In January 1975, 'A Brief History of State Education in Queensland' was published as a supplement to the Education Office Gazette. This brief history proved to be quite popular in the absence of any other single text covering the same ground. It provided information on Queensland education for teachers and students involved in more general studies on education in Australia. It also provided general background information for teachers, students, local historians, and school centenary or jubilee committees concerned with the history of local schools.
The original 'brief history' was extensively revised in 1982 by Eddie Clarke and Greg Logan, employees of the Education History Unit. It is this 1982 edition that is republished here. The chronology of education in Queensland (which was part of the original publication) has been updated however to provide a factual outline of the major 'milestones' and trends in the development of State education up to the present.