Just As I Am: A Life of JR Darling


Just as I Am is a biography of Sir James Darling. It provides a detailed account of the life of a young Englishman who came to Australia in 1930 as the headmaster of Geelong Grammar School, and who after settling in Victoria spent the remainder of his life in his adopted country as a noteworthy public figure.

Darling was an administrator and educational leader of note. The book draws extensively on archival documents and interviews to recount three successive phases of Darling’s life (1899–1995): his upbringing and formation as an English schoolmaster prior to his arrival in Australia; his 32-year career as a headmaster along with his wider engagement in a number of Victorian and
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ISBN:

9781743794142

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

720

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$60.00

Category:

Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 December 2017

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Peter Gronn