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To Serve Them All His Days

Michael Collins Persse was one of the greatest schoolmasters of his time. For an astonishing sixty-three years he was on the staff of Geelong Grammar and resident at Corio—from its centenary in 1955 to 1993 as master, from 1960 Head of History, and from 1994 until his death as curator and archivist. In the finest tradition of the bachelor schoolmaster, he lived and breathed his school. His other distinction, and a source of great pride and joy to him, was as History Tutor to the Prince of Wales during his two terms at the school in 1966. David Checketts, the…

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