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Dr. W. S. Littlejohn : 16-November-2011
Dr. W. S. Littlejohn : 16-November-2011
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The plaque commemorates Dr W. S. Littlejohn, Principal of Scots College and Session Clerk at the Scots Church, who died in 1933. 

The Principal of Scotch College, Melbourne, Dr. W. S. Littlejohn, died early on Saturday morning. Some time ago Dr Littlejohn contracted influenza and pneumonia supervened. Just before his illness, Dr. Littlejohn had announced his intention of retiring from the position of Principal of Scotch College at the end of this year. Dr. Littlejohn, who was 74 years of age, was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and when a young man was appointed to the teaching staff of Nelson College, New Zealand, later becoming headmaster.

Dr. Littlejohn was appointed headmaster of Scotch College in succession to Dr. Morrison on January 1, 1904. He was a fine scholar, and his exceptional ability to command the confidence of parents, the respect of boys, and the loyalty of his staff, produced a great organisation in Scotch College. The attendance during his regime increased from 240 to 1,200, making it the largest public school in the Empire. He was a member of the Council of the University of Melbourne and of the Faculty of Education. 
West Australian (Perth), 9 October 1933.


Address:Collins & Russell Streets, Scots Church, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814682
Long: 144.96864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st October, 1990
Front Inscription

To The Glory Of God

In Memory Of Dr. W. S. Littlejohn
1859 - 1933

Principal Scots College 1904 - 1933
Session Clerk Scots Church 1923 - 1933

"Deo Patriae Litteris"  

It Was The Motto He Gave The School And Thus He Lived.  

Presented 21st October 1990



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