The Patriarchs: A History of Australian Lutheran Schooling by Richard J. Hauser

By Richard J. Hauser

there were Lutheran colleges in Australia for greater than one hundred seventy years. This booklet examines the 1st eighty years of that background via a sequence of biographies of the patriarchs, these academic leaders who validated the wealthy traditions which nonetheless effect the church and its method of formal education within the 20th century.

The 8 profiles during this publication not just disguise the vast sweep of Lutheran academic historical past from 1839 to 1919, but additionally discover the personalities of people that have been major gamers in its development.

Richard Hauser used to be born in Laidley in Queensland and baptized within the Lutheran church there in 1946. He attended Blenheim and woodland Hill kingdom colleges sooner than venture his secondary schooling as a boarder at Concordia Memorial university in Toowoomba. he's a graduate of Lutheran academics collage in Adelaide and holds a variety of levels in Arts and schooling from Adelaide and Queensland Universities, together with a PhD in history.

Between 1970 and 2008 he used to be hired in six Lutheran faculties in 4 Australian states, and for the final seventeen years of this paintings, served as a valuable in Queensland, first at solid Shepherd Lutheran collage in Noosa, after which at Redeemer Lutheran collage in Rochedale. As a secondary instructor his major curriculum services has been in English, heritage, drama and Christian reports. He has served on many committees and forums of the Church, together with over ten years because the chair of the Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District (LCAQD) faculties Council, and at the Board of Lutheran schooling Australia. In 1999 he used to be the keynote speaker at the heritage of Lutheran education on the inaugural Australian convention on Lutheran schooling (ACLE) at the Gold Coast.

Richard is retired and lives along with his spouse Sylvia at Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast the place he follows his pursuits in interpreting, writing and maintaining healthy. Richard and Sylvia have 4 youngsters and 5 grandchildren.

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