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(d) The University Scholarships, granted by the Education

Department, of the value of £35, £30, and £25, respectively, will be recommended for award to the most successful candidates in the examination, provided they are under eighteen years of age on the 31st December in the year in which the examination is held, and are not students of the University. The names of other candidates who have distinguished themselves in the whole

examination will be published in order of merit. The recommendation for Scholarships will be determined on the aggregate marks obtained by the candidate in all subjects in which he passes. The scale of marks assigned to each

subject shall be published in the syllabus. VI. The syllabus defining as far as may be necessary the range of the

questions to be set, shall be published not less than twelve months before the date of the examination to which they are intended to apply.



(a) Shakespeare. Merchant of Venice ; ed. by H. L. Withers.

(Warwick Shakespeare. Blackie. ls. 6d.). (6) Dryden. Essay of dramatic poesy ; ed. by D. Nichol Smith.

(Blackie. 25.). (c) Tennyson. Select poems of Tennyson ; ed. by H. B. George and

W. H. Hadow (Macmillan 2s. 6d.), with repetition of numbers 8,

11, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29, and 30. 2. HISTORY.

(a) Gardiner, S. R. Students' history of England, vol. III, A.D.

1689-1885, pp. 649-972. (Longmans. 4s.). (8) Woodward, W. H. Outline history of the British Empire, 1500

1870. (Camb. Univ. Pr. Is. 6d. net.). 3. GREEK.

(a) Grammar.
(6) Composition in prose and verse.

(A second piece of prose will be set as an alternative for those

candidates who may not wish to take the verse.]
(c) Passages for translation from Greek into English.

(a) Grammar.
(6) Composition in prose and verse.

[A second piece of prose will be set as an alternative for thuse

candidates who may not wish to take the verse.] (c) Passages for translation from Latin into English.


(a) Grammar.
(6) Translation from English into French.

(c) Translation from French into English. 6. GERMAN.

(a) Grammar.
(6) Translation from English into German.

(c) Translation from German into English. 7. PURE MATHEMATICS.

Algebra to the binomial theorem ; Euclid, Bks. I to IV, VI, and

XI, with exercises ; trigonometry, to solution of triangles,

properties of triangles, and heights and distances. 8. APPLIED MATHEMATICS.

Elementary statics, dynamics, and hydrostatics.
Text-book recommended :
Loney, S. L. Mechanics and hydrostatics for beginners. (Camb.

Univ. Pr. 4s. 6d.).


The same range as in the Senior Public Examination, together with

elementary mechanics and hydrostatics, with more difficult

questions and a practical examination. Text-book recommended : Aldous, J. C. P. Elementary course of physics. (Macmillan.

7s. 6d.).


The chemistry of the more commonly occurring elements and their

compounds, based upon Remsen's Introduction to the study of chemistry, 3rd edition, with the exception of Ch. xxix, XXX, and XXXI. It must be distinctly understood, however that all the questions set will not necessarily be found within the text-book recommended, but they will be such as may be fairly deduced from the matter of the text-book. Candidates will also be required to analyse qualitatively salts (acids or bases), soluble in water or acids, containing not more than one acid and one base. The substances will not include phosphates insoluble in water,

chromates, arsenates, or cyanides. 11. ELEMENTARY BIOLOGY,

The fundamental facts of the niorphology and physiology of animals
and plants as illustrated by the following types :
Yeast Plant, Haematococcus, Amoeba, Spirogyra, Vorticella,

Bracken Fern, Bean Plant, Frog.
Candidates will be required to show, by a practical examination,

an acquaintance with the structure of the various types mentioned.
Text-books recommended :
Parker, T. J. Lessons in elementary biology. (Macmillan.

10s 6d.). Such parts as refer specifically to the types mentioned, together with Lessons VI, IX, XIII, and XVII.

Marshall, A. Milnes. The frog: an introduction to anatomy,

histology, and embryology, pp. 1–115. (Nutt. 48.). Huxley and Martin. Practical biology. (Macmillan. 10s. 6d.). So

far as this deals with the types mentioned, it may also be consulted.

