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21-June-2016
21-June-2016
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A plaque commemorates William Savigny. 

William was educated at the Bluecoat School, London, and then graduated M.A. at Worcester College, Oxford, and was first appointed assistant master at a Sheffield school.  His next appointment was at a school at Madras as headmaster, but climatic conditions did not suit him and he moved to New South Wales to a private school at Cook's River.  William gave up this headmastership to accept the position of warden at St. Paul's College, Sydney.

In 1871 he came to Tasmania and took up the appointment as Headmaster of the Launceston Church Grammar School. The present school colours of blue, black and white were selected by him. He was keenly interested in sport and was a fine sportsman.

He was also a stern disciplinarian, but given to prefacing each caning with a Latin tag.   His memorialist, Dr Hogg, followed the old clerical practice of recording his mentor in Latin. In his memory a plaque was erected on the south wall of the school chapel.

The translation of the plaque reads : -

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE REVEREND WILLIAM HENRY SAVIGNY, MASTER OF ARTS, OXFORD, HEADMASTER OF THIS SCHOOL 1871-1885:

(A MAN) DEEPLY LEARNED IN GREEK AND LATIN LITERATURE; MOST CULTIVATED IN HUMANITIES;

A CLERIC MOST LIBERAL IN HIS OPINIONS;

HIS PUPIL GUSTAVE HEUZE HOGG M.D. PLACED THIS TABLET.

 

 

 

Location

Address:36 Mowbray Street , Launceston Church Grammar School Chapel , Mowbray , 7248
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.408822
Long: 147.129342
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Education

Dedication

Front Inscription

"IN PIAM MEMORIAM VIRI

REVERENDI GULIELMI HENRICI SAVIGNY A.M. OXON

HUIC SCHOLAE 1871-1885

PRAEPOSITI LITTERIS GRAECIS

ET LATINIS DOCTISSIMI HUMANITATE

POLITIS SIMI CLERIC! IN SENTENTIIS LIBERALISSIMI DISCIPULUS EJUS GUSTAVUS HEUZE HOGG M.D.

HANC TABELLAM POSUIT."

Source: MA,JG
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