Making Waves pp 235-238 | Cite as

1963–1974: Employment at Danebank School

  • W. M. Goss
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In 1963, after her children had reached the ages of 12 (Peter) and 10 (Fiona), Ruby Payne-Scott took a position as a part-time science and senior mathematics teacher at the Danebank Church of England School for Girls in Hurstsville, only 5 km distant from her home in Oatley. Hurstville was easily accessible by train from Oatley, and Ruby’s children were, of course, at local schools. At Danebank School, she was known as Mrs. Ruby Hall. Two photographs of the school in early 2007 are shown in Fig. 13.1a, b.


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  1. Cowell, J.C.: The Danebank Church of England School for Girls, The First Fifty Years. Danebank School, Sydney (1983)Google Scholar

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  • W. M. Goss
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  1. 1.National Radio Astronomy ObservatorySocorroUSA

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