Peter Anthony CORNISH (’62) was born at Wangaratta on 19 October 1944 and attended Scotch from 1956–62 as both a day boy in Lawson-MacFarland House, and as a boarder. He was an ASM in the Senior Scouts, and a member of the 2nd XVIII. In 1967 he obtained his LLB at Melbourne University, and he eventually established his own practice. He married Angela Helen Katherine (Kathy) Skelton at Scotch on its 121st anniversary. Peter was a member of Hamilton Rotary, and of Apex. He had a daughter, and was a member of the Strathcona school council. He sent his son, Christopher, to Scotch (1989–92), and his brother, Geoffrey (1947–51) also attended. Peter died on 3 March 2006.
Ian Edwin CRAPP (’27) was born at Malvern on 4 October 1911 and attended Scotch from 1918–27. He was the 181st boy to enter the new Junior School at Hawthorn. Like his father, John Edwin Crapp, Ian became a dentist, obtaining his DDSc at Melbourne University. He served in the AIF in World War II from 1943–45, and was demobilised with the rank of Captain in 69 Dental Unit. Ian became an FRACDS and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He was a member of the Australian Club, Metropolitan Golf Club, the MCC, and the Senior Golfers’ Society of Victoria. From 1961–64 he was Principal of the Australian College of Dentistry, and was chairman of the Professional Provident Fund from 1969–76. Ian married Hilda Victoria Whalley at Scots Church on 23 October 1935, and their sons, the McLeish boys, attended Scotch: James (1943–55), Andrew (1946–57), David (1949–60) and John (1950–61). Ian’s Hollinrake nephews attended: Kim (1948–59) and Ian (1952–63), as did his McLeish grandsons: Stephen (1969–80), David (1972–83), Robert (1987–94) and Richard (1991–96). Ian’s wife died on 11 September 2002, and Ian died on 13 April 2006. He was among the top 20 oldest known Old Boys.
Peter Ronald D’ABBS (staff 1950–52) obtained his Teacher’s Certificate at Birmingham, UK. He coached swimming and water polo while teaching at Scotch. His son, Peter, entered Scotch in 1950. Peter Sr went to Geelong Grammar School in 1953 to work at its fledgling Timbertop campus. He died on 5 June 2006.
Professor Richard Henry DALITZ (’41) was born at Dimboola on 28 February 1928, and attended Scotch from 1938–41. He was a member of the 1st XV from 1939–41, and in his final year was a Probationer and Dux of Scotch. He obtained a BA (1944) and BSc (1945) in mathematics and physics at Melbourne University, and then moved to Britain in 1946 to undertake his PhD on nuclear transitions in oxygen at Cambridge. He worked at the University of Birmingham and in 1949 joined Rudolf Peierls in Birmingham, where he later became a lecturer. He subsequently defended Peierls, who was wrongly accused of being a Soviet spy. In 1951 Richard’s first main contribution to particle physics was the discovery that a neutral pion particle could decay into a photon and an electron-positron pair, which became known as a Dalitz Pair. In 1953–54 he held research positions at Cornell and Stanford Universities in the USA. He became Professor of Physics in the Enrico Fermi Institute for Nuclear Studies and the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1960, joining such esteemed scientists as J A Fleming, Alexander Graham Bell, and Marcus Oliphant. In 1963 he moved to Oxford as a Royal Society Research Fellow, which post he held until retirement in 1990. In 1965 he demonstrated mathematically how quarks could form the basic building blocks of neutrons and protons, at a time when many physicists refused to believe in the physical reality of quarks. His model explained the properties of newly discovered short-lived particles, and predicted other subsequently discovered particles. His study of particle physics lead to the naming of the Dalitz Plot, Dalitz Pair, and the Castillejo, Dalitz, Dyson (CDD) poles. Richard started an annual meeting of theoretical particle physicists in the UK which has been held for over 40 years. Despite his retirement, he remained an inspiration to students and colleagues alike. Richard married Valda Suiter at Scotch on 9 August 1946. His brothers were also at Scotch: Gerry (1940–43) and Christopher (1953–58), as were their Drummond cousins: Richard (1928–31; died 8 January 1996), William (1932–33), John (1932–38; died 3 January 2001), Donald (1937–39) and Ian (1944–46). Richard died on 13 January 2006.
Dr John Nelson DIGGLE (’38) was born on 21 October 1921 and attended Scotch from 1932–38. His birth on Trafalgar Day was a happy coincidence as his mother was related to Lord Nelson. A 1933 Dramatic Society member, he was involved in A Damsel in Distress. From 1936–38 he was a member of the 1st Tennis team, and its captain in 1938. He won the Victorian Schoolboys’ Championship of Tennis in 1938, and represented Victoria in the Linton Cup in 1938 and 1939. In 1939 he joined the Grace Park Lawn Tennis Club where he met his future wife, Dorothy Moran, who was 1950 Victorian Hardcourt Champion. John was president of Grace Park from 1958–64, and was made a life member in 1985. He was made an Honorary Life Member of Tennis Victoria in 1981, and was LTAV delegate to the LTAA for 14 years. John was the doctor for the Davis Cup teams of the 1960s and 1970s. He commenced studying medicine at Melbourne University in 1939, obtaining his MBBS at Adelaide University in 1946. He joined the AIF in 1947, serving as a Captain in occupation forces in Japan. He served at the Australian General Hospital and at the HQ British Occupation Forces. He won the Occupation Forces Tennis Tournament, and his trophy is displayed at the Australian War Memorial. He joined the RAAF in 1949, in which he served until 30 May 1952, when he was a squadron leader at the Laverton Hospital. John married Dorothy on 16 May 1951. He commenced in private practice in Kew and with Howard Toyne was a pioneer of sports medicine. He was president of Sports Medicine Victoria from 1970–72, and a mentor to the AFL’s Dr Peter Larkins. In 1983 John and his wife moved to Pambula Beach, where he practised as a general practitioner and specialist anaesthetist. They became active in the Pambula community. John’s son Austen (1967–78) followed him at Scotch, as did his nephew Anthony Smith (1961–72), and his great nephews: James (1987–92) and Andrew (1989–94) Bowen and Lachlan Smith (1993–2005). He also leaves a daughter, Diana Reed. John died on 26 June 2006 after a battle with cancer. His funeral was held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Kew on 3 July 2006. His nephew, Anthony Smith, who supplied information for this obituary, wrote that his life touched many people and influenced several generations.
Robert John DONALDSON (’68) was born on 27 September 1950 and attended Scotch from 1959–68. John was a House Prefect, and a 1968 Probationer. His son Tony wrote that John developed a consuming love of music, inspired by Scotch teachers Peter Chapman and George Logie-Smith. He was a talented musician and conversationalist who became an Anglican Church organist and choirmaster. He was known for his retentive memory, a great sense of humour, and inspirational storytelling. Tony described his father’s life as one of courage, strength and grace. John’s brother, Anthony (1960–69), was also at Scotch, as was their father, Ted (1925–30; died 3 May 1997), and their uncle John (1929–34), who was killed in World War II on 29 May 1941. John died on 27 June 2006.
