The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Johnson, Edwin
Johnson, Edwin, Under-Secretary for Public Instruction, New South Wales, was born in Liverpool on Jan. 2nd, 1835. He won a first-class Queen's Scholarship to Kneller Hall Training College, of which Dr. Temple (now Bishop of London) was the head. The latter recommended him to Earl Grey, who, when Colonial Secretary, appointed him a teacher under the National Board of New South Wales, where he arrived in 1855. He was appointed Inspector of Schools in 1862, Chief Inspector (under the Minister) in 1880, and Under-Secretary in 1884.