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Distance Education Centre, 1993 History of distance education in Western Australia 1918-1993. 75th year commemoration.

Eakins, C 1964, The W.A. Correspondence School, Perth: its pioneer years.

Fouracres, P 2011,  'The upSIDE of online learning', School Matters, ed. 2, April, pp. 23-27.

Gaines, B 1982, The distance education centre of Western Australia, Internal report.

Kirke, W  n.d., The school of the air in Western Australia. A progressive and dynamic step in the education of isolated children. Teachers' Higher Certificate Education Thesis.

Lopes E, O’Donoghue, T O’Neill, M 2011, The education of children in geographically remote regions through distance education: perspectives and lessons from Australia, Charlotte, North Carolina, Information Age Publishing.

'State's largest schoolroom' 1949, The Western Mail 12 May p.4 accessed 2 February 2018, Trove, National Library of Australia


The helpful staff of:

City of Perth History Centre

Subiaco Museum (City of Subiaco)

Freshwater Bay Museum (City of Claremont)


The former staff, parents and students who have contributed generously to this website, or who have provided information and advice along the way.