History of Education in NSW
Government Schools of NSW from 1848 – searchable and very comprehensive
History of Australian Education – links to various sites
NSW Public Instruction Act of 1880, and Regulations, with Instructions to Teachers – this is the 1880 NSW syllabus available as a PDF
Schooling Australia Project – has made the NSW Primary English Syllabus for the years 1905, 1916, 1922, 1925, 1928, and 1932 available as PDFs
State Records NSW – Index to Schools and Related Records – for school records and school photographs
State Records NSW Archives in Brief – use this gateway for information on pupil records and early school photos
At School At War
Research and Adopt a Veteran – new resource from DoE using the historical inquiry process to research a local First World War veteran. Suggests using a range of sources including diaries to obtain first hand accounts.
NSW Public School Educators in WW1 & WW2 – includes biographical details of NSW public school teachers and education department officers who served in the First and Second World Wars. Part 1, from page 348, describes First World War contributions from the home front made by NSW public school students and staff.
Researching a soldier from WW1 – step-by-step process from the Australian War Memorial to research the people behind the names on your school honour board. Once the full name is known from the Embarkation Roll, find the digitised First World War service records online at National Archives Australia Discovering Anzacs.
Film – Engineers Camp, Moore Park, Sydney 1914-1918 (Australian War Memorial) – (Marching 00:00–02.00; Semaphore flag signalling 05:00–06:30)
Film – Empire Day Pageant c1915 (Screen Australia)
Patriotic Fundraising: Public School Children Help Out – sources and information (State Records NSW)
Image: Empire Day tableau, North Ryde PS, 1934. Empire Day in Australia
History of North Ryde
Ryde Library Services – has a collection of historical photographs of the local area.
North Ryde Public School
North Ryde Public School class photos 1890-1954 on Flickr – NSW Schoolhouse Museum
North Ryde Public School website – the current school’s website
Trove – a wealth of information online – National Library of Australia. Includes digitised newspapers, journals, diaries, photographs, maps, books, etc.
eHive – searchable museum collections (often smaller museums)
Museums and Galleries of NSW – the state organisation for the museums sector
Museums Australia – the national organisation for the museums sector
Collections Australia Network (CAN) – information and resources (an archived site)