Compiled by Mr David Ashton (‘65)
In an email to Scotch Archivist Jim Mitchell (’64), BOB CARMICHAEL (’35) said he and his wife Betty are looking forward to celebrating 70 years of marriage in September – ‘if we make it’. Bob and Betty were married in the Scotch Chapel on 10 September 1941. Bob is now 91 and Betty is 90.
MANSON RUSSEL (’48) is the president and a life member of the Old Scotch Bowls Club, and he is also a life member of the Old Scotch Cricket Club and the Old Scotch Football Club – one of the few Old Boys to be honoured in this way by three Old Scotch clubs. Manson is very active around the football club, taking on, as he says, ‘little jobs here and there’, including keeping statistics of games played. Manson is Patron of the Victorian Amateur Football Association, and is often described as the best player never to have played VFL football.
Manson also keeps a close watch on the two companies where he spent most of his working life: Nufarm, a manufacturer of agricultural and veterinary chemicals (where he worked for 22 years), and MacLaren Laboratories, a veterinary company (where he also worked for 22 years).
KEN SMALLEY (’54) has been installed in the Bendigo United Cricket Club’s hall of fame, having previously been named a living legend of the club. Ken has had a close involvement with Bendigo United ever since he left school. In 26 years as a player, Ken took 447 wickets, including five wickets 23 times and 10 wickets twice. He also scored two centuries. Ken’s son, Andrew (’77) and grandson, Marcus, also played for Bendigo United.
Ken has not just been a player for the club. His many devoted roles have included secretary, captain and coach, and not surprisingly, he is a life member. At Scotch, Ken was a prefect in 1953 and 1954, and Captain of Arthur Robinson House in 1954. He was a member of the 1st XI and the premiership-winning 1st XVIII in 1953 and 1954.
KEN JASPER (’55), former state member for Murray Valley in the Legislative Assembly, decided not to re-contest his parliamentary seat in last year’s Victorian election, bringing to an end 34 years in the parliament. During his time Ken saw seven premiers come and go, and contested 10 elections. Northern Victorian rural newspaper Country News described Ken as ‘a solid local member who energetically represented his constituents ... He occasionally challenged his own party [the Nationals] on issues of strong local importance ...’
DAVID EVANS OAM (’60) is shown in Light Horse gear on his mare, Sarah. David was asked to participate in publicity for the Australian Arabian Championships, held in Tamworth, NSW’s $32 million Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre on 15 March 2011. He also rode on Anzac Day in the small town of Willow Tree, south of Tamworth.
David regularly rides his mare in Light Horse re-enactments, and was a prime mover in the creation of the bronze Light Horse Memorial in Tamworth’s Bicentennial Park in 2000. He still presents a weekly program on ABC Radio from Tamworth and works for the Black Dog Institute (similar to Victoria’s beyondblue).
Former star Old Scotch Football Club player DAVID HUGHES (’61) been awarded life membership of the Victorian Amateur Football Association, for services to the association.
David played 165 games for the Old Scotch Football Club between 1961 and 1976. He won the club’s best and fairest award in 1967, and was club captain from 1969 to 1971. David was selected in the Old Scotch ‘Team of the Century’ in 2000, the same year he was made a life member of the club.
He was selected in VAFA representative teams in 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1971, and in Australian amateur representative teams in 1964, 1965 and 1968 (when he captained the team). He won the Australian amateur medal in 1964. David has served on the VAFA tribunal for many years. Another Old Scotch player and VAFA life member, BRUCE McTAGGART (’63), presented David with his life membership certificate.
David Hughes and Bruce McTaggart
Architect ROSS PERRETT (’71) is a world-renowned golf course designer, whose design work includes the Sandhurst course at Carrum and the Dunes at Rye. Ross has also done design work for St Andrews in Scotland, the home of golf.
