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New Accession: Letters of a Lady Schoolteacher in Maryborough, 1884-1887

Jane Ann Dunbar letter, 10 May 1884. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The John Oxley Library recently received a wonderful collection of correspondence written by Jane Ann Dunbar, a young teacher at the Maryborough Girls’ Grammar School during the 1880s.  Jane was twenty years old when she migrated to Australia from Hertfordshire, England, to take up the position as second mistress at the school.  The letters, written to … Read more