Gillespie William Allan DOUGLAS ED (’31) was born at Malvern on 9 April 1915 and attended Scotch in 1931 as a member of Lawson House. Allan served in the AIF in World War II from 1940–45, and was a Lieutenant in the 2/4 Field Regiment on demobilisation. During his war service he married Shirley Charles at Scotch on 5 December 1942. Their son, David, attended Scotch from 1955–65, as did David’s son, Robert (1986–93). His other grandsons, the Greggs, also attended: David (1986–92), Thomas (1988–93) and William (1992–98). Allan became public solicitor of Victoria. He was a member of the Haemophilia Society of Victoria, the Naval and Military Club and the RACV. He was author of the book Mercantile Law in Australia. Allan died on 5 May 2006.
The Reverend Frank Graham ENGEL (’29) was born at Fusanchin, Korea, on 21 October 1911, and came from Pyongyang Foreign School in Korea to attend Scotch from 1926 to 1929. He was a foundation member of the 1st Hawthorn Scout Group at Scotch in 1926, and was a School House Prefect in 1929. He obtained his BA at Melbourne University in 1932, his BD at the Melbourne College of Divinity in 1940, and his DTh there in 1984. Frank was General Secretary of the Australian Council of Churches, a member from 1962–94 of the Overseas Service Bureau Committee, on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches from 1961–68, and a member of the Australian Frontier Commission from 1976–88, being its vice-chair from 1965–72, and acting chair from 1972–73. From 1973–77 Frank was an executive committee member of the Christian Conference of Asia. Among his many publications were his two-volume work Christians in Australia, and The First 21 Years of Australian Frontier. Frank married Mary, whom he survived, and they had a son and a daughter. He was Scotch’s 20th oldest known Old Boy, and came from a prominent Scotch family. His older brother Herb attended Scotch (1911–15) and taught at Scotch (1921–56; died 3 March 1965), while his brother Norman attended from 1917–20 (died 2 August 1985). Also at Scotch were his nephew, Peter (1955–58), his Pearse great-nephews, Antony (1962–70) and Jeremy (1964–72), and great-great-nephews Thomas (1997–2004) and James (Year 11). Frank died on 12 July 2006.
Ian Maxwell ENGEMAN (’46) was born at Brisbane on 4 February 1929, and came from the Church of England Grammar School, Brisbane, to attend Scotch from 1945–46. Ian died on 16 March 2006.
Vernon Harold ENTICOTT (’26) was born at Prahran on 15 August 1911, and attended Scotch from 1924–26. He was a member of the Scotch Orchestra in 1926. Vernon managed his grandfather’s business during the Great Depression, and then worked for Charles Ruwolt of Richmond for six years, before starting his own manufacturing business. He retired in 1988, aged 77. Vernon married Jean Hughes in 1939. She died in 1974. They had two sons: Clive and Ross. Vernon’s brother, John (1927–31), also attended Scotch, as had their great-uncle John (1876–?; died 1905). According to Clive, his father enjoyed his time at Scotch and often spoke about it. Vernon lived at Wattle Glen, Victoria, and died on 6 August 2005.
Dr Daryl Edward FREEMAN (’46) was born at Caulfield on 27 February 1930 and attended Scotch from 1944–47. He was a cadet at Scotch. He obtained a BSc, MSc, and in 1959 obtained his PhD at Sydney University. Daryl became a research scientist in the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University and wrote about 100 articles in international scientific journals. Daryl died on 8 July 2006.
Andrew David GALLACHER (’88) was born at London on 25 May 1971, and attended Scotch from 1983–88. A member of Gilray House, he played basketball and winter tennis. Andrew completed an Honours degree in Geology, then was accepted by Melbourne University to study for his Doctorate in Earth Sciences. His brother, James (1985–90), was also at Scotch, as had been their father, Barrie (1960–62), their uncle Rodney (1957–58), their grandfather, David Evans (1925–35; died 26 April 1998), great uncles Ivor Evans (1924–32; died 26 July 1980) and Gavin Wilkins (1941–44; died 15 May 1986), and second cousins Karl Yeomans (1984–89; died 28 April 2006: see obituary below) and Simon Dale (1989–97). Andrew died on 22 May 2006.
Royden Beresford Martin GERRAND MBE (’32) was born at Echuca on 18 August 1914 as Roy Beresford Mactier, one of twins. Due to his mother’s illness he lived with her sister, Mrs Esther Gerrand. Following the death of her husband in 1941, Royden took on the Gerrand name by deed poll. He boarded at Scotch in McMeckan House from 1930–31, and played football and tennis. He drove across the Nullarbor with some mates in 1932, and then returned to Malanda, the family property at Stradbroke. From 17 May 1938 until his uncle Andrew Gerrand’s death in 1941 he served in the AIF, becoming a Trooper in the 13 Light Horse Regiment. He then returned to the family property. In 1942 he married Olive Nancy Gooch. A founding member in 1945 of the Stradbroke branch of the Australia Primary Producers’ Union (APPU), he was its state president from 1963–67, and federal president from 1969–70, during which time he helped organise a single representative body for Australian farmers: the Australian Farmers’ Federation (now the National Farmers’ Federation). In 1969 he was appointed by the Federal Government to the Australian Meat Board to represent Victoria and Tasmania. During his nine years on the board he used his extensive farming contacts and diplomatic skills to break into the strictly controlled US meat industry. Royden was interviewed several times on US radio which raised his international profile. In 1972 he was out of action for six months due to a brain tumour, but then returned to work as a representative of the Australian Meat Board Producers. In 1978 the Federal Government appointed him chairman of the Producers’ Consultative Group to assist the new Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation, which he served until retirement in 1980. He was made a Member of the British Empire in 1979 for services to Australian agriculture. Royden served on the Rosedale Shire Council for 25 years from 1949, including six terms as president. From 1966 he was a councillor of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, becoming a life councillor after 20 years’ service. He was involved in the Sale Presbyterian Church, the East Gippsland Ambulance Service, and the Stradbroke Fire Brigade. Royden’s brothers Eric Mactier (1919–20; died 11 October 1986) and Wason Mactier (1923–24; died 27 October 1993) also attended Scotch. Royden sent his son John (1957–59) to Scotch, and saw his grandson, Sandy Lyon, attend from 1989–91. Also at Scotch were his Mactier cousins: Elderson (1917–18; died April 1986), James (1927–28; died 8 June 1987) and Douglas (1933–34; died 20 March 2003). Royden died on 17 July 2006 at the Sale Private Nursing Home.
Alwyn David GOODMAN (’31) was born at Chiltern on 6 May 1914 and boarded at Scotch in School House from 1926–31. He was a member of the 1931 Athletics team. Alwyn was a solicitor who practised in the country, but by 1960 he was practising in the city. His brother, Clive (1927–33; died July 1964), also attended Scotch. Alwyn died on 7 May 2006.
