Thursday, January 2, 2014

Victorian National Guild of Courtesy Rules

The ‘Good Manners’ chart was first issued to Queensland, Australia schools in 1898 by the Department of Public Instruction as part of the systematic teaching of conduct and manners. The chart was based on rules formulated by the Children's National Guild of Courtesy which had been founded in UK elementary schools in 1889.


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  1. Can I purchase a poster of these rules?

    1. The image can be downloaded and printed out, but another reader has left information below on where they can be purchased.

  2. I know they sell them at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum... if you live anywhere near there.