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There are many collections of photographs produced by the Education Department within our collection. Some have been digitised and include images of schools. A sample of these photos are on Flickr.

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The name or number of the school.

Many of the photographic collections can be searched by name.

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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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples

Record Series Number (VPRS): 1396, 14517, 10516 - covering the years 1890-1967
Record Series Number: 1396, 14562, 14514, 14516, 14581