'The old bark school is gone ... There's a brick school on the flat': Reflections on the Fitness for Purpose of William E. Kemp's School Buildings

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dc.contributor.author Orr, K
dc.contributor.editor King, S
dc.contributor.editor Chatterjee, A
dc.contributor.editor Loo, S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:36:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage, 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand, 2012, pp. 824 - 846
dc.identifier.isbn 9781862956582
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19373
dc.description.abstract This paper considers the fitness for purpose of the school buildings designed by William E. Kemp (1880-1896). It discusses the influence of their built form on the teaching, learning and activities that took place within them and the symbolic role of the buildings in representing political objectives, social values and economic progress. In addition to the obvious functional requirement of facilitating a system for the education and moulding of a generation of children, the buildings also gave physical form to the culture of the colony of New South Wales in the final decades of the nineteenth century. Their ubiquity, civic prominence and role in social reform in a time of rapid change mark them as culturally significant. The surviving primary evidence provided by Kemp is limited and does not extend to his thoughts about the ideological function of his schools. Thus theresearch supporting this paper has attempted to gain insights by examining other material from the era. This has involved searching for the scarce recorded experiences of those inhabiting the schoolrooms - the pupils (and their parents), the teachers and the district inspectors - hidden amongst the pages of school histories, archived school files, miscellaneous photographs and newspaper reports. These recorded experiences have been placed in the context of the dominant ideologies pertaining to education in the colony in the late nineteenth century: Britishness, colonial progress, patriotism, discipline and public hygiene. They have been evaluated alongside reports commissioned by the NSW Government on public education - one in 1880, looking towards the future on the eve of the Public Instruction Act, and the other in 1903, looking backwards after Kemp's retirement.
dc.format Jessica Robinson
dc.publisher SAHANZ
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.title 'The old bark school is gone ... There's a brick school on the flat': Reflections on the Fitness for Purpose of William E. Kemp's School Buildings
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage, 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Launceston en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 824 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 846 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Architecture en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage, 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand
dc.for 120103 Architectural History and Theory
dc.personcode 990351
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Architectural History and Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage, 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand en_US
dc.date.activity 20120705 en_US
dc.date.activity 2012-07-05
dc.location.activity Launceston, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Architecture
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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