I. Crump

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Miss Ida Crump (in academic regalia) and the Years 10 and 11 students of Clarendon Ladies College, 1909. Used with permission, Ballarat Clarendon College, Department of Archives, 2014.

Ida Crump was born in Oamaru, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Reverend J. Crump and sister to Eva, Mabel and S. Lillie Crump.[1]

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History

Ida Crump was educated at Nelson Girl's College on an Education Board's Scholarship. She then won a three years University Junior Scholarship to the University of New Zealand and proceeded to take a Bachelor of Arts degree, winning the Tinline Scholarship for English. Crump passed her Master of Arts degree with first class honours in Modern Language. Crump settled in Ballarat in 1904 and took up a staff position at Clarendon College.[2]

According to the records of Ballarat Clarendon College Department of Archives Ida Crump taught at Clarendon College from sometime in 1904 until the sale of the school in 1919. During all this time her sister Miss S Lillie Crump was Principal. Her sisters Eva & Mabel, and for a little while her brother Arthur, all taught at the school. In the 1906 Supplement to ‘The Evening Echo’ (Dec 15, 1906) Ida is accorded the title ‘First Assistant’. She is first listed as Co-Vice-Principal with her sister Eva in the 1911 school prospectus. It is assumed she remained Vice-Principal until 1919.[3]

...Miss Ida is remembered for her delightful dry humour...All four sisters had small and pretty hands and feet, and their attractive shoes were not unnoticed by their discerning students.[4]
Miss Ida Crump (in academic regalia) and the Form 6 students of Clarendon Ladies College, 1909. Used with permission, Ballarat Clarendon College, Department of Archives, 2014.

In 1917, Crump was a committee member of the Ballarat School of Mines Science and Field Naturalists Club.[5]

After leaving Ballarat round 1919, Ida and Lillie Crump lived together in Melbourne.[6]

Legacy

Ida Crump's legacy is the number of women she educated throughout her time at Clarendon Ladies College.

Advertisement for Clarendon College with Miss Crump (sister to Ida Crump) as Principal, 1916. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 2257)

See also

Ballarat School of Mines

Ballarat Science and Field Naturalists Club

Notes


References

  1. McCallum, M. (1916) Ballarat & District Citizens & Sports, Ballarat.
  2. McCallum, M. (1916) Ballarat & District Citizens & Sports, Ballarat.
  3. Email from Heather Jackson, Ballarat Clarendon College Department of archives, 11 September 2014.
  4. Clarke J, Cochran M, The Lamp Burns Brightly, Waller and Chester, 1970, pp.8-13
  5. Minute Book of the Ballarat School of Mines Science and Field Naturalists Club, 1915-1918.
  6. Clarke J, Cochran M, The Lamp Burns Brightly, Waller and Chester, 1970, pp.8-13

Further Reading

Clarke J, Cochran M, The Lamp Burns Brightly, Waller and Chester, 1970

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--Ellen Rochelmeyer 10:09, 5 September 2014 (EST)

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