Timbertop An Innovation in Australian Education.

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Author: E. H. Montgomery & J. R. Darling
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1967 First Edition
Publisher - F. W. Cheshire.
Cover is hard bound in green cloth. Good condition.
Dust Jacket is present. Not price clipped. Shelf wear on edges.
End Papers are intact, with a site plan of the school on the front and a Bushwalker's Map on the rear endpapers.
Preliminaries – Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface.
Main Text Body - 155 Pages. Fine and clean.   Section of B&W photos.
End Matters – Appendices.
Edges are even and unworn. Some foxing on top edge.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage.  Gilt lettering.

Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.

In 1952 the rugged bush country of north eastern Victoria saw the beginnings of a unique experiment in education. Geelong Church of England Grammar School, one of Australia's best-known public schools, founded a 'school in the bush'. Here far away from the main school near Geelong and over 140 miles from Melbourne, among mountains and gum trees, approximately a hundred boys of the Fourth Year-that is of about fourteens years of age-were to spend one year away from traditional routine. They were to chop wood, empty garbage cans, learn bush lore, go on fifty mile hikes, and at the same time do all their required school work.
 Of course from the first the idea had its critics. There was to be no organized sport at Timbertop, for one thing; and no established hierarchy of supervision. The aim was to make the boys who came to Timbertop self-reliant and practical and to give them a love of their natural surroundings. But it was soon realized that the experiment was a success-in fact Timbertop was such a success that it was chosen as the school at which Prince Charles was to spend two terms in 1966.
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