There are many records in our collection that relate to government schools. You will find records that track the establishment and maintenance of schools, provide details on students and teachers, and much more including plans of school sites and buildings.
What do I need to know before I start?
The most useful piece of information is the name (or names) of a school and whether it was a government school; in some instances its locality is also useful.
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Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting.
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