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Biographical entry Brewster, Sarah Agnes Angus (1874 - 1957)

Born
29 April 1874
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
29 December 1957
Occupation
headmistress and Naturalist

Summary

Sarah Brewster was appointed a probationary pupil-teacher at Castlereagh Street Infants' School. She was promoted to a full teacher in 1893 and received a scholarship to Hurlstone Training College in 1894. She was appointed as a demonstrator in nature study and science at Sydney Technical College in 1911, made a fellow in 1921, appointed deputy-headmistress at Sydney Girls' High School in 1920 and became founding principal of Hornsby Girls' High School in 1931. Brewster was a keen student of botany and geology and was a member of several naturalist organisations. She also published a number of papers and the textbook Botany for Australian Secondary Schools in 1929.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Else-Mitchell, R., 'Brewster, Sarah Agnes Angus (1874-1957), Headmistress and Naturalist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 13, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993, p. 255. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130288b.htm. Details

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