- ALLEN, James (’47)
- ARMSTRONG, John Archibald (’37)
- BERRY, Richard Randal (’79)
- BLADEN, Richard Maxwell (’46)
- BLAIR, John Paxton (’51)
- BORGER, Ian Maxwell (’52)
- BROADHURST, Neville William (’42)
- CALDWELL, Archibald Robert (’37)
- CLEMENTS, John Alfred (’66)
- CLUNIES-ROSS, Anthony Ian (’49)
- COLLINGS, Peter Charles (’45)
- COLLINS, Rae Burnett Farmer (’37)
- COTTERELL, Robert John (’59)
- DAVIDSON, Peter Gore (’58)
- DAWBORN, Lionel Reginald (Rex) (’37)
- DIBB, Keith (’41)
- DICKSON, Robert Vernon (’52)
- DRAFFIN, David Brian (’75)
- ELLIS, Ronald Ernest (’50)
- EVANS, Leslie Frank (’39)
- FISKE, Douglas Harry (’60)
- GOODALL, Harold Graeme (’49)
- GUTHRIDGE, James Richard (’93)
- HAM, Dr Frank James (’49)
- HARDY, John Charles (’43)
- HARRISON, Ronald Noel (’48)
- HAWTHORNE, Robin McColl (’56)
- HEUPT, Ronald Edward (’41)
- HIDDLESTONE, Robert (’62)
- HINRICHSEN, Dr Gordon John (’50)
- HUTCHINSON, Matthew Scott (’72)
- JONES, Andrew David Sydney (’75)
- JONES, William Russell (’49)
- KELSALL, Richard Douglas McNaught (’76)
- KENNON, John William (’64)
- KRYSZ, Sheila Mary (Staff)
- LEGGO, James Russell (’46)
- LORDING, Thomas Graham (’54)
- LUCAS, Peter Bawtree (’70)
- MACLEISH, Andrew John (’74)
- MANN, David Edward (’47)
- McARTHUR, Dr John Alistair Douglas Gerald (’42)
- McDONALD, Kenneth David (’51)
- McINTOSH, Ian Thomas (’45)
- MOSS, Leslie Frederick Albert (’51)
- NICHOLAS, Anthony Robert (’46)
- PARTON, Willis Moss (’46)
- PERRY, Rev Kenneth James (’39)
- PRICE, Dr John William Howard (’67)
- ROWE, John Elder (’43)
- RUSSELL, Peter Garrett (’55)
- SMITH, Brandon (’59)
- STRANG, Alexander (’36)
- STRANGE, Norman Francis Lyles (’43)
- STREET, William Anthony (’97)
- SUTHERLAND, John Miller (’46)
- SUTHERLAND AM, Emeritus Professor Kenneth Joseph George (’34)
- WALLACE, Ewen David (‘48)
- WALLIS QJM JP, Robert Frank (’43)
- WARDROP, Dr George Robert (’45)
- WILLIAMS, Dr Owen Matthew (’97)
- YOUNG, Ian Russell (’48)
- YOUNG, Peter Ross (’45)
Scotch College Archives Paul Mishura, School Archivist1 Morrison Street, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Phone: 03 9810 4470. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
James ALLEN (’47) was born on 11 January 1930, the twin brother of Hamilton Allen (died 2 October 2010). Both attended Scotch from 1944 to 1946 as boarders in Arthur Robinson House and as members of Littlejohn House. Known as Jim, he rowed in the 1945 5th VIII and the 1946 4th VIII. He became a grazier and lived at Nyah. Jim died on 25 October 2014.
John Archibald ARMSTRONG (’37) was born at Terang on 28 May 1920 and attended Scotch from 1935 to 1936. As work was hard to find he rode his bike to Allansford, near Warrnambool, to work on a relative’s property called Tooram on the Hopkins River. After about six months he found work as a law clerk at Melbourne solicitors Cook & McCallum until the war. John served in the army and the AIF from 1941 to 1946. His service included being attached to the US 8th Army, spending some time in Manila, Philippines. He was demobilised as a trooper and returned to Cook & McCallum.
John married work colleague Audrey Asling at Scotch on 26 March 1949. In 1952 he joined the State Bank of Victoria’s legal department in its head office and retired as manager of its insurance department in 1978. John died on 15 October 2014.
Richard Randal BERRY (’79) was born at Melbourne on 20 March 1961, the son of solicitor and Old Boy Howard William Berry (born 4 August 1932, SC 1944-51, died 1 August 2011). Also at Scotch were his brother Peter (SC 1976-84), half cousin twice removed Henry Parton May Berry (born 31 August 1865, SC 1875-81, died 23 June 1939), great-uncles Walter Wimble Berry (born 21 December 1882, SC 1895-97, died 19 August 1952) and Edward Northcote Berry (born 28 May 1885, SC 1895-98, died 23 July 1963) and third cousin Thomas Hansen (SC 1992-93) who came on exchange from Denmark.
Known as Rick, he attended Scotch from 1970 to 1979, becoming a member of Boyes (Minor) House and Monash (Major) House. He was a member of the Weightlifting Club, a member of the Cross Country team (1975-79), a 1978 House Prefect and a 1979 School Prefect. Rick’s great love, however, was swimming. He was a member of the Swimming team from 1975 to 1979 and was Captain in his last two years.
From 1985 to 2002 Rick was involved with coaching and managing the Swimming team, starting as an unofficial volunteer coach of the under 14s and eventually becoming Head Coach in Scotch’s golden period of swimming. With the exception of 1998 (a non-official premiership year), Scotch won the APS swimming from 1990 to 2001, in no small part due to Rick’s enthusiasm and talents. His love of water included membership of the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club.
Rick ran a photography shop, and worked at Worowa Aboriginal College, Healesville, which inspired his move to Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. He lived and worked there as the manager of the local swimming pool. Rick was killed at home on 29 January 2015.
Richard Maxwell BLADEN (’46) was born at East Malvern on 27 September 1928, the son of an architect. Known as Max, he won a 1943 Junior Entrance Scholarship and a 1943 Junior Government Scholarship to attend Scotch from 1943 to 1946. He was 1946 Form Captain of IX Maths. On 23 February 1959 he married PLC girl Margaret Jocelyn Trounson at Scotch. She died on 15 January 2013. Their sons attended Scotch: Richard (SC 1971-76), Michael (SC 1972-77) and David (SC 1974-79).
Max graduated BCE from Melbourne University in 1955 and joined the architectural and engineering practice of Bates Smart and McCutcheon, where he worked as a structural steel draughtsman and civil engineer. He remained there until 1984, with his final 17 years spent as a partner of the firm. His projects were generally large commercial, institutional, educational and hospital works. Max died at Brighton on 18 March 2015.
John Paxton BLAIR (’51) was born on 17 April 1934, the son of journalist and Old Boy Wyatt Keith Blair (born 28 February 1896, Melbourne Grammar School 1905-09, Geelong College 1911, SC 1912-13, died 22 July 1963). Also at Scotch were his brother David Luders Blair (born 26 July 1932, SC 1944-49, died 30 August 2011), cousins Andrew (SC 1949-58), Graeme (SC 1951-60) and Robert (SC 1954-63), uncle Graeme Norman Blair (born 27 September 1909, SC 1917-27, died 26 November 1963), grandfather David Blair (born 1 June 1866, SC 1875-83, died 6 October 1942) and great-uncle Robert Blair (born 10 September 1858, SC 1873-75, date of death unknown).
John attended Carey Baptist Grammar School from 1939 to 1943 before attending Scotch from 1944 to 1950. On 18 October 1958 he returned to Scotch to marry Pamela Cox. John worked for Philip Morris in Melbourne before undertaking an apprenticeship in boilermaking. He worked for several Melbourne engineering companies before going to British Columbia, Canada, to work in Kitimat on oil refineries. John later returned to Melbourne to work in engineering. John’s final years were spent in ill-health in a care facility, and he died in Queensland on 14 January 2015.