George Hampton Heard GRABSCH (’31) was born at Horsham, on 15 May 1916, and boarded at Scotch from 1926–31. He served in the AIF from 1943–46, attaining the rank of Corporal in the 2/163 General Transport Company by 1946. George became a real-estate agent, and sent his son, Richard (1977–79), to Scotch. His brother, Bill (1926–27; died 22 January 1983), had also attended. George died on 19 May 2006. His son supplied the following obituary:
After leaving Scotch, George joined the family real-estate business in Horsham in which he continued until his retirement in 1982. George’s main interest had been selling rural properties throughout the Wimmera, Western District and Mallee, for which he became well known and respected. George was very proud of the fact that he, along with other boarders, had helped to dig the first swimming pool for the school.
Phillip Wilson GRAHAM (’36) was born at Caulfield on 7 November 1920, and attended Scotch from 1935–36. Phil was a member of the 1936 Athletics team, competing in the under-16 hurdles, for which he was awarded Athletics colours. On 19 October 1950 he married Shirley McKay at Scotch, and their son, David, attended Scotch from 1965–69. Phil’s brother, Ken (1938–40), was also at Scotch, as was Ken’s son Marshall (1975–80). Phil was managing director of Royal Doulton Australia. He lived in retirement at Point Lonsdale, and died on 6 July 2006.
Ralph GROSBY (’37) was born on 16 May 1921, and was a weekly boarder at Scotch from 1932–33, having come from Caulfield Grammar School. He had also attended Lowther Hall, CBC St Kilda, and Melbourne High School, but only recalled his time at Melbourne High and Scotch with any affection. He was the first Grosby born on Australian soil, being the son of Russian immigrants named Grosovsky who came to Melbourne in 1918. His father established the Grosby Slipper Company, and Ralph went to work for it when he finished at Scotch. He expanded the company’s range to include casual shoes, and travelled the world to look at the latest fashions, returning with suitcases full of samples. From the late 1950s he implemented new technology to replace machines that had seen out the war years. He was so keen on new technology that he bought a TV set that showed nothing but static – as transmissions were yet to commence. He embraced email when it arrived. Ralph also embraced advertising, using the Grosby dog (named Ralphie) and the slogan, ‘Grrrrosby, they’re great mate’. When Dunlop bought the company in 1969, Grosby held about a 60% share of the casual footwear market. Ralph then turned to the land, owning properties at Flowerdale, Cranbourne, and on the Clarence River in NSW, and introducing a new breed – a Brahman Angus cross called the Brangus. He also imported two Warmblood stallions that became the foundation bloodline for the breed in Australia. Ralph was a member of the Lilydale Hunt Club, and competed in dressage events at the Royal Melbourne Show. He was an outstanding rifle shot, a very good duck hunter, and won ribbons for clay target shooting. Other passions including yachting, jazz concerts, speedboats, large American cars, and voluntary charity work. He was a trustee of the Kidney Foundation. Ralph spoke Russian, Italian, French and Yiddish, with a handy knowledge of Dutch and German, and could quote large tracts of Milton, Keats and Shelley. He met his wife, Noel, on a blind date, and led a blessed life. His son Marshall provided information for this obituary. Ralph died on 15 May 2006.
Peter John GRUBB JP (’46) was born at Hobart on 9 August 1929, and boarded at Scotch from 1943–46 in School House. He was a Cadet in the A T Corp at Scotch. Peter left Scotch to work in his father’s Benalla department store, Millers Benalla Pty Ltd. When his father died in 1972 he became its manager, developing a multi-store business with old fashioned values. In 36 years, despite varied fortunes, he said he never laid off a staff member. He bought out Dimmey’s half-share in the store. He was a member of the Apex Club of Benalla from 1949–70, serving as its president and secretary at various times. He was on the board of the Benalla Credit Union for 20 years, was a life member of the Benalla Art Gallery, served on the committee of the Benalla and District Memorial Hospital, and was president and vice-president of the Benalla Chamber of Commerce. Peter was passionate about the Benalla and Melbourne Football Clubs, and was an MCC member. He was a member of the Benalla Bowls Club, a life member of the Benalla Moira Bowls Club, of which he was secretary and president, president of the Ovens and Murray Bowling Association and a life member of the Benalla Racing Club, of which he was a judge, treasurer and president. An early member of the Benalla Club, he was a life member who served three terms as secretary, two as president, many as treasurer, and was its licensee for 29 years. Peter was a life member of OSCA. He took an interest in genealogy, and participated in a DNA project that revealed he had Danish Viking origins, leading the Texas-based DNA group to dub him the ‘Down Under Viking’. Peter enjoyed classical music, with an emphasis on Mozart and Beethoven, and was known as a gentleman with a quiet sense of humour, and a great community spirit. He married Norma, and had two daughters. Peter died on 6 July 2006 as a result of lung cancer.
Albert Raphael GUTHRIE (’44) was born on 11 June 1927, and attended Scotch from 1942 until May 1944. He joined the merchant navy on 26 October 1944, and served until 10 December 1945, as a DK Boy on the Lowana. Albert died on 8 December 2005.
Leslie Winsall HALL (’23) was born at Essendon on 18 September 1908, and attended Glamorgan from 1912–15 before attending Scotch from 1918–23. He began at the old East Melbourne campus, but transferred to the new Hawthorn campus in 1922. Leslie was 1923 Form Captain of VIIa. He married Irene Adair Campbell in 1936. She died on 5 June 1973, and he remarried and also survived his second wife. Leslie served in the AIF from 1942–45, and was demobilised with the rank of Lance Bombardier in the 112 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RAA. Leslie was a stock and station agent, and an auctioneer with Power Fiedler & Co at the Newmarket Saleyards. Also at Scotch were his brothers, Geoffrey (1918–18; died 9 July 1985) and Robert (1920–23; died January 1985), his cousin, Harry English (1922–27), uncles Joseph English (1890–93; died 4 November 1938) and John English (1898–1902; died 12 May 1972), and his great-great-nephew, Andrew Brockhoff (1996–2001). He was Scotch’s eighth oldest known Old Boy when he died on 21 March 2006 aged 97.
Noel Arthur HATHERLY (’35) was born at Burnley on 19 October 1918, and attended Scotch from 1933–34. He was a member of the Scotch Orchestra in 1933 and 1934, and also after leaving Scotch, in 1935, which was not uncommon at that time. He served the AIF from 1942–45, and was a Sergeant in the 4 Field Ambulance on demobilisation. On 17 May 1949 he married Margaret Shanahan at Scotch. Noel died on 24 April 2006.
William Neil HEAD (’46) was born at Kew on 6 August 1929 and attended Scotch from 1944–46. He followed his brother, John (1933; died 30 April 1992), at Scotch, and was an uncle to John’s sons: John (1960–64), Peter (1962–67), David (1963–68) and Roger (1969–74). William died on 9 July 2006.
