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New South Wales - Organisation

Department of Education and Training (1997 - 2011)

State Government of New South Wales

Government Department
Alternative Names
  • Department of Education

The Department of Education and Training is responsible for public primary, secondary and post-school technical education in New South Wales. In 2011 it became the Department of Education and Communities.


 c. 1848 - 1866 Board of National Education
 1848 - 1866 Denominational School Board
       1866 - 1880 Council of Education
       1873 - 1881 Department of Justice and Public Instruction
             1880 - 1915 Department of Public Instruction
                   1915 - 1989 Department of Education
                         1989 - 1997 Department of School Education
                               1997 - 2011 Department of Education and Training
                                     2011 - Department of Education and Communities

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Online Resources

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,

Prepared by: Naomi Parry