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Practising writing
Title : Practising writing Practising writing
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Source : B 63020/3
Date of creation : ca. 1912
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

A young boy practices his writing on the blackboard.

Perhaps when he was practised enough, the boy would graduate to working in The Adelaide copy book int. This was an entry level copybook which was used in South Australian government schools from 1887 until World War One. Usually blank, except for the example lines, the page would be completed by the students copying the examples of printed script writing.

This photograph is from a collection of lantern slides which belonged to Lydia Longmore the first woman inspector of infant schools in South Australia.

Period : 1884-1913
Further reading :

Adelaide copy book 1, Adelaide: South Australian Govt. Printer in conjunction with the Central Southern Region Education Office, 1983 

Fairbank, Alfred. A handwriting manual, Lond.: Faber, 1954

Hughes, Felicity. Reading and writing before school: the reading revolution at home and at school, ..., London, Cape, 1971

South Australia. Education Dept. Course of instruction for primary schools: Handwriting, Rev. ed. [Adelaide],S.A.?: Education Dept. of South Australia, 1963

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