History Links

On this page:

History of Education in NSW

History of NSW Government Schools – searchable index, NSW Department of Education

History of Australian Education – links to various sites

Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) history – includes timeline of NSW Aboriginal Education History

A NSW Aboriginal Education Timeline 1788–2007 by Dr Allison Cadzow for the Board of Studies NSW, 2007 

Glossary of School Types – the various types of schools since 1848, NSW Department of Education

Teacher Training Requirements – a timeline by Carole Riley, genealogy researcher and author

NSW Public Instruction Act of 1880, and Regulations, with Instructions to Teachers (PDF 6.8MB) – 1880 NSW syllabus 

NSW Schools and the Anzacs – an outline of the contribution NSW school children made at school, on the home front, for the First World War, NSW Schoolhouse Museum of Public Education

At School at War: NSW School Children and the Anzacs – draws on primary sources to describe the contribution and experiences of NSW school children during the First World War, NSW Schoolhouse Museum of Public Education

Tales Out of School: A Nostalgic Insight into Education for Parents, Teachers and All Those Who Attended School (PDF 23.9MB) – written by local historian Alex McAndrew, self-published by author in 2014

Records and Related Stories by NSW State Archives and Records

School Records Guide – records relating to schools 

School Student Records Guide – information on pupil records and early school photos 

School photographs (NRS-15051) – digitised photographs of public schools and students 

Empire Day / Commonwealth Day – posters, programs, photographs and information 

NSW Correspondence School – photographs and brief explanations 

School Travelling Hospital General, Ophthalmic and Dental Clinics – photographs and brief explanations

History of North Ryde 

Aboriginal History of Ryde – Ryde City Council

Ryde Library Services – has a collection of historical photographs of the local area.

Ryde Historical Society – information on the local area including a 1902 description of a North Ryde farm down the road from North Ryde PS, providing a vivid picture of the surrounding area.

North Ryde Public School

North Ryde Public School class photos 1890-1954 on Flickr – NSW Schoolhouse Museum

North Ryde Public School Celebrating 125 Years 1877-2002 (PDF 14.5MB) – history of North Ryde Public School

North Ryde Public School website – the current school’s website

Museums Sector

Trove – a wealth of information online –National Library of Australia. Harvests from online collections and includes digitised newspapers, journals, diaries, photographs, maps, books, etc.

eHive – searchable museum collections, including the collection of the NSW Schoolhouse Museum of Public Education

Museums and Galleries of NSW – state organisation for the museums sector

Australian Museums and Galleries Association – national organisation for the museums sector

Schoolhouse Museums in NSW – archived listing on Pandora Web Archive, National Library of Australia, originally published by the NSW Department of Education.