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George William Rusden
George William Rusden
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Plaque erected to commemorate the centenary of the death of George Rusden (1819-1903) educationalist, author and civil servant. 

In 1849 Rusden became an agent for the establishment of national schools in the Port Phillip district and later at Moreton Bay. He was appointed under-secretary in the colonial secretary's office at Melbourne in 1851, clerk of the executive council in 1852, and clerk of the Victorian Legislative Council in 1856. He retained his interest in education as a member of the council of the University of Melbourne from its inception, and was largely responsible for the foundation of the Shakespeare scholarship. Rusden was a Lay Canon at St Paul's from 1879 to 1888.


Address:Flinders & Swanston Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Cathedral, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.817166
Long: 144.967864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2003
Front Inscription

In Memory Of
Educationalist, Author,
Civil Servant 
Clerk Of The Parliaments And
Clerk Of The Legislative Council
1856 - 1882
Churchman And Benefactor
Lay Canon Of This Cathedral
1879 - 1888.
Born Leith Hill Place, Dorking,
Surrey, 9 July  1819
Died Melbourne, 23 December 1903. 
Erected In Commemoration Of The Centenary Of His Death

Source: MA, ADB
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