History of Education Review


The official journal of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society



Table Of Contents: Volume 48 Issue 1

Bushrangers, itinerant teachers and constructing educational policy in 1860s New South Wales

Ashley Thomas Freeman

The purpose of this paper is to examine how rural outlaws, known in the Australian context as bushrangers, impacted on the introduction of itinerant teaching in sparsely…

There was movement at the station: western education at Moola Bulla, 1910-1955

Rhonda Povey, Michelle Trudgett

The focus of this paper is to centre the lived experiences and perceptions of western education held by Aboriginal people who lived at Moola Bulla Native Cattle Station…

Carnegie in Australia: philanthropic power and public education in the early twentieth century

Bill Green

The purpose of this paper is to outline a reconceptualised view of public education, with specific reference to early twentieth-century Australia, and to revisit the…

Muriel Pyrah: sources and myths from a West Riding of Yorkshire school, 1967–1972

Lottie Hoare

The purpose of this paper is to juxtapose different sources concerning educational experiments embarked on by an English primary school teacher, Muriel Pyrah. Pyrah taught…

Creating “them” and “us”

Mary Tomsic, Claire Marika Deery

The purpose of this paper is to examine how the contemporary “refugee crisis” is being presented to children through picture books and teaching materials. It uses the…

Micro histories of intercultural knowledge exchange: Tao Xingzhi’s educational poetry

Jing Qi, Catherine Manathunga, Michael Singh, Tracey Bunda

The purpose of this paper is to provide a micro historical account of the work of a key Chinese educational reformer, Tao Xingzhi (1891–1946), who transformed educational…

Mindfulness for teachers: notes toward a discursive cartography

Remy Low

For the interested teacher, teacher educator and educational researcher seeking an entry point into how mindfulness relates to teachers’ work, the burgeoning and divergent…

Australian and New Zealand women teachers in the First World War

Kay Morris Matthews, Kay Whitehead

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the contributions of women teachers to the war effort at home in Australia and New Zealand and in Egypt and Europe between 1914 and 1918.



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