136, Annual Returns of Teachers Employed in State Schools (Alphabetical by School)
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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