Ken Lord was a boarder from Balcanoona Station near Arkaroola where his primary education was from his Mother and School of the Air. Station life meant freedom and taught Ken independence and he resented being treated like a boy when he commenced at PAC.
Ken and his family have had a long association with station life and he has a clear understanding of the difficulties faced with remote living. In recognition of this he established the Ken Lord Family Boarding Scholarship which provides a Princes education for a student from remote areas. Ken’s philosophy was explained to the Headmaster as ‘though I did not enjoy my school days, I have realized with hindsight the benefits. This has inspired me to establish this scholarship for the benefit of those from a similar background to mine’.
Ken Lord is the nephew of Harold Vivian Lord whose generosity to PAC is commemorated with the Harold Vivan Lord Walk near the College Chapel.