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Biographical entry Dupain, George Zephirin (1881 - 1958)

11 November 1881
Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
18 December 1958


George Dupain, in partnership with Max Cotton, a senior lecturer in physiology at the University of Sydney, built up the Dupain Institute of Physical Education. He wrote a number of books on physical education and nutrition, the most important being "Exercise and Physical Fitness" (1948). Initially Dupain worked with a firm of wool brokers for a few years, then opened a pioneer school of physical education in a gymnasium at his home c.1900. There he conducted a course of medical gymnastics and as the business grew was forced to move to larger premises in the city. This was the start of the Dupain Institute. Dupain was a one-time President of the Sydney Technical College Chemical Society.

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