Sunday, December 16, 2012

Victorian Schools by name AND number

It is nearly Christmas and it's traditional to give presents at this time of the year.  Here is a gift from the Genealogical Society of Victoria for all those people trying to identify Victorian schools from either their name or their number.
 
These files have been compiled from the index to Vision and Realisation: a centenary history of state education in Victoria, Volume 2, Education Department of Victoria, Melbourne, 1973.  Various anomalies have been checked in the text and corrected accordingly.  Every effort has been made to produce an accurate list of the schools. Volume 2 covers the following areas:
  • Glenelg Region
  • Wimmera Region - Stawell sub-region; Dimboola, Lowan, Kaniva sub-regions; Donald, Dunmunkle, Warracknabeal sub-regions; Horsham, Arapiles sub-regions
  • Mallee Region
  • Loddon Region
  • Central Highlands Region
  • Corangamite Region
  • Barwon Region
The lists include the school name, school number, region, volume number and page number in Vision and Realisation.
 
These PDF files are copyright and may not be published elsewhere however they may be printed to be used for reference and research:
TIP: It has been noticed that naming conventions in both Volume 2 and Volume 3 have not been consistent.  If you cannot find an expected name, use the search or find option.
 
Sometime in 2013 new lists will be compiled incorporating entries from both Volume 2 and 3.  Subscribe to this blog to be notified when the new combined files have been added.  Volume 3 covers the following areas:
  • Port Phillip Western Region
  • Port Phillip Eastern Region
  • Upper Goulburn Region
  • Goulburn Region
  • Upper Murray Region
  • East Gippsland Region
  • West Gippsland Region  
The three volumes of Vision and Realisation are in the library at the Genealogical Society of Victoria.  You should also be able to find copies in other libraries, genealogical societies and historical societies.
 
Merry Christmas from the Genealogical Society of Victoria.

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