Brian Colless

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Scholar and Teacher
Location New Zealand
Introduction I was born in Sydney (Australia), and now live in Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Since 1970 I have been connected with Massey University as a teacher and scholar in the field of Religious Studies. My ancestor George Colless (1771-1851) had a lineage going back to a worthy family in Edinburgh, which included a sister of Robert the Bruce, and a deserter from the army of Bonny Prince Charlie. George was transported (with delight but also with coercion) to New South Wales, for the good of his health; if he had stayed in Birmingham he would have been hanged for theft (he stole 'a woman's gown piece'). The spelling of Colless (not Collis) is unique, and I am the only Brian Edric Colless in existence. (
Interests Investigating just what is happening in our world, and wondering (with awe and wonder) what has been going on in this universe throughout the ages, while my consciousness lasts (but time is running out for me).