Christopher John HEWITT (’80) was a school officer in 1980. Chris followed his father, Geoff (1943–48), at Scotch, as well as numerous other family members. A classmate, John Moir, has written the following obituary:
Christopher John Hewitt was born at Carnegie on 25 September 1962 and died unexpectedly in Perth on 19 April 2006. He attended Scotch from 1974 to 1980 and was a co-editor of Satura, a member of the 1st XV and a member of the 3rd XI in his final year.
On leaving Scotch, Chris completed a science degree at Monash University and a law degree at Hobart University, before commencing a prominent legal career in Melbourne and Perth. In 1990, Chris moved to Perth where he completed a Master of Laws and subsequently became a partner at Deacons. In 2005, he established his own firm, becoming recognised as one of Perth’s leading intellectual property and sports lawyers.
Chris developed a keen interest in triathlons both as a competitor and an administrator. He was a past president of Triathlon WA and was President of Triathlon Australia from 2003 to 2005. He was responsible for many of the reforms to the sport that led to Australia’s success at the Athens Olympics and the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Chris’s involvement in sports administration in WA extended to several committee memberships, including the WA Olympic Council.
In 1999, he competed in the Australian Ironman Championship and in 2004 in the World Age Group Championships in Madeira. In 2005 he came second in the 40 to 45 age group at the Australian Triathlon Championship.
Chris’s quick wit, lateral thinking and positive ‘can do’ attitude to life made him both popular and respected by his many friends and colleagues. He will be sadly missed by his partner, Karen, daughter, Emily (nine months), father, Geoff, sister, Jane, extended family and friends.
Robin Godfrey HODDER (’54) was born at Maryborough on 1 October 1937 and attended Scotch from 1951–54. He was a member of the 1st Hockey teams from 1953–54, sparking an interest in the sport that remained with him for life. In 1963 he was selected in the Australian hockey team, and he represented Australia at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, winning a bronze medal. In 1968 he obtained a Diploma of Accounting at Hemingway, and subsequently worked for Corporate Electronic Commerce Pty Ltd. Robin married Patty Elizabeth Lewis at Scotch on 13 April 1965, and their son, Andrew (1979–87), attended Scotch. Robin’s brother Brian (1953–55) was also at Scotch, as was his nephew Marcus Saw (1986–97). Robin died on 19 March 2006 after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Scotch has been supplied the following obituary:
Robin Geoffrey Hodder lived his early life in Stawell. After Scotch, Robin trained as an accountant and spent most of his working life in the IT industry. Robin married Patty in 1965 and they had two children, Jane and Andrew.
Robin was an outstanding sportsman and he was very well known for his love of and his service to the sport of hockey – both as a player and as an administrator. He started playing hockey with Scotch as a 14-year-old and went on to captain the 1st Hockey team in 1954. He then joined Old Scotch Hockey Club in 1955 where he remained a dedicated and inspirational member for 52 years. During this time Robin captained and played in the top side until 1982, amassing 540 games. He played for Victoria from 1959–74. He was in the Australian team from 1963–67 and represented Australia at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. He went on to play 110 games for Australia.
At Old Scotch Hockey Club, now known as Hawthorn Hockey Club, Robin was – apart from playing at the highest level – club vice-president, secretary, treasurer, club captain for 10 years and State League coach for 15 years. He was made a life member in 1982.
During Robin’s illness over the last two years he, together with Patty, continued to watch and support the Hawthorn State League Team. Robin died peacefully at his home on 19 March 2006. He remains an inspiration and a mentor to all who knew him.
Robert Fairbairn HUDSON (’51) was born at Kilmore on 1 July 1934 and enjoyed boarding at Scotch in Arthur Robinson House from 1947–51. He was a member of the Quarter Guard, and of the 3rd XVIII. He left school to work in the family stock and station business, L A Fairbairn and Co, of Newmarket, before pursuing his career in northern Victoria and the Riverina. In 1960 he returned to Kilmore to join the Australian Estates Co. In 1975 he became a real-estate agent, which he undertook for 20 years, primarily on Phillip Island, to which he moved in 1981. In 1991 he and his wife started a bed and breakfast business at Cowes. In 1997 he won the ‘Hosted Accommodation Award’ at the Victorian Tourism Awards, among other awards. Robert followed his father, George (1908–11; died 30 June 1971), at Scotch, as well as his Fairbairn uncles: Roy (1905–10; died 9 July 1963) and Gordon (1905–11; died 6 May 1957). His Fairbairn cousins at Scotch were Roy (1936–37; died 7 July 1991) and James (1944–47), and his second cousin, Robert Fairbairn, attended 1947–52. He married Jenny Taylor in 1967, and had a son, Michael, and a daughter, Sarah. Robert died on 14 April 2006.
Alfred Donald JACKSON (’46) was born on 17 February 1928, the son of Colonel Alfred Jackson, who had the then-unusual distinction of attending Xavier College and then Melbourne Grammar School, for which he rowed in the 1st VIII in 1906. Alfred Sr was a friend of Arthur James Waller, Principal of the Junior School at Hawthorn from 1916–45, and he chose to send Alfred Jr to Scotch in 1936. Alfred Jr was a member of the Junior School Treble Choir in 1939. In 1945 he was a cadet lieutenant, rowed in the 3rd VIII, and was a member of the 1st XV. As had his father, he rowed in the 1st VIII, albeit 40 years on. However, unlike his father, he rowed in a winning crew, narrowly beating Geelong College in the 1946 Head of the River. On 18 April 1951 he married June Elliott at Scotch. He later married Beatrice Jean. Alfred was an estate agent who lived in Balwyn until his retirement, after which he lived on a property at Officer. Alfred died on 11 March 2006.
John JENNINGS (’29) was born at Elsternwick on 13 December 1913, and attended Scotch from 1927–29 as a member of Monash House. In 1956 he was a bank officer in Adelaide, and he later became a general manager. John married Gweneth, and sent his son, Michael (1954–57), to Scotch. Also at Scotch were his cousin Frank Buchanan (1935–37) and his uncle, Herbert Buchanan (1902–03; died 17 April 1967). John lived in Brighton, Victoria, in his last years, and died on 26 May 2006.
Colin Ritchie JOHNSTONE (’40) was born at Roseville, NSW, on 1 October 1922, and attended Scotch from 1932–40. He was the 1937 Form Captain of Vc. Colin served in the RAAF from 1942–46, with his highest rank being Warrant Officer in the 8 Operational Training Unit. On 5 February 1949 he married Lesley Wilson at Scotch. Colin’s brothers were also at Scotch: Russell (1932–35; died 5 July 2005) and Crichton (1932–41). Colin died on 8 May 2006.
