Hello and welcome to Queensland State Archives.
We hold many records about Queensland state schools from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The most interesting information about individuals are the admission registers, closely followed by the Corporal Punishment registers.
1. To find an individual’s school admission record
To find a person you will need to know the name of the school and an approximate date of admission.
Type the name of the school into the Basic Search box and press enter. A tip is type the place name and the word ‘school’ – I’ll type in Warwick East School
Choose View results for the Series line and choose admission registers
Select View items
Identify the date you are interested in – the list may not be in date order so search until you find the relevant date range
Make a note of the Item ID for your records
Some of our school admission records have been digitised and a scanned copy can be viewed, downloaded and/or printed.
2. To view digital records
To view the image click on the link
And open the PDF file
3. To view non-digital records
The school records that haven’t been digitised can either
Be viewed at 435 Compton Road Runcorn
Or you can request a quote for a copy of the records to be sent to you
4. To find additional information about schools
In addition to school admission registers we hold a variety of information about state schools. Type the name of the school into the Basic Search box and enter.
Choose ‘View results’ in the Item area
This will show you a list of records associated with the school
You can find information about the administration of the school, the school’s buildings and grounds, statistical information about attendance and sometimes school inspectors’ reports.
If you have any questions or would like to give us some feedback contact us via the ‘Contact the State Archives’ link using our online form
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