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McIntyre, William (1830–1911)

from Clarence and Richmond Examiner (NSW)

The wires in last issue announce the demise of Mr William McIntyre, late Deputy Chief Inspector of Schools, who lived to be an octogenarian. He will be remembered by many on the Clarence who were pupils when he inspected the few schools, that were then in the district, and could easily be counted on the fingers of one hand. He was one of the first inspectors under the Department, who did duty on the North Coast, and his district then embraced Armidale and the Hunter, a wide area, and one not easily traversed, as facilities were not in those days what they are now. Mr. McIntyre was a popular inspector with the children, and he was profuse in anecdote, which amused them greatly. He visited the district since his retirement from inspectorial duties, and lived to see a mighty change in the progress of education in the north. Several hundred schools are now planted on the area where three or four thinly attended institutions, formed the sum total for the officer to visit, while great improvements in the nature of the instruction imparted have taken place. To the credit of the people, department, and Government, the progress of education has been quite in keeping with industrial and commercial advancement on the North Coast.

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'McIntyre, William (1830–1911)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mcintyre-william-4104/text26531, accessed 13 August 2020.

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