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The Resource Bush school, Peter O'Brien

Bush school, Peter O'Brien

Label
Bush school
Title
Bush school
Statement of responsibility
Peter O'Brien
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1960, newly minted teacher Peter O'Brien started work as the only teacher at a bush school in Weabonga, two days' travel by train and mail car from Armidale. Peter was only 20 years old and had never before lived away from his home in Sydney. He'd had some teaching experience, but nothing to prepare him for the monumental challenge of being solely responsible for the education of 18 students, ranging in age from 5 to 15 years old. With few lesson plans, scant teaching materials, a wide range of curious minds and ages to prepare for, Peter was daunted by the enormity of the task ahead. Because of Weabonga's remoteness, the students were already at a disadvantage, but they were keen and receptive and had been blessed with an enthusiastic and committed teacher. Indeed it was the children and their thirst for learning who kept Peter afloat during the early days of shockingly inadequate living conditions, a deficient diet and the terrible loneliness he felt being isolated so far from family, friends and his burgeoning romance
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Peter
Dewey number
371.1
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Brien, Peter
  • Teachers
  • Autobiographies
  • Teachers
  • Young men
  • Rural schools
  • Education, Rural
  • School children
  • Weabonga (N.S.W.)
  • Weabonga (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Bush school, Peter O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
'A 20-year-old teacher fresh out of college. A tiny one-teacher school in a paddock miles from anywhere. Eighteen children aged between 5 and 15. Nothing to it!' --Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067536876
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781760876807
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1154159840
Label
Bush school, Peter O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Note
'A 20-year-old teacher fresh out of college. A tiny one-teacher school in a paddock miles from anywhere. Eighteen children aged between 5 and 15. Nothing to it!' --Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067536876
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781760876807
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1154159840

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