Biographical entry Hart, Alfred (1870 - 1950)
- 5 December 1870
Iowa, United States of America
- 6 October 1950
Alfred Hart spent most or his life either studying of teaching. It took him eight years to complete a Bachelor of Arts (1896), because he had to work to support himself. First he worked as a schoolteacher in north-east Victoria and Gippsland, then was appointed headmaster of St James's Grammar School in Melbourne. Hart then completed a Master of Arts, a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science over the next eleven years. During this time, he continued to teach, lecturing in the fields of science, business and English. He worked at Melbourne Grammar School, the Working Men's College, and at various Catholic teachers' colleges. He also ran his own chemical analysis business for several years and was an ardent scholar of Shakespeare's works. Alfred Hart was secretary and president of the Melbourne Shakespeare Society many times, a regular speaker at Society events and authored many key articles.
- Life event - Migrated to Australia (Melbourne) with family
- 1888 - 1896
- Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Melbourne
- Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Melbourne
- 1902 - ?
- Career position - Science Master at Melbourne Grammar
- 1902 - 1908
- Career position - Teacher and Instructor (part-time then full-time) at the Working Man's College, Melbourne
- Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
- Award - Dixson Research Scholarship received
- 1908 - 1935
- Career position - Head of the Department of Mathematics and Physics at the Working Man's College
- Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne?
- 1924 - 1950
- Career position - Member representing graduates in arts at the standing committee of Convocation for the University of Melbourne
- Award - Litt.D. upon Hart at University of Melbourne
- Bradley, David, 'Hart, Alfred (1870-1950)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 218-219. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090219b.htm. Details
Created: 20 October 1993, Last modified: 8 February 2010
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