Gilles School Infants Class. Adelaide 1941.

Empire Day at Unley Public School, the arrival of the Governor, 24 May 1942, South Australia. State Library of South Australia, B 7798/258


Welcome to the Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand.

Maori children

Maori children at an open air Sunday School class at Ruatahuna. Henry, Annie (Sister) : Photographs owned by Sister Annie Henry. Ref: 1/2-030878-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

The Dictionary aims to provide a range of authoritative entries about the multifaceted history of education in Australia and New Zealand, including histories of:

  • various types of schools and schooling
  • teachers and teacher training
  • curricula and pedagogies
  • childhood and youth
  • educational purposes and policies
  • and educational philosophies.

As we build the collection, we trust that users of the Dictionary will discover for themselves many fascinating and important stories about education in Australia and New Zealand.