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A composite photograph of the first six professors from A History of the University of Otago, 1869-1919

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1919

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Brasch LG741 D8 TF32

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Dunedin: J. Wilkie and Co.

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On 30 September 1870, Professors John Shand (Natural Philosophy); George Sale (Classics); and Duncan Macgregor (Mental and Moral Philosophy and Political Economy), were the first appointed to the University. Later appointments included James Gow Black (Chemistry, 1872); Frederick W. Hutton (Natural Science, 1873); and George H. F. Ulrich (Director of School of Mines, 1878). Shand and Sale were up against 62 contenders each. The professorial salary was fixed at £600, and each were given £150 for their passage and general outfitting. Shand was given an extra £200 for scientific apparatus and specimens. Macgregor was funded by The Trustees for Religious and Educational Uses, and the Synod of Otago and Southland.

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G.E. Thompson, “A composite photograph of the first six professors from A History of the University of Otago, 1869-1919,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 22, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11362.

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