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Kardinia - The Geelong Teachers' College Magazine


Kardinia - The Geelong Teachers' College Magazine




Geelong Teachers' College


Kardinia was the annual magazine of Geelong Teachers' College (G.T.C.). Opened on 31st January 1950 by Mr G. A. Osborne, G.T.C. was operational until April 1, 1977, when it officially became the School of Education, Deakin University.

The College's motto was "a posse ad esse" - from possibility to actuality.

Originally designed to be a quarterly publication, Kardinia (an indigenous word for "sunrise") evolved into the College's yearbook. It contained photographs and stories about significant events, class lists and photographs of the year's student intake, and articles of an academic or humorous bent.

The collection is a small selection of photographs from the early 1950s. As one of Deakin University's many antecedent institutions, the College's records are held by Deakin University Archives for the benefit of interested researchers and alumni.


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Items in the Kardinia - The Geelong Teachers' College Magazine collection

Student council car travels near and far
Geelong Teachers' College students take pride in the Student Council's dedicated "set of wheels", 1954.
Since opening its doors in 1950, the College had by this time seen 684 student admissions and 469 graduations.
In this years' edition of…

The sunny side of college life
A collage of photographic images showing the proliferation of al fresco teaching and learning activities at Geelong Teachers' College, circa 1951. The Principal, Mr Whiteoak, can be seen seated in the centre right image. the caption for the bottom…

Operation - museum
In 1950, all specimens from the Geelong Free Library and Museum were decommissioned, and were subsequently acquired by Geelong Teachers' College. Students assisted with the removal of the valuable collection, which was to be used during classes for…

Remember examinations?
A light-hearted look at end-of-year examinations from the first volume of Kardinia, the Geelong Teachers' College magazine. The image celebrates the first round of final examinations for the College's foundation year students.
This edition includes…

College welcomes royal couple
Geelong Teachers' College students welcome Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to Geelong on March 6, 1954