Athleticism in the boys' grammar schools of Queensland 1863-1900 (missing appendices)

Teo, Hoe Aik Eikman (1993). Athleticism in the boys' grammar schools of Queensland 1863-1900 (missing appendices) Master's Thesis, School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland.

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Author Teo, Hoe Aik Eikman
Thesis Title Athleticism in the boys' grammar schools of Queensland 1863-1900 (missing appendices)
School, Centre or Institute School of Human Movement Studies
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1993
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Supervisor M.L. Howell
Total pages 135
Language eng
Subjects 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Formatted abstract
Athleticism was an educational ideology which preached the character-building qualities of playing games. In the second half of the nineteenth century it came to dominate the psyche of the English Public Schools.

This study investigates the diffusion of Athleticism to the contemporary Boys' Grammar Schools of Queensland. A specific study was made on the three earliest schools in the British colony at Ipswich, Brisbane and Toowoomba from 1863 to 1900.

It was evident that Athleticism had a considerable impact on the colonial schools. They were inspired by the example of the English Public Schools. The diffusion of Athleticism coincided with the growth of organised sport in Queensland. The colonists were receptive to the belief that games were vital to the cultivation of character.

However, the impact of Athleticism on the Queensland schools was softened by certain local factors. The colonial society was less wealthy and less developed in modern infrastructure. The colonists were less idealistic and more utility-minded in a frontier environment. Limits were placed on the time and resources to be devoted to games in the Boys' Grammar Schools of Queensland.
Keyword Athletics -- Queensland -- History
School sports -- Queensland -- History
Public schools -- History
Additional Notes Incomplete copy, missing appendices A through E

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