Rydalmere, NSW. Finding the Female Orphans of Parramatta

Who were the children of the Female Orphan School? Joseph Lycett, Female Orphan School near Parramatta, 1825. NLA 135702032 Fortunately, April Collison wrote a booklet on the history of the Female Orphan School (FOS), in 1986, which has been the starting point for all research into the school, its staff and pupils. She tells usContinue reading “Rydalmere, NSW. Finding the Female Orphans of Parramatta”

Bowning, NSW. Beginnings & Endings

The State Records of New South Wales holds an amazing assortment of archives. While exploring the School archives I came across this wonderful photograph of Bowning Public School ¬†from about 1900 in their Photographic Collection. Bowning Public School, c. 1900. SRNSW 15051-a047-001628 What can we see? It looks like a garden working bee. How manyContinue reading “Bowning, NSW. Beginnings & Endings”