New exhibition coming soon!
Be transported back to the old school days at Melbourne’s Old Treasury Building.
Ports and sailors will be replaced by teachers and students when Sailing into Melbourne leaves the Old Treasury Building for new waters in March.
The School Days: Education in Victoria exhibition will take visitors back to a time when backyard schools were the best option and public schools for destitute students were labelled ‘ragged’ schools. This exhibition will trigger some amazing memories, filled with classroom stories, black and white photographs, old text books, and memorabilia sourced from the vaults of the state archives at the Public Record Office Victoria.
Be reminded of the days when milk was delivered to every child and being caned was all part of a good education. What were ‘ragged schools’ of the 1860’s, and how did the state approach Aboriginal schooling, migrant education and playground design? How did children on the goldfields get an education?
See how Victorian education has changed since 1872 – when Victoria became the first state in the world to establish a public school system based on the principles of free, secular and compulsory education.
School Days: Education in Victoria will be on display at the Old Treasury Building from March until August 2015.
Visit oldtreasurybuilding.org.au to see the exhibitions currently on display.