Collection 302 - Bishop Ken Short Collection

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Bishop Ken Short Collection


  • 1954-2014 (Creation)

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Spiral bound notebooks, loose papers in manila folders

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Ken Short AO was born in Kenya on July 6, 1927. He spent 3 years in the army, including two years as Commander Lieutenant with the Commonwealth Occupying Forces in Japan, from 1946-1948. He studied at Moore College from 1949-1951. He was ordained in 1952 and served in the parishes of Mosman and Pittwater before missionary service in what was then Tanganyika (later Tanzania). On his return, he served as General Secretary of CMS and then had as rector of Vaucluse from 1971-1975. He was consecrated as bishop in 1975 and served as Bishop of Wollongong until 1982, then Bishop of Parramatta from 1982-1989. He was concurrently Bishop to the Australian Defence Force from 1979-1989, and Army Chaplain General from 1979-1981. In 1988 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. He retired in 1992.

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Donated by Simon Benson in May 2020.

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