Arthur Lindsay Sadler

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Arthur Lindsay Sadler (1882–1970) was Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney.

Sadler was born in Hackney, London. He was educated at Dulwich College, Merchant Taylors' School, London, and St John's College, Oxford (B.A., 1908; M.A., 1911). He was Pusey-Ellerton Hebrew scholar (1903), junior Kennicott Hebrew scholar (1907), won the junior Septuagint prize (1907) and graduated with second-class honours in Oriental languages (Hebrew and Assyrian).

Sadler was the Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney from 1922–48. He also taught at the Royal Military College of Australia. His publications include A Short History of Japanese Architecture, Maker of Modern Japan: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Cha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony. He translated The Ten Foot Square Hut (the Hōjōki), excerpts from the Heike Monogatari, and The Code of The Samurai: Budo Shoshinshu into English.

After retirement from the University of Sydney he returned to England and settled in the Essex village of Great Bardfield. At Bardfield he became friendly with several of the Great Bardfield Artists. He spent his final years living in Great Bardfield at Stubbards Croft and later at Buck's House.


Ackroyd, Joyce (1988), "Sadler, Arthur Lindsay (1882–1970)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, 11, Melbourne University Press, pp. 505–6 .