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  Canberra street named after David Paget

Posted Wednesday 18 February 2009

A street in the Canberra suburb of Bruce, a few hundred metres behind the Australian Mathematics Trust's office at the University of Canberra, has been named after Dr David Paget (1943-1997), who was for several years the Leader of the Australian team at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), Director of Training of the Australian Mathematics Olympiad program and Director of the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC) for the state of Tasmania.

[Paget Street]

Behind the signpost can be seen the Canberra Stadium, Australian Institute of Sport and Black Mountain with the Telstra Tower.

Streets in Bruce are generally named after Australian academics. David was a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Tasmania for many years.

David radically developed the training programme for the Olympiad teams to essentially the same structure we use to this day.

Peter Taylor


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