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Nature textbooks

Title

Nature textbooks

Description

This collection includes a range of teaching materials relating to nature and the natural world and demonstrate what was taught to children in Australian between c.1880-c.1950.  These items are part of the Australian School Textbook collection.

Subject

School textbooks and education

Items in the Nature textbooks collection

Mamma's entertaining description of the trees, plants, shrubs, & herbs, mentioned in the Holy Scriptures & the passages in which they are introduced
Describes over seventy trees, cereal grains, vegetables, herbs and spices, with numerous illustrations, and the relevant biblical quote/s.

Ocean flowers and their teachings
By the author of Wild flowers and their teachings. Each specimen is accompanied by a description and some literary excerpts or poetry. Includes 39 mounted specimens. Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection Contact Deakin…

A descriptive list of the birds native to Victoria, Australia, 1908
At head of title: Nature-study. Supplement to the 'Education gazette and teacher's aid', 16th December, 1908. Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Special Collection Rare Books. Contact Deakin University Library for access…

A descriptive list of the birds native to Victoria, Australia, 1900
At head of title: Nature-study. Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Special Collection Rare Books. Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

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. Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

The A.B.C. of botany
Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection. Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

First studies in insect life in Australasia : with numerous questions, directions for outdoor work, and drawing and composition exercises
For children. Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection. Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

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. Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

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. Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

McCarron, Bird & Co.'s descriptive chart of destructive insects
Published with the approval of the Education Department of Victoria and revised by C. French. Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Australian Schools Textbook Collection. Contact Deakin University Library for access to…

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. Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.