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Nature textbooks

Title

Nature textbooks

Description

This collection is a small sample from the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library’s Australian Schools Textbook Collection, which comprises textbooks used in Australian primary and secondary schools. The full collection comprises over 20,000 titles and is considered to be of national significance.

The sample included here comprises a selection of early Australian nature texts from 1880 to 1929 covering birds, insects, fish, amphibians, mammals, botany and specific geographic locations.  Specific locations include studies of the Great Barrier Reef and Werribee Gorge.

More samples from the Australian Schools Textbook Collection can be found in Fusion Online Exhibits in the Geography textbooks, History textbooksSchool readers, and the Australian School textbooks collections.

Subject

School textbooks and education

Items in the Nature textbooks Collection

Nature-study : a field lesson at Werribee Gorge, Bacchus Marsh, to the pupils of the Continuation School and the students of the Training College, Education Department, Melbourne
"Supplement to the Education Gazette and Teachers' Aid, 21st May, 1906"Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

The A.B.C. of botany
Open file in large view BookReader

First studies in plant life in Australasia : with numerous questions, directions for outdoor work, and drawing and composition exercises
Whitcombe & Tombs job no. G11854.Cover price 1/3.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

On the Barrier Reef : a story of Australia's coral wonderland
"Abridged for use in schools.""For children aged 12 to 14 years."Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

Comparative methods of digestion, circulation & respiration in fishes, amphibia & mammals
Ferguson no. 18658.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

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