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Rix, Henry Finch (1848 - 1906)

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Born: 12 January 1848  Woolwich, Kent, England.  Died: 27 February 1906  Prahran, Victoria, Australia.
Henry Finch Rix was an inspector in the Victorian Education Department from 1885 until his death. He was a pioneer of teachers' congresses, an early advocate of school libraries and a supporter of the Arbor Day programme and played an important part in the establishment of the royal commission on technical education chaired by Theodore Fink. The Rix Medals, named in his honour, were awarded annually to the best girl and best boy at the Melbourne Continuation School (renamed Melbourne High School in 1912) from 1907 to 1927.

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1867 - 1874Teacher at Ironbark Hill, Sandhurst (Bendigo), Carlton, and Grenville College in Ballarat
1874 - 1884Mathematics Master at Wesley College, Melbourne
1881Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1885 - 1904Inspector for the Victorian Education Department
1905Senior Inspector for the Victorian Education Department


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Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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