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.
1848 - 1866 Denominational School Board
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