Adolphus Peter Elkin
Adolphus Peter Elkin (1891 - 1979), by unknown photographer, courtesy of State Library of New South Wales. GPO 2 - 06647. .Image Details
ELKIN, ADOLPHUS PETER (1891-1979), Anglican clergyman and professor of anthropology, was born on 27 March 1891 at West Maitland, New South Wales, second son of Reuben Elkin, a salesman from England, and his native-born wife Ellen Wilhelmina, née Bower, a seamstress of German stock. Reuben came from a family of Jewish intellectuals who had emigrated to New Zealand; his father was a rabbi at Auckland. Peter's only brother died as an infant in 1891. Reuben and Ellen were divorced in 1901 and Peter never saw his father again. Next year his mother died of typhoid. He was raised as an Anglican by his maternal grandparents.
Educated at Singleton and at Maitland East Boys' High School, Elkin matriculated in 1907 and worked as a clerk for the Commercial Banking ...Read more at the source website