Education

Albert Gordon Austin

 August 20 marked the twentieth anniversary of the death of Albert Gordon Austin, sometime Professor of Education at the University of Melbourne. Austin was an inspiring teacher, the author of a number of pioneering books on education in colonial Australia, and the man who was most responsible for his Faculty’s reputation, in the 1960s and 1970s, for being at the forefront of scholarship in the field of educational history. Much might be made, by a social historian, of the ways by which a talented young man of humble birth (Austin’s father was a potter in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick)…

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