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Series VPRS 14519
School History Files
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Date Range: Series 1967 - 2003
  Series in Custody 1967 - ? 2003
  Contents Circa 1873 - 2003
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1967 - 1985 Education Department VA 714
1985 - 1992 Ministry of Education and Training (previously known as Ministry of Education) VA 1112
1992 - 1999 Department of Education VA 3098
1999 - 2002 Department of Education, Employment and Training VA 4828
2002 - 2003 Department of Education and Training VA 4829
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1992 - cont Department of Education VA 3098
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  • How to use the Records
    Determine the number of the school in which you are interested. A list of schools and school numbers is available in PROV reading rooms. Consult the records details for this series to identify the unit(s) required.

    Note that not all schools have submitted histories to the Department of Education.

  • Function / Content
    These records are arranged in order by school number. Each file may contain a sheet registering the school history, correspondence between schools, individuals and the Department of Education, notes, newsclippings, original and photocopied school documents and copies of school history publications.

    VPRS 14519 / P2 contains school histories, newsclippings, photographs, fliers and correspondence with the Education History Unit (rather than the Department of Education). It is not known why there are two sequences of school histories, however in this second sequence the histories are frequently shorter or consist of notes and drafts, as distinct from the stapled manuscript pages in P1.

    There are some annotations on various documents, in the form 89/3756. These may refer to VPRS 640 Central Inward Primary Schools Correspondence, VPRS 903 Inwards Registered Correspondence, VPRS 9514 Central Correspondence Files - Technical Schools, VPRS 9514 Central Correspondence Files - Technical Schools General or VPRS 10249 High Schools Inwards Correspondence Files. These references to other correspondence series are subject to further research.

    The school histories were collected in preparation for the three-volume publication, "Vision and Realisation: a Centenary History State Education in Victoria, Education Department of Victoria, 1973". This publication is available in PROV reading rooms.

    Units 1 and 54 of consignment P1 includes some miscellaneous items, including a list of published school histories, a summary of restructures in term 4, 1996 and an advertisement for the auction of rural school properties, also in 1996.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This series was transferred to PROV from the Education History Unit of the Department of Education and Training.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 Circa 1873 - 2003 Open 54
P0002 Circa 1978 - 2003 Open 1
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