John Bruce MACDONALD OAM (’50) was born on 18 November 1932, and boarded at Scotch in both McMeckan and Arthur Robinson Houses from 1945–49. In 1946 he was a McMeckan House prefect. He was a Scout, and a member of the newly formed Pipe Band. John was Senior Purser of the Dominion Far East Line, of Nassau, Bahamas. He served in the CMF from 1953–58, was a CFA volunteer for over 30 years, and Brigade Captain from 1958–60. He was a councillor at the Shire of Flinders from 1976–94, and president in 1978–79 and in 1994. Among many other roles in sporting and community organisations, John was a life governor of the Royal Children’s Hospital, chairman of the Westernport Regional Planning Authority from 1980–81, president of the Gippsland Municipalities Association from 1984–86, president of the Bayside Councils Association in 1988 and 1995, president and captain of the Belgrave Cricket Club from 1954–56, and was involved in the RSL & Merchant Navy War Service League. He married Beryl Wright and had three sons and three daughters. His father, Captain Hector Macdonald, attended Scotch from 1911–13 (died 1963). John died on 9 June 2006.
Leo Clarkson MADDISON (’36) was born at East Melbourne on 20 May 1919, and attended Scotch from 1925–36. He entered the old East Melbourne campus in its last year of operation, and at the start of 1926 transferred with the rest of the few remaining East Melbourne boys to the new Hawthorn campus. In the August 1928 issue of the Scotch Collegian he was pictured as a very small boy on a bike at East Melbourne (probably in 1925) with Old Boy and Scotch teacher ‘Jonah’ Whyte (1880–82, staff 1890–1925; died 11 June 1928), with the wry caption ‘Two Scotch boys’. There was an enduring fascination with the fact that Leo was among the last surviving East Melbourne boys. He was pictured in the December 1935 Scotch Collegian as one of three East Melbourne ‘survivors’ at Hawthorn, the others being Donald Russell (1925–37, killed in action World War II on 2 February 1943) and Keith Weatherly (1925–35; died 2 July 2002). Leo served in the AIF from 12 August 1942 to 20 May 1969. On discharge, he was a Lieutenant in the Central Provision Office AHQ. Leo married Patricia Gladys Hesselman at Scotch on 22 September 1950. His brother, Neville, was at Scotch from 1924–35 (died 11 October 1996). Leo died on 15 June 2006.
Charles Spencer MANN (’24) was born at East Melbourne on 19 July 1908 and attended Scotch at East Melbourne from 1921–24. The son of a manufacturer, he became a clothing manufacturer. On 22 October 1936 he married Mona Overgaard in the newly-built Scotch Chapel. He was the last survivor of those married in the Chapel’s first year. Charles served in the AIF from 1943–44, and was a Sergeant in the 134 Australian General Transport. Charles’ son, Spencer, followed him at Scotch (1959–65), as have his grandsons: Paddy (1989–94), Oliver (1991–96) and Rupert (1998–2003). Charles was the sixth oldest known Old Boy, and died on 20 July 2006, one day after turning 98.
Malcolm Stewart McKINNON (’46) was born at East Malvern on 9 March 1929, and attended Scotch from 1941–46. He became Company Secretary of Spicer’s Paper. Malcolm married Fay Merrlyn Sparkes at Toowoomba, Qld, on 20 April 1957, and their son, John, attended Scotch (1974–79). Also at Scotch were his brother Ian (1934–38) and nephews Peter (1962–68), Andrew (1965–70) and Douglas (1968–73). Malcolm died on 7 March 2006.
Harold Duncan McRORIE (’29) was born at Oakland, NSW, on 3 September 1914, and boarded at Scotch in McMeckan House in 1929. He served in the RAAF from 1943–49, and was a Leading Aircraftman at the Laverton Transit Departure & Reception Centre in 1949. Harold died on 12 June 2006.
Robert Bruce MEAD (’70) was born at Benalla on 15 September 1953, and boarded at Scotch in Arthur Robinson House from 1965–70. He married Louise Byrnes, and their son, Timothy, is in Year 12 at Scotch. Bob’s brother, Andrew (1970–75), was also at Scotch, as was their nephew, Nicholas Smith (1995–2000). Bob died on 3 August 2006, and Tim (a member of the 1st XVIII) and his team-mates wore black armbands in the final official game for the season, played against Haileybury at Scotch on 5 August 2006.
Adrian Herbert MONSBOURGH AO (’34) was born at Auburn on 17 December 1917, and spent five years at Carey Baptist Grammar School in its earliest years before leaving to attend Scotch from 1932–34. In 1934 he was a member of the Athletics team, the 1st XVIII and the 1st Swimming team. Although music became his life, Ade was not a member of the Scotch Orchestra. He first learned to play the mouth organ, then the piano, but it was radio that brought the sounds of jazz to him. In 1935 he formed the Shop Swingers at Melbourne University with Scotch mate ‘Spadge’ Davies and others. He subsequently played alongside Roger (1933–34) and Graeme (1929–30) Bell, whom he also knew from Scotch, and when he formed the University Rhythm Club in 1937 it was with Old Boy Sam Benwell (1927–34; died 18 May 1996). In 1943 he played with the Bell Band at the Heidelberg Town Hall, and had his first recording session. He enlisted in the Melbourne University Rifles on 14 August 1940 as a Private, and on 20 April 1944 he enlisted in the RAAF. He was a Sergeant at the Air Gunners’ School when he was demobilised in 1947. He rejoined the Bell Band, and toured Britain and Europe in 1947–48, playing valve trombone, alto saxophone and the clarinet. They toured again between 1950–52 until the Bell Band broke up in 1952. Ade then formed the Pan Recorder Manufacturing Company, and until 1955 played alto sax in Len Barnard’s band, which played classic hot jazz. In 1962 he became resident guest musician at the Melbourne Jazz Club, and made recordings of his recorder playing. Ade’s band, Lazy Ade’s Late Hour Boys included many top Australian musicians and made many recordings. Although Ade’s style was inspired by great black jazz players, his style was distinctive, particularly his hot alto sax playing, and he inspired other musicians throughout the world, particularly through his 1960s formation of the Red Onion Jazz Band. He was known as ‘The Father’ for his inspirational and pioneering role in Australian jazz. Ade also taught music in schools. During the 1980s his Scotch mate John Brown (1929–33; died 7 May 2004) of Brown Brothers winery fame, suggested the idea of ‘Jazz in the Winery’, which Ade took up, and which inspired numerous similar functions. In 1992 he was awarded the Order of Australia for services to music, particularly to jazz, as a performer and composer. Also at Scotch was his brother, Alan (1932–42). Ade died at Nathalia on 13 July 2006, survived by his wife Joan, daughter Fay, stepdaughter Susan, and their families.
Neil White MORRISON (’35) was born at Hawthorn on 5 May 1918 and attended Scotch from 1924–34. He was a King’s Scout. Neil served in the AIF from 1942–46, and was a Staff Sergeant at the 2/6 Australia General Hospital. In 1949 he obtained his BCom from Melbourne University, and later became a company secretary. He married Betty Dunbar Coutts at Scotch on 19 February 1955. Neil had followed his father, Roy (1903; died 11 September 1963) at Scotch. Neil died on 2 April 2006.
