Saturday, March 15, 2014

When Leon Morris became Principal of Ridley

To the left is a newspaper clipping excerpted from the Australian newspaper, The Age, dated April 1, 1963.

It is a bit difficult to read so here is the transcript:

Rev. L. Morris New Principal of Ridley
The Rev. Dr. Leon Morris has been appointed principal of Ridley College.
He replaces the Rev. Dr. S. Barton Babbage, who leaves next week for the United States.
 Dr. Morris, a former vice-principal of Ridley, is at present warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge.
He will return to Melboune to take up his new post at the opening of the academic year, 1964.
Born in New South Wales, Dr. Morris was originally a high school master, and graduated in science at the University of Sydney.

Bush Church

He trained for the ministry at Moore Theological College, Sydney, and was ordained in 1938.

After serving with Bush Church Aid Society at Minnipa, South Australia, he became vice-principal of Ridley College from 1945 to 1960.

Dr. Morris gained the degrees of PhD. at Cambridge University and Master of Theology at the University of London.

Dr. Morris is married, but has no children.

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