Dr Jeff Nicholas KJSJ

Dr Jeffery Howard Nicholas considers himself to be a quintessential South Australian. Born in Mt Gambier at the beginning of World War II, his early education could only be described as truncated, as the family moved from one government appointment to another. Moving gave him a wide appreciation of country life before he finally settled in Adelaide to further his education.

Matriculating from Adelaide Boys High School, Dr Nicholas attended Adelaide Teachers College and The University of Adelaide, with appointments to follow at Mt Barker High School and Gilles Plains High School before he taught Health and Physical Education at Salisbury Teachers College. After eventually completing a Doctor of Education at Boston University in 1981, Dr Nicholas transferred to Sturt College of Advanced Education which became part of Flinders University, from where he ultimately retired in 1995 as Head of Health and Physical Education.

His passion for South Australian history grew in retirement. Dr Nicholas has a passion for South Australian history, which grew during his tenure as President of the Pioneers Association of South Australia.

His debut three-volume book Behind the Streets of Adelaide -- Born of Reform: A pantheon of dissent is to be published by Torrens Press and launched on 23 May 2016.

About “Behind The Streets Of Adelaide”
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Adelaide Launch of "Behind The Streets Of Adelaide"
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