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New South Wales - Organisation

Department of School Education (1989 - 1997)

State Government of New South Wales

Government Department

The Department of School Education ran Schools for Special Purposes. Its links with the child welfare system are via the referral of children for truancy, behavioural disorders and, increasingly, welfare matters. On 3 December 1997 the Department of School Education became the Department of Education and Training.


 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


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