Ian Maxwell BORGER (’52) was born on 22 April 1933 at the Bush Nursing Hospital, Esmonde Street, Rushworth, and was said by his family to be the first baby born in that hospital. Ian’s maternal grandmother was burned to death at Spring Hill on 4 July 1907 and his mother was raised by Scottish aunts, one of whom gave money for him to attend Scotch from 1948 to 1949.
Ian was a boarder in School House and a member of Littlejohn House. He returned to the family farm at Gobarup and on 10 February 1962 married Ethel Florence Perry at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Rushworth.
Apart from farming, Ian left his mark on the Rushworth community as a man active in almost all of its activities. He was a member of the Rushworth Fire Brigade from May 1953 to October 1979 and was Victorian champion hydrant man in 1959. Ian played in the 1949 Colbinabbin football premiership, but defected to Rushworth, where he became an honorary life member. He was a torch-bearer in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games relay.
Ian was president of the Rushworth Bowls Club from 1991 to 1993. He was president or a member of almost any committee responsible for the advancement of Rushworth, including being president of the Rushworth Community Advisory Committee throughout its existence (1995-2008). Ian was a Waranga Shire councillor (1992-94) until the formation of the Campaspe Shire. As a traveller Ian was on one of the earliest flights over Antarctica, won an arm wrestle against a Mongolian chief, and walked a section of the Great Wall of China. He moved into Waranga Nursing Home in August 2014 and died at Rushworth’s Waranga Memorial Hospital on 24 November 2014.
Neville William BROADHURST (’42) was born at Preston on 28 June 1924 and attended Scotch from 1936 to 1941. He was known as William. Also at Scotch were his brothers Ken (SC 1938-43) and Robert Sydney Broadhurst (born 16 February 1917, SC 1931-34, died 8 February 1976), uncles Frank Broadhurst (born 4 April 1900, SC 1913-17, died 20 September 1979) and Edward Broadhurst (born 24 November 1909, SC 1916-26, died 25 November 1988), sons Nicholas (SC 1966-72), Mark (SC 1969-72), Sam (SC 1976-80) and Adam (SC 1976-79), nephew Robert (SC 1957-61), great-nephew Hamish Galbraith (SC 2006-11) and staff member and nephew Doug Galbraith (Staff 1977-2013).
William was a member of the 1940 and 1941 Swimming teams. He served in the RAAF from 1942 to 1946 and was demobilised as a leading aircraftman. On 28 February 1952 he married Patricia Jane Chambers at Scotch. William was an antique importer, an investor, and a company director. He lived at Crawley, Western Australia, and died at Perth on 10 December 2014.
Archibald Robert CALDWELL (’38) was born in his aunt’s mansion, Rosebank, at North Essendon on 2 February 1920, the son of Scotch teacher James Caldwell (born 7 March 1881, Staff 1946-?, died 2 June 1972). Known as Bob, he attended Scotch from 1936 to 1938. From 1940 to 1945 Bob served in the AIF, where he was trained in radar equipment repair. In September 1943 Bob was sent to Oro Bay in New Guinea. He was demobilised as a staff sergeant. Bob married Muriel Ellen Boyd at Scotch on 22 February 1947.
He.became an architect, and worked for Stephenson & Turner from December 1946. After a year he became a job captain on large commercial and industrial projects, particularly hospitals, including the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital. He retired in 1983 on his 63rd birthday. Bob’s last six months were spent at St Leigh Nursing Home, Sandringham. He died on 17 November 2014.
John Alfred CLEMENTS (’66) was born at the Epworth Hospital, Richmond on 26 December 1948, the son of a wool buyer. He attended Scotch from 1958 to 1967 as a member of Lawson-MacFarland House.
Relatives at Scotch included his brother Ken (SC 1958-67), cousins David (SC 1963-65) and Andrew Ettershank (SC 1966-67), first cousins once removed Alfred Lothian McInnes (born 14 May 1901, SC 1915-18, died 27 June 1968) and Simon Ettershank (SC 1995-98), uncles Alexander Alfred Ettershank (born 5 October 1908, SC 1925, died 20 February 1937), John Edward Ettershank (born 21 April 1910, SC 1926, died 2 May 1953), Moore Ettershank (born 5 December 1912, SC 1927-28, died 1 July 1942 in World War II) and Ronald Ettershank (born 6 February 1916, SC 1929-31, died 30 January 1997) and second cousins Lawrence Lothian McInnes (born 3 February 1930, SC 1942-46, died 1 January 2010, Myles Bernard McInnes (born 7 September 1933, SC 1945-48, died 16 September 1980) and Neil McInnes (SC 1949-54).
John was a member of the 1st Tennis team from 1964 to 1967. He was a 1966 House Prefect and a 1967 Probationer. John won a scholarship to Monash University to study law. He did Articles at Coltman Wyatt and Anderson and became a solicitor with criminal lawyer Tony Fisher in Footscray. He then worked as a sole practitioner from the mid-1980s, originally based near the Queen Victoria Market, then Ballan and Ballarat. He then practised as John A. Clements Pty Ltd at Bacchus Marsh. Hating pretension, he drove barristers and magistrates around in his ute.
In 1981 John met Joy Sandra Cairns who became his partner within a year or two, and they remained together until his death. He endured a two-year battle with cancer and died on 8 February 2014 at Bacchus Marsh Memorial Hospital, Bacchus Marsh.
Anthony Ian CLUNIES-ROSS (’49) was born at Lindfield, New South Wales, the son of scientist and Scotch College Council member Sir Ian Clunies Ross (born 22 February 1899, Newington College 1912-16, died 23 June 1959). Anthony attended Scotch from 1947 to 1949 as a member of Lawson-MacFarland House. He was a member of the 1948 and 1949 Scotch Collegian Editorial Committee, and was 1949 co-Editor with Brian John Shaw (’49). Anthony was a 1948 Probationer and a 1949 Prefect. In the 1949 Matriculation examinations Anthony won the Exhibition (as best student in Victoria) in Economics and Greek, and won a General Exhibition. In the 1949 Matriculation examinations he won the Special University Exhibition for English Expression, and he won a 1949 Senior Scholarship.
Anthony graduated BA (Hons) from Melbourne University in 1958, and BA (1961) and MA (1966) from Cambridge University. He was a professor of economics at the University of Strathclyde and his published works included Migrants from Fifty Villages (1984) and Stabilization for Developing Countries (1991). Relatives at Scotch were his brothers Adrian (SC 1946-51) and David Egerton Clunies-Ross (born 5 May 1936, SC 1946-53, died 3 December 2010) and nephews Andrew (SC 1978-83) and Matthew (SC 1979-84). Anthony died at Kinbuck by Dunblane, Scotland, on 16 March 2015.
Peter Charles COLLINGS (’45) was born on 15 May 1927 at Guildford, Canterbury Road, Camberwell, the son of a tailor and manufacturer. He attended Scotch from 1940 to 1944. On 21 March 1951 Peter returned to Scotch to marry Heather Margaret Hopper. A son attended Camberwell Grammar School and two daughters were baptised at Scotch. Peter worked for the Department of Crown Lands and Survey as a photogrammetrist (taking measurements from photographs) and cartographer until retiring in 1986. He played table tennis with the Victorian Public Service Table Tennis Association from 1973 to 2010. Peter’s last 11 months were spent living at The Mews in East Camberwell, where he died suddenly on 2 February 2015.
Rae Burnett Farmer COLLINS (’37) was born at Armadale on 14 July 1920, the son of a commercial traveller. He attended Scotch from 1934 to 1936 as a member of Lawson House. Scotch teacher Rice Hopkins ‘45’ Clayton (1897-1984) introduced Rae to a career in banking at the ANZ. Also at Scotch were his brother Alan Arthur Collins (born 24 February 1923, SC 1937-39, died 24 May 2011) and nephew Philip (SC 1970-75). Rae served in the army and the AIF from 1942 to 1946 and was demobilised as a gunner. In 1956 Rae worked at the Olympic Village’s ANZ branch. He was very proud of Scotch, and supported it as a member of the Alexander Morrison Circle. Rae died at Cabrini Hospital, Malvern, on 19 January 2015.
