A Centenury of Schooling Exhibition at the University of Canberra

Barcham 15 May 2013

A collection of artifacts from Canberra’s education past are being displayed in a new exhibition at the University of Canberra.

A Century of Schooling in the National Capital will include artifacts, images, and documents from a variety of collections, and will be formally opened tonight.

Ms Lombard, who is studying a Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation, said the exhibition covers various educational themes including classroom activities, education policy, school events and items that were cutting-edge technology in their day.

“I think people will find the technology really interesting – things that are no longer in use, like the large manual typewriter or the nib pens, but were quite revolutionary when they were introduced,” Ms Lombard said.

A 1960 ABC school broadcast guide illustrates the important role radio has played in Australian schooling. Local artefacts include school caps and ties, a 1917 ‘Qualifying Certificate’, numerous school histories and an Ainslie School visitor’s book from the 1930s.

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