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Isabella Short's "riotous" Sunday School
Title : Isabella Short's "riotous" Sunday School Isabella Short's "riotous" Sunday School
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Creator : Short, Isabella
Source : Short family, PRG 160/22/141
Date of creation : 1858
Format : Manuscript
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Sunday morning I took Mama's ragged riotous class afearful set, impudent and rude. I hope I did their little souls good but I'm sure I did mine harm, feeling in a paroxysm of rage the whole hour and a half.

In the 19th century it was common for the daughters of well-to-do families to teach in Sunday schools, particularly the daughters of clergy families. In the days before compulsory schooling, there were many large Sunday schools with high attendance rates. Isabella Short, middle daughter of the first Anglican Bishop of Adelaide, wrote regularly to her sister Millicent Glen at Mayurra, and refers more than once to the classes she and her mother taught at Christ Church, North Adelaide.

Related names :

Glen, Millicent Sophia

Short, Isabella

Christ Church (North Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1858
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.); Mayurra (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Brown, Judith M. Augustus Short D.D. Bishop of Adelaide, Adelaide: Hodge Publishing House, 1974
Christ Church (North Adelaide, S. Aust.) Church records, 1849-1987, SRG 94/A7
Earnshaw, Beverley. Fanned into flame: the spread of the Sunday School in Australia, Sydney: Board of Education, Diocese of Sydney, c1980
Lacqueur, Thomas Walter. Religion and respectability: Sunday schools and working class culture, 1780-1850, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976
Short family. Personal papers, PRG 160



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