Last updated:

May 8, 2019

What do I need to know?

The school name (e.g. Northcote) or number (e.g 1401)

How do I search?

Use the search box below to find and order relevant records.

About these records

Between 1863 and 1956 the Education Department created and maintained a single file per school that documented construction, alteration and maintenance of school buildings and other structures such as school residences, fences and temporary classrooms.

The records were firstly divided by type of school e.g. primary or high school.

Who created these records?

We have a page for each of the Agencies who created these records. You can see a list of the other records we hold that were created by these agencies:

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What are in these records?

  • documentation of construction, alteration and maintenance of school buildings
  • documentation of construction, alteration and maintenance of school residences, fences and temporary classrooms
  • land purchase applications for a school.