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Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Teachers’ Rolls, 1869-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: New South Wales Government. Teachers' Rolls, 1869–1908. NRS 4073 (9 reels). State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

© the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales and is used under licence with the permission of the State Records Authority. The State of New South Wales gives no warranty regarding the data's accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability for any particular purpose.

About New South Wales, Australia, Teachers’ Rolls, 1869-1908

These records for New South Wales teachers give you a glimpse of what your ancestor was like in the classroom.

In 1848, the Board of National Education in New South Wales was established and began formalizing standards for public education. This collection includes rolls of teachers employed in the system beginning in 1869. There is an index to the rolls as well.

Details you can learn from the rolls include:

  • age at the time of hire
  • training
  • promotions
  • teaching classifications
  • employment history with school names and dates
  • awards
  • reprimands and disciplinary actions
  • salary
  • marital status

You’ll find nearly 15,000 teachers indexed in the collection.

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