After 18 years as principal of Caulfield Grammar School, STEPHEN NEWTON (’72) retired at the end of Term 1, 2011. In an interview with Leader Newspapers, Stephen said ‘I made the decision because I think the school will benefit from the fresh views of a new principal’. Stephen was an immensely popular head, shown by a Facebook page called ‘Mr Newton shouldn’t retire from Caulfield Grammar School’ set up by students, which has upwards of 2,200 supporters.
Students with a picture of Stephen NEWTON at the Head of the River
ANDREW PRENTICE (’75) and his wife Linda have taken delivery of their 21 metre luxury yacht Aroona, now based at Cairns in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Andrew and Linda are offering the yacht for charter by clients wishing to explore the reef and islands for periods from one day to a week or more. This could include diving, snorkelling, fishing, or just relaxing and enjoying the scenery while cruising from island to island or reef to reef somewhere in the area from Cape York to the Whitsundays.
Aroona was built in Taiwan under the strict supervision of the renowned US luxury motor yacht builder, Outer Reef Yachts. It was designed and equipped specifically to suit the conditions it is likely to encounter in Far North Queensland waters.
Photographic expertise and innovation earned CHRIS WOODS (’76) the title of ‘Australian portrait photographer of the year’ in the Australian Professional Photography Awards, which are held annually and regularly attract entries from more than 700 Australian and New Zealand professional photographers. Chris, who received his award at a ceremony in Melbourne’s Crown Casino, described it as the ‘crowning achievement’ of his 30 years in the photography industry.
Chris Woods and his wife Katherine
Congratulations to GREG KIRK (’80) who has been awarded the NSW ambulance service’s highest award, the Distinguished Services Medal for his part in a dramatic rescue in the Blue Mountains. Rarely given – this was only the third time it has been awarded in 11 years – the medal was awarded to Greg for his part in rescuing two Japanese bushwalkers who had become lost. From a helicopter, Greg was winched down to the two bushwalkers in extreme turbulence, finally rescuing them after several attempts. The NSW government also presented Greg with an award for the rescue.
Greg’s father, Brian (’53) attended Scotch, and Brian’s grandson Angus is in Year 3 in the Junior School, with another grandson, Edward scheduled to begin at Scotch next year.
TONY STUBBS (’87) and his wife Sarah welcomed their second child, Alexandra Poppy, born at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Sydney on 13 October 2010 – a little sister to Hugo. Tony and Sarah have been living in Sydney for more than four years, where Tony works in management for OnePath, the ANZ Bank’s wealth management business.
JOHN DAWSON (’93) married Sun Ouk Kim in 2005 and moved to Sydney in 2006. The couple has a daughter, Kimberley, born in 2007. John is a senior sales executive with Response Real Estate, in Sydney’s Hills district.
CAMERON SMITH (‘93) and Julie welcomed their second child, Jack Wilson Smith on 25 November 2010. Jack is a brother for Emily.
CRAIG HOSKING (’94), a son of former Vice-Principal David Hosking, became engaged in Hawaii to Erin Simpson of Kentucky, USA.
WARREN JUNKEER (’94) is engaged to Amanda Ratham.
MATT LÊ (’95) and his wife Em were delighted to welcome Thomas Quan Lê on Saturday 12 March 2011. For Matt it was all happening at the beginning of 2011: on 17 January he graduated from the Police Academy.
ANDREW MOSS (’95), his Japanese-born wife Sachiko and the couple’s four-month-old daughter Sasha live in the hills, 8km from Sendai in Japan, where they run an English-language school. Their home is high enough not to have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami in March - apart from some broken glass and crockery. Fortunately, Sachiko’s relatives also narrowly survived the disaster.
About three weeks before the quake, Andrew’s parents Layton and Chris visited Sendai to stay with Andrew and Sachiko and meet their new granddaughter. Andrew’s parting words to his parents were prescient: ‘We’re due for the big one.’
