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Plaque commemorates Leslie James Wrigley (1875-1933), educationist. 

Having joined the Education Department in 1909, Wrigley was appointed principal of the University Practising School which opened next year and admitted twenty-seven diploma of education students. He required trainees to take classes and attend demonstration lessons. The school won esteem for its standards and innovative teaching. Wrigley was also vice-principal of the Melbourne Training College and chief lecturer in education at the university.

Appointed to the faculty of education in 1923, he took over as principal of the Melbourne Teachers' College in February 1927 following the death of John Smyth.  In November 1927 Wrigley became professor and dean of education.


Address:Grattan Street, Music Room, Old State College, Parkville, 3052
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.799889
Long: 144.963056
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Source: ADB
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