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Rev (later Bishop) Howell Witt
Title : Rev (later Bishop) Howell Witt Rev (later Bishop) Howell Witt
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Creator : Stephen Allen
Source : Advertiser, 8 December 1958, p. 1
Date of creation : 1964
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Copyright :

Witt, Howell, 1920-

Anglican Church of Australia. Diocese of Adelaide

St. Theodore's Church (Elizabeth, S. Aust.)

Description :

As a youth of 17 or so I moved with my mother, father and brothers to SA, specifically Elizabeth.  There I played Rugby Union and Howell Witt was our coach, having been himself a useful half-back.  This diminutive man would arrive at our training ground in full Anglican regalia, pull on a pair of football socks and boots, tuck his cassock into his shorts and proceed to give us furious instruction in the fine arts of the game they play in heaven.   At that time, also playing Rugby in Adelaide (amongst other sports) were Greg and Ian Chappell.

Period : 1946-1979
Place : Elizabeth SA
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :

O'Neil, Bernard, Judith Raftery and Kerrie Round, eds. Playford's South Australia: essays on the history of South Australia 1933-1968, Adelaide: Association of Professional Historians 1996

Witt, Howell. Bush bishop, Adelaide: Rigby, 1979



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