Harvey Maxwell MORTON (’63) was born on 30 December 1946, and entered Scotch on 7 February 1956. He left in July 1956, and entered Geelong College in 1959, staying for that school’s centenary on 8 July 1961, before returning to Scotch on 18 July 1961. He left Scotch a second – and final – time in 1963. He was a great skier, and a member of Scotch’s Koomerang Ski Club. Harvey lived in Sydney, and was one of a social group of Old Boys who called themselves ‘The Wackers’, and played golf. Harvey’s brother, Rodger, was also at Scotch (1961–68). Harvey married Judy, and had a son, Angus, and a daughter, Georgie. Harvey died on 15 February 2006 as a result of a brain tumour that was diagnosed during Christmas 2004. A service was held for him at the Roseville Anglican Church, and afterwards at the Roseville Golf Club. Information about Harvey was provided by David Macdonald (’65).
Alexander Francis PATERSON (’42) was born at Preston on 1 February 1926, the son of a billiard saloon proprietor, and attended Scotch from 1937–42. He served in the RAAF from 1944–46, and was an Aircraftman 1 in the Care and Maintenance Unit at Tocumwal, NSW. He married Gretta Louise Grant at Scotch on 7 March 1952. She survives him, he having died on 27 July 2005.
Colin Stewart PRICTOR (’36) was born at Melbourne on 7 February 1921, and boarded at Scotch from 1935–36. He served in the RAAF from 1941–46, attaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant in the 466 Squadron. He married Lois Mae Green at Scotch on 2 April 1955, and they lived in retirement at Kyneton. Colin’s second cousin, Neil Campbell Elliott (1925–30; fatally speared by natives at Yanalia, New Guinea, on 1 July 1939), was also at Scotch. Colin died on 1 May 2006.
Jack ROBERTSON (’27) was born at Wangaratta on 18 December 1911, and attended Camberwell Grammar School before coming to Scotch in 1920. He left Scotch in 1927. He served in the RAAF from 1942–46, and was a Leading Aircraftman in the 2 Transport and Movement Office. Jack died on 10 June 2006.
David Meredith ROBINSON (’68) was born on 4 June 1950, and attended Scotch from 1963–68. He was a sometime boarder in School House. David made the most of his time at Scotch, which included membership of the Athletics teams of 1964–66, and the 1st XVIII from 1967–68, with a premiership in the latter year. On 15 December 1984 he married Helen Francis Northausen at Scotch. Two of their sons have attended Scotch, Thomas (1999–2004) and Nicholas (Year 12). Also at Scotch were David’s brother Kenneth (1957–61), cousin, Robert Pollock (1965–71), and uncle, Norman Robinson (1933; died 2000). David was a solicitor who had his own practice. He was killed at his practice on the evening of 10 July 2006.
Kenneth John ROBSON (’41) was born at Stawell on 14 January 1925, and boarded at Scotch from 1939–41. He served in the RAN in World War II from 1942–46. He was an SY Assistant on the HMAS Magnetic. Kenneth died on 21 February 2006.
John Frederick ROCHE (’85) was born on 29 November 1966, and attended Scotch from 1980–85, having earlier attended St Kevin’s College. John died on 26 June 2006.
Peter Jules SAULWICK (’62) was born on 4 June 1944, and attended Scotch from 1950–62. Also at Scotch were his brothers Rodney (1939–48; died 29 August 2003), and well-known pollster Irving (1937–47). Peter died on 15 June 2006.
Keith Harvey SHARP (’31) was born at Canterbury on 16 January 1915, and left Balwyn State School to attend Scotch from 1924 until May 1932. He was Dux of several classes, and won cups for athletics, including the Under 16 athletics championship. He was a member of the 1928 and 1930 Athletics teams. He played suburban football before the war, and played golf and bowls in later life. Also at Scotch were his brothers Leiton (1924–28; died 14 July 2005) and Edwin (1930–33), and his son John (1965–71). Keith served in the AIF from 1940–45, and was a Captain in the 9 Division AASC. He served in the 7th Division in the Middle East for 18 months, then at Milne Bay and Borneo in the 9th Division for the remainder of the war. Keith worked for the Commonwealth Bank Note Printing Branch (now the Reserve Bank Note Printing Branch) for 43 years, becoming manager of the division responsible for collecting old and damaged notes, and for issuing new notes. During his employment he studied to become a qualified accountant. He married Joyce on 15 June 1940, and lived in retirement in Doncaster. They had four children, one of whom died at the age of four. Keith died on 22 February 2006.
Robert George SIMPSON (’37) was born at Loch, Victoria, on 27 February 1921, and attended Scotch from 1927–37 as a member of Gardiner House. He was a member of the Scotch Cubs in 1932, and later became a Scout. In 1935, as a member of the Scotch Dramatic Society, he was involved in the production of Tilly of Bloomsbury, and in 1936 he was involved in The Dragon. Robert served in the AIF from 1942–46, attaining the rank of Captain in the 2/83 Light Aid Detachment. He was mentioned in dispatches. Robert obtained his Diploma of Mechanical Engineering at Sydney Technical College in 1942, and became chairman of Furnace Engineering Pty Ltd. He was a director of BTR Ltd, among other public companies, and was a member of the Melbourne Club, the MCC, and the Royal Melbourne Tennis Club. His well-known brother was architect Roy Simpson, who was at Scotch from 1922–31 (died 5 March 1997). Robert married Rosemary Lloyd Jones. His son Richard attended Scotch from 1975–79 before winning a scholarship to Geelong Grammar School. Also at Scotch was his nephew, Chris (1952–59). Robert died on 22 May 2006.
Frank Hunter SMITH (’40) was born at Brighton on 11 March 1922, and left Brighton Grammar School to attend Scotch from 1936–40. Hunter was a boarder in School House and was a member of the Scotch Dramatic Society in 1938, involved in one-act plays. In 1939 he coxed the 1st VIII, and he was a House Prefect in 1940. He was a cadet, and secretary of the Athletics team in 1940. Hunter was part of a minor Scotch dynasty of Scotch coxes. His father, Frank (1907–11; died 23 August 1966), left Melbourne Grammar School to attend Scotch, where he coxed the 1911 1st VIII. Hunter’s brother, Michael (1940–44), coxed the 1943 1st VIII, and his son, Richard (1956–67), coxed the 1st VIII from 1965–67, breaking a Head of the River drought after three generations, with victories in 1966 and 1967. Other brothers at Scotch were Don (1938–41) and David (1942–47). Nephews at Scotch were Michael (1964–69) and Hunter (1973–78), with grandsons Edward (Year 10) and Angus (Year 8), and Bartlett grandson, Richard (1995–99; left to attend Geelong Grammar School). Hunter served in the RAAF from 1942–46, attaining the rank of Flying Officer in 97 Squadron. He also served in the RAF in 5 Group Bomber Command, and was a prisoner of war. In the 1960s he was managing director of Smith Mitchell & Co Ltd, and was on the committee of the Richmond Football Club from 1960–67. Hunter was a VFL delegate from 1962–65, and a member of the VRC committee. He married Dimity, and had a daughter. Hunter died on 26 July 2006.
