Education

Education

The Revd F.T. Perkins (1877-1969; in College 1896-98, Vice-Warden and Fellow 1918-29, 1938-43), Headmaster of The Armidale School and founding Headmaster of Cranbrook School. [Australian Dictionary of Biography]

The Revd Jerry (Garnet Vere) Portus (1883-1954; in College 1903-05), Rhodes Scholar, historian and educator, Professor of History and Political Science at the University of Adelaide, a brilliant lecturer and radio broadcaster, and a life-long advocate of adult education. (See Sport) [Australian Dictionary of Biography]

The Revd Canon H.K. Archdall (1886-1976; in College 1904-09), successively Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Headmaster of The Armidale School and of King’s College, Auckland, Principal of St David’s College, Lampeter, Wales, and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. As a preacher and lecturer, Archdall made an impression in Australia, New Zealand, Britain and the United States. [The Times, 3 March 1976; Wikipedia]

Charles Huxtable, MC and bar (1891-1980; in College 1910), founder, while working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, of the Bush Children’s Education Foundation, and a keen advocate of bursaries for Indigenous children; prisoner of war in Changi, World War II [Charles Huxtable, From the Somme to Singapore: A Medical Officer in Two World Wars; Wikipedia]

Rex Knight (1903-63; in College 1920-21), educationalist and psychologist, foundation Anderson Professor of Psychology, University of Aberdeen (“a superb lecturer, an ingenious showman and attracted mass audiences”); an authority on intelligence testing; author, with his wife Margaret (Horsey), of the long-standing text, A Modern Introduction to Psychology. [Wikipedia]

The Rt Revd David Garnsey (1909-96; in College 1927-30), Rhodes Scholar, Headmaster of Canberra Grammar School and Bishop of Gippsland. Within the Australian Church, he “played a formative role in the fields of education, ecumenism and the ministry of women” and worked lifelong with the Student Christian Movement. [Wikipedia]

Clive Nield (1908-77; in College 1929), progressive educationalist; founder with his wife Janet of Koornong School, Warrandyte, which applied new methods of Freudian psychoanalysis to teaching. [C. Chapman, Portraits in Psychology]

Peter Moyes AM OBE (1917-2007; in College 1936-38), Headmaster of Christchurch Grammar School, Perth, and chair, Headmasters’ conference; founder in Australia of low-cost, co-educational community Anglican schools. [Wikipedia]

B.H. Travers AM OBE (1919-98; in College 1938-39), Rhodes Scholar, Headmaster of Shore 1959-84. [Wikipedia]

Paul McKeown AM (1923-2010: in College 1948-49), Headmaster of Canberra Grammar School 1959-85, who transformed that school and managed several others in difficult times. [Obituaries Australia]

Jack Manning Bancroft (b 1985; in College 2003-05), founder of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, which has raised the educational standards of thousands of Indigenous children.

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