The Orphan Schools Estates Act 1826, also known as An Act for Vesting the Orphan School Estates in the Trustees of the Clergy and School Lands in the Colony of New South Wales and for duly governing the Children at School and in Apprenticeship (7 George 4, Act No 4, 1826), established rules for the management of the Orphan Schools and nominated the Madras system of education. The apprenticeship system already being used in the Colony was regulated and a system for dealing with disputes between apprentices and their employers was established. The Act also diverted some money from Orphan School lands to Church of England parish schools. This Act was repealed in 1881 by the Church and School Lands Dedication Act.
Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 21 February 2011, Last modified: 1 February 2018