skip to content

Coddington, John T.

The third teacher at Uriarra and Ledgerton Half Time schools was John T. Coddington, who was only 17 years of age when he started his teaching career on probation in 1903, on a yearly salary of £72.0.0. The community came together to raise funds to establish a library at the school in September 1906, holding a successful social in the Uriarra woolshed with music for dancing provided by and Messrs T. Phillips and T. Harrigan.

Coddington, like his predecessors, courted a Uriarra girl. He married Charlotte Annie Webb, daughter of William and Jane Webb of Fairlight on 16 April 1906.

The two half-time schools closed in April 1907 and Coddington was transferred to Burrumbuttock Provisional School, near Albury. He resigned from teaching on 31 October 1907 and the family settled at Cunningar, via Harden.


Teachers >

<< Early Canberra Government Schools