Robert John COTTERELL (’59) was born at the Mercy Hospital, East Melbourne, on 21 October 1941, the son of company director and Old Boy John Frederick Cotterell (born 13 June 1914, SC 1928-30, died 2 February 1962). Also at Scotch was his uncle and serial stowaway Douglas Carwardine Cotterell (alias Douglas Goldie, born 21 July 1916, SC 1928-32, died 27 May 1986).
Robert attended Scotch from 1949 to 1959 as a member of Lawson-MacFarland House. He was a member of the Swimming team every year from 1956 to 1959, and the 1959 2nd XVIII. Robert was also a Scout. He returned to Scotch on 19 September 1965 to marry Barbara Ann Evans. Robert graduated BArch (1967) from Melbourne University and practised as an architect. He was a director of Watchmaker Pty Ltd. Robert died of cancer on 3 November 2014.
Peter Gore DAVIDSON (’58) was born at Airlie Private Hospital, Ivanhoe on 16 February 1941, the son of Old Boy and Scotch staff member Ewen McCulloch ‘Ginner’ Davidson (born 14 December 1908, SC 1918-27, staff 1932-73, died 19 September 1989). Also at Scotch were his cousin Mike (SC 1943-50), first cousin once removed Cameron (SC 1992-97), Berry nephews Alex (SC 1988-95) and Keith (SC 1997-2002), uncle Patrick Arthur Irving Davidson (born 17 March 1903, SC 1916-20, died 10 November 1967), great-uncle William Davidson (born 8 November 1858, SC 1873-?) and great-grandfather Charles Norman (born 17 February 1853, SC 1865-66, died 12 May 1922). His grandfather, Old Geelong Collegian the Rev Arthur Irving Davidson, was a member of the Scotch College Council.
Peter attended Scotch from 1946 to 1958, spending some time as a boarder in McMeckan House, but was otherwise a day boy in Lawson-MacFarland House. He was a member of the 1957 4th XVIII, the 1958 2nd VIII and the 1958 2nd XVIII. He was a 1958 Probationer, and in Cadets was a CUO and Officer in Charge of Mortars. Peter graduated from RMIT in 1964 with a diploma of mechanical engineering.
On 19 February 1966 he married Michele Mooneyheen Archer at Scotch. Two grandsons are booked to attend Scotch. Peter worked for publisher Gollins in its graphic arts section, and moved to Adelaide in February 1967. By 1970 he was a production manager at Rural Press and by 1973 he was responsible for the Rushworth Chronicle. Peter was later a self-employed public relations practitioner. His life was spent working in journalism, printing and publishing. Peter wrote the book Cleelands: The First 50 Years. He died on 3 October 2014.
Lionel Reginald DAWBORN (’37) was born at Monaro Road, Kooyong on 6 May 1920, the son of a soft goods manufacturer. Known as Rex, he attended Scotch from 1927 to 1937 and was 1937 Class Captain of XI Commercial. He studied commerce and worked in various jobs including his mother’s family’s (Partridge) printing business. From 1943 to 1946 Rex served in the AIF until demobilisation as a sergeant. On 23 June 1953 he married Karen Margaret Leake at Scotch. Their son Steven attended Scotch (1962-73) and others at Scotch include his nephew Alan Harwood (SC 1952-60), great-nephew Scott Harwood (SC 1982-89) and grandson Sam Dawborn (Year 12). Rex lived at Mount Martha and died on 28 November 2014.
Keith DIBB (’41) was born at St Kilda on 29 April 1924 and attended Scotch from 1934 to 1937. Also at Scotch were his brother Herbert Leslie Dibb (born 4 September 1921, SC 1932-35, died 12 January 1944 as a POW in Thailand in World War II), son Colin Keith Dibb (born 31 May 1948, SC 1960-66, died 10 April 1976 in a car accident), second cousins twice removed Geoff (SC 1987-92) and Colin Dick (SC 1988-93) and Jonas grandsons Sam (SC 1990-2002) and Will (SC 1990-2002).
Keith served in the RAAF from 1942 to 1945 and was demobilised as a leading aircraftman. On 19 July 1947 he married Shirley Elsie Annette Edgerton at Scotch. Keith was a wool merchant at Elliott & Dibb, and from 1969 he worked with A.C. & K. Dibb. A successful business owner, he also owned racehorses. Keith died of cancer in Cabrini Palliative Care, Prahran, on 10 October 2014.
Robert Vernon DICKSON (’52) was born at Warragul on 16 October 1935, the son of the owner and manager of a retail soft goods store. Known as Bob, he attended Scotch from 1950 to 1952 as a boarder in Arthur Robinson House and as a member of Littlejohn House. Also at Scotch were his brother Malcolm (SC 1953-54) and sons Matthew (SC 1981-84) and John (SC 1992-98). Bob became an accountant, and was an inspector for Victorian Lawyers RPA Pty Ltd. He died on 28 May 2014.
David Brian DRAFFIN (’75) was born on 5 November 1957, the son of Old Boy Brian Draffin (SC 1944-48). Also at Scotch were his uncles Don (SC 1955-59) and John (SC 1955-64), with more distant connections to all 11 Draffins who have attended Scotch, starting with his first cousin thrice removed William Smyth Draffin (born 3 March 1872, SC 1887, died 12 August 1911). David attended Scotch from 1970 to 1975 as a member of Lawson-MacFarland House. He played cricket in 1970, but rowed every other year, played in the 1975 4th XVIII and was a Cadet. He died at home at Waubra on 30 November 2014. David’s sister wrote:
David went jackarooing, then attended Glenormiston Agricultural College from 1980 to 1981. On completion of his course he applied for and was successful in obtaining the position of manager of farming properties owned by families associated with W.G. Phillip at Willaura. He remained there for 18 years before purchasing his own property at Waubra, where he successfully specialised in wool production and fat lambs.
Ronald Ernest ELLIS (’50) was born at Melbourne on 24 November 1931, the son of a compositor, and attended Scotch from 1946 to 1947. He became a salesman. Ronald died at the Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, on 11 February 2015.
Leslie Frank EVANS (’39) was born at Essendon on 27 April 1922. He was living at the Post Office Hotel, Beechworth, when he arrived at Scotch in 1936. In Terms 1 and 2 of 1938 he was a boarder in McMeckan House, and in Term 3, 1938, he was a pioneer as a member of the first group of boys to enter the newly-opened Arthur Robinson House. Leslie was also an inaugural Arthur Robinson House Prefect, in both 1938 and his final year, 1939. He was a member of Littlejohn House. In later life he claimed to have received the most canings in one term! On 6 March 1948 he married Jean Haydon Spence at Scotch. Leslie was a CSIRO research scientist, described by a colleague as an ‘ingenious and deft experimenter’. Leslie’s projects included studying the use of silver iodide in rain making, and the chemical composition of both bushfire smoke and the Newport Power Station smoke plume. He died on 15 October 2014.
Douglas Harry FISKE (’60) was born at Pakenham on 13 June 1943, the son of farmer and Old Boy Roy Dudley Fiske (born 6 June 1911, SC 1920-26, died 27 January 1980). Also at Scotch were his brothers Geoff (SC 1951-53) and Bruce Henry Fiske (born 14 April 1941, SC 1956-57, died 20 December 2013), great-uncles Thomas Fiske (born 24 March 1861, SC 1875-?, died 31 October 1899), John Rose Fiske (born 14 March 1863, SC 1874-?, died 15 September 1921) and William Fiske (born 1867, SC 1874-?, died 17 January 1948) and second cousin twice removed Byron Fiske (SC 2001-06). Douglas attended Scotch in 1958 as a member of School House, but he yearned for the country.
