Tag: New South Wales

Order and Disorder: Madness in Penal New South Wales

Madness was a feature of the colony of New South Wales from the start: sailors, convicts, soldiers, and free men and women. But how did they manage this madness? And what effect did that have on colonial society? Dr Dunk’s talk will… Read More

Trove Tuesday- The History Of Wattle Day

Reposted from our blog – 3 September, 2013 The first known use of wattle as a meaningful emblem in the Australian colonies dates back to the early days of Tasmania 1838), when the wearing of silver wattle sprigs was encouraged on the occasion of an anniversary celebration of the seventeenth century… Read More

One hundred years ago today – 30 August

Featured image – The Deua River Historical newspapers were the Facebook of their day – recording the comings and goings of everyone in town. ancestry.com While not necessarily agreeing with the above blanket statement, a quick look through the papers of the… Read More

Mrs Bridget Johnston of Eurobodalla Public School, 1882-1927

In 1924, when she was 65, the Education department’s age for retirement in those days, the powers-that-be asked Mrs Johnston to continue teaching. She retired three years later at the age of 68 Sixteen Women of Early Eurobodalla Noel Warry, Moruya and District… Read More

Education Week

Education Week has been showcasing  the achievements of our inspirational teachers, staff, students, Parents & Citizens Associations and community members in New South Wales for many years. ‘Celebrating our stories‘, the theme of  2013 Education Week, provides a great opportunity for our… Read More

Arbour Day

Many of us would have memories of tree plantings and gardening at school each Arbour Day. This tradition is being continued to this day with National Schools Tree Day being held on the last Friday of July for schools. Arbour Day itself… Read More