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Mr Tony Reeler - Bishops' 15th Principal at the Museum.

Mr Tony Reeler paid a visit to the School Museum on Friday 31 July 2020. Paul Murray presented him with a painting by Richie Ryall (at Bishops from 1967 - 1977, FH) of the Principal's House.

Mr Reeler, at the Museum, having received a Richie Ryall painting of the Principal's Residence
Mr Reeler, at the Museum, having received a Richie Ryall painting of the Principal's Residence
Photograph above: Mr Tony Reeler is holding a painting of the Principal's residence and of the book 'A Brush with Bishops' by Richie Ryall containing paintings and images of the school, done by him, given as a gift to Mr Reeler.

On 31st July 2020, Mr Reeler visited the Bishops Museum.  The archivist, Paul Murray, handed over the Richie Ryall oil painting and book, as gifts from the School Museum, to Mr Reeler. 

Mr Reeler's term began on 1 July 2020, exactly one hundred and seventy-one and a half years after the school was established.

Tony Reeler is the school's fifteenth Principal; a table of former Principals appears below:

Henry Master White 1849-1857;
Gilbert White - 1857-1860;
George Ogilvie - 1861 - 1885;
John Sedgwick  - 1886;
Richard Brooke - 1887 - 1900;
W. Owen Jenkins - 1901 - 1916;
Interregnum during the WWI years;
Harold Birt - 1919 - 1943;
Hubert Kidd - 1943 - 1963;
Anthony Mallett - 1964 - 1982;
John Peake - 1983 - 1988;
John Gardener - 1988 - 1992;
Clive Watson - 1993 - 2000;
Grant Nupen - 2001 - 2012;
Guy Pearson - 2013 - June 2020;
Tony Reeler - July 2020 -

The painting that Tony Reeler is holding in the photograph above, is of the Principal's House currently.  The building was designed by G. F. Alexander and built by R.M. Campbell in 1880.  It was extended in 1984.

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