On 10 September 1966 at Bendigo’s St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Quarry Hill, he married primary school teacher Christine Maria Cunningham. Douglas died of lung cancer at Kyabram Hospital, Kyabram, on 18 January 2015. His widow wrote:
Douglas continued the family tradition of agriculture in the dairying industry after the family’s move from Nar Nar Goon to Dingee in 1957. Douglas had a passion for Friesian cows and established the Mernda Friesian Stud in 1964. His introduction of Reserve All Australian Friesian Bull ‘Ravenswood Topsy Prince’ in the late 1970s was a highlight, and he won many awards at agricultural shows with Topsy and his progeny.
After almost 25 years of farming at Dingee he moved to Stanhope in the Goulburn Valley as a livestock agent. Despite being legally blind he was reputed to have one of the best eyes in the country for a dairy cow. At his wake the family was inundated with comments from many farmers who attributed their success to the fact that Doug always chose the best cows to establish their herds.
Harold Graeme GOODALL (’49) was born at Henty Private Hospital, Caulfield, on 21 September 1932, the son of a travelling accountant. He attended Scotch from 1946 to 1947. Also at Scotch were his cousins Kevin Hamlyn Dance (born 18 November 1934, SC 1947-50, died 7 February 2012) and Robert Dance (SC 1946-5) and great-uncle Thomas Usher Goodall (born 13 December 1870, SC 1882, died 15 September 1901). On 24 April 1961 he married Fay Beverley Wong at Jamaica, West Indies. Harold was a radio technician. By 2004 he was living in the United States, and he died there, in Georgia, on 3 December 2014.
James Richard GUTHRIDGE (’93) James’ brother Matthew supplied the following information:
James was born at Box Hill Hospital on 24 June 1976. He attended Scotch from 1988 to 1993 as a member of Littlejohn House. James was a very popular student who participated in a range of sports at Scotch including basketball, rowing, tennis and football. A talented runner and member of the 1991 and 1992 Athletics teams, he ran in the 4x400 metres. James was passionate about the great outdoors and became an Adventurer leader.
James excelled in science and maths at school and graduated from Monash University with a science degree. He worked at Peter Rowland catering throughout his studies and through this developed his lifelong passion for cooking and great food and wine. After graduation he spent two years in London working as a recruitment consultant and travelled extensively. On returning to Australia, James developed a successful career as a relationship manager in wholesale banking at the National Australia Bank. James treasured and maintained his friendships from Scotch, Monash, Peter Rowland, NAB and London, and made new friends wherever he went.
James loved a challenge and accumulated a lifetime’s worth of accomplishments in the last four years of his life. He returned to running and completed the Melbourne marathon and Tough Mudder events. He learnt to fly a light plane, sky dived, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, and completed the ‘round the bay’ bike ride, as well as several long distance ocean swims. His many achievements highlighted his personal courage and resilience. He also bought and renovated his first house with the love of his life.
On 5 February 2015 he married Celia Hemming, and then passed away peacefully surrounded by his close family on 6 February 2015.
Dr Frank James HAM (’49) was born at Kew on 9 November 1931, the son of an Education Department public servant. He won a 1946 Entrance Scholarship and attended Scotch from 1946 to 1949 as a member of Monash House. Frank was a member of the 1947 Athletics team, was a 1949 Scotch Collegian Editorial Committee member, a 1949 Library Committee member, and was a 1949 Probationer. In 1949 Frank won a Special University Exhibition in Geology, and a 1949 Senior Scholarship.
He graduated MBBS (1955) from Melbourne University and became a plastic surgeon. Frank was head of the plastic surgery unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (1974-91) and from 1971 was a councillor in the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. On 21 January 1957 Frank married Elizabeth Rose Bennett at Scotch. Their sons Stewart (SC 1970-75) and David (SC 1972-77) attended Scotch. Also at Scotch was Frank’s uncle Harold John Ham (born 19 October 1902, SC 1916-20, died 14 June 1995). Frank died suddenly at Kew Gardens on 16 March 2015.
John Charles HARDY (’43) was born at Kew on 18 February 1924 and attended Scotch from 1938 to 1939 as a pioneering boarder in the then-new Arthur Robinson House. He was a member of Littlejohn House and was 1939 Class Captain of Ve. John served in the army and in the AIF from 1943 to 1946. He died at Bethlehem Home for the Aged, Golden Square, on 5 August 2014.
Ronald Noel HARRISON (’48) was born on 24 December 1930 and attended Scotch from 1943 to 1948. He was a 1944 choir member. Also at Scotch was his great-nephew David King (SC 1994-2006). Ron died at home in Bali on 4 March 2015.
Robin McColl HAWTHORNE (’56) was born at Kerang on 24 January 1939, the son of storekeeper and Old Boy David William Hawthorne (born 6 August 1906, SC 1921-23, died 28 July 1989). Also at Scotch were his brother Geoff (SC 1943-52), first cousin once removed Stanley George Hawthorne (born 30 September 1904, SC 1920-23, died 17 August 1997), second cousins Gus (SC 1948-54) and Michael (SC 1951-56) and second cousin once removed Andrew Ferguson (SC 1971-76). Robin attended Scotch from 1945 to 1956.
He was happy at Scotch as a boarder in McMeckan and Arthur Robinson Houses. Small in stature, he earned the nickname ‘Titch’ and coxed the 1955 and 1956 2nd VIIIs with a loud booming voice that belied his size, but which perhaps also explained why he was a Cadet. Robin once memorably brought a beehive full of bees back to Scotch on a tram!
After graduating LLB (1960) from Melbourne University Robin practised as a solicitor at Lilydale before working for the Myer group. He was a pilot officer in the RAAF Reserve, a government nominee on the Lilydale Sewerage Authority and a member of the Lilydale Rotary Club. A Maserati became Robin’s pride and joy in later life. Thrice married, he enjoyed overseas travel to visit family. Robin died at home at North Balwyn on 28 January 2015.
Ronald Edward HEUPT (’41) was born at East Melbourne on 28 June 1924 and attended Scotch from 1936 to 1939. Also at Scotch were his nephews Marshall (SC 1956-65) and Arthur Hornby (SC 1955-60). He served in the RAAF from 1942 to 1946 and was demobilised as a leading aircraftman. Robert became a proprietor. He died at the Box Hill Hospital on 9 August 2014.
Robert HIDDLESTONE (’62) was born at St George’s Hospital, Kew on 29 September 1944, the son of chemist and Old Boy Robert Hiddlestone (born 13 December 1914, SC 1928-30, died 11 March 1980). Rob attended Scotch from 1958 to 1962 as a boarder in Arthur Robinson House and as a member of Littlejohn House. He was a 1962 Arthur Robinson House Prefect.
Also at Scotch were his brother Daryl (SC 1963-67), McFarlane cousins Allan (SC 1956-58) and Ronald (SC 1958-60), uncles David Rattray McFarlane (born 27 October 1913, SC 1928-29, died 8 August 1997) and Ronald Rattray McFarlane (born 3 September 1922, SC 1930-38, died 1 March 1942 in the sinking of HMAS Perth in World War II), and a grandson is booked to attend Scotch.
Rob graduated BCom (1966) from Melbourne University and worked in marketing, becoming public relations and media director at Cockle Advertising and Public Relations. From 1966 Rob was a member of the Tantani Ski Club. He died on 8 March 2015.
Dr Gordon John HINRICHSEN (’50) was born on 24 October 1933 and attended Scotch from 1945 to 1950. Also at Scotch were his brothers Kevin William Hinrichsen (born 7 December 1924, SC 1936-40, died 16 August 2011) and Ian Mayo Hinrichsen (born 10 September 1926, SC 1938-44, died 4 August 2011), son Marshall (SC 1968-?), nephews Colin (SC 1966-72), Rodney (SC 1968-74) and Peter (SC 1969-80), and great-nephews Matthew (SC 1999-2004) and Andrew (SC 2001-06). Gordon married Beverley Eleanor Lawson at Scotch on 27 September 1958, and grandsons are booked to attend Scotch. Gordon became an orthodontist. He died on 26 February 2015.
