Great Scot Archive
Issues from 1998
Issues from 1998
 
 
 
 

Publications

Obituaries

Ken M. ADAMS ('40)
Timothy C. BAIRD ('82)
Ken BARNET ('33)
Rod BONELLA ('54)
John S. BOTHROYD ('20)
Henry P. BOX ('27)
George BRETT ('34)
Eric C. BROADFOOT ('26)
John A. CAMPBELL ('42)
Bruce COLLINGS ('41)
Tom COOK ('46)
Basil F. COXHEAD ('44)
John N. DUCKETT ('39)
Laurie FIENIEG ('74)
Thomas A. FINDLAY ('24)
Leonard D. FISHER ('53)
Jim L. GIRVAN ('31)
Harry HARBORT ('25)
Kenneth INGRAM ('40)
Alan V. JACKSON ('29)
Martin M. JILOVSKY ('68)
Ian M. JOHNSON ('57)
William KERR ('55)
Bruce KIDD ('50)
James C. LAYCOCK ('48)
Boyce LE COUTEUR ('40)
A. Don MacARTHUR ('51)
R.Dick McINTOSH ('22)
Alexander G. MURIE ('37)
T. Keith MUST ('24)
Roger D. PENMAN ('49)
Ralph PICKFORD ('36)
Peter S. PONSFORD ('42)
W. N. B.(Bill) PRATT ('31)
Simon PURTON-SMITH ('90)
Andrew L. REEVES ('65)
Euan T. RITCHIE ('51)
Hubert E. ROBINSON ('19)
Fred THORNTON ('27)
George W. TITMUS ('26)
W.H. (Bill) WAIN ('68)
Ian A. WATSON ('48)
Simon J. WEBSTER ('90)
Robin L. WILLIAMSON ('70)
Denny P. WILSON ('45)
Henry W. WILSON ('34)
Ian D. WILSON ('41)
G. Frank WINSLOW ('33)

Jim L. Girvan ('31). Jim passed away on 6 June 2000. He enjoyed his time at Scotch between 1929 - 1931. He served two years in the RAN on the HMAS Nepal during WWII.

Alexander G. Murie ('37). Alex was educated at Brighton Grammar and Scotch College, where he matriculated in 1937. He was also married at the Scotch College Chapel in 1949.

In 1938 he began his pharmacy apprenticeship at the family business Murie's Pharmacy, founded originally by his grandfather in about 1892. He had a career spanning 47 years in pharmacy, during the course of which he managed the business's pharmacies in St Kilda, Elwood and Brighton. This often required his presence 7 days a week. He was very much a traditional community pharmacist with a great interest in the local area and people and was an avid supporter of the St Kilda football club, as all who knew him would remember.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy, children Alice, Ewen, Lynne and David and grandchildren David, Jacqueline, Timothy and Emily.

 Rodney Fairfax Bonella ('54). Rodney Bonella died April 2, 2000 following a long fight with cancer.

Rod was a very successful distance runner, having developed a keen interest in athletics, created at the time of the 1956 Olympic Games. At school, Rod was a tough cross-country runner, and ran miles and half-miles on the track. He was part of the Scotch 4 x 880 Relay team which set a long-standing APS record. In due course he reduced his mile time to 4.08 and 3 miles to 14.10, barefooted on grass, and was listed in the top Australian rankings.

By the early 1960's Rod increased his race distances to include the marathon, and ultimately took the bronze medal at the 1962 Perth Commonwealth Games in 2.24.07 behind the British and European Champion Brian Kilby and Games 10km Champion Dave Power. He was fortunate to have as training partners, Olympians Ron Clarke, Trevor Vincent and Tony Cook, and followed training programs established by the multi-world record holder Emil Zatopek. Along the way he won Victorian titles, and represented Victoria in interstate and international competition on the track, and in road and cross-country events. He was the APS Old Collegians Cross-Country champion in 1963 and 1965 and took fastest time in other APSOC events.
Rod dropped out of competition in 1967 to give time to his family and his profession of racehorse breeding and training. His eldest daughter Louise is a well-known rider and trainer. For many years Rod maintained his fitness with a daily run of several kilometres around Hallam and Narre Warren roads.
He was a talented athlete, an inspiration to those with whom he competed, but at the same time a very modest individual. He will be missed by his athletic colleagues and acquaintances in the racing industry.

Hugh Aitken. On Thursday 10 August I attended the funeral of Hughie Aitken, the Curator at Scotch College from 1938 to 1973, a total of 36 years' service. I stood amongst a small gathering of his family and friends whilst we were told that he was born in Scotland in 1909 and was one of a family of nine. They emmigrated to Australia while Hughie was in his teens. I only met Hughie twice, at Christmas break-ups, many years ago now. He was a character and seemed more than ready to tell all the 'new breed' what he had achieved and how it was done. 'See that tree (a 60 ft Californian Redwood, located at the Boatshed area) I planted that', he said, 'and that one over there, and that one there', pointing out huge trees everywhere. So it is with much gratitude that I acknowledge the contribution of this gritty little Scotsman. What can you say about 36 years of service at Scotch College? Perhaps we can all see it every morning, when we walk through the front gates and look around us.

l to r: Hughie Aitken with Jim Baird

Mr Ashley Miller
Curator, Scotch College

 

Updated: Monday 24 June 2013