MISS M. REES GEORGE
Miss M. Rees George, who died at North Adelaide yesterday - in her eighty-first year, was one of the best known figures in education circles in South Australia. She was one of the founders and first secretary of the Adelaide branch of the League of the Empire. Miss George was born in Kent, and was educated in England
and Germany. She had teaching ex- perience at Kissingen, Wiesbaden, and Munich (Germany). She came to Australia in 1879, and joined the South Australian Education Depart ment in 1880 as teacher of languages in the Advanced School for Girls. Subsequently she resigned to conduct a school of her own at North Ade-
laide, which was known as Miss Wool- cock's school, but in 1886 she came back to the department as headmis- tress of the Advanced School for Girls. She held this post until the school was merged into the Adelaide High School, when she was made headmis tress of the larger institution. She resigned from the department in 1913. One of the greatest ambitions in Miss George's life was to raise £300 through the League of the Empire to en- able the statue of Captain Sturt to be erected in Adelaide. Miss George made a trip to England in 1900 and 1907, when she went as a delegate to the first League of the Empire conference held in London. She also went to London in 1913.