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Murray Island School
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The Murray Islanders have a long history of formal government schooling.

In 1886, seven years after the annexation of the islands, the local authority promised the Meriam a school, if they built a classroom, and a teacher's residence.

Ten years later, the fourth grade class was doing compound arithmetic and an English missionary found the children's progress astonishing.
Murray Island School - LMS
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1897
anthropology, Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, education, London Missionary Society, Murray Island, school
Murray Island School, One Hundred Years Later
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1989
education, Malo-Bomai, Mer, school, school
...Protection...
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1903-1940
Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island Council, school
Removal of Murray Island School
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Jan, 30, 1903
Mer, Queensland Government, school, Stars of Tagai
Education & Early Work
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education, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Murray Island, pearling industry
Meriam Mir
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Black Community School, education, language, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam culture, Meriam Mer, Miles, Robert 'Bob'
One King
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annexation, colonialism, education, Mer, Queensland, school