South Melbourne College
|South Melbourne College|
|South Melbourne, Victoria
John Bernard O'Hara became a partner in 1889 and became sole proprietor in 1893-4. In his hands it became a leading private school in Victoria. During a period of eight years, of 28 first-class honours gained by all the schools of Victoria in physics and chemistry, 14 were obtained by pupils from South Melbourne College. O'Hara was an inspiring teacher, and many of his pupils went on to hold distinguished positions in the universities of Australia.
From 1905, the school was located at 76 Kerferd Rd, South Melbourne.
O'Hara closed the school in 1917 due to ill health.
- Don Cameron, politician
- Paul Jones, politician
- Katharine Susannah Prichard, author
- Henry Caselli Richards, geologist
- T. J. Ryan, politician
- Walter Nairn, politician
- Royston Barry Drew, industrial chemist
- Doctor Sister Mary Glowrey JMJ, medical missionary in India
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