Reading, Writing and Arithmetic: A History of Education

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Join the City of Greater Dandenong’s Heritage team and Jack Martin, Assistant Manager, Collection Management from the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) to discover the history of education in Victoria, and learn how to use PROV resources to undertake your own educational research.  

Using case studies and anecdotes, Jack will touch on the history of education and how to research schooling through the PROV online resources. This free presentation will cover the very earliest education records in the collection (1830s – 1870s) and how to find information about:

  • Teachers (1860s – 1960s)
  • Schools (1870s – c1970s)
  • Students 


This program will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. A link to this event will be sent to you 1-2 hours prior to the session start time. 


This is a free event. 

Registrations are required for this event. Select the 'Register now' button below. 

Participants will require the following

  • An email address
  • Internet access
  • Computer, laptop, or smartphone.  
  • Access to Microsoft Teams. Join on your computer or download the free app if you joining via tablet or smartphone. 

To meet COVIDSafe requirements, please be aware some programs and events may be moved online or cancelled.

All COVIDSafe guidelines will be fully met to ensure public safety for this event. All attendees must be checked in via QR code.

For further information or bookings please contact Greater Dandenong Libraries at or 1300 630 920.

Free event. Registrations required.
Online - Microsoft Teams
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