Edith Hübbe’s lifelong teaching career: from Grote St to Knightsbridge

Monday 18 September 2017

Edith Hübbe’s lifelong teaching career: from Grote St to Knightsbridge

Presented by Professor Kay Whitehead

Professor Whitehead’s address will explores Edith Hübbe’s (1859-1942) family life, friendships and work as a teacher from Grote St Model School and the Advanced School of Girls through to her thirty-five year career at Knightsbridge School in Statenborough Street. Highly respected by her colleagues and students, Edith was the first woman to qualify for entrance to the University of Adelaide, but she also experienced a number of challenges in her life, including raising her children single-handedly after her husband’s death in 1900.

Kay Whitehead is a Professor of History of Education in the School of Education at Flinders University. She focuses on teachers’ lives and work from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century in South Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. Her talk follows on from her well-received address to the Society on 19 September 2016 Early schools run by women in Adelaide and its suburbs.

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Edith Hübbe’s lifelong teaching career: from Grote St to Knightsbridge

Presented by Professor Kay Whitehead

Professor Whitehead’s address will explores Edith Hübbe’s (1859-1942) family life, friendships and work as a teacher from Grote St Model…

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