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Strachan, James Ernest



  • Existence: 1883 - 1973


James Strachan was a prominent educationalist and teacher, with an interest in public affairs and science. He was for many years president of the Canterbury Progress League. He was Principal of Rangiora High School from 1918 until his retirement in 1948. He advocated pupil participation in the running of schools, and in April 1921 he set up New Zealand's first school council, at Rangiora High.

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James Ernest Strachan papers

Identifier: Arch 0308
Scope and Contents

Typescript and manuscript papers of James Ernest Strachan chiefly on education, but also concerning science, astronomy, ham radio, civic and economic affairs and travel. Includes press cuttings, copies of Home-centred studies for girls (1945) and some other published papers.

Also included is a copy of the author's unpublished autobiography, I Remember. This includes a preface and introduction by Jack Shallcrass, who edited this work.

Dates: 1905-1971