Francis Laurens SPINKS (’39) was born at Canterbury on 6 December 1923, and attended Scotch from 1937–39. He was 1937 Form Captain of Remove A, a 1938 and 1939 relay team member, and 1939 Form Captain of VIII Mixed. He was a member of the 1st Swimming teams of 1937 and 1939, and the 1939 Athletics team. In World War II he served in the AIF from 1942–46, becoming a Lieutenant in the 2/3 Australian Commando Squadron. Francis married Patricia Simpson at Scotch on 27 September 1947. By 1958 he was a director of Crestknit, general manager of the manufacturing division, and in that year he took a trip overseas to study knitwear and underwear. His brothers were at Scotch: Ronald (1942–44; died 1 January 2005) and Geoffrey (1946–47), as were his sons, John (1961–67) and Murray (1964–70), his nephew, Andrew (1965–69), and his grandson, James (1992–2000). Francis died on 25 February 2006.
Richard John Christopher STONE (’56) was born at Assam, India, and attended Scotch from 1952–56, the son of Lt Col J C F Stone. His brother, Michael (1955–59), also attended Scotch, as did his nephew, Peter (1986–89). Richard died on 2 May 2006. His classmate, John James, recalled the following:
Richard swam for the Scotch swimming team in 1955 and 1956, competing in the breaststroke and medley. He was a member of the 2nd Hockey team in 1956. After leaving Scotch he studied at the Creswick School of Forestry, and then worked with the Department of Forestry, moving around Victoria to wherever he was seconded. Richard spent time in the Otways and the Mansfield areas among others, working as a forestry officer. He was associated with Rotary and other charitable organisations, and was a volunteer with the fire brigade, as a truly community-minded person. Richard was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, and then battled with it until his death, but maintained a cheerful disposition throughout the battle. His funeral was attended by about 300 mourners, including his two daughters, Angela and Fiona
William James SUTCLIFFE (’32) was born at Brunswick North on 22 June 1914, and attended Scotch from 1928–30. As a boy he owned a pony and often went deep-sea fishing. When his parents died while he was a teenager, he lived with his Phipps uncle, aunt, and his three cousins, who attended Scotch: Ivan (1917–20; died 27 August 1987), Henry (1918–22; died 18 May 1954) and John (1919–25; died 1971). After leaving Scotch he worked for The Herald, and then took off to see the world, finding a job at the Donacona Paper Company in Quebec City, Canada. He became engaged to his boss’s daughter, and in January 1940 he married Ethel Margaret Ann Fitzgerald at Melbourne. He had returned to Australia to enlist, and served in the AIF from 1941–46, becoming a Corporal in the 42 Australian Landing Craft Company. He saw action in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea, but survived the war, albeit with malaria and jaundice. Once back in Canada, he got work with The Whig-Standard in Kingston, Ontario, and eventually became its general manager. His volunteer work included being a Cub leader, and involvement in the Kiwanis Club, United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, the Historical Society, and St John Ambulance, among others. In the 1970s and 1980s Jim and his wife travelled extensively, including Australia, China, the West Indies and Europe. Jim’s health declined over the past six years, but he lived independently, with his wife’s help. He died in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on 7 April 2006. His daughter, Helen Cooper, provided information for this obituary.
Ian Alexander SWAIN (’46) was born at Warragul on Christmas Day 1929, and attended Scotch from 1944–46 as a member of Gardiner House. He won the Jeanne Jamieson Memorial Prize for French. Ian obtained his MBBS at Melbourne University, and became an FRACGP, Dobs, and RCOG. He worked for the Bruce Street Medical Group in Preston. He married Doreen Hutchinson at Scotch on 2 February 1954. She died in 1962, and he married Elizabeth Joan. Ian and his brother, Donald (1948–53), followed their father, Alex (1916–19; died 9 June 1956), at Scotch. Also at Scotch was their cousin, Kelvin (1946–49). Ian sent his sons to Scotch: Andrew (1968–73), Timothy (1973–78) and Alex (1980–85), and his grandson, Ben Yeo (1995–2003) also attended. Ian died on 25 June 2006.
Alan Bruce TODD (’37) was born at Hawthorn on 1 August 1919, and attended Scotch from 1932–35. His brothers attended Scotch too: James (1926; died 19 September 1997), Don (1927–28; died 10 April 1964) and Bevan (1930–31; died 21 March 1964). Alan’s nephews at Scotch were the seven Chambers brothers: Bill (1940–49), John (1956–59), James (1958–61), Don (1948–55), Peter (1953–57), Kenneth (1943–47; died 19 July 1958) and Robert (1964–66), and John Todd (1952–63). Alan’s Chambers great nephews at Scotch were Michael (1977–79), Stephen (1987–90), Jonathan (1982–85; died 24 March 1992), and Jeremy (1986–91). Alan served in the AIF from 1940–41, becoming a Lance Corporal in the 64 Anti Aircraft Company. He then served in the RAAF from 1942–46, attaining the rank of Flying Officer in the 5 Service Flying Training School. Alan died on 25 June 2006.
Lindsay Douglas TRAPNELL (’39) attended Scotch from 1930–32. He served in the AIF from 24 March 1942 until an unknown date, and was a Private in the Volunteer Defence Corps 3 Battalion. He became a managing director, and sent his sons, Lindsay (1955–64) and Douglas (1963–74), to Scotch. Lindsay had the pleasure of seeing his grandson Alistair (Year 7) become the third generation of Trapnells to attend Scotch. Lindsay died on 20 June 2006. His son Doug wrote the following obituary:
Lindsay Douglas Trapnell was born at Brunswick on 12 October 1922. Lindsay grew up in Caulfield, Hawthorn and Canterbury. For most of his adult life he lived in the family home he built himself in the late 1940s in North Balwyn. During most of his working life Lindsay ran a family engineering business which manufactured wire-wound resistors and heating elements. The business later diversified into gas-fired and electric pottery kilns and furnaces. At one time ‘Pyrolec’ and ‘Pyrolyn’ pottery kilns and other associated appliances were an integral part of most ceramic departments throughout the Victorian Government secondary school system. Lindsay also enjoyed his weekend farm at Yarra Junction in the Yarra Valley. As a child he had spent many happy school vacations at his uncles’ flower farms at nearby Hazeldene. Lindsay retired from full-time employment in early 1984 to care for his first wife Gloria in her final illness. She died in 1986 and in 1988 he married Benedicta Cadusale. Lindsay lived a contented retirement with Benedicta in Mooroolbark, where they had fine views of the Dandenong Ranges and the Croydon Hills. Lindsay always spoke fondly of his years at Scotch under Mr Arthur Waller. He particularly remembered Ms Dorothy Goodenough who once described him as ‘a most mercurial little boy’. Lindsay died on 20 June 2006 following a short illness. He had lived a happy, fulfilling and fruitful life and will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.
