These women showed diverse skills while developing education in Australia. In a country enamoured with egalitarianism, the neglect of their stories speaks of a broader historical reality.
Despite big changes in childcare policy at the end of the 20th century, we’re asking many of the same questions as in the 1960s.
Victorian schools were alien territory for children, and after World War II many schools were crumbling and unsafe.
Seventy years on from its passage into law, the Education Act of 1944 is often remembered as a monument to political consensus – the art of the possible, in the words of its chief architect, R A “Rab…