School Days: Education in Victoria... ragged schools...Ragged Schools...Document: Registration form for the Hornbrook Ragged School, Prahran...Uneducated children, if ‘left uncared for, would inevitably grow up to be pests and outcasts of society’. – 6th Annual Report of Hornbrook Ragged School Association. In the 1860s, Melbourne’s officials noted a growing number of destitute...In 1859 the first Ragged School was opened in Smith Street, Collingwood. By 1863, the Hornbrook Ragged School Association had established 10 schools in Melbourne, and other charities followed its lead. These schools welcomed the street urchins ...
The exhibition, School Days, developed by Public Record Office Victoria and launched at Old Treasury Building in March 2015, is a history of more than 150 years of schooling in Victoria.
It is a history of the 1872 Education Act - the most significant education reform in Victoria, and a world first! It is a history of early schooling, migrant schooling, Aboriginal schools, women in education, rural education and, of course, education during war time (1914-1918).
This online exhibition is based on the physical exhibition School Days originally displayed at Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne, www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au and curated by Kate Luciano in collaboration with Public Record Office Victoria.