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Issue Details: First known date: 1907... 1907 William Quintilianus McCombe, M. A., : A Famous Teacher in a Golden Age
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Brennan outlines the establishment of public and denominational education in Australia. Teachers often come from overseas, particularly Britain. One of these is William Quintilianus McCombe, who arrives with letters of introduction from Trinity College, Ireland, in the 1860s. His success arouses some rivalry from other teachers in the district, but when they visit his school he explains his teaching methods to them in detail and they acknowledge his worth.


  • Has epigraph: '"Nam non solum scire aliquid, artis est, sed quaedam ars etiam docendi." Cicero, Leg. II.., 19'

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  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains an Asian character.

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