Lillian de Lissa
The collection is made up of 38 boxes and includes historical items related to the De Lissa Association, the Gipsy Hill Training College and the kindergarten movement in South Australia. There are papers, correspondence, books, photographs, newspaper clippings, slides and items made by graduates which were used in kindergartens.
Lillian setup the first free kindergarten in Adelaide in 1906 and also established the Kindergarten Teacher's College in 1907, to train teachers in early childhood education. She also went on to establish kindergartens in the United Kingdom. Throughout her life she was a passionate advocate for early childhood education, speaking at seminars and publishing many articles.
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