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John Dart (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.

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Okehampton, Devon, England


25 June, 1929 (aged ~ 80)
Croydon Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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