Rix, Henry Finch (1848-1906)

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Henry Finch Rix (1848-1906), educationist, was born on 12 January 1848 at Green's End, Woolwich, Kent, England, son of Thomas Rix, draper, and his wife Mary Ann, née Finch. The family migrated to Victoria...

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Henry Rix was an inspector in the Victorian Education Department from 1885 until his death. He was a pioneer of teachers' congresses, an early advocate of school libraries and a supporter of the Arbor Day programme and played an important part in the establishment of the royal commission on technical education chaired by Theodore Fink. The Rix Medals, named in his honour, were awarded annually to the best girl and best boy at the Melbourne Continuation School (renamed Melbourne High School in 1912) from 1907 to 1927.

  • Career position - Teacher at Ironbark Hill, Sandhurst (Bendigo), Carlton, and Grenville College in Ballarat
  • Career position - Mathematics Master at Wesley College, Melbourne
  • Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Inspector for the Victorian Education Department
  • Career position - Senior Inspector for the Victorian Education Department

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Rix, Henry Finch
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Rix, Henry Finch (1848-1906)
    Selleck, R. J. W.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 11, 403

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