Australian National Museum of Education
Building 5, Level A, Room 5A4
University of Canberra
+61 02 6201 2473
ANME is always seeking historical schooling stories, photographs, and memorabilia to add to our collection.
Each submission to ANME will be assessed for appropriateness before it is added to our collection or shared on this website. ANME will acknowledge sources.
Learn about the different ways you can contribute to ANME's collection below.
Do you have historical images of early schooling in your family archive?
If you have a valuable historical image you can upload a digital copy on this page. If your image is found to be of significant historical importance, ANME will be in contact.
Please consider these requirements before uploading.
Almost everyone has a story of their days at school. ANME is particularly interested to receive stories that tell of historical events, significant people, and practices that capture the essence of what it is and was to go to school in Australia.
And of course, it is not only students that have stories of school. We will gladly consider contributions from teachers, parents, administrators, school leaders and members of a community.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a story lets you choose the words you share.
Have you discovered an archive in the attic that deserves a better resting place? It is helpful if the historical significance of items is considered before offering donations. An item is regarded as significant if it meets four criteria:
Association: The artefact has a strong association with people, practices, sites, or events related to a school or its district.
Rarity: The object, though common in a certain period of schooling, is now rarely encountered. Age or condition is not a consideration.
Aesthetic value: The item is distinctive, attractive and shows skilled workmanship.
Context: The artefact completes a set or series, or highlights some unusual aspect of a school’s history or its social context.
Of course, not all memorabilia are nationally significant, but we’d love to hear from you so that we can help with that assessment.
Use the form below to submit your photos, stories or memorabilia. Provide your contact details then choose "Contribute" from the drop down menu to begin.
UC acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, traditional custodians of the lands where Bruce campus is situated. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of Canberra and the region. We also acknowledge all other First Nations Peoples on whose lands we gather.