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J.R. Poynter

J.R. Poynter, Ernest Scott Professor of History in the University of Melbourne since 1966, was born at Coleraine, Victoria, and educated at Trinity Grammar School, Kew, Victoria. After graduating in History at Melbourne University he went to Magdalen College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. From 1953 to 1964 he was Dean of Trinity College in the University of Melbourne.