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John Gilbert Harrison Archive

Reverend John Gilbert Harrison (1908-1989) was born in Ravenswood, North Queensland. Having won a State Scholarship in 1921, he attended All Souls' School, Charters Towers, where his mother, Matron Harrison, also worked. In 1923 he passed the Junior examination and in 1925 the Senior examination. From 1927-29 Harrison studied for an Arts degree at Queensland University, where he also took a distinguished part in athletics. In 1930 he attended St Francis Anglican Theological College at Nundah in Brisbane.

In the first ceremony of ordination to the priesthood to be held In Charters Towers, Harrison was ordained deacon by Dr Feetham, Bishop of North Queensland, in November 1931 at St Paul’s Church of England. Harrison was the first All Souls' boy to enter the ministry. Following his ordination, he took up duties at St James Cathedral, Townsville, where, on 15 January 1933, Reverend John Gilbert Harrison was ordained to the Priesthood.

Archive Location: 499M

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JGH/1   May 1931 - December 1932

JGH/2   December 1932 - August 1932

JGH/3   December 1934 - December 1935

JGH/4   January 1936 - December 1937

JGH/5   January 1938 - December 1938

JGH/6   December 1938 - December 1939

JGH/7   January 1940 - December 1940

JGH/8   January 1941 - December 1941

JGH/9   January 1942 - December 1942

JGH/10 December 1942 - December 1943

JGH/11 January 1944 - May 1944


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