Members of ANME

ANME_postcard_webLocal history museums across the nation hold a wealth of archival material  that  preserves the historical record of Australian schooling.

ANME  has a vision of bringing together these museums in a national network to support their activities and promote the valuable resource that they represent.

The following list of ANME Members  provides brief details of museums and links  to further information on a member’s page.  It is planned to enable members to update their details and  upload images of buildings, interiors and collection artefacts.

  • Alumny Creek School Museum, Located in Grafton, NSW,  the Museum has been listed as  significant heritage, since the restored weatherboard school and residence are on their original site.
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  • Bowral Public School Schoolhouse Museum, Bowral Public School is proud of the Old Schoolhouse Museum that documents the school’s early history and the changing education systems in NSW. There is also a strong Bradman influence in this since he attended there from 1913-1922.
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  • Brisbane State High School Museum, The School Museum was a gift to the school from the Brisbane State High School Past Students’ Association in 1996 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the school.
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  • Ceduna School House Museum consists of the Ceduna School built in 1912, the first post office, the first gaol. Collection includes Maralinga Village artefacts and aboriginal artefacts.
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  • Children of Federation Gallery is part of the Sheep’s Back Museum in Naracoorte, which consists of one classroom in a four classroom block of one-time Kybybolite Primary School, relocated to Naracoorte. The collection comprises a range of objects, books and ephemera. Read more
  • Combaning Siding School Museum is one of Australia’s outstanding rural museums, the museum will take you on a trip down memory lane, providing an insight into the lives of pioneering rural families. 
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  • Deniliquin School Museum, The Peppin Heritage Centre, which incorporates the Visitor Information Centre is an ideal starting point when you arrive in Deniliquin. The building was Deniliquin’s first public school and is a fine example of colonial school architecture.
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  • Dundowran State School Museum. The museum is located at Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum. This opened in 1974 with one building which was the first Public Hall at Dundowran and donated by the residents there. 
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  • Friedensberg Historic German School Museum. Original authentic early schoolroom with teachers residence attached. Part of the Springton Birth, Life and Death tour. Read more
  • Golden Memories Museum, is a large complex of five exhibition buildings and is located in Park Street, Millthorpe. One of the buildings is the St Joseph’s school built c.1922 which contains a unique display of school items, books, desks and a model in a Nun’s Habit. Read more
  • Hall School Museum. Hall Primary School was a rural primary school on the northern outskirts of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. It was Canberra’s oldest continually operating school, having opened in …
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  • Hartley Street School, Located in Alice Springs, the schools’ kindergarten wing is set up as a 1930s classroom. Displays what life was like in the 1930s. Read More
  • Hay War Memorial High School Museum is unique in that it commemorates both Hay and district war service and the life of the school itself in a unique war memorial which has served the Hay community since 1923.
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  • Hutchins School Archives and Heritage Collection holds items accumulated and preserved since the death in 1841 of Archdeacon William Hutchins, in whose memory the School was founded.
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  • Merimbula, Old School Museum opened as a school in 1873 and is a rare surviving example of a building combining classrooms and a teacher’s residence in NSW. Closed in 1946, the school reopened as a museum in 1973.  Read more.
  • Millthorpe, Golden Memories Museum is located not far from Bathurst and operates a large complex of seven large buildings, one of which is the St Joseph’s School built about 1922 housing a unique display of St Joseph’s School items. Read more.
  • Moonbi Beehive School.  Calala Cottage ‘beehive’ school, originally built at nearby Moonbi, was relocated to its present site in 1984. The building is known for its distinctly curved roof. Read more
  • Myrtleford Old School Museum displays include old school room, 1930’s kitchen and living room, gold mining equipment, barber shop and tobacconist cabinets, newspaper printing presses and horse-drawn agricultural machinery.   Read more
  • Northcliffe Pioneer Museum has an outstanding collection of original items used by the Northcliffe Group Settlers more than 80 years ago, illustrating their domestic life and work on the dairy farms.
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  • Old Tailem Bend Town School Museum.  First established in 1982, Old Tailem Town is now Australia’s largest pioneer village, visited by tourists domestic and international. 

Samford Provisional School Museum. Since the Museum opened in 1986, and as early as 1977, members have worked at collecting objects from the local area.  Read more
  • Samford Provisional School Museum. Located at Samford Museum, 21 Station Street, Samford is the replica of the 1872 Samford Provisional School. Very unique as it was built by old time timber workers using the original plans. Read more
  • Shore Old Boys’ Union Archives, The Archives at Shore, encompassing the Bob Gowing Museum, was officially opened in in its current location in 2001. The Museum comprises a Reading Room for researchers and visitors, a work room and other resources.
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  • Silverton School Educational Museum. Located Silverton NSW, the school is set up to depict education through the schools’ eras. Read more
  • Tara State School Museum. Collection is mainly from Tara State School, however also contains items from various other schools. Read more
  • The Sovereign Hill Schools are unique as ‘living history’, offering primary school students and their teachers with an immersion experience of life in an 1850s goldfields school, dressing in 19th century costume, and using classrooms as they were in the period.
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  • Toowoomba Grammar School  was founded in 1875 as a consequence of the new Queensland Government’s Grammar Schools’ Act of 1860 by subscriptions and government subsidy.
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  • Tuggeranong Schoolhouse Museum. Recently restored by the ACT Government, the old schoolhouse is complete with furniture, artefacts and antiques reflecting Canberra’s pastoral and pioneering past.
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  • Windora Bush School forms part of  the Oxley Museum Wellington NSW is run by the
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