Do you have ancestry in the Queensland education industry?

The education departments in Australian states were very large organizations with schools spread across the colony/state from the most remote settlements to the inner city. Education Gazettes were published primarily to provide instructions and information to the staff of government schools. They're a fantastic resource for historians wanting to know more about the schools and teachers of the era - and an excellent way for anyone building a family history to find their ancestors.

In these gazettes, you'll find individual teachers and staff in relation to a variety of fascinating information:

  • staff deployment: admissions, transfers, those who left the service
  • tenders for works accepted
  • teachers college students
  • winners of scholarships and bursaries

These come generally listed with the staff name, position, and school. It's a wonderful genealogy tool for anyone building a family tree.

You might also find your ancestors in our extensive Institutions & Organisations Records