Regular readers of this blog will know that I have been progressively posting my now somewhat ancient PhD thesis, a biography of David Drummond, on my New England's History blog. I had been going to hold off any further comment here until the whole things was finished, but then I thought that Neil, Thomas, and Maximos62 might be interested.
I described Drummond's role as NSW education minister at the end of the 1920s in Drummond's life 5 - The Minister: 1927-1929. Now I have returned to this topic in Drummond's life 8 - Return to Education: the Minister 1932-1936. The next chapter will take the story through to 1941.
The reason that I mention this now is that is that many of the structural and policy frameworks that exist today and that current teachers know were, for better and worse, formed then.