From 1848 education was placed under the control of two boards: the Board of National Education and the Denominational School Board. These two boards functioned concurrently until 1866 when the Public Schools Act replaced them with the Council of Education.
c. 1848 - 1866 Board of National Education
1866 - 1880 Council of Education
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
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: Melissa Downing
Created: 21 April 2011, Last modified: 10 March 2014