Sir Iven Giffard Mackay
Sir Iven Giffard Mackay (1882 - 1966), by Joshua Smith, 1958, courtesy of Australian War Memorial. ART27537. .Image Details
MACKAY, Sir IVEN GIFFARD (1882-1966), army officer, was born on 7 April 1882 at Grafton, New South Wales, eldest of three children of Isaac Mackay, a Presbyterian minister from Scotland, and his Canadian-born wife Emily Frances, née King. Iven was educated at Grafton Superior Public School, Newington College and the University of Sydney (B.A., 1904). He opened the batting for the university's cricket team, won Blues for Rugby Union football and rowing, and demonstrated in physics in his final year. After teaching (from 1905) at Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore), he returned to the university in 1910 as an assistant-lecturer in physics, 'glad to resume an academic career'.
At Newington, Mackay had been a sergeant in the school cadets. Although he showed no interest in the university regiment ...Read more at the source website