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Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat Junior Technical School; Scholarship and Studentship Winners, 1919

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

Black and white studio photograph of 15 boys, sitting or standing.
20.0cm x 14.7cm
Object Registration
Historical information
Scholarships and Studentships played a very important role in schools of the day. Many families had to make sacrifices to enable their sons to remain at school. The addition of a third year to the junior technical course added to the burden. The main difficulty was the fee of one pound per term for students over the age of 14. There were 4 terms per year making it an expensive undertaking. Many working class boys, and they were in the majority at technical schools, had to seek employment as soon as they reached the age of 14, the statuary leaving age. Because of these financial obstacles, scholarships played an important role in the schools of the day.
When Made
Made By
Richards & Co (Photographer)
Inscriptions & Markings
Back of photograph: "Richard & Co Ballarat Photographers" stamped with additional stamp "Proofs not returned charged for"
Inpencil; "Jr Tech. School"
Last updated
10 Mar 2017 at 10:02AM