Deposit M35 - South Australian Institute of Teachers microfilm deposit

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South Australian Institute of Teachers microfilm deposit


  • 1890 - 1948 (Creation)

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1 reel of microfilm (positive)

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(1951 - 1993)

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Teachers' unions in South Australia began in 1885 with the formation of the Adelaide Teachers' Association. The Country Teachers' Association formed in 1887 and the two merged in 1887 to become the South Australian Teachers' Association. This association split in 1936 into the South Australian Public Teachers' Union and the South Australian Women Teachers' Guild. These separate organisations remained apart until 1951 when teachers voted to form a single representative body called the South Australian Institute of Teachers [SAIT]. SAIT covered all teachers and school assistants in the State's primary schools, pre-schools and secondary schools, as well as teachers in the fields of further education and non-government schools. SAIT became the South Australian branch of the Australian Education Union in 1993.

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Microfilm copy of a list of officers of the South Australian Public Teachers' Association, regulations, minute books of the South Australian Teachers' Association 1890 - 1903, and Balaklava Teachers' Association 1907 - 1948.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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NBAC T42-1, T42-2, T42-10, T42-14

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Entered from deposit description on 27 May 2013




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