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A chronology of education in Queensland

1824-1850 | 1851-1875 | 1876-1900 | 1901-1925 | 1926-1950 | 1951-1975 | 1976-2000 | 2000-2011

1876-1900

1876

  • A pupil-teacher scheme, under which the head teacher was responsible for the training of pupil-teachers, was introduced.

1880

  • State aid to denominational schools was abolished.

1882

  • The first technical college, the Brisbane Technical College, was established by the Brisbane School of Arts.

1886

  • The first teachers association was formed.

1888

  • Primary schools and their administration were strongly criticised by a Royal Commission on the Civil Service.

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1890

  • The first Arbor Day was held.

1891

  • An Instructress in Kindergarten was appointed to give teachers in infant grades in primary schools instruction in the new Froebellian methods.

1892

  • An optional Class 6 was added to the class structure.

1895

  • Drawing was introduced as a subject in primary schools. This subject was seen as a vital basis for technical education.

1897

  • Queensland Agricultural College at Lawes was established.

1898

  • State Education Amendment of 1897 was implemented, allowing the introduction of secondary-level subjects like Euclid, Algebra and Science in classes 5 and 6 of primary schools.

1900

  • The compulsory clause of the Education Act of 1875 was fully implemented.

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Last reviewed
10 January 2013
Last updated
10 January 2013