Matthew Scott HUTCHINSON (’72) was born at Melbourne on 23 April 1955, the son of company director and Old Boy Garry (SC 1943-48). He attended Scotch from 1967 to 1972, leaving to repeat his HSC at Malvern Coaching College. Matthew played a variety of sports, was a Cadet, played the classical guitar, and was a member of the Jazz and Blues Club. Also at Scotch was his brother Jim (SC 1966-70).
Matthew became a retailer, but moved to Noosa Shire in 1992 for a change of pace. In the days before Google his musical knowledge was called on to settle arguments in the local record shop. A singer and multi-instrument player, Matthew became a presenter on the first day of broadcasting on Noosa Community Radio. His business experience was useful in providing management, finance, fundraising and programming for the station. Peter’s Saturday morning show Funkalicious covered blues, soul and jazz music. He died on 16 November 2014.
Andrew David Sydney JONES (’75) was born at Melbourne on 30 December 1958, the son of merchant and Old Boy Alan John Sydney Jones (born 27 March 1932, SC 1943-48, died 4 February 1978. He attended St Peter’s College, Adelaide, before attending Scotch from 1974 to 1975 as a member of Monash House. Andrew was 1975 president of the Computer Club, and in 1976 was working with DARO Computer Service. In 1980 he graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Caulfield Institute. Andrew died on 11 January 2015.
William Russell JONES (’49) was born at Corowa, New South Wales on 2 October 1930, the son of a carrier. Known as Bill, he attended Scotch from 1943 to 1946 as a boarder in McMeckan and School Houses, and as a member of Littlejohn House. He was a member of the 1943 Junior School cricket team. Also at Scotch were his brothers Campbell (SC 1934-36), Stretton (SC 1934-39) and Thomas Bruce Jones (born 2 February 1925, SC 1935-40, died 22 February 1976), son Russell (SC 1972-77) and nephews Stretton (SC 1967-71) and Rowan (SC 1971-74). Bill married Joyce Wylie at Calgary, Canada on 13 December 1958. She died on 7 October 2014. Bill worked as a draftsman and design engineer. He died at Tanderra Aged Care Hostel, Camberwell, on 14 February 2015. His son wrote:
Bill remembered his school years fondly, except for custard puddings, which he never ate again. He was an enthusiastic sportsman, especially cricket and tennis, and became a fanatical Collingwood supporter. Family financial problems prevented university attendance, but he completed a draftsman’s certificate at Caulfield Tech. This great decision enabled him to work overseas, first in New Zealand, then North America. Through night school in the United States he qualified as an engineer, specialising in piping and vessels. Bill worked on projects for most of the major petrochemical companies, like Shell and Esso, on some of the largest construction projects in the world. He especially enjoyed working ‘on site’.
The family returned to Melbourne in 1966, for the Bass Strait oil development, and settled in Camberwell, although Bill continued to work around Australia as a project manager for Fluor Engineering. Health issues and an industry downturn led Bill to retire in the mid-1980s, although he fulfilled a dream to have his own business. He operated a plant nursery from home, taking plants to community markets around Melbourne and occasionally into central Australia. Business slowed in the 1990s until Bill completely retired. In 2010 he moved into Tanderra Aged Care Hostel after breaking his hip in a fall. Bill had many passions, including sport, gardening, photography, renovating houses and woodwork. He still went swimming and attended Collingwood games until the last couple of years of his life..
Richard Douglas McNaught KELSALL (’76) was born at Hamilton on 15 March 1958, the son of grazier and Old Boy John Alan Kelsall (born 8 June 1906, SC 1920-23, died 24 August 1984). Also at Scotch were his brother John (SC 1957-62) and uncle Christopher McNaught Kelsall (born 18 March 1903, SC 1918-21, died 4 April 1927 when he was thrown from his horse).
Richard attended Hamilton College’s junior school before attending Scotch from 1970 to 1975 as a boarder in Arthur Robinson House. He played in the 1975 2nd XI and the 1975 3rd XVIII. Richard was a Cadet, 1975 Chess Captain, and a 1975 Arthur Robinson House Prefect. Richard then went jackarooing for two and a half years, starting at large sheep station Thylungra via Quilpie, Queensland and then at beef cattle station Mt Mill near Coolah, New South Wales. He then returned to Warook at Cavendish in partnership with his brother John for the next 15 years.
He married Margaret Anne Dooley and the couple moved to Nanowie, Hamilton. Their son, Andrew Douglas Kelsall, died on 16 December 1996 aged only four. Richard was active in the Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society and the local fire brigade. He died of a brain tumour on 25 January 2015.
John William KENNON (’64) was born on 7 October 1946, the son of production manager and Old Boy Ralph Douglas Kennon (born 2 January 1922, SC 1928-38, died 2 July 2001). John attended Scotch from 1954 to 1962 as a member of Lawson-MacFarland House.
Also at Scotch were his brothers Peter (SC 1956-67) and Barry (SC 1957-69), cousin Ian William Kennon (born 30 March 1942, SC 1947-56, died 21 October 2012), first cousins once removed Norman James Kennon (born 29 January 1911, SC 1917-27, died 16 August 1927 of scarlet fever in London) and James Leslie Kennon (born 24 May 1919, SC 1928-35, died 11 March 1998) and Andrew Balfe (SC 1988-95), uncles Thomas Andrew Kennon (born 5 June 1914, SC 1921-31, died 8 April 1992) and Harold William Kennon (born 1 March 1917, SC 1923-34, died 1 November 1994) and second cousin James (SC 1955-57).
On 16 March 1968 John married Diane Elsa Forster at Scotch. He became a chartered accountant at Armitage Downie, living on the Mornington Peninsula, and lastly at Warragul. John died on 16 March 2015.
Sheila Mary KRYSZ (Staff) was born at Pusan, Korea, on 20 December 1922, the daughter of the Rev James Noble and Mary Mackenzie. She was a registered nurse and sick bay sister who worked part-time in the boarding houses at Scotch from at least 1988 until 1995. A very experienced nurse, she was remembered as a very kindly lady who was highly respected and who put herself out for the boarders in her care. She was bilingual and spoke French very well. Her nephews Don (SC 1962-66) and Chris Lane (SC 1965-70) attended Scotch. Sheila died at Melbourne on 21 November 2014. Her nephew Chris wrote:
Educated mostly in Korea, Sheila finished high school at Melbourne’s PLC, and trained as a nursing sister..Following World War II, she travelled to Europe with the Red Cross to assist with displaced persons. She met her future husband in Berlin, and after a marriage in France they moved to Melbourne to look after her elderly parents, and later her missionary sisters Cath and Helen Mackenzie. While devoting her life to caring for others, she travelled widely and solo, even into her seventies.
James Russell LEGGO (’46) was born at Williamstown on 2 August 1929, the son of a merchant. Known as Russell, he attended Scotch from 1941 to 1944. Also at Scotch were his brothers Graham (SC 1941-43) and Ray (SC 1945-50), son Richard (SC 1962-73), grandsons Alexander (SC 2004-12) and Jonathon (SC 2003-13) and great-nephews Daniel Corridon (SC 2002-07) and Andrew Jesse (SC 1998-2001). On 10 April 1954 Russell married Elizabeth Ann Daley at Scotch. She died on 12 July 2012. Russell worked as an estate agent. He died on 9 March 2015.
Thomas Graham LORDING (’54) was born on 6 September 1937 and attended Scotch from 1951 to 1953 as a member of Morrison House. He was a Cadet. Also at Scotch were his brother Doug (SC 1960-64) and nephews Tim (SC 1989-95) and James (SC 1989-96). Tom became a legislative and regulatory manager at Mayne Nickless Ltd, and in 1997 joined the JAS-ANZ Accreditation Review Panel. He published various articles on issues of quality. Tom died at 6pm on 4 February 2015 after a long battle with ill-health.
Peter Bawtree LUCAS (’70) was born at St Andrew’s Hospital, East Melbourne on 12 June 1953, the son of a secretary of a foreign corporation. He attended Scotch from 1959 to 1970, where it was said he excelled in pranks, not exams, with one escapade putting a tractor into the Yarra. He played cricket, tennis and football and was a Cadet.
