Early school days photos
State Records NSW has a comprehensive digital collection of early school photos which is being added to constantly. They are digitising images collected by the DEC’s former history unit. These images are a great primary source for class history studies, in preparation for a visit to the Schoolhouse Museum or for family history research. Photo investigator.
Image: Children gardening at Annandale PS c. 31-12/1907. State Records NSW.
Gardening was popular in NSW schools and was used for learning about weights and measures. In rural areas teachers were paid a bonus for establishing gardens that improved the look of the school.