Leslie Atherton Boyce


"Your boy has exceptional ability - certainly the ablest, naturally, of our 150 boys … It is seldom that we schoolmasters strike so interesting a pupil", wrote his T.G.S. Headmaster G.P. Barbour in 1911.

"He is, in the very best sense of the word, a citizen. He is also in the very best sense of the word, a gentleman. He approaches life gravely, but with zest and wide open eyes. There are very few men I have met who are quite like him, and those of us who know him are enriched by his friendship", said Sir Zelman Cowen in 1973.

This account of the life of Leslie Atherton Boyce was written by Susie Penfold, of Cabarlah, Qld. May 18, 1989.