Peter became a sales executive and sports broadcaster and writer. As a long-haired bearded radio broadcaster he was photographed interviewing Bob Hawke on 3MP during the 1983 election. During several years in the United States Peter was said to have dated an international actress, to have partied with wrestler Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage, and to have produced an infomercial with Get Smart’s Bernie Kopell, aka Siegfried.
He returned to Australia with a US driving licence and a love of gridiron. He was co-author of Winning Post’s Head to Head column, and was a panellist on TVN’s sports show The Right Odds, on which he was well liked for his warm and jocular presence. He suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and died in his sleep at the Rising Sun Hotel, Swan Street, Richmond on 4 February 2015.
Andrew John MACLEISH (’74). Further to the obituary in the December 2014 edition of Great Scot, Andrew’s family has supplied the following information:
Andy was an extraordinary scholar who was very down to earth and practical. He produced outstanding results at school (being Dux of Greek History and Latin) and in Latin and English literature at university. However, Andy had an extraordinary capacity for hard physical work and found creating things with his hands more satisfying, leading to a building career in the Northern Territory, and later in Queensland at Cairns, and then Ravenshoe, on the Atherton Tablelands.
Despite difficult circumstances, including the death of his son from a genetic illness, and himself being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Andy made significant contributions to his community. Among other activities, he worked on the local tourist railway and was chief fire warden of the North Millstream Rural Fire Brigade.
Andy’s ability to solve The Times cryptic crossword was second to none, and he was well known for calling friends and family at any time of night or day. He was committed to his Christian faith, and demonstrated a strong sense of social justice by generously sharing his time, talents and resources in assisting needy people from all walks of life. Although small in stature, Andy was a larger-than-life character with robust health despite his circumstances. He lived life to the full with a sharp and wicked sense of humour.
David Edward MANN (’47) was born on 19 January 1929 and attended Scotch from 1942 to 1947 as a member of Morrison House. Also at Scotch were his brother Henry Donald Mackay Mann (born 12 February 1926, SC 1937-38, died 22 February 1938 as Scotch’s only victim of the polio epidemic) and his son David (SC 1980-85). David married Pauline Rose Richards at Scotch on 30 April 1954. He graduated from Pharmacy College in 1955 and worked as a pharmaceutical chemist. David died on 13 January 2015.
Dr John Alistair Douglas Gerald McARTHUR (’42) was born at 8 Struan Street, Toorak on 3 December 1926, the son of a surgeon. He attended Glamorgan (1932-38), Scotch (1939, in Morrison House) and Geelong Grammar School (1940-44). John was a member of the 1939 under 14 football team. Although only briefly at Scotch, he had an impeccable Scotch pedigree, as a great-grandson of second Principal Alexander Morrison (1857-1903).
Among many other Scotch connections were his son Chris (SC 1970-81), grandson Chris Riddell (SC 1994-2003) and great-uncles Alexander Fraser Morrison (born 9 August 1856, SC 1865-72, died 18 December 1904), James Morrison (born 9 November 1859, SC 1867-77, died 4 February 1934), Henry Howard Morrison (born 11 June 1861, SC 1867-79, died 10 March 1908) and Herbert Dykes Morrison (born 9 July 1871, SC 1880-91, died 10 August 1918). Like his father, John became a surgeon. He died at MECWA, Malvern, on 22 November 2014.
Kenneth David McDONALD (’51) was born on 27 October 1933 and won a 1947 Junior Government Scholarship, and came from Werrimull to attend Scotch from 1947 to 1951. He was a boarder in School House and a member of Littlejohn House. Kenneth was a member of the 1951 2nd XVIII and of.the winning team in the 1951 Guard Mounting competition. He was a 1951 School House Prefect. Kenneth died on 28 October 2014.
Ian Thomas McINTOSH (’45). Further to the obituary in the September 2014 edition of Great Scot, Ian’s family has supplied more information:
Ian loved his time at Scotch, making many lifelong friends, but after completing his Leaving certificate his father requested that Ian return to the farm. Ian and his father John were early breeders of Poll Dorset sheep, playing a role in them becoming the main sire of the modern prime lamb industry. In the late 1940s and early 1950s Ian took several trips to the United Kingdom to attend sheep and cattle sales and shows. He returned with Border Collies and Ryeland sheep for the sheep stud. In 1945 with his father Ian founded the Mirnoo Flock, which became the oldest Poll Dorset Stud in Victoria. Ian was a federal councillor of the Poll Dorset breed for 27 years, and in 1984 was elected president of the Australian Sheep Breeders’ Association.
Ian became a foundation member of the Liberal Party in 1944 and in 1952 stood (unsuccessfully) against state premier John McDonald in the seat of Shepparton. Ian held various political offices including chairman of the Indi Electorate Council. Following his father’s 1961 death, Ian moved to Cobram, but losing much of his Poll Dorset Stud to Heliotrope poisoning in the mid-1960s forced a moved to Benalla. There, a serious car accident left him in a neck brace for most of the rest of his life.
In the 1970s he dispersed his Red Poll and Poll Hereford cattle studs to focus on Poll Dorsets and Ryelands. He was vice president of the Red Poll Society. A stroke six years before Ian’s death forced the dispersal of his Poll Dorset Stud. Ian was very involved in his community, with offices including president of the Benalla Garden Club, chairman of the Benalla Bridge Club and president of the North East Garden Group.
Leslie Frederick Albert MOSS (’51) was born on 21 September 1934 and attended Scotch from 1946 to 1950. On 11 March 1961 Les married Ruth Adamson at Scotch. Les became a shopkeeper. He died on Christmas Day 2014.
Anthony Robert NICHOLAS (’46) was born at Ivanhoe on 2 April 1929, the son of an electrical engineer. He attended Scotch from 1943 to 1946 and worked in computing from at least the 1960s. Anthony died on 18 October 2014.
Willis Moss PARTON (’46) was born at the Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, on 8 July 1928. He attended Scotch from 1942 to 1946 as a member of Gardiner House, and was a member of the 1946 1st XV. He played basketball and was a Cadet. Also at Scotch were his brother Eric Joseph Parton (born 2 June 1930, SC 1942-46, died 8 October 2009), sons Graeme (SC 1964-70), David (SC 1965-73) and Chris (SC 1967-76), and nephews Nicholas (SC 1965-73), Jonathan (SC 1965-76) and Philip (SC 1969-80). A grandson attended Carey Baptist Grammar School. Willis married Valerie Marcia Lyon at Scotch on 5 May 1951.
He was a milk distributor, manager and secretary of family company Parton’s Dairy. In 1978 he became president of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Milk Distributors’ Association. His dairy produced Big M, which had just been released.
A keen basketballer, Willis played for the Old Boys against the 1947 Scotch basketball team, and assisted David Biltoft (SC 1951-61, staff 1969-89) with coaching the Scotch basketball team after his son Chris commenced at Scotch. For 15 years Willis was campaign manager for federal parliamentarian (and current Scotch College Council Chairman) David Kemp (SC 1949-59). He was a member of the Caulfield Rotary Club (1960-74) and was an officer of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria from 1963. Willis died on 18 February 2015.
Rev Kenneth James PERRY (’39) was born at Kew on 24 October 1922, the son of a law clerk. He attended Carey Baptist Grammar School (1927-33) and Mont Albert Central School (1934-35) before attending Scotch from 1936 to 1938. Kenneth graduated from Swinburne Technical College with a diploma of civil engineering. He was a survey draughtsman with the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission at its Cobram office and then its head office.
Kenneth served in the RAAF from 1942 to 1945. He was sent to Darwin after it was first bombed and was involved in surveying emergency landing strips nearby. Ken went to New Guinea onto Morotai with the No. 6 Airfield Construction Unit to prepare to push the Japanese back into Borneo. His unit built an airstrip on Tawi Tawi Island for bombers that would assault Borneo and Labuan. Ken’s unit was in the second wave of the assault on Balikpapan. He was demobilised as a corporal.
