The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Rogers, John William Foster
Rogers, John William Foster, son of Thomas George Rogers and Sarah (Smith) his wife, was born at Leeds, Yorkshire, on July 16th, 1842, and was educated at Stonyhurst College Lancashire. He went to Victoria in Jan. 1850, and was engaged in scholastic work till 1885, founding a collegiate school in Ballarat, which prospered till the great mining collapse of 1869-70. Later on Mr. Rogers conducted a high school at St. Kilda, and contributed at that time to the Melbourne Review articles on the English and Chinese languages. In 1883 he was appointed Inspector of Schools at Sydney, N.S.W. In the same year he published a treatise on "Grammar and Logic in the Nineteenth Century." In 1887 Mr. Rogers visited London for the purpose of printing the first issue of "The Australasian Federal Directory." Mr. Rogers, who is now established in Melbourne as a publisher, was married at St. Kilda, Victoria, on Oct. 1st, 1881, to Miss Letitia Moroney.