Clarence Hunter Northcott
NORTHCOTT, CLARENCE HUNTER (1880-1968), schoolteacher, personnel manager and author, was born on 4 November 1880 at Ulmarra, New South Wales, son of native-born parents Joseph Northcott, farmer, and his wife Lydia, née Lee. Clarence attended Ulmarra Public School and passed (1895) the junior public examination. A pupil-teacher from 1897 at three small local schools, he was transferred to Grafton Superior Public School in January 1899. He spent 1902 at Fort Street Training School, Sydney, on a full scholarship and was awarded another to the University of Sydney (B.A., 1905; M.A., 1916). While at university, he taught at Forest Lodge (1903-05) and Fort Street (1905-06) schools.
At the Methodist Church, Grafton, on 5 January 1904 Northcott married Nellie May Francis. From 1906 he was a master at Sydney Grammar School. Influenced by Professor (Sir) Francis Anderson, he advocated the inclusion of sociology in the university curriculum, arguing the need ...Read more at the source website