Percy Reginald Stephensen

Male 1901 - 1965  (63 years)


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  • Name Percy Reginald Stephensen 
    Nickname Inky 
    Born 20 Nov 1901  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education 23 Nov 1926  Oxford University Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PERCY STEPHENSEN AT
    OXFORD.
    Some days ago we publisned a cable from London concerning Percy Stephensen, a Brisbane University boy and Rhodes scholar, whose advanced political views had brought him into collision with the authorities of Oxford University. His grandfather, Mr. Henry A. Tardent, has handed to us copies of the reports that have been received from his different tutors at Oxford, and these indicate that Stephensen is an especially brilliant boy. The tutor in Philosophy writes, inter alia: "Mr. Stephensen has worked very well for me throughout the whole year, and he has made a very big advance. His essays show great clearness of expression, and a capacity to originality of thought and a capacity to grasp essentials. If he continues to work as thoroughly during the next two years as he has done in the past, I have strong hopes that he will do first-class work in kis final examinations. At present
    he is one of the most piomising men of the year." The tutor in Economics (Mr Robbins) says: "Mr. Stephensen is one of my best pupils. He reads more economics, thinks more economics, and talks mioe economics than any other working under my direction. His essays show that he has an unusual gift of clear expression. His work thoughout the year has been characterised by originality, and it has been remarkable for the tenacity with which he has maintained a point of view which is not
    that held by most modem economists. This I do not consider to be a great fault and I believe that he is capable of doing first class work in his finals." Equally sitisfactory reports have been received fiom his tutor in History, and
    from the Dean of the College (Dr. Be??).
    In his covering letter, Mr Tardent writes: "The reports were reeived by his parents at Biggenden, and it will be seen that although they do not share his rather advanced views on economics and politics his tutors all praise his absolute sincerity, great intellectual ability, his assiduity to and capacity for work and his exemplary conduct as a student. That exceptionally well gifted young man is held in the highest esteem by his numerous relatives and friends.
    who feel justified in anticipating that now that he has been debarred from taking an active part in politics he will be able to devote the whole of his time and buoyant energy and activity to the pursuit of his University studies, and continuing in the future as in the past to do credit to all those who had a share in the education of a brilliant and promising Queensland native.

    Transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier' Saturday 23rd November 1926
     
    Electoral Roll 1949  Hazelwood Estate Rd., in Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vctora Electoral Roll 1949
    Com. - Deaken State Evelyn
    No 2731 Stephensen, Percy Reginald, Hazelwood Estate rd., farmer
    No 2732 Stephensen Winnifred Sarah, Hazelwood Estate rd., home duties
     
    Died 28 May 1965  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death Registration
      Death Reg No 2559/1965 STEPHENSEN PERCY REGINALD: Father: CHRISTOPHER: Mother: MARIE LOUISE; District SYDNEY New South Wales Death Register ]
    Person ID I3810  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 17 May 2010 

    Father Christian Julius Stephensen,   b. 07 Oct 1877, Tinana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1953, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Marie Louse Amee Tardent,   b. 27 Aug 1882,   d. 23 May 1970, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1900  Biggenden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Registration
      TARDENT Marie Louise Aimee: Marriage: 1900: Spouse: Stephensen Christian Julius STEPHENSEN. Reg No 1900/278 [Queensland Historical Marriage Index 1929 - 1934]
    • WEDDINGS.
      Stephensen-Tardent.
      A very popular wedding was celebrated on Thursday evening in the Exhibition Hall at Biggenden. The building was beautifully decorated with flags and foliage. The bridegroom, Mr. C. J. Stephensen, is the secretary of the A. and P. Society ; the bride, Miss Marie Tardent, is the second daughter of the manager of the State farm. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Archdeacon Rivers. At the end of the service various toasts were honoured, and dancing was kept up till daylight. The wedding presents were very numerous, and of a useful nature. It is estimated that fully 200 people attended the ceremony. The young couple spent the honeymoon at Pialba.

      Transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier' Monday 31st December 1900
    Family ID F1999  Group Sheet

    Family Winifred Sarah Lockyer,   b. 1885, Wincanton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1971, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 07 Nov 1947  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 May 2010 
    Family ID F2168  Group Sheet


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