Laurence Richard Dimond Pyke (1908 - 1987) was an
Australian headmasterand universitydean.
Pyke was the son of Richard, an accountant, and Lillian, a teacher, journalist and author. He was one of three children and was educated at
Wesley College, Melbourne. Pyke graduated as a Bachelor of Scienceform the University of Melbourneand was a Rhodes Scholar 1934 [http://www.unimelb.edu.au/unisec/calendar/honcausa/rhodes.html Rhodes Scholars Elected for Victoria] . From 1952 to 1960 he was headmaster of Newington College, Sydney, [http://www.newingtoncollege.nsw.edu.au/about/history.html Short History of Newington College ] and later dean of graduate studies at the University of Melbourne. He died in July 1987.
* D. S. Macmillan, Newington College 1863-1963 (Syd, 1963)
* P. L. Swain, Newington Across the Years 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999)
* Beverley Kingston, ' [http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/AS10403b.htm Pyke, Lillian Maxwell (1881 - 1927)] ',
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplementary Volume, MUP, 2005, pp 329-330
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