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Department heads: George Hogben, under-secretary for education (2nd of 2)

Department heads: George Hogben, under-secretary for education

George Hogben taught at schools in England and Christchurch before becoming a school inspector in Canterbury. In 1899 he became inspector-general of schools and under-secretary for education. In 1915, just before his retirement, he became New Zealand's first director of education. He is shown here around 1900, when he was aged 47.

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Richard Shaw, 'Public service - What is the public service?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33012/department-heads-george-hogben-under-secretary-for-education (accessed 22 September 2021)

Story by Richard Shaw, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Mar 2021