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History textbooks

Title

History 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 history texts from 1857-1929, and covers English history, and the history and Australia including indigenous populations, colonial settlement, expansion and industrial progress, key historical figures, the discovery of gold, and the development of the Catholic Church.

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

Subject

School textbooks and education

Items in the History textbooks Collection

Merit certificate history notes (1603-1919) revised
For secondary school students.On cover: 1929.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

History : Merit Certificate
"Carefully collated and classified from the Education Department's official questions for the years 1912 to 1922 inclusive"--Cover.For secondary school students.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools…

Early days of Melbourne
Ferguson no. 7215.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

English history stories for young Australians
Also published with the additional cover title of "Australasian Catholic school series"With illustrations by D.H. Souter.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

History of Australia and New Zealand for Catholic schools
Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

The child's history of Australia. First part
Maps inside covers.For children.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

School history of Australia : being a brief account of the progress of the colonies from the earliest discoveries to the year 1900
Ferguson, 15503.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

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