Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Teachers


Teachers may have trained at a college or university. See Universities.

Teachers were employed in schools. See Schools.

Teachers may have belonged to a union. See Union and Employer Association Records.


GOVERNMENT SCHOOL TEACHERS

 

NEW SOUTH WALES


ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, TEACHER APPLICATIONS AND SCHOOL RECORDS, 1850-1960

These are provided in association with State Records Authority of NSW. This collection consists of school education records for New South Wales. It includes teacher applications, school admission registers and records, and various letters received by the National Board of Education and Council of Education. They may be browsed and they are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=8815

 

VICTORIA

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - TEACHER RECORD BOOKS 1863-1959 (VPRS 13579 P1)

These are indexed through the catalogue at the Public Record Office Victoria website. The images for numbers 1 to 53799 may be viewed online; these are for the years 1863 to 1957.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/education/teacher-records-1863-1959

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, SELECTED TRIAL BRIEF AND CORRESPONDENCE REGISTERS AND OTHER IMAGES, 1837-1993

These are provided by Public Record Office Victoria. These records are not indexed but can be browsed by description and range. They include:

Despite being labelled Eildon Teacher Record Books these are the teacher record books for Victoria from 1863 to 1959. To access them the teacher ID number from Public Record Office Victoria catalogue is required.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60672

 

The following table is a finding aid for use with the teacher record books located on Ancestry.

Year

First Teacher ID

1914

1

1915

2252

1916

4514

1917

6876

1918

9099

1919

11175

1920

13301

1921

15351

1922

17501

1923

19601

1924

21700

1925

23700

1926

25719

1927

27784

1928

30201

1929

32656

1930

35100

1931

37534

1932

39900

1933

44652

1934

49000

 

The Victorian Teacher Record Books have schools that teachers taught at listed by school number. To find the corresponding school name use the below school number index.

 

A book Vision and Realisation: a centenary history of state education in Victoria, edited by L. J. Blake in three volumes was published in 1973. This book may be found in local libraries. It has brief histories of all state schools in Victoria.

VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY HISTORY ORGANSATIONS - VICTORIAN SCHOOL NAME AND NUMBER INDEXES

These are indexes to Vision and Realisation: a centenary history of state education in Victoria Volumes 2 and 3; one by school name and one by school number.

https://vafho.com/2019/03/30/victorian-schools-another-gift-from-vafho

 

FAMILYSEARCH - THE AUSTRALIAN PRESBYTERIAN CALENDAR AND EDUCATIONAL REGISTER FOR VICTORIA 1877

This includes a list of head teachers for all state schools in Victoria.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/571440?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

VICTORIAN PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS DATABASE - REPORTS OF THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION 1881-1885

Teacher registers are included in the appendices of the Reports of the Minister of Public Instruction.

Education Report of the Minister of Public Instruction for the year 1881-1882 Pages 1-118, 119-257

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1882-83No67Pi-118.pdf

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1882-83No67P119-257.pdf

Education Report of the Minister of Public Instruction for the year 1882-1883 Pages 1-120, 121-254

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1883-2ndSessionNo30pi-120.pdf

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1883-2ndSessionNo30p121-254.pdf

Education Report of the Minister of Public Instruction for the year 1883-1884

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1884No78.pdf

Education Report of the Minister of Public Instruction for the year 1884-1885 Pages 1-100, Pages 101-202

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1885No74pi-100.pdf

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1885No74p101-202.pdf

Education Report of the Minister of Public Instruction for the year 1885-1886 Pages 1-90, 91-196

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1886No89pi-90.pdf

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1886No89p91-196.pdf

 

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTES - TEACHER REGISTERS 1885-1910

Teacher registers were printed in the Victorian government gazettes. See Victorian Government Gazettes.

 

VICTORIAN EDUCATION GAZETTE AND TEACHERS' AID 1905-1992 - TEACHER REGISTERS

Teacher registers can be seen in the Victorian education gazette and teachers' aid from 1905 to 1992. These are held by the State Library of Victoria and Public Record Office Victoria. They are not online.

 

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTES - SUPPLEMENTARY TEACHER REGISTERS 1911-1983

Supplementary teacher registers were printed in the Victorian government gazettes annually. These include alterations, additions, revisions and removals. See Victorian Government Gazettes.

 

AUSTRALIAN MILITARY MEMORIALS AND RECORDS

This website aids in finding World War 1 Australian veteran information. It includes a number of digitized books: the All Australia Memorial Book, Victorian Edition, the Education Department's Record of War Services, Some of Australia's Fighting Families, Australian Jewry Book of Honour, and the National Bank of Australasia Ltd. Record of War Service of Bank and Staff 1914-1919.

https://australianmilitarymemorialsandrecords.com/

 

FINDMYPAST - EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WAR SERVICE

This includes short biographies and photographs of most of the 724 teachers who served in World War 1. Also mentions teachers whose sons or brothers died on service as well as those who volunteered and were rejected (mostly on medical grounds).

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/education-department-war-service

 

GEELONG AND DISTRICT WEBSITE - ASHBY STATE SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF

These have been indexed into the Geelong and District Database.

http://zades.com.au/gandd/index.php/databases/potpourri/ppindexes

 

VICTORIAN INSTITUTE OF TEACHING - TEACHER REGISTER

There is a searchable database of currently registered teachers at the Victorian Institute of Teaching website.

https://www.vit.vic.edu.au/search-the-register

 

SCHOOL INSPECTORS

 

THE INSPECTORS: AN ACCOUNT OF THE INSPECTORATE OF THE STATE SCHOOLS OF VICTORIA 1851-1983 BY DAVID HOLLOWAY. PUBLISHED IN 2001.

This book may be found in local libraries. This is a history of inspectors in Victoria and includes biographies of inspectors.

 

FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG DISTRICT SCHOOLS

The typescript was housed at the Geelong Historical Centre, Geelong; original records held at Public Record Office Victoria. This contains details of all schools visited by Hugh Childers, inspector of schools, with names and ages of all pupils, and a biographical sketch of Childers by Rosamund Druz.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/455380?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - THE AUSTRALIAN PRESBYTERIAN CALENDAR AND EDUCATIONAL REGISTER FOR VICTORIA 1877

This includes a list of school inspectors in Victoria.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/571440?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 


NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOL TEACHERS

Also see Private School Proprietors.

 

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTES - TEACHER REGISTERS 1907-1984

Non-government school teacher registers were printed in the Victorian government gazettes. See Victorian Government Gazettes.

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOL TEACHER RECORDS (VPRS 10061)

This is a finding aid for non-government school teacher records. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/education/non-government-school-teacher-records

 

VICTORIAN INSTITUTE OF TEACHING - TEACHER REGISTER

There is a searchable database of currently registered teachers at the Victorian Institute of Teaching website.

https://www.vit.vic.edu.au/search-the-register

 

PRIVATE SCHOOL PROPRIETORS

Private schools needed to be registered from 1876.

 

VICTORIAN PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS DATABASE - REPORTS OF THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION 1877-1894

List of private schools are included in the appendices of the Reports of the Minister of Public Instruction from 1877 to 1894. These may include the proprietors or head teachers. See under Victorian Parliament.

 

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTES - REGISTERS OF NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS 1907-1984

Registers of non-government schools were printed in the Victorian Government Gazettes from 1907 to 1984. These may include the proprietors or head teachers. See Victorian Government Gazettes.

 

RESOURCES

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS' OCCUPATIONS: TEACHERS

This lists resources held by the state library relating to teachers.

https://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/c.php?g=435343&p=6871227

 

 

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