Mr. Frank Tate, Victorian Educationist MELBOURNE, June 28.
Mr. Frank Tate, C.M.G., I.S.O., M.A., former Director of Education in Vic- toria, and president of the Australian Council for Educational Research, col-
lapsed while being driven to a meeting of the council this afternoon and died. He was 76. Mr. Tate was born In Castlemaine in 1863 and was educated at the Castle- maine state school, the old model school, and later at the Teachers' Train- ing College. |He became a pupil teacher at the age of 14, when he joined the Victorian Education Department in 1877. Between 1889 and 1894 he was a lecturer at the Teachers' Training Col- lege, of which he later became principal. From this position the was appointed Director of Education in 1902, a post which be held for 26 years. He became a world authority on edu- cational problems and was chairman of several important Education Commis- sions which visited other countries. On three occasions he was the Australian delegate at the Imperial Education Con- ference in London. The King conferred on him the Imperial Service Order and later the C.M.G. In 1927 he was awarded the Legion of Honor. After his retirement from the depart- ment in 1927, Mr. Tate became chair- man of the newly formed Australian Council of Education and Research which had been made possible by a grant of £75,000 from the Carnegie Cor- poration. Until his death he was a member of the council of the Univer- sity of Melbourne. Mr. Tate's wife died seven years ago, and he is survived by two sons. Dr. Frank Tate and Dr. Alan Tate, and two daughters, both of whom are married. Mr Matthew Albert Goode, who died on June 14 at the Memorial Hospital, was the youngest son of the late Mr. Matthew Goode and was born in Ade- laide in 1872. Educated in England and at Prince Alfred College, he en- tered the service of his father's firm, Matthew Goode & Co., as a young man and continued his association with this firm during most of his life, later hold- ing the office of director for many years. From 1899 to 1902 be represented the firm in England. In 1925 he left South Australia and became the Perth mana- ger of G. & R. Wills & Co., Ltd., and later he became the local director of that company. Subsequently he en- tered into business on his own account, and he continued to live in Perth until his return to Adelaide shortly before his death. While in Adelaide Mr. Goode was chairman of the Warehousemen's Association and a member of the com- mittee of Tattetsalls Club and the com- mittee of the Royal Adelaide Golf Club. In Perth he filled the office of presi- dent of the West Australian Club. He was a Freemason and at the time of his death was a member of the Duke of Albany Lodge, Perth. Mrs. Ellen Martens, 83, who died at her home, Kensington road, Marryat- ville was born in England in 1856. She arrived in South Australia in 1880. Later she married Mr. William Martens, of Glanville where they lived for seve- ral years. They then went to Port Pirie. In 1900 with her husband and some members of the family, she returned to Adelaide, where her husband died seven years ago. There were nine chil- dren of the marriage, seven of whom survive.