ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0096 Campaign for ACT Education Authority Papers, 1964 - 1988

Scope and content notes

Call Number

HMSS 0096

Collection

Campaign for ACT Education Authority Papers

Date Range

1964-1988

Quantity

0.70m  (4 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

Available for reference

File Number

-

Related Collections

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These papers document the campaign in the ACT for a separate Education Authority from NSW which had been in charge of ACT education since 1927. The campaign was conducted between 1964 and 1973-1980 by interested members of the community who formed themselves into lobby groups.  Separation from NSW was achieved in 1973 when Mr Kim Beazley (Senior) became Minister for Education in the Federal Government.

The papers comprise manuscript, printed paper and cuttings from the Canberra Times. The campaign was supported by the then Editor of the Canberra Times, John Allen. 

The papers were donated by Mrs C Blackers of Campbell ACT who also wrote a Masters thesis on this topic. 

Box List

Box No.  Series No. File No. Description Date Range
1 1

Newscuttings

Pasted into notebooks

May 1966-Dec 1966
July 1967-June 1970
June 1970-July 1971
July 1971-April 1972
April 1972-July 1973
August 1973-Nov 1974
Nov 1974-April 1976
April 1976-Nov 1976
1 1

Newscuttings

Loose-leaf 

1980
2 2 1,2 Minutes 1966-1967
2 2 3,4 Minutes 1967-1973
2 2 5 Minutes 1973
2 2 6 Minutes Sept 1973-April 1974
2 2 7 Minutes May 1974-Oct 1974
2 2 8 Minutes Oct 1974-May 1975
2 2 9 Minutes June 1975-Dec 1976
2 2 10 Minutes July 1975-Aug 1975
3 2 11 Minutes Oct 1975-May 1976
3 2 12 Minutes May 1976-Dec 1976
3 3 13 Correspondence 1971
3 4 14

Miscellaneous Papers

Notes re Sir George Currie Memorial Lectures 

1977-1988
3 4 15

Miscellaneous Papers

Education ’73 Series; Education ’74 Series 

1973-1974
3 4 16

Miscellaneous Papers

Education ’75 Series & Canberra Times Supplement on Education 

1975
3 4 17

Miscellaneous Papers

History of Establishment of Education Authority 

1980
3 4 18

Miscellaneous Papers

Manuscripts by Mrs C Blackers 


4 4 19

Miscellaneous Papers

Guidelines for Relationship within the Education System 


4 4 19

Miscellaneous Papers

Discussion paper “If Wishes Were Horses...The Parent Role in a Participative System of Schooling” C Blackers Nov 1982 

1982
4 4 19

Miscellaneous Papers

“The Movement for an Independent Education Authority for the ACT”. C Blackers Oct 1971 

1971
4 4 19

Miscellaneous Papers

“Teachers for Commonwealth Schools” W D Neal & W C Radford 1972 

1972
4 4 19

Miscellaneous Papers

“ A Design for the Governance & Organisation of Education in the ACT” Report of Assessment Panel of the ACT Education Authority 1973 

1973
4 4 19

Miscellaneous Papers

“Issues & Topics- Discussion Paper in the Governance of the ACT Education” 1984 Department of Education & Youth Affairs 

1984
4 4 19

Miscellaneous Papers

“Issues & Topics- Discussion Paper in the Governance of the ACT Education –Summary” 1984 Department of Education & Youth Affairs 

1984