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George Campbell Saxby (1869–1954)

George Saxby, n.d.

George Saxby, n.d.

photo from Sydney Boys' High School

Mr. George C. Saxby, of Newport, a former headmaster of Sydney Boys' High School, died on Tuesday, aged 84.

Mr. Saxby was headmaster of Sydney Boys' High School from 1925 until his retirement in 1933.

He himself was a pupil of Sydney High School in 1884, a few months after the school's foundation.

After completing his education at Sydney University, he was appointed a junior master at All Saints College, Bathurst.

A few years later he returned to Sydney High School as a master and was later appointed deputy headmaster.

From 1913 to 1924 Mr. Saxby was headmaster, in turn, of the Orange, East Maitland and Newcastle High Schools.

The funeral will leave Lane Cove Church of Christ for the Northern Suburbs Crematorium to-day, after a service beginning at 2.45 p.m.

Mr. Saxby is survived by a daughter and four sons.

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George Saxby, n.d.

George Saxby, n.d.

photo from Sydney Boys' High School

Life Summary [details]


12 February, 1869
Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


25 May, 1954 (aged 85)
New South Wales, Australia

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