Model Schools, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1876By Remembering the Past Australia / March 26, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
The number of children living in the city required schools for their education. Early schools in the city were the responsibility of churches and individual settlers teaching in their own homes. The 1851 Education Act abolished state aid to church schools but some early city church schools continued, such as St Mary’s Dominican School which remains on the site of the Poor School established by the Sisters of St Joseph in 1869. Another private city school that continues is Pulteney Grammar School which moved to its South Terrace site in the 1920s, after being established in
Pulteney Street. The first major government school was the ‘Model School’ built in Grote Street in 1874. The 1875 Education Act introduced compulsory primary education and other government schools were built to cater for the large numbers of children living in the city. [Adelaide’s Residential Heritage]
The Model Schools opened at the corner of Grote St and Brown St, Adelaide on Monday. 26th January 1874.
Showing the former convict dark cells, Norfolk Island, Australia. Original photo published 1876.
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