Special Issue/Édition spéciale 1994
Articles

Schooling and the Production of Local Communities in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Australia

Malcolm Vick
James Cook University of North Queensland
Published November 30, 1994
How to Cite
Vick, Malcolm. 1994. “Schooling and the Production of Local Communities in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Australia”. Historical Studies in Education / Revue d’histoire De l’éducation 6 (3). https://historicalstudiesineducation.ca/hse/index.php/edu_hse-rhe/article/view/4615.

Abstract

This paper explores some ways in which the provision and management of schools in mid-nineteenth-century Australia shaped the local communities of which they were a part. It argues that the existence of schools, especially public schools in purpose-built accommodation, played an important role in shaping local society, geographically, culturally, and politically, and in positioning local society in relation to the colonial state.