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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

1824-1850

1824

  • The first settlement in Queensland was established.

1826

  • Mrs Esther Roberts conducted the first school. Sixteen pupils attended and Mrs Roberts was paid £20 a year.

1842

  • Brisbane ceased to be a convict settlement and was opened to free settlers. This resulted in an increased demand for education in Brisbane.

1850

  • The first National school was established at Toolburra near Warwick by Mr George Leslie and was financed by the New South Wales Government. The present State system grew out of this National school system.

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Last reviewed
10 January 2013
Last updated
10 January 2013