HAGSOC Monthly Meeting: Geoff Burkhardt: Convict School Teachers in Early Colonial NSW

Event Information

When
  • 1 Oct 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Where
  • Neighbourhood Hall, Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St, Cook, ACT 2614
  • Cook
  • Australian Capital Territory
Other Information
  • Cost: Free - visitors welcome
Contact

Geoff Burkhardt:  Convict School Teachers in early Colonial New South Wales.

 

At the monthly meeting of The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra (HAGSOC) on Tuesday 1 October 2013 at 8pm at the Neighbourhood Hall, Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street Cook ACT 2614 (6251 7004) our guest speaker will be Geoff Burkhardt of the Australian National Museum of Education.  Geoff’s topic will be:  Convict School Teachers in early Colonial New South Wales.

 

Convict School Teachers in early Colonial New South Wales.

 

Plans for the First Fleet did not include schools or school teachers in the penal establishment of Sydney but it soon became obvious that there was a great need for such.  With very few free settlers in the colony available for this task, the early Governors selected literate, educated convicts for the duties of teaching. Geoff has uncovered the fascinating and little known story of many of these early teachers.

 

Geoffrey Burkhardt

 

Geoff is a Fellow of HAGSOC, a retired university lecturer and Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Administration and is author and co-author of a number of books including Researching Australian School Records.  Geoff is currently Honorary Assistant Curator at the Australian National Museum of Education and is working on a project related to nineteenth century school text books used in Australian colonial schools.

 

There is no charge for attending the HAGSOC monthly meeting  and visitors are welcome.

 

The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc was founded in 1964 ‘to promote and encourage the study and preservation of family history, genealogy, heraldry and allied subjects, and to assist members and others in research in these areas.’  The Society is run entirely by volunteers, who give generously of their time, expertise and goodwill to provide a service for all members. 

 

The Secretary

The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc

GPO Box 585

CANBERRA ACT 2601

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