A bit of history

My first pay-check from commercial radio came when I was 10 and flowed for about 24 years.

I quickly moved into management and then either resurrecting financially-ailing radio stations or commissioning new broadcast services

Photography wooed me so I earned an industry-based Master and then decided to walk away from all that was known and comfortable to see what the world could offer

Chiropractic became my second career and I graduated with a handful of awards which suited me to teach as well as run my own clinic

By 2000 I’d finished my Doctorate then added a teaching qualification

Formally I hold B.App.Sc.(Chiropr),  Grad. Cert. Tertiary Learning & Teaching, M.Photog, Ph.D


Living and travelling well, home cooking, Aussie Rules (Geelong), and technology

Photography still holds very strong appeal and I run a Nikon D600 with fast glass prime Nikkors rather than zooms.

The appeal of technology lies in discovering the good it can do for empowering learning and changing lives

Basic bits

My name is Phillip Stuart Ebrall and I was born in Queenstown Tasmania.

The name

Recorded in many spellings including Ebral, Ebraule, Eborel, Eborall, Ebriell, Ebrul, and no doubt others, this is an English surname. It is almost certainly locational from a place called Ebor Hall or Ebor Hill, or similar. In fact a place called Ebor Hall does exist in County Galway in Ireland, but this is not the source of the surname. Ebor Hall was built by an English settler of the 17th century, and one probably from the city of York, which was known in Roman times as Eboracum, the place of the yew (eborus) trees.

Locational surnames are 'from' names, that is to say a name given to a person who had left their original home to settle somewhere else

Over the centuries spelling being at best indifferent and local accents very thick, often led to the development of 'sounds like' spellings. Source: http://www.namestele.com/english/viewEbrall.html

‘Phillip’ is from the Greek Φιλιππος for ‘friend of horses’ Source: http://www.behindthename.com/name/philip

I prefer ‘Phillip’ as フィリップ (Katakana) which derives from Japan

About me

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