Bain, Donald William Biography 1971

BAIN, Donald William
MBE [Member of the Order of the British Empire] (1965)
General secretary (NZ) Royal Overseas League; Bursar, Christchurch College, 115 Cashel St, Christchurch
Born: Napier, 1907, son of AW Bain; married 1935 Ina Marion, daughter of T Anderson; 2 daughters
Education: Christchurch Boys’ High School, Canterbury University; MA [Master of Arts], Dip Journ [Diploma in Journalism]
Canterbury provincial representative athletics; Canterbury University representative 1926-30; NZ Universities team Australia visit 1929; Canterbury University blue 1927-30; NZ Universities blue 1928 (880 yards)
School teaching and journalism 1928-33; Christchurch Star-Sun financial editor 1934-41, 1944-51, leader writer 1944-51; NZ Expeditionary Force war correspondent Pacific 1943-44; president (life member) Canterbury University Athletic Club; president Canterbury Centre NZ Amateur Athletic Association 1939-40; president NZ Journalists Association 1949-50; president Christchurch High School Old Boys’ Association 1949-51; council Canterbury University 1947 (chairman 1954-57, chancellor 1958-59); representative Canterbury University Con Association Universities of British Commonwealth, Montreal 1958, NZ Universities Senate 1954; member Heritage Incorporated; consultant United Dominions Corporation; director J Ballantyne & Co, Simpson & Williams Ltd; Lincoln College Council 1960
Recreation: bowls
Private address: 127 Puriri St, Christchurch


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New Zealand Who’s Who 10th edition 1971

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