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Geography textbooks

Title

Geography textbooks

Description

The oldest publications in this collection of geography books represent an era in the history of Australia’s education when the Colony was beginning to identify the need to educate children in Australian matters, as distinct from subjects taught in the UK. The author of the  Geography and History of Oceania series lamented the fact that young Australians were being taught the geography of other countries whilst remaining ignorant about their own region, and arguably produced the first manual on Australasian geography for school students. By the late 19th century, advancements in printing techniques led to changes in geography texts, with Cassell’s Australian Atlas Geography heralded as being a substantial improvement for students by providing fifty two diagrams and maps which would eliminate reliance upon traditional wall maps.

Subject

School textbooks and education

Items in the Geography textbooks Collection

Cassell's Australian atlas geography containing 52 maps, diagrams and illustrations for the fifth & sixth classes : arranged to suit the programme of instruction of the Education Department
Cover price: 1/-Possible publication date from testimonial quoted in Preface.From the School Text Book Collection.For primary students.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

Geography and history of Oceania : comprising a detailed account of the Australian colonies and a brief sketch of Malaysia, Australia and Polynesia, for the use of schools
Ferguson, 10813a.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

Geography for third class
With illustrations and 17 maps by the author.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

Geography for young Australians
Sanctioned by the commissioners of education in Victoria.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

Geography of Tasmania
With coloured map and illustration."Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

Geography of Victoria
Ferguson no. 16440.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

N.S.W. Leaving Certificate geography and modern history (pass papers) : examination papers 1954-1961
Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

Outlines of Australian and general geography for the use of junior classes in schools and for private tuition
Ferguson no., 13683.For secondary school students.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

The essentials of geography : grade vii
Open file in large view BookReader

The geography and history of Oceania abridged, or, A concise account of Australasia, Malaysia, Polynesia, and Antarctica
"For the use of junior classes"Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

Whitcombe's human geography for Australian schools Third class
For primary students.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection

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