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Biographical entry Fenner, Charles Albert Edward (1884 - 1955)

18 May 1884
Dunach, Victoria, Australia
9 June 1955
Rose Park, South Australia, Australia
Science educator and Geographer


Charles Fenner became the South Australian Superintendent of Technical Education in 1916 and Director of Education in 1936. He also established a course in geography at the University of Adelaide in 1930.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Charles Fenner - Records, c. 1890 - c. 1985, MS 178; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

State Records of South Australia

  • Charles Albert Edward Fenner - Records, 1926 - 1929, 909, 1926...; State Records of South Australia. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • FENNER, Frank, Nature, Nurture and Chance: the Lives of Frank and Charles Fenner (Canberra: ANU E Press, 2006), 356 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Trethewey, Lynne, 'Fenner, Charles Albert Edward (1884-1955), Educationist, Geographer and Author' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 8 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981), pp. 481-482. Details

Journal Articles

  • Twidale, C. Rowland, 'Charles Fenner and Early Landform Studies in South Australia', Historical Records of Australian Science, 21 (2010), 149-63. Details


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McCarthy, G.J.