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Arthur Henry Garnsey (1872–1944)

Arthur Garnsey, n.d.

Arthur Garnsey, n.d.

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The Rev Canon Arthur Henry Garnsey, warden of St Paul's College in the University of Sydney since 1916 died yesterday, after a long illness.

He was 71.

A service conducted by Archbishop Mowll will be held at St Andrew's Cathedral at 1 pm to-day.

Canon Garnsey was to have resigned as warden on June 30. On the day before his death the council of St Paul's College had passed a special resolution recording its deep appreciation of his great services to the college, the University, the Church and the community during his tenure of office.

He was largely responsible for the establishment of the Board of Studies in Divinity at the University of Sydney.

Canon Garnsey, who was born at Windsor, New South Wales, was educated at the Sydney Grammar School. He had a most distinguished career at the Sydney University. He secured his MA degree in 1896. He was ordained the following year and was chaplain to the Melbourne Church of England Grammar School from 1899 until 1905 when he left to become Precentor of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. He was Warden of St John's College at Armidale for seven years. During this period he was domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Armidale and for two years Canon of St Peters Cathedral, Armidale. He became Warden of St Paul's College in 1916. From 1925 until 1929 he was president of the New South Wales branch of the Australian League of Nations Union.

Canon Garnsey's first wife died in 1919. He is survived by his second wife whom he married in 1922 and by three children of his first marriage the Rev David Garnsey of Young, Captain Denis Garnsey of the Australian Army Dental Corps and Mrs J. M. Daniels of Brisbane.

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Arthur Garnsey, n.d.

Arthur Garnsey, n.d.

photo supplied by Ian Carter

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3 December, 1872
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


21 June, 1944 (aged 71)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (not specified)

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