South Melbourne Grammar School
|South Melbourne Grammar School|
|Type||Independent, day and boarding school|
|Key people||Robert MacGregor|
(Founder & Proprietor Headmaster)
Scottish-born and Edinburgh-educated Robertt MacGregor (1825-1883) emigrated to Melbourne in the early 1850s. He resided in Emerald Hill and became headmaster of the South Melbourne Wesleyan day school. In 1863 he founded South Melbourne Grammar School which was the first secondary school in the area. Evening classes to prepare for matriculation, entry to the civil service, and commercial examinations were first offered in 1873. When McGregor was elected MLA for Fitzroy he closed the school.
- George Metcalfe (1839–1929) was Classics Master at the time he was appointed Headmaster of Newington College
- Frederick John Clendinnen (1860–1913) radiologist
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- Streets of South Melbourne Retrieved 3 May 2017.
- "MELBOURNE". Riverine Herald (1455). New South Wales, Australia. 15 May 1877. p. 2. Retrieved 3 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.