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Thomas Hunter, 1949 (1st of 2)

Thomas Hunter, 1949

Professor Thomas Alexander 'Tommy' Hunter served in a range of teaching and administrative roles at Victoria University College and the University of New Zealand, from 1904 until his retirement in 1951. Hunter set up the first psychological laboratory in Australasia. He was instrumental in encouraging teaching and research in psychology and other social sciences.

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Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection
Reference: VUW.1949.2
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Peter Clayworth, 'Social sciences - Early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 January 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Jun 2015