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Dorothy Ross, one of the most important figures in female education in Australia, was widely known and respected as the Headmistress of Melbourne Church of England Girls' Grammar School (Merton Hall) from 1938 to 1955. In this serious, insightful and original biography, Barbara Falk examines the construction of this icon.show more

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  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • illustrations, portraits
  • 0522848818
  • 9780522848816

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"This book is an important record for those interested in the history of education, particularly in private girls' schools, as well as an intriguing study of a woman who left behind few personal records." --"The Canberra Times"show more

About Falk Barbara

Barbara Falk is a principal research fellow in the department of history at the University of Melbourne. Her previous publications include Caught in a Snare: Hitler's Refugee Academics; No Other Home; "Notes on the Language of the Discourse of Higher Education" in Higher Education in the Late 20th Century; and "The Unpayable Debt" in The Half-Open Door.show more