Joseph Coates

Australian Cricketer
Born Nov 13, 1844

Joseph Coates was an English-born Australian schoolmaster and cricketer.

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1844 Birth Born in 1844.


1864 20 Years Old Instead of taking up his university place Coates sailed to New South Wales in 1864 and became an assistant master at the newly founded Newington College, Sydney.
1873 29 Years Old In 1873 he moved to Fort Street School and after serving in schools at West Maitland and William Street, Sydney he became headmaster of Fort Street in 1876.


1877 33 Years Old He served only six months at Fort Street before briefly visiting England and in 1877 succeeding Dr Michael Howe as headmaster of Newington.
1880 36 Years Old During his six years there the college moved in 1880 from Silverwater to Stanmore and enrolments trebled. … Read More
1883 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 1883 he successfully applied for the headmastership of the newly founded Sydney Boys' High School.


1892 48 Years Old In 1892 High moved from Elizabeth Street, Sydney to a new site at Ultimo.


1896 52 Years Old Coates retired in June 1896 and after two severe strokes died at his home in Paddington. … Read More
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