Sir Marcus Loane KBE was born in Tasmania in 1911. He studied at the University of Sydney and Moore Theological College, and was ordained in 1935. Loane married Patricia Knox on 31 December 1937, the daughter of the rector of St Paul's, Chatswood. Together, they had four children; Mary, Robert, David and Winsome. He also served in the armed forces in Papua New Guinea as chaplain to the Australian Imperial Forces from 1942 to 1944. In 1958 he was consecrated as a bishop. He ministered among theology students and university students at Moore Theological College as vice-principal from 1939 to 1953, and then as principal from 1954 to 1959. Sir Marcus was the first Australian-born Archbishop of Sydney, serving in this role from 1966 to 1982, and was Primate of Australia from 1978 to 1982. He was knighted in 1976, and died in 2009 at the age of 97 after a short illness.