Mitchell, Bruce Arthur

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Mitchell, Bruce Arthur

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1935 - 2009


Dr Bruce Mitchell was born in Newcastle on 3 October 1935 and graduated with a BA from the University of Sydney in 1957. He taught history at Richmond and Blacktown Boys' high schools and lectured at Sydney Teachers College in the 1960s before completing his PhD at the Australian National University Research School of Social Sciences in 1969. He was a member of the NSW Teachers' Federation and NSW History Teachers Association, and was on the NSW Committee for History in Schools in the 1960s-1970s. In 1970 Mitchell was appointed as a Lecturer (later Senior Lecturer) in the Department of History, University of New England (UNE). In 1975 Mitchell published a major study on the history of education: Teachers, Education and Politics: A History of Organizations of Public School Teachers in New South Wales. He was Dean of Arts at UNE from 1976-1978, and retired from the university in 1994. He died on 12 October 2009.


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Entered from deposit description on 30 September 2011




University of New England, (accessed on 30 September 2011)
Harriet Veitch. Bruce Mitchell 1935-2009. Sydney Morning Herald, 12 November 2009

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