Andrew Davidson (educationalist)

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Andrew McRae Davidson (10 November 1894 – 14 October 1982) was a New Zealand teacher, principal, welfare worker and educationalist. He was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on 10 November 1894. He was headmaster of Kurow School from 1927, where he helped create a free medical service for the workers at the Waitaki hydroelectric station. In 1935, he became headmaster at the Macandrew Road School in Dunedin and when the Macandrew Intermediate School was established on the same site in 1840, he became its head until his retirement in 1954.[1] Subsequently, he was a member of the Otago Education Board for 12 years and a justice of the peace.[2]


  1. ^ Macandrew Intermediate subsequently merged with Forbury School to become Bathgate Park School "Space at a premium as Bathgate roll grows". Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  2. ^ McKenzie, David. "Andrew McRae Davidson". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.