ROLLAND, Sir FRANCIS WILLIAM (1878-1965), clergyman and educationist, was born
on 12 June 1878 at Geelong, Victoria, second son of Rev. William Stothert Rolland,
Presbyterian clergyman, and his wife Margaret Louisa, daughter of Rev. A. J.
Campbell. He was educated at Toorak College and at Scotch College, East Melbourne.
Tall, slim and springy of step, he was a serious student, good at all sports and
an outstanding tennis player. At Ormond College, University of Melbourne, he
completed arts and theology (B.A., 1899; M.A. in logic and philosophy, 1903)
before proceeding to Edinburgh for a postgraduate year of divinity.
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