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Samuel Fiddian : 04-January-2011
Samuel Fiddian : 04-January-2011

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The monument commemorates the Principal of the Creswick Grammar School, Samuel Fiddian. It also notes the site of the school and its founding in 1869.

In 1872 , Samuel Fiddian, wrangler of St Johns Cambridge, became proprietor and principal of Creswick Grammar School- a position he held for thirty years.

Former scholars are having erected in Creswick, Victoria, a memorial to their old principal, the late Samuel Fiddian of St. John's College, Cambridge, who was the first headmaster of Prince Alfred College, Adelaide. The memorial will also mark   the site of the old school, which was founded in 1869 by the Rev. A. Pyne, whose son was in the 'eighties headmaster of the Melbourne Grammar School.   Mr. Fiddian's late wife was Miss Sophia Robin, member of a well-known Adelaide family. 
Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), 5 March 1940.


Address:Cambridge Street, Creswick, 3363
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.423242
Long: 143.893432
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th March, 1940
Front Inscription

In affectionate remembrance of Samuel Fiddian , M.A.

Wrangler, St John`s Cambridge 1866 

Principal of Creswick Grammar School
1872 -  1903. 

Christian gentleman and profound scholar.

The school stood 51 yards due west from here. 

Founded 1869 by Rev. Alexander Pyne, M.A. T.C.D.

This memorial erected by old scholars

9th March 1940

Source: MA
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