Lewis James Harvey was an Australian educator and founder of
the Harvey School in Brisbane. Born in 1864 in Ipswich, Queensland, Harvey
began his career as a teacher at Ipswich State School in 1883. He went on to
teach at several other schools in Queensland before founding the Harvey School
in Brisbane in 1917.
The Harvey School was initially established as a
co-educational institution, with a focus on providing a well-rounded education
that emphasized academic excellence, physical fitness, and moral values. Harvey
was a firm believer in the importance of physical education, and the school's
curriculum included a range of sports and physical activities, such as
gymnastics, swimming, and cricket.
Under Harvey's leadership, the Harvey School became one of
the most respected and successful private schools in Brisbane. The school's
graduates went on to achieve success in a wide range of fields, including
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