Attention Internet Explorer User

Your web browser has been identified as Internet Explorer .

In the coming months this site is going to be updated to improve security, accessibility and mobile experience. Older versions of Internet Explorer do not provide the functionality required for these changes and as such your browser will no longer be supported as of September 2020. If you require continued access to this site then you will need to install a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Dart, John (1849–1929)

Captain John Dart died at his home at Seymour-street, Croydon Park, yesterday, aged 79 years. Besides being a well-known educationist, Captain Dart was one of the first officers under the public school volunteer cadet system. Captain Dart began his career at Newcastle, under the old National School regime, in 1865. He studied afterwards at the Fort-street Training College under Mr. D. J. Bradley, and subsequently received an appointment as junior assistant in what was then known as the Fort-street Model School. He afterwards went to Mudgee, where he received a headmastership which he held for five years. He was transferred later on to Wagga, and afterwards to Young, his last appointment being as headmaster of Croydon Park, where he went in 1886. During the war he did useful work as a welfare officer in Liverpool Camp. He was an enthusiastic hospital worker, and for 17 years was honorary secretary of the Western Suburbs Hospital, and afterwards a trustee.

Captain Dart is survived by two sons, Messrs. S. P. Dart, of Leeton, and R. M. Dart, of the Hawkesbury Agriculture College, and one daughter.

Original publication

Additional Resources

Citation details

'Dart, John (1849–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/dart-john-13341/text23967, accessed 7 August 2020.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2020