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1848 TO 1866.

In 1848, a National system of non-sectarian schools (known as the Irish National system) was established in the colony.


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For the support of this system, state grants were made annually, and a Board of Commissioners was appointed by the Governor to expend such grants in carrying on and improving the work of National Education. At the same time a Denominational Board was also appointed for the management of Denominational Schools, and State grants were made to it towards the support of such schools. This arrangement of two Boards was continued up to 1866.

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