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A chronology of special education in Queensland

1875-1900 | 1900-1925 | 1925-1950 | 1950-1975 | 1975-2000 | 2000-2009



  • John William Tighe established a workshop for visually impaired men and raised funds for the education of the visually impaired.


  • Financial support was provided to enable 13 children to attend the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute in Sydney.


  • A Blind, Deaf and Dumb School was established in Queensland, controlled by a committee chaired by Sir Charles Lilley. The school opened at Cornwall St, Annerley with 20 students.


  • The Blind School and the Deaf School were established as separate schools on the above site. Deaf and blind children were educated separately but housed together.

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Last reviewed
10 January 2013
Last updated
10 January 2013