CONNOLLY, Richard. b. Sydney, 10 November 1927. He was educated at Lewisham Christian Brothers’ School, then at Springwood (New South Wales) Marist Brothers’ school. In 1946 he travelled to Rome and attended the Propaganda Fide College where he studied theology and music but withdrew in 1950 shortly before completing his ordination for the Roman Catholic priesthood. On his return to Australia he completed a BA at the University of Sydney (1956). In the same year he took up a position with the Education Department of the Australian Broadcasting Commission and went on to become Director of the Commission’s Department of Radio Drama and Features from which he retired in 1988. In 2003 he became...
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