genres: Australian History, Culture
Jim Fletcher taught for 11 years in New South Wales government schools after which he worked for over two decades as an education historian in the history unit of the New South Wales Department of Education.
With Jan Burnswoods he is the co-author of two books:
Sydney and the Bush: A Pictorial History of Education in New South Wales
Government Schools of New South Wales Since 1848
and the author of
River, Road and Rail: A History of Kogarah Municipality
Clean, Clad and Courteous: A History of Aboriginal Education in New South Wales
Documents in the History of Aboriginal Education in New South Wales
This book traces the lives of early settlers in the Wallamba Valley and at Forster in New South Wales. Among those included are the Cheers, Basham, Bowers, Carmichael, Croker, Cromarty, Dargaville, Dunn, Everingham, Godwin, Greenaway, Hardy, Matheson, McClymont, McIntosh, McKinnon, Mead, Nixon, Salter and Startin families.