Reverend Evelyn George Muschamp noted in the Hutchins Roll of Scholars for :

At the beginning of this year, the Kings Grammar School was amalgamated, the Principals (Mr G. A. Gurney and Mr E. I. Gower) with their staff, joining the Hutchins School under the Headmastership of the Rev E. G. Muschamp.

Born in Bristol in , Muschamp was educated at Bristol Grammar School where he became Head Prefect and Dux of the School. Graduating BA from Oxford in after reading theology and classics, he later gained his MA in England after the end of World War I. Following his ordination by the Bishop of London he served in two slum parishes where he was ‘in the forefront of the Catholic revival’, before becoming Chaplain to the Bishop of Newcastle in . He arrived in Tasmania later that , on the invitation of the Bishop to become Precentor of St David’s Cathedral and Headmaster of Hutchins. Muschamp took up his position at the School from , when the amalgamation with King’s Grammar brought an influx of students and two experienced masters. Hutchins was reportedly at a low ebb — with about 80 pupils and four Masters — and was experiencing ‘great difficulty in getting parents to pay the school fees’. A prospectus vaunting ‘the introduction of the Prefect System’ was published to advertise the enlarged school and a Sports Committee, chaired by the Headmaster, was formed to manage games and teams, but the devout churchman preferred parish work and effectively left Hutchins in to become Rector of Sorell.

Although he remained nominal Headmaster, he took no active part in running the School, leaving that to Acting Headmaster G A Gurney. His term officially ended in when the affiliation of Hutchins with Christ’s College required a new order of control. Following three years as Rector of St Andrew’s Church at Westbury, Muschamp served as a Chaplain to the AIF during World War I, after which he returned to Tasmania to become Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Launceston. He also served as a Canon at St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, before his death at Launceston in . His son Cecil later expressed his opinion that I don’t think even his admirers would have said he was one of the great headmasters, though he probably taught Classics effectively. He was certainly glad to get back to a parish. (Hutchins School Magazine, December 1965).

Rev E G Muschamp, 1908.

Rev E G Muschamp,

Rev E G Muschamp, c1939.

Rev E G Muschamp,