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The noblest of professions : schoolmasters at Hastings 1872-1894

Moore, Keith (1999) The noblest of professions : schoolmasters at Hastings 1872-1894. SPERA/William Michael Press, Brisbane, Qld.

Abstract

The Noblest of Professions: Schoolmasters at Hastings 1872-1894 is a skilfully developed study of educational developments outside the Australian metropolises and in a small, but significant, pioneering rural community in the late colonial period.

It is an important contribution to the formerly neglected field of local and regional history in Australia. It extends our knowledge of the life experiences of the schoolmaster in an isolated community and the regard local people had for him, together with the significant and varied social and leadership roles he played regularly and occasionally in rural affairs. The rural schoolmaster and his concerns are vividly brought to life in a compelling portrayal in this book. In all a very significant contribution to Australian history and to the history of education in its regional and local context.

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ID Code: 51531
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Hastings, Education, History of Education in Australia , Australian History , School Teachers , Elementary Education in Australia , Education 1870s-1890s
ISBN: 0958580316
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 K. Moore
Copyright Statement: Copyright reverted back to author in 2009.
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2012 09:20
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 09:20

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