Born: 15/7/1874

Died: 30/10/1967

Special Achievements:

1917 - First female Inspector of Schools (Lower Grades).
1957 - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil), “Mother's Clubs in South Australia.”

Additional Information:

1918 - Founded Education Departments Correspondence lessons for outback and isolated children.


  • Image - Lydia Longmore

    Lydia Longmore the first woman Inspector of South Australian schools between 1922 and 1934; she formed the Infant Mistresses Club and was influential in the teaching of young children before retiring in 1934. ca.1950

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