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Hathaway, Alexander D.

"The first teacher, Alec Hathaway, a mere lad with no experience outside the city, left Sydney on Friday 2nd August by rail without any clear instructions about how to find the school, and wandered vainly about the district until the Sunday evening when somebody in Gundaroo told him where he was.

Travelling out the seven miles from the village on Monday morning, he found that he had to visit each home in person to persuade the parents to send their children to the new school – a task complicated by the fact that the farms of Herman Boutcher, John White, Robert Greenwood and Henry Dimond were accessible only by a bridle track, and he was unable to ride a horse. After much walking and talking Hathaway commenced lessons on 12 August".

[Lea-Scarlett:1972:66]

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