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Derham, Frances (1894 - 1987)

Born
1894
Died
1987
Occupation
Art teacher and Artist

Summary

Frances Derham was born in Melbourne in 1894 and married Alfred Derham. As a trained artist and qualified art teacher, she taught and lectured for over sixty years and had a profound influence on early childhood art in Australia. After teaching at Preshil in Kew, Frances Derham tutored at the Kindergarten Training College. She was closely involved with Christine Heineg in the establishment of the Lady Gowrie Child Centres in 1939. A former President of the Art Teachers' Association of Victoria, Vice-President and founding member of the Australian Society for Education throught the Arts, Derham died in 1987.

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Archives collected by Frances Derham, 1946 - 1987, 93/163; Derham, Frances (1894 - 1987); The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Archives of Frances Derham, 1890 - 1987, 88/61; Derham, Frances (1894 - 1987); The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Archives of the Derham family, 1945 - 1975, 89/69; Derham, Frances (1894 - 1987); The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Anne Heywood

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