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Deaf Education of Children in Australia: 1800's - Present

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1800's - Present Timeline of Deaf Education
in Australia Who: Deaf Children
What: The schooling of the Deaf children
Where: Australia
When: 1800's to 2004
Why: We feel the following dates are important to
the foundation of the current Education
of the Deaf children in Australia. 1860 In 1860, Frederick John Rose came to Australia and opened the first school for deaf children in Victoria at his rented home. 1860 1866 1874 1875 1903 1913 1987 1989 Works Cited Katelyn LeJeune
Rebecca Mosley
Laurel Rugg
Casey Pope
Windsor Stamey Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution was opened on October 13, 1866
Founded by F.J. Rose
The school was built to accommodate the growing amount of children in need of a proper education. The South Australian School for the Deaf was founded on October 1, 1874 by William Townsend. Townsend recognized the need for a school in the region, and used his political power to raise the funding. Waratah Deaf and Dumb institute for girls was opened on October 8, 1875.
Sister Gabriel Hogan from Ireland taught at the school, and Catherine Sullivan was the first student. The school was opened to provide a Catholic education to deaf girls. Auslan (Australian Sign language) became officially recognized as a language by the Australian Government. The recognition of Auslan significantly impacted the education of Deaf children, by approving the use of Auslan in any classroom. When the first Auslan Dictionary was published, it increased the credibility of Auslan as a language.
It was produced by Trevor Johnston to help the public learn more about Auslan and the Deaf Community. In 1860, Thomas Pattison from Scotland, established the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. Queensland Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission was established in 1903.
"The Story of Helen Keller's Visit to Queensland"
Their Vision October 1913, a public meeting in the Sydney Town Hall resolved to form an association, the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of New South Wales “to take on the spiritual, intellectual, moral and social needs of these afflicted people. The Royal Society for the Blind and Deaf- Tasmania
Founded in 1887 and then and then was officially established in 1897. 1887 2004 Deaf Children Australia was formally launched and in mid-2004 Deaf Children Australia and the Queensland Deaf Society formed a partnership to develop a business case for strengthening the relationship between the two organizations. "Deaf Australia History." Deaf Australia History. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2013.
"Deaf Children Australia [Melbourne, VIC] :: VicDir Info." Deaf Children Australia [Melbourne, VIC] :: VicDir Info. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2013.
"History of Townsend Park." History of Townsend Park. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2013.
"Our History." The Deaf Society of New South Wales -. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2013.
"St. Kilda Road [Melbourne], 597, Vic. [i.e. Victorian] School for Deaf Children [picture] , State Library of Victoria." St. Kilda Road [Melbourne], 597, Vic. [i.e. Victorian] School for Deaf Children [picture] , State Library of Victoria. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2013.
"What Is Auslan?" What Is Auslan? N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2013.
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