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ISME Website History Standing Committee AUSTRALIA - Prominent Music Educators   Gallery of Prominent Australian Music Educators  compiled by Robin Stevens Heller and Wilson (1982) point out that biography is an important aspect of historical narrative in that it is inspirational and motivational; they also point out that "biography serves not only to provide worthy models, but also to cast notables of the past in accurate, life-like (and therefore replicable) human models of behaviour". Heller, G.N. & Wilson, B.D. (1982), 'Historical Research in Music Education: A Prolegomenon', Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education 69, 1-20.   This webpage provides links to biographical summaries, portraits and downloadable articles about notable nineteenth century Australian music educators.  These links are to the Australian Music Education Information and Resources website.  Please click on the relevant icon (        ) below to take you to the selected music educator.   George Leavis Allan (1826-1897) - Victoria  Hugo Alpen (1842-1917) - New South Wales  Walter Bonwick - Victoria (in preparation)  Ada Bloxham (1862-1956) - Victoria, Japan and South Africa  Alexander Clark (1843-1913) - South Australia  James Churchill Fisher (1826-1891) - New South Wales  Frank Gratton (1871-1946) - South Australia  Dr Samuel McBurney (1847-1909) - Victoria  Fr Joseph O'Malley, SJ (1830-1910) - Victoria (in preparation)  Emily Patton (1831-1912) - Victoria and Japan  Dr Joseph Summers (1839-1917) - Victoria   The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ABD), the major source of dictionary of national biography and includes descriptions of the lives of over 11,500 significant and representative persons in Australian history.  To access the link page to information on the ABD and to the ABD Online list of music educators, click on the following icon: Gallery of Prominent Music Educators Bibliographic Resources Overview ISME Website History Standing Committee Copyright  2014 History Standing Committee, International Society for Music Education (ISME) IHME Homepage IHME Homepage Gallery of Prominent Music Educators