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Title : Class activities Class activities
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Source : B 63020/9
Date of creation : ca. 1912
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

A group of children engaged in various activities in the classroom.

The two girls on the left are blindfolded and assembling a puzzle by feel. The walls of the classroom are decorated with numerous pictures, there is a piano, and in the corner adjacent to the blackboard there is a fenced off area where children can play 'house' with miniature furniture.

The 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 :

Miller, E. Winifred. Room to grow!: the development of the nursery and infant school, London: Harrap, [1944] 

Smeaton, T. H. Education in South Australia from 1836 to 1927, Adelaide: Rigby, [1927] (Adelaide : Hunkin, Ellis & King)

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