A combination of his wartime experiences, an argument about the merits of Melbourne and Sydney, and hearing a speech on Good Friday 1945 by Dr Paul White (‘The Jungle Doctor’) encouraged Ken to accept Christ. He was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1952, becoming a deacon at North Melbourne’s St Mary’s Anglican Church, and a missionary at Tawau, North Borneo (1955-59). On 7 March 1953 Kenneth married Jacqueline Binns at St Hilary’s Anglican Church, Kew. They were missionaries in the Church Missionary Society from 1954 to 1973, serving.at Klang (1960-65) and in Indonesia (1980-83).
Ken became the society’s Victorian general secretary in 1965, and was its Asia secretary until 1974. He was at St John’s, Cranbourne (1973-75), Holy Trinity, Oakleigh (1976-80), and Holy Trinity, Doncaster (1983-87). Kenneth died on Remembrance Day 2014.
Dr John William Howard PRICE (’67). Further to the obituary in the December 2014 edition of Great Scot, John’s.brother Harley (’59) has supplied more information:
John completed Bachelor and Master Degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Melbourne University, and was awarded a CSIRO Overseas Scholarship which led to a PhD from Imperial College in London. His thesis won the Unwin Prize for the best Mechanical Engineering PhD in 1976. He was employed at Lucas Energy, researching wave energy, and then at the Sellafield Nuclear Plant in north-west England.
Returning to Melbourne in the early 1980s, John was employed at the SEC and then as an associate and later, full professor at Monash University. After leaving Monash he enjoyed several years as an independent consultant, specialising as an expert witness in cases involving large or accidental failures of machinery and other matters.
John was interviewed on international radio and television programmes as an expert on the consequences of the tsunami and resultant Fukishima disaster in Japan. Harley and his wife heard one of these interviews on board a ship in the Indian Ocean! Views expressed then, especially about the length of the clean-up, are still referenced.
In his earlier years John was involved in acting in student and other theatres and wrote several plays which were performed at the Pram Factory, and La Mama. He also enjoyed classical music performances and theatre, and was active in various planning issues in the City of Melbourne.
John Elder ROWE (’43) was born at Skipton on New Year’s Day 1928, the son of a retired farmer. He attended Scotch as a boarder in School House from 1940 until May 1942. In his varied career he worked as a grocer, a representative, and a reader, spending the last half of his life in Ballarat. John died on New Year’s Day 2015 at the Skipton Nursing Home.
Peter Garrett RUSSELL (’55) was born on 4 December 1937 and attended Scotch from 1948 to 1955, starting in Gardiner House, which became Gilray House in 1953. In 1952 he won the Simon Desmond Shaw Scholarship. Peter (also known as Pop) was a top sportsman. He was a member of the 1952 Athletics team, the 1949 under 12 football team, the 1950 under 13 football team, the premiership 1953 under 16A football team, the premiership 1954 1st XVIII and the 1955 1st XVIII. He was a 1955 Prefect. Peter continued playing football as a member of the Old Scotch Collegians’ Football Club, and was part of the 1959 grand final team.
Peter married Margaret Graeme Gunther at Scotch on 22 August 1963 and their sons attended Scotch: John (SC 1973-81) and Michael Graeme Russell (born 13 December 1966, SC 1976-81, died 4 June 1994). Peter worked as a stockbroker. He died on 7 November 2014.
Brandon SMITH (’59) was born at Melbourne on 14 January 1942 and attended Scotch from 1956 to 1959. Also at Scotch was his brother Clinton (SC 1962-66). Brandon married Janice Rhonette Carey at Scotch on 29 July 1967, at which time he was working as a printer’s reader. He died at TLC Forest Lodge Aged Care, Frankston North, on 4 February 2015.
Alexander STRANG (’36) was born at Sandringham on 11 May 1918. He attended Camberwell Grammar School (1926-28) and Scotch from 1931 until 14 May 1936, having remained at Scotch to row in the 1936 1st VIII. He was the last surviving member of that crew. Alexander served in the army from 1940 to 1945 and was demobilised as a corporal. He was an architectural draftsman and a registered architect. Alexander worked as a region superintendent for the western region of the Public Works Department. He.was the 22nd oldest known living Old Boy immediately before his death on 27 November 2014.
Norman Francis Lyles STRANGE (’43) was born on 2 January 1924 at home at 16 Liscard Street, Elsternwick. Known as Frank (or ‘Strangles’), he attended Scotch from 1935 to 1939 and left to work in the Union Bank at 360 Collins Street.
From 1943 to 1946 Frank served in signals in the AIF. As part of the new 88 High Speed Wireless Corps he led a team of 30. His service included going by Liberty Ship to Morotai, Indonesia, the Philippines and Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan, where he saw firsthand the effects of the atomic bomb’s devastation. Frank paid a lot of money for a good camera to photograph Hiroshima. These photographs are now displayed at the Hiroshima Atomic Age Museum. His role there was to set up a Marconi transmitter with the 88th Signal Corps, which was said to be the first Allied force in Hiroshima after the bomb. Frank was demobilised as a sergeant.
On 6 September 1947 Frank married Joan Nelson at Scotch. Also at Scotch was his grandson Will (SC 2002-07). Frank started his own business making radiograms. He then started and was managing director of Jumbo Toys Pty Ltd, a successful Australian toy company, and was the inaugural and founding member, and president of the Australian Toy Association. Frank was chairman of the successful 1974 Little America’s Cup campaign, which used solid wing sail technology now used in the America’s Cup. He was four time ‘Yvonne’ catamaran sailing Australian champion. Frank wrote that he was ‘eternally grateful to my parents who sent me to such a good school’. Frank died on 17 November 2014.
William Anthony STREET (’97) was born at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Carlton, on 9 December 1979, the son of a shop manager and an interior decorator. Known as Will, he attended Christ Church Grammar School but did not follow many of his classmates to nearby Melbourne Grammar School as he always wanted to go to Scotch. Will had gone to Scotch with his mate Alastair Reed’s (SC 1992-97) older brother Chris (SC 1983-94) to watch Cadet tattoos, and as a result he became entranced with Scotch, which he told his parents he wanted to attend.
Will attended Scotch from 1992 to 1997 as a member of Gilray House. He played cricket, soccer and golf, and gave rowing a try, as well as learning the bagpipes. His greatest strength, though, was his sense of humour. After school he adopted (in jest) the name Sir Wilhelm von Strasse. When being driven past the National Gallery of Victoria his creative girlfriend wistfully said, ‘I hope to have something in there one day’, to which he responded with lightning wit, ‘Probably a fit!’ Will fought a brain tumour for over a year, succumbing to it at home at Coburg on 6 January 2015.
John Miller SUTHERLAND (’46) was born at Mont Albert on 15 February 1927, the son of director and Old Boy John Miller Sutherland (born 3 December 1891, SC 1906-07, died 17 May 1972). Known as Jock, he attended Scotch from 1939 to 1944. He was a member of the 1939 under 14 football team, was a 1943 Form Captain of VIII Mixed I, and was a 1944 choir member.
Jock’s many relatives at Scotch included his cousins William Fraser Sutherland (born 14 May 1924, SC 1936-40, died 13 April 1953 in a vinegar vat), Richard Drummond (born 31 July 1914, SC 1928-31, died 8 January 1996), William Fraser Drummond (born 4 September 1918, SC 1932-33, died 27 May 1981), Donald Alexander Drummond (born 8 November 1923, SC 1937-39, died 26 March 2012) and Ian Drummond (SC 1944-46), and uncles Norman Sutherland (born 28 May 1887, SC 1901-02, died 8 September 1948), William Fraser Sutherland (born 19 May 1895, SC 1909-14, died 17 December 1973) and Alexander Sutherland (born 24 September 1897, SC 1911-14, died 5 August 1972).