The Elements of Human Physiology.
Text-book recommended :

Foster and Shore. Physiology for beginners. (Macmillan. 2s. 6d.)
As for the Senior Public Examination, and, in addition-

Candidates will be required to classify specimens illustrative of the orders enumerated.


Principles of physical geology as evidenced in the phenomena of rock.

masses ; agents of geological change ; origin of landscape. The common minerals, their general properties and modes of occur

rence. Classification of strata in relation to time. Fossilization. Fossil types characteristic of the various geological

periods. Practical determination of hand specimens of the common minerals and

Text-books recommended :
Thornton, J. Elementary physiography, ch. VI-XV. (Longmans.

28. 6d.)
Watts, W. W. Geology for beginners. (Macmillan. 28. 6d.).

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SCALE OF MARKS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS. English Literature 300 | Applied Mathematies

200 English History 300 Physics

200 Greek 400 Chemistry

200 Latin

400 | Biology, with either Physiology French 300 or Botany

200 German

300 Physical Geography and Geology 200 Pure Mathematics


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REGULATIONS. I. Every candidate must bave passed the Primary, Junior, or

Senior Public Examination, and must satisfy the examiners
in the following subjects, called Compulsory Subjects :-

(1). Commercial Arithmetic.
(2). Commercial Geography.
(3). Bookkeeping

(4). Business Correspondence.
A candidate who does not pass in all four subjects fails
in the whole examination.

II. There shall be three classes of certificates. Certificates of the

First Class shall be awarded to those who have passed the Senior Public Examination, certificates of the Second Class to those who have passed the Junior Public Examination, and certificates of the Third Class to those who have passed the Primary Public Examination.

III. A candidate who already holds a certificate may have it raised

to a higher class by passing the Public Examination proper to that class.

IV. A candidate who holds a certificate, and who at any time

passes or has passed in any of the following subjects, called Additional Subjects, may have them entered on his certificate,

viz. :

(1). Any subject passed in an examination held by

the Public Examinations Board.
(2). Shorthand.
(3). Typewriting.

(4). Model Drawing.
Examinations in Shorthand and Typewriting will be held
by the Board. No examination will be held in Model
Drawing, but the Board will accept the certificate issued
by the Board of Governors of the Public Library, Museum,
and Art Gallery of South Australia, and any other certifi-
cate which, in the opinion of the Board, gives evidence of

satisfactory ability. V. The examination will begin about the first week in December of

each year.


VI. The following fees shall be paid by each candidate on entering his name for the examination :For Compulsory Subjects

£0 10 0 Shorthand

0 2 6 Type-writing ...

0 5 0 In no case will the fee be returned ; but if, not less than seven days before the examination, a candidate shall notify to the Secretary bis intention to withdraw, the fee shall stand to

his credit for a future examination. VII. Candidates must, on or before the 20th of October, give notice of

their intenaion to present themselves for examination, and such notice must be given on a printed form which may be obtained from the Registrar, or, in the case of Local Ceutres,

from the Local Secretary. VIII. Candidates who fail to give notice in the prescribed way may be

permittsd by the Board to present themselves on payment of

an extra fee of 58. IX, Schedules defining, as far as may be necessary, the range of the

questions and exercises to be set, shall be published not less than twelve months before the date of the examination.




Theory and practice of the processes of general arithmetic; short

methods in multiplication and division; short methods in mental
arithmetic, including multiplication, division, prices of articles,
practice, interest, and discount; addition of long totals and cross
totals, simple and compound ; approximations, including the
decimalisation of money, decimalised practice, contracted multi-
plication and division of decimals ; the calculation of simple areas
and volumes, including the metric system and the methods of
duodecimals; percentages and averages; practice, interest and
discount, commission and brokerage, bills of exchange, stocks
and shares, foreigr. exchanges, the coinages and most important
weights and measures of the principal countries of Europe and

America, and of India, Japan, and China.
Text-books recommended :
Taylor's Commercial arithmetic (Methuen. Is. 6d.), will be found

a useful supplement to books on general arithmetic. The
commercial chapters of Layng's Arithmetic pt. 2 (Blackie.
2s. 6d.) are good, and the book contains a large number of
examples. Grant and Hill's Comi ercial arithmetic
(Longman's. 3s. 6d.) is also a suitable book.

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