Henry Greig TURNER (’38) was born at Maryborough on 2 August 1921, and left Melbourne High School to attend Scotch from 1936–38. Greig was equal Dux (with two others) of Scotch in 1938, and in 1939 studied Medicine at Melbourne University. However, he completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, and in 1949 obtained his MA in Missouri, USA. In 1991 he was awarded an honorary DSc at the University College of Central Queensland. Greig was senior principal research scientist at CSIRO Rockhampton. He was deputy chair of the Council of the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education (CIAE), an Honorary Fellow of the CIAE, Fellow of the Australian Society of Animal Production, president of the Rotary Club of Rockhampton, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He wrote numerous scientific papers. Greig married Yvonne Louise, and had a son and three daughters. He died in Qld on 23 July 2006.
Professor George Chesterton WADE (’35) was born at Hawthorn on 23 July 1918, and attended Scotch from 1932–35 as a member of Lawson-McFarland House. George graduated BAgrSc from Melbourne University in 1939. His study of the problem of rotting canvas and leather, a military concern at that time, earned him an MAgrSc from Melbourne University in 1945. He was appointed assistant plant pathologist at Burnley Horticultural Gardens. He was awarded a Doctor of Science by the University of Tasmania in 1957 for his published works, numbering over 40, mainly concerning crops. He was chief plant pathologist in Tasmania from 1947, was awarded a fellowship to study for 12 months in the USA, and from 1949 to at least 1962 was lecturing to Science students on plant pathology. He held a Harkness Fellowship from 1957–58. George was installed as president of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science in 1964. George will also be remembered for his great love of classical music, trout fishing and the Tasmanian landscape. On 15 February 1947 he married Margaret Edith Amos at Scotch, and they had three sons. They lived in retirement at Kingston, Tasmania. George died on 29 July 2006. He is survived by Margaret, sons Ian, Neil and Peter and seven grandchildren.
Stephen James WADSWORTH (’66) was born on 10 December 1948, and entered Scotch in 1961. Stephen died on 22 February 2006.
Edward John (Jack) WALKER (’25) was born at Elsternwick on 23 March 1910, and attended Scotch from 1922–25. Jack was inspired by Scotch teacher Eric Marshall (staff 1922–56; died 12 October 1973), who encouraged students to look after those less privileged than themselves. Marshall helped students on the train with their studies. Jack left Scotch to live in Ballarat when his father, a bank manager, was relocated from St Kilda. Jack was seconded to the army during World War II, and was the architect of the Bandiana base near Wodonga. Following the bombing of Darwin he was its town planner, but lost this role when the government changed. At the end of 1946 he designed and helped build the Eureka Youth Camp at Yarra Junction for underprivileged children, and 730 attended in its first year. He built the Commonwealth Centre in Sydney. In the 1950s he lived in NSW, and enjoyed painting landscapes of the Australian bush, as well as bushwalking. He walked Mount Feathertop at least six times. His three daughters attended Strathcona, but his son was unable to attend Scotch due to an acquired disability. Jack followed his father, Edward (1891–93; died 19 July 1962) at Scotch. Scotch has only recently been informed by his second wife, Margaret, that Jack died on 21 January 2001, following 11 years of suffering with Alzheimer’s disease.
Ormond Andrew WHITNEY (’36) was born on 8 January 1919, and attended Scotch from 1934–36. He was a member of the Scotch Orchestra in each of his three years at Scotch. Also at Scotch was his brother, William (1935–37). Ormond lived at Berrigan, NSW, and died on 9 July 2006.
Roland Antony WOODWARD (’34) was born at Colac on 29 December 1918, and attended Scotch from 1926–34 as both a day boy in Gardiner House, and a boarder in School House. In 1931 he was a Junior School Class Captain and Captain of the Junior School, and a Form Captain in 1932. As a member of the Scotch Dramatic Society, he was involved in A Damsel in Distress in 1933 and A Pair of Sixes in 1934. He served in the RAAF from 1940–45, becoming a Sergeant on the Signal School staff. On 19 June 1943 he married Pixie Scott, and they had three daughters. He was an associate member of the Advertising Institute of Australia, and a director and company secretary of Jindabyne Children’s Wear Pty Ltd. From 1959 he was a member of Carry on (Victoria). He was a member of the MCC from 1934, and was president of the Park Orchards Tennis Club from 1966–91. Tony died on 13 July 2006.
Karl David YEOMANS (’89) was born on 26 May 1972, the son of Dr Neville Yeomans, who attended Scotch from 1956–59. Karl attended Scotch from 1984–89, and was a member of Selby Smith House. He played squash, and undertook social service. Karl died on 28 April 2006 from a brain tumour. The following obituary was supplied by classmate Gus Berger:
On 28 April this year Karl Yeomans lost a battle with a brain tumour that he had fought valiantly against for over a year. For Karl’s family and friends the courage and the strength of spirit he showed during his illness were nothing short of inspirational.
At school Karl achieved good marks without really studying, he performed well at sports such as cricket and rugby without really training and got into trouble – without really trying! After leaving Scotch, Karl completed an Arts degree at Monash University, where he also earned his University Blue playing rugby. He played cricket for Old Scotch but it was skiing and scuba diving that Karl was truly passionate about. Karl skied all over the world including two seasons in North America. He recently dived in East Timor and Far North Queensland with his wife, Juliette. Karl was a very loyal and generous friend with a wicked sense of humour and a tremendous sense of fun and adventure. He is survived by his young son Marlow and his wonderful wife, Juliette.
Ronald Alexander YOUNGER (’81) was born at Narrandera, NSW, on 21 February 1964, and boarded at Scotch in Arthur Robinson House in 1979. However, although he enjoyed his time at Scotch, he did not like the confines of city life, and returned to the country. His many agricultural enterprises included shearing in Australia, the UK, and the USA, farming at the Ord River, and cotton growing. Flying was his main ambition, and he sprayed banana crops in Cameroon, Western Australia and Queensland. He started ‘Younger Ag Services’ in the Riverina, spraying both broadacres and irrigation areas. Ron’s chosen career has a very high fatality rate, and it was his misfortune to meet this fate, crashing 2km from home on 28 March 2006 without any apparent cause, on a day when he was not spraying crops. He had been looking forward to attending a Cardinal Club function with Tim Morrison in April. His brothers, Keith (1980–83) and Geoff (1982–83), were also boarders at Scotch.
Front cover: Post-match celebrations after The Tiwi Tribes defeated Scotch on Bathurst Island. Photography by Grant Watson
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