Marie Langley Farquharson
FARQUHARSON, MARIE LANGLEY (1883-1954), schoolteacher, journalist and community worker, was born on 15 February 1883 at Manly, Sydney, second of eight children of native-born parents Robert John Hinder, schoolteacher, and his wife Sarah Florence, née Mills. Marie grew up at Maitland where her father was headmaster of East Maitland Boys' High School. His residence was also home to fifteen boarders; Sarah ran her large household with 'regularity, care and exactness'. Marie's younger sister Eleanor Hinder believed that their mother's orderly approach to her responsibilities encouraged her daughters to develop an ability to organize efficiently their time and resources; it was to serve them well.
Educated at West Maitland Girls' High School, Marie became a pupil-teacher at West Maitland Superior Public School in 1900, attended Hurlstone Training College on a full scholarship in 1905, then returned to West Maitland. From January 1907 she taught in Sydney at the Riley ...Read more at the source website