Jock married Dorothy Yvonne McClure at Scotch on 16 April 1952, and their.sons attended Melbourne Grammar School. Jock became managing director of John Sutherland & Sons Pty Ltd, which manufactured vinegar until it was sold in 1979 and later closed. Jock died on 10 May 2014.
Emeritus Professor Kenneth Joseph George SUTHERLAND AM (’34) was born at Footscray on 15 November 1917, the son of an electrician. He attended Claremont College before attending Scotch from 1929 to 1934. Ken graduated BDSc LDS (1939), MBBS (1950) and MDSc (1953) from Melbourne University.
Ken served in the RAAF from 1942 to 1946, when he was demobilised as a squadron leader dental officer. A dentist and oral surgeon, his entry in Who’s Who reveals a wealth of professional offices. Aged 35, he was appointed professor of dental science at the University of Western Australia, and held this position until retiring in 1982. He was dean of the Faculty of Dental Science (1953-75 and 1981-82) and a consultant in dentistry to the Royal Perth Hospital and the Princess Margaret Hospital (both 1953-82).
Ken served on the Dental Board of Western Australia (1953-87; president 1971-1987). He was chairman of the Expert Panel on Dentistry (1971-1982; assessing foreign qualifications), the Australian Dental Association, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgery, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgeons and the International Association for Dental Research. A prize was named in his honour by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
In 1979 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia ‘For service to dentistry.’ Ken had been Scotch’s 18th oldest-known living Old Boy, and wrote of Scotch that ‘I still owe it a great debt of gratitude for the first class education I received from the dedicated teachers.’ He died at home at Gooseberry Hill, Western Australia, on 1 November 2014.
Ewen David WALLACE (’48) was born in New South Wales on 21 March 1931, the son of Old Boy Ian Stewart Wallace (born 24 November 1900, SC 1916-18, died 11 May 1986). Ewen boarded at Scotch from 1944 to 1948 in Arthur Robinson House and as a member of Littlejohn House. He was a Cadet and a member of the 5th VIII. Also at Scotch were his brothers Sandy (SC 1946-49) and John (SC 1952-55) and nephew Stewart (SC 1966-71).
On 12 January 1957 Ewen married Margaret Mary Paton at Albury, New South Wales. They lived at Karingal, Kergunyah, where he was a dairy farmer and contractor. From 1947 to 1997 Ewen was secretary and treasurer of.what became the Kergunyah Uniting Church. From 1993 he was president of the Kiewa Cemetery Trust and from 1994 he was president of the Kiewa Valley Historical Society. Ewen was also president of the Kiewa Valley Ski Club and was Tallangatta Ski Club champion from 1956 to 1958. He died in a hospital at Albury on 7 August 2014.
Robert Frank WALLIS QJM JP (’43) was born at Seymour on 7 September 1926, the son of grazier and Old Boy Frank Harry Wallis (born 25 September 1892, SC 1910, died 28 January 1966). Known as Bob, he boarded at Scotch from 1940 to 1942 in Arthur Robinson House and as a member of Littlejohn House. He was a keen member of the Chapel choir, received House colours for cricket, and played junior football with great enthusiasm.
Also at Scotch were Bob’s cousin Jock (SC 1941-42), uncle Alfred Wallis (born 20 June 1895, SC 1911, died 18 November 1988), sons Tony (SC 1974-78) and Duncan (SC 1979-83) and grandson Archie (a Year 10 boarder in Arthur Robinson House). Bob married Miriam Claire Larkins at Scotch on 16 October 1956. He became a farmer at Whiteheads Creek, where he stayed for 72 years. He was president of the Young Farmers (Victoria) from 1950 to 1951, won 11 best and fairest awards at the Seymour Football Club and was a member of the Seymour Shire Council (1965-82). Bob died at the Seymour Hospital on 20 November 2011 after a short illness.
Dr George Robert WARDROP (’45) was born on 30 July 1928, the son of tailor and Old Boy Clifton George Lamont Wardrop (born 17 October 1897, SC 1912-15, died 8 February 1964). George attended Camberwell Grammar School (1935-44) before attending Scotch in 1945.
George married Betty Cunningham at Scotch on 6 February 1954 and their sons attended Scotch: Alan (SC 1967-72) and Robert James Wardrop (born 4 August 1959, SC 1969-76, died 4 November 1993). Also at Scotch were his brothers Ian (SC 1945-50) and Kenneth Lamont Wardrop (born 14 June 1935, SC 1945-54, died 25 August 1956 in a shooting mishap), cousin John (SC 1967-77) and uncle Frank James Wardrop (born 18 December 1903, SC 1916-18, died 26 August 1991).
George graduated MBBS (1951) from Melbourne University and had a two-year internship at Mooroopna Base Hospital. He was surgical registrar at the Austin Hospital (1956-58) and at the School of Anatomy at Melbourne University. Admitted to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he practised as a general practitioner and surgeon in Ringwood and Croydon until retiring aged 70.
An avid solo sailor, George was a member of the Somers Yacht Club. A friend of the Cranbourne Royal Botanical Gardens, he applied his interest in native plants and photography, and his work forms an important part of the gardens’ herbarium collection. George and his wife had a passion for classical music and the opera. He died on 12 February 2015.
Dr Owen Matthew WILLIAMS (’97). Owen’s parents wrote: Owen was born in Hong Kong on 28 August 1980, and returned to Australia from Bangkok to attend Scotch from 1995 as a boarder in McMeckan House, and as a member of Bond House. After completing Year 12 in 1997, he studied medicine at Melbourne University, where he had terms as editor of the medical students’ magazine, Scruple, and as President of the Melbourne Medical Students’ Society. At the same time he completed an Arts degree in Philosophy with first class honours at London University, winning the philosophy prize.
Owen later completed Masters degrees at Monash University in Bio-Ethics and Psychological Medicine; and had recently embarked on a further degree at London University. He was a keen cyclist, and philosophy, poetry and psychiatry were his passions. At the time of Owen’s death on 7 December 2014, he was a senior registrar in psychiatry at Peninsula Health.
Ian Russell YOUNG (’48) was born on 25 January 1931, and attended Scotch from 1941 to 1946, spending some time as a junior boarder in McMeckan House, but otherwise was a day boy in Gardiner House. He became a clerk in the public service. Ian was a member of the Kelvin Club. He died on 5 December 2014.
Peter Ross YOUNG (’45) was born at East St Kilda on Christmas Day 1925, the son of Old Boy Jack Francis Young MBE (born 7 August 1901, SC 1914-17, died 10 October 1959). He was named after his uncle, Peter Charles Young (born 4 August 1895, SC 1909-10, died 20 August 1916 at Pozieres, France, in World War I). Peter attended Scotch from 1942 to 1943 and was a Cadet.
Also at Scotch were his second cousins Allan James Pepperell (born 7 September 1914, SC 1927-30, died 8 December 1950) and Lancelot Edgar Pepperell (born 13 April 1916, SC 1928-31, died 25 September 1989)..
Peter served in the RAAF from 1944 to 1946 despite not knowing what fate had befallen his father, who had been taken a prisoner of war in Greece in 1941. They are possibly the only Old Boy father-son combination to have served overseas in World War II. Peter began as a trainee wireless operator and served in New Britain and Balikpapan, Borneo in 1945. He was demobilised as a leading aircraftman, and became a manager.
In 1949 Peter went to England and obtained a cadetship at Selfridge’s. He completed a two-year course in business administration at the London Polytechnic. On 28 February 1952 he married Sydney PLC girl Jeanne Patricia Charlton at St Swithin’s, Pymble, New South Wales. They had met on the ship to London. She died on 26 March 2006.
Peter worked for The Argus, becoming a senior staff administrator, but lost his job when the paper ceased in 1957. He then worked in executive finance positions including 14 years in Sydney, where he joined the Royal Exchange. Peter retired to Mornington and in 1997 moved to The Village Glen at Rosebud West. He had a keen interest in his family’s military history, and provided medals for a display in the Cadet Museum. He died on 19 November 2014.