Old Bush Schools: Life and Education in the Small Schools of Western Australia, 1893 to 1961 by John A McKenzie
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The story of teachers who suffered loneliness and deprivation to bring education to bush children and the one teacher schools of the Outback. They were pioneers in as true a sense as the farmers, miners, timber workers and group settlers with whom they shared primitive housing and living conditions.
The author sets a story against the economic, social and technological factors which gave rise to the small bush schools and the changes which led to their phasing out in the consolidation movement of the 1940s and 50s.