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Frederick John Rose : 14-June-2013
Frederick John Rose : 14-June-2013
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Memorial plaque at grave site commemorates Frederick John Rose (1831 -1920). The plaque was placed on Rose`s grave on the 130th anniversary of the opening of the first deaf school in Victoria. 

Frederick John Rose (1831 – 1 December 1920) was the Headmaster-Superintendent of Victorian School for Deaf Children (formerly the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution) from 1860 to 1891.

Born in England in 1831, Rose was profoundly deaf. He travelled to Victoria, Australia, with his brother during the 1850s gold rush, but after no initial success, the brothers worked in construction.

After reading a letter written by the widowed mother of a deaf child that published in Melbourne's The Argus in 1859, Rose took an interest in educational services for disabled children in the colony. At the time, children requiring specialist education were expected to travel to England.

In 1860, Rose began teaching pupils in a small house in Windsor, a suburb of Melbourne, however the number of students continued to grow, causing the location to change several times. By 1866, Rose had collected enough funds to construct a purpose-built facility. The large bluestone was completed in 1867 and still stands on St Kilda Road, Melbourne, currently operated by Deaf Children Australia and the Victorian College for the Deaf. 







Address:Dandenong Road (Cnr Hotham Street), St Kilda Cemetery, Other Denominations Compartment C Grave 175, St Kilda East, 3183
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.859545
Long: 145.002672
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 12th November, 1990
Front Inscription

A Tribute To
Born 21st September 1831  Died 1st December 1920

A Pioneer Of Deaf Education In Australia, Who Was Deaf Himself 
A Founder Of The Victorian School For Deaf Children

Also Buried Here Are :
Elizabeth Rose (mother) D. 7.8.1891. Aged 90 Years
Elizabeth Manning Rose (wife)  D. 24.9.1913, Aged 79 Years
Ellen Blanche Rose (daughter) D. 15.7.1920, Aged 53 Years
Emma Anne Duncan (sister) D. 27.8.1927, Aged 82 Years
Frederick William Moss Rose (son) D.27.7.1929, Aged 60 Years

Emma Lousie Rose (Daughter) D. 5.6.1949, Aged 86 Years,
Cremated At Springvale - Ashes Scattered.

Memorial Erected By Australian Association Of Welfare Workers With The Deaf With Financial Assistance From Organisations Associated With Deafness.

Unveiled 12th November, 1990 By A Senior Student Of The School

Source: MA
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