Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library


"School Day Memories" Student Workbooks from the 1930s

This online exhibition displays a sample of the numerous students' class workbooks held in the Australian Schools Textbook Collection, Special Collections, Deakin University Library. This small sample shows the many cover designs available to primary and secondary school students in the 1930s.

Further donations of students' workbooks are always welcome.


Australian air routes exercise book, 1937 Invicta Empire Exercise book, 1937
 Australian Air Routes Exercise Book, 1937  Invicta Empire Exercise [book], 1937
Coronation exercise book, 1937 Royal exercise book, 1936
 Coronation Exercise Book, 1937  The Royal Exercise Book, 1936
The Australian science exercise book, c.1930s Arithmetic tables (back) - The Australian science exercise book, c.1930s
 Australian Science Exercise Book, c.1930s (front)  Australian Science Exercise Book, c.1930s. Arithmetic Tables (back)
Whitcombe's science work-book, c.1930s The Australian exercise book, 1938
 Whitcombe's Science Work-Book, c.1930s  The Australian Exercise Book, 1938

Kristen Thornton is responsible for the contents of this page.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

29th August 2012