'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, Kirsten en_US
dc.contributor.editor King, S; Chatterjee, A; Loo, S en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:36:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:36:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011004658 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Orr Kirsten 2012, ''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', , SAHANZ, Launceston, , pp. 824-846. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9781862956582 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher SAHANZ en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.utas.edu.au/sahanz-2012/ http://www.sahanz.net/conferences/index.html en_US
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 en_US
dc.parent Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage, 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
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.for 120103 en_US
dc.personcode 990351 en_US
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.location.activity Launceston, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 990351 en_US


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