Andrew’s classmate from 1995, TERUMA NAITO, now living in Tokyo, offered Andrew and Sachiko support and temporary accommodation, but they decided on a temporary return to Australia.
After completing his graduate year and practising as a solicitor in the dispute resolution group at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, LUKE STANISTREET (’95) is now associate to the Honourable Justice Judd at the Supreme Court of Victoria.
MATT FOWLES (’98) together with Sam Plunkett operates Plunkett Fowles Wines, based in Victoria’s Strathbogie Ranges. Their ‘Ladies who Shoot their Lunch’ range of wines – designed to take the guesswork out of matching wine to game meat – has picked up a number of awards. For example, the 2009 riesling won a silver award in the 2010 Fed Square Wine Awards, a silver in the 2010 San Francisco Wine Competition, and a bronze in the 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards.
SIMON TOLSTRUP (’98) married Madeleine Allison on 4 March 2011 in a ceremony at Arlington at Wattle Park, which was followed by a big party with close friends and family, and then a honeymoon in Margaret River. Simon is a public affairs consultant and Madeleine, originally from Bendigo, works in special events for the Victorian Premier.
Cameron McKenzie-Mcharg (‘98)
Married Kate Richmond at the Trinity College chapel on Friday 28 January.
MARCUS MALONEY (’00) married Thaneeya McArdle on 23 December 2010. The couple is living in East Melbourne, prior to a planned move to Thaneeya’s native Florida, USA.
Victorian Rhodes Scholar for 2008 JOHN FEDDERSEN (’00) said he had completed his Master of Philosophy degree in 2010, ‘having written an environmental economics thesis, and having spent a year away from the hockey pitch’. John is now tackling a PhD in Economics, as well as teaching economics to undergraduate students. ‘I am back playing hockey,’ he said, ‘... [but] I am not sure where our next move will be. Katherine and I both look forward to returning home (to Australia and to the Hawthorn Hockey Club) one day’.
ROBERT PADBURY (’02) has accepted a position as a senior designer at Apple. In 2009 he started his own company doing design work for various companies in Silicone Valley (California, USA). He also helped start a new imaging technology company called Stipple, which he says is ‘poised to make a huge impact in online photo-journalism’.
DAVIS MCCARTHY (’03) has been awarded a John Monash Scholarship, which he plans to use in pursuing a PhD in Statistics at the University of California at Berkeley, focusing on developing statistical methods for understanding genomics, genetics and DNA. Davis graduated as the top-ranked student in statistics while earning a Bachelor of Science with Honours (first-class) and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in German) from the University of Melbourne. Recently he has been active in bioinformatics research, and has published papers in peer-reviewed journals, produced software and presented at both national and international conferences. He currently works in the Bioinformatics Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne.
Davis paid tribute to a number of his teachers during his time at Scotch (1998-2003), including Mr Ian Savage, Ms Suzette Boyd, Ms Elaine Tarran, Mr Rob Hortin, Dr John Jackowski, Dr Mark Collins and Mr Barrie Burton. ‘I owe them a lot!’ he said.
In 2010 DAVIS YU (’07) took over the former Lynch’s restaurant on the corner of Millswyn Street and Domain Road, South Yarra, and remodelled it to become The Millswyn, which opened in late 2010.
PATRICK MOORE (’08) won the national youth contender yachting championship after sailing in the contender nationals at Lake Macquarie, NSW in January 2011. Contenders are dinghy-style yachts.
Patrick Moore at sea
Co-Dux of Scotch in 2009, ADRIAN LI (’09) is studying Engineering at Cambridge University, and wrote that study was ‘pretty full on’. But he added: ‘I’m still having a great time’.
ANDREW EMMETT (’10), who rowed for Scotch in the winning 2010 Head of the River crew, has been accepted by Harvard University where he will undertake a Liberal Arts degree and stay active in the university’s rowing program.
RICHARD TUCKWELL (‘10) will commence a Bachelor of Arts degree at Princeton University, also later this year.
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