State School Committee Members in Queensland 1876-1889
ISBN 1 876613 17 3
Indexes approximately 4,600 names from Notices in the Queensland Government Gazette from 1876 when the notices commenced to 1889. Entries cover about 340 different schools from all regions of Queensland – they include well known schools such as South Brisbane, Bulimba, Bundaberg, Charleville, Charters Towers, Cairns, Mackay, Townsville and Warwick and others less well known such as Alsatia, Boggy Creek, Frederick, One-Eye Waterhole, Postman’s Ridge, and Te Kowai.
The duties of School Committees were, in general, to see that the non-sectarian principle of the system is maintained inviolate and to take care that all the Board’s regulations and instructions are faithfully and efficiently carried out, to keep the school building in repair, making sure it is used for proper purposes, providing sufficient quantities of furniture, to use their influence with parents to induce them to send their children to school and to report the conduct of the teacher to the Board. Obviously they formed a key role in keeping the schools functioning satisfactorily.
If members died, resigned, left the district or ceased to act then additional members were appointed & the Department notified.
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