Norman William Jolly (1882-1954) was born on 5 August 1882 at Mintaro, South Australia. He attended Prince Alfred College and the University of Adelaide.
Jolly played for Norwood in 1899 and 1900 and was considered one of the club’s leading players. He was selected for South Australia in an intercolonial match against Victoria and in 1901 transferred across to the newly formed Sturt Football Club.
A brilliant all round sportsman, he also played A Grade cricket and rowed in the Adelaide university eight.
In 1904 he proceeded to Oxford University as South Australia’s first Rhodes Scholar where he studied science and specialised in forestry.
Jolly returned to Australia in 1907 where he became a leading forestry administrator and academic in South Australia and interstate.
N. B. Lewis, 'Jolly, Norman William (1882–1954)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/jolly-norman-william-6865/text11893, accessed 7 December 2013.
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