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The Life and Loves of Eugene Rossiet Lennon, Professeur Extraordinaire

The Life and Loves of Eugene Rossiet Lennon, Professeur Extraordinaire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wilkie, Douglas

What they said about Eugene Rossiet Lennon: He displayed manly and intrepid conduct in saving children, at the imminent peril and risk of his own life - Hobart Town Daily Mercury, 1858. They wanted to sack me in order to obtain the more brilliant services of Mr Lennon - George Ha...nson, Teacher, Geelong Advertiser, 1862. Lennon displayed untiring zeal in the cause of education - Argus, 1878. Lennon was the father of popular education in Geelong - Geelong Advertiser, 1884.Eugene Rossiet Lennon, Professor of Languages, educated at the University of Paris, came to Australia in 1843 as a convict. He had been convicted of inciting one young woman, Louisa La Grange, to commit a crime by robbing the jewellers of London's West End of their diamonds. Louisa was also transported and soon became Madame Callegari - whose story is told in the Journal of Madame Callegari and is also available through Historia Incognita. But Eugene Lennon embarked upon a very different career to that of his former accomplice, Louisa La Grange. He was tutor for the Cotton family at Swansea, on the remote east coast of Van Diemen's Land. And after father Cotton, a devout Quaker, banished him for taking too much interest in his twenty-year-old daughter, Lennon became tutor to the Pillinger family at Antil Ponds. The Pillingers were much more understanding. Returning to Hobart with a ticket-of-leave, Eugene was almost banished again when he became attached to James Dickinson's twenty-year-old daughter, Sarah. But Sarah was pregnant and Lennon did the right thing and married her. After several years of self-imposed exile at Southport, a long way south of Hobart, the Lennons and the Dickinsons moved to Victoria where Eugene soon became headmaster of the Flinders National Grammar School in Geelong. His career became illustrious with the school gaining a reputation as a model for teaching excellence. After many years, Lennon and the Education Department could no longer see eye
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ISBN 9781320370783
Released AU 18 Feb 2016
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ISBN-13 9781320370783
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Released 18 Feb 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wilkie, Douglas
Category Australian
Number of Pages 474 pp
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 24mm
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Weight 467g
Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Biography: General
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