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Julia Teresa FLYNN

Born: 24 January 1878

Died: 14 October 1947

Special Achievements:

1928 - First woman Chief Inspector of Schools.

Additional Information:

March 1912 - Obtained university degree, Melbourne, Victoria.
1914 - Appointed inspector of secondary schools, “at a time when all senior education posts were held by men.”
1924 - Became a senior inspector in the Victorian Department of Education.
1928 - Became assistant chief inspector.
1932 – Won the Carnegie Foundation Travelling Scholarship and “studied female education problems in England, Europe, and America.”
1936-25 January 1943 - Appointed chief inspector of secondary schools.
2001 - Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.