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What value is there in knowing about notable music educators from the past?

Heller and Wilson (1982) maintain 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".

(Reference: 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.)

To access the portraits, biographical summaries and downloadable articles about notable nineteenth and

early twentieth century Australian music educators, please click on the name below to take you to the

selected music educator.

George Leavis Allan (1826-1897) - Victoria

Hugo Alpen (1842-1917) - New South Wales

Ada Bloxham (1965-1956) - 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

Arthur Loam (1896-1976) - Victoria

Dr Samuel McBurney (1847-1909) - Victoria

Fr Joseph O'Malley, SJ (1832-1910) - Victoria

Emily Patton (1831-1912) - Victoria, Japan and China

Dr Joseph Summers (1839-1917) - Victoria

Gallery of Notable Early Australian Music Educators