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Biographical entry Hart, Alfred (1870 - 1950)

5 December 1870
Iowa, United States of America
6 October 1950
Victoria, Australia


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

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McCarthy, G.J.