Reference to index of records of the Friends School archives

Religious Society of Friends 2010 , Reference to index of records of the Friends School archives , University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia.

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The foundation of Friends' School was first proposed in 1884, when a group of parents requested Joseph Benson Mather to inquire whether an English member of the Society of Friends would be willing to come to Tasmania to start a school, although only a small number of Friend pupils could be guaranteed. The London Yearly Meeting favoured the foundation of a school for Australian Friends and agreed that Hobart was a suitable place for it. They undertook to pay travelling expenses for a teacher and guarantee his salary for three years, if the Australian Friends could provide a suitable building. A sub-committee of the London Meeting for Sufferings was appointed to watch the interests of Australian Friends and the establishment of the school. A Hobart committee managed the school. Includes Committees of Management 1885 -1923, Board of Governors 1923,School Administration, Student Activities Societies, School magazine, etc. Photographs, Press cuttings, publications, historical notes, Headmasters' Papers of E. J. Gower, E. E. Unwin ,W.N. Oats and other miscellaneous information

Item Type: Other
Authors/Creators:Religious Society of Friends
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Other Special Collections
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University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit F.4

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