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Portraits of our Kings and Queens were once commonplace in school classrooms. This photo is of  Queen Elizabeth II when she was christened in 1926. At this time she was known as Princess Elizabeth and was third in line for the throne, just like the new Prince George. Prince George of Cambridge was named after […]

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MAPDA award

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We are proud to have received a Highly Commended for our new website  in the small museums websites category of the Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards 2013. Thank you to our designer Tom Maitland for designing our website to so well suit our needs. 2013 MAPDA Winners and Awardees

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Mothers, women, teachers

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The role of mothers hasn’t changed over time but the roles of women and laws relating to their employment have. It’s hard to believe that only 80 years ago the Married Women (Lecturers and Teachers) Act, NSW, 1932 was introduced. This meant that all married women teachers in NSW had to resign or be dismissed. […]

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Tropfest 2013 Trailer

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Tropfest came to the Schoolhouse Museum last November to film the promotion trailer for Tropfest 2013. View the Tropfest trailer. The Museum is sometimes hired for film and commercial locations as we are such a unique location and have so many original artefacts and costumes in our collection.  We also have furniture and equipment for hire.  […]

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