Cooma school records

Archives on tour

Schools are often the centre of a town and reflect the good times and bad times but also the fun times like days off for the local show. They reflect the culture and location of the town – early finishes so the children can help with the milking or more pupils when the railway is built nearby. Teachers are moved from school to school. While in town they may struggle to find accommodation. Teachers study and take exams to progress in their careers. Their leave requests provide many details about their lives.

In this webinar we show digital copies of the archives and talk about the archives and what they say about the town and people. We also talk about how they and other archives can be found.

Archives on tour

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Students pose for photo in front of school building

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Man standing on wagon of horse drawn cart turns onto the main street of Broken Hill 1903.

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