Dorothy Ruth Boxall

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Biographical information

First name: 
Dorothy Ruth
Last name: 
Boxall
Date of birth: 
19-July-1895
Location of birth: 
King Williams Town,South Africa
Date of death: 
23-December-1951
Location of death: 
Johannesburg,South Africa

Boxall was a music teacher and lecturer, who wanted to open up music education to all children. She saw music as essential in education, and managed to include children from less privileged backgrounds in her work. In 1947 she was presented with a gold medal by the British Royal family for her contribution to educational work in music.

Last updated : 28-May-2018

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011