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Celebrating Queensland teachers – Fanny Wilkinson

Fanny Wilkinson. Image published in The Capricornian, 2 January 1926

While October 5 is annually recognised internationally as World Teachers’ Day, Queenslanders celebrate this day on the last Friday of October, due to conflicts with school holidays. Nearly everyone has a fond memory of a special teacher who inspired them during their school days. One SLQ collection item shows the appreciation felt by a teacher’s pupils, … Read more

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

Working Queensland: Trades and professions at Queensland State Archives

Industrial High School, Brisbane, Science Class, April 1951. Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 1638

Guest blogger: Niles Elvery – Manager, Public Access, Queensland State Archives Searching for information on the work life or career of a person? Queensland State Archives has lots of records which can help you to find out more about trades and professions in Queensland. Some of the trades and professions represented in the records include … Read more