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1909.

QUEENSLAND.

THIRTY-THIRD REPORT

OF THE

SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

FOR

THE YEAR 1908.

PRESENTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT BY COMMAND.

BY AUTHORITY:
ANTHONY JAMES CUMMING, GOVERNMENT PRINTER, WILLIAM STREET, BRISBANE.

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THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC

INSTRUCTION IN QUEENSLAND, BEING THE REPORT FOR
THE YEAR ENDED 31st DECEMBER, 1908.

To His EXCELLENCY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE FREDERIC JOHN NAPIER, Baron

Chelmsford, of Chelmsford, in the county of Essex, in the Peerage of the
United Kingdom, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order
of St. Michael and St. George, Governor of the State of Queensland and

its Dependencies, in the Commonwealth of Australia.

My LORD,-I have the honour to submit to Your Excellency the Report of the Department of Public Instruction for the year 1908.

1. This Report, with its Appendices, deals with the educational work contents. carried on under the provisions of The State Education Act of 1875," and amending Acts of 1897 and 1900; the “Grammar Schools Act 1860,” and amending Act of 1900. It also contains particulars respecting State aid to the following:-Secondary education in the form of grants to Grammar schools; scholarships and bursaries to approved Secondary schools, and exhibitions to Universities; Orphanages; Technical Colleges, and Schools of Arts.

PRIMARY EDUCATION.

SCHOOLS IN OPERATION. 2. At the end of the year there were in operation 461 State schools, 640 Provisional schools, 2 schools for Aboriginals-namely, Deebing Creek and Myora—and the Reformatory School at Westbrook. The total number of schools open during the year was 1,141.

3. The tabular statement below shows the classification of the schools open at the end of the year, and compares it with that of the previous year:

Number of schools in operation.

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