Great Scot Archive
Issues from 1998
Issues from 1998




  • ADAMS Thomas Barton (’50). Born 20 July 1931, SC 1945-49, died 14 May 2016.
  • ALEXANDER Graham James (’42). Born 5 December 1926, SC 1938-42, died 14 April 2016.
  • ANDERSON Ian Kenneth (’46). Born 23 March 1929, SC 1942, died 3 January 2016.
  • ANDERSON Maxwell Maclure (’41). Born 9 April 1925, SC 1938-41, died 27 May 2016.
  • ARNOLD Robert Swinburne (Bob) (’44). Born 29 October 1927. SC 1933-44. Died 24 March 2016.
  • BARTLEY John David (51). Born 5 May 1934, SC 1947-51, died 25 July 2016.
  • BEDFORD Edward William (Ted) (’46). Born 13 May 1929, SC 1943-45, died 1 April 2016.
  • BILLS Geoffrey Thomas (’49). Born 18 December 1931, SC 1937-49, died 28 May 2016.
  • BORDIERI Andrew Robert (’93). Born 3 March 1976, SC 1988-93, died 11 July 2016.
  • BRELAZ Andrew David (’75). Born 22 May 1958, SC 1964-75, died 10 January 2016.
  • BROCKHOUSE Norman (Staff 1987-2000). Born 12 October 1932, died 15 June 2016.
  • BROWN Richard Euan Gilmour (Rik) (’78). Born 2 August 1961, SC 1967-78, died 12 February 2016.
  • BUCKLAND John (’40). Born 10 June 1922, SC 1938-39, died 5 September 2015.
  • BUSCOMBE Stuart Adrian (’91). Born 22 February 1974, SC 1980-91, died 24 July 2016.
  • CAMPBELL ED Raymond Frederick Charles (’36). Born 26 January 1920, SC 1933-36, died 6 July 2016.
  • CLAYTON Roger Martin Albert (’50). Born 28 October 1932, SC 1941-50, died 18 May 2016.
  • CORNELIUS Roger William (’56). Born 5 December 1940, SC 1953-56, died 25 May 2016.
  • CORR Denis Alan (’52). Born 29 May 1935, SC 1946-52, died 7 July 2016.
  • COSSAR Brian David (’55). Born 27 December 1937, SC 1946-55, died 5 December 2015.
  • CROW James Russell (’71). Born 9 June 1953, SC 1960-71, died 22 October 2015 at Bali.
  • DERHAM Dr Harry Alfred (’53). Born 11 September 1936, SC 1943-54, died 20 June 2016.
  • DOHERTY Eileen Patricia (Staff 1979-88). Born 30 January 1941, died 23 April 2016.
  • DUNN John Victor (’46). Born 30 September 1927, SC 1940-46, died 27 February 2016.
  • DUTNEALL Geoffrey Norris (’41). Born 6 January 1923, SC 1934-39, died 7 August 2016.
  • FAIRSERVICE David Lionel (’65). Born 24 June 1944, SC 1955-61, died 6 February 2016.
  • FARQUHAR-SMITH Ian (’45). Born 15 October 1927, SC 1934-35, died 25 September 2015.
  • FERGUSON Brian James (Gus) (’49). Born 15 November 1931, SC 1945-49, died 29 February 2016.
  • FLEMING AM Dr William Brian (Brian) (’43). Born 13 February 1927, SC 1941-43, died 5 July 2016.
  • FRASER Colin Lovat (’39). Born 23 February 1922, SC 1936, died 26 July 2016.
  • FREEMANTLE David Herbert (’46). Born 25 February 1931, SC 1943-46, died 29 May 2016.
  • GALBRAITH Dr John Sinclair (’46). Born 28 June 1928, SC 1938-46, died 2 June 2016.
  • GOLDBERG AO QC The Hon Alan Henry (’57). Born 7 August 1940, SC 1947-57, died 23 July 2016.
  • GOODALL Harold Graeme (Graeme) (’49). Born 21 September 1932, SC 1946-47, died 3 December 2014 (Graeme’s April 2016 Great Scot obituary incorrectly gave his death date as 3 December 2015).
  • GRAVES Henry Kenneth (’52). Born 16 May 1936, SC 1947-52, died 7 June 2016.
  • HAIGH Angus Alexander (’97). Born 10 February 1979, SC 1992-97, died 30 March 2016.
  • HALLISTER Enid Jessie (Staff 1942-48). Born 31 December 1916, died 30 July 2016.
  • HEWITT Graeme Ormond (’52). Born 2 August 1935, SC 1947-52, died 5 August 2016.
  • HILTON-WOOD John Bruce (’43). Born 15 November 1925, SC 1940-41, died 15 May 2016.
  • HOELTER David Justin (’48). Born 8 March 1931, SC 1945-48, died 13 May 2016.
  • HOLMES Warwick Arthur (’41). Born 19 September 1925, SC 1939-41, died 12 April 2016.
  • HUTCHINSON Garry James (’50). Born 9 March 1933, SC 1943-48, died 16 July 2016.
  • JELBART OAM Maxwell Lloyd (’67). Born 13 April 1949, SC 1963-67, died 27 May 2016.
  • JOHNSTON Rev. William Alexander (’53). Born 3 July 1936, SC 1951-53, died 25 March 2016.
  • KEABLE Robert Ian (’50). Born 2 March 1933, SC 1945-49, died 13 June 2016.
  • KELLAWAY Anthony John (’83). Born 19 January 1966, SC 1978-83, died 21 April 2016.
  • KING-SCOTT John Derek (Derek) (’50). Born 6 December 1931 SC 1943-48, died 11 March 2016.
  • LEMKE Trevor Wayne (’57). Born 23 April 1939, SC 1953-57, died 15 August 2016.
  • LOUIS Gregory Roderick Stewart (’80). Born 7 December 1962, SC 1972-80, died 5 May 2016.
  • LUMSDEN David Cairns (’50). Born 31 December 1933, SC 1940-50, died 13 February 2016.
  • MACLEISH AO Donald Gordon (Scotty) (’46). Born 5 December 1928, SC 1939-46, died 22 May 2016.
  • MARSHALL Paul Robert (’65). Born 23 March 1947, SC 1961-65, died 18 April 2016.
  • MARX John William (’41). Born 5 March 1923, SC 1938-40, died 6 July 2016.
  • McCALL Graeme Allistair (’56). Born 30 December 1937, SC 1951-55, died 3 May 2016.
  • McDONALD Campbell James (’65). Born 16 November 1947, SC 1965, died 6 May 2016.
  • McDONALD Donald Robert (’44). Born 2 February 1927, SC 1937-43, died 3 April 2016.
  • McKAY Stephen Andrew (’76). Born 26 March 1958, SC 1970-75, died 7 February 2016.
  • McLAREN Dr William (’39). Born 10 June 1921, SC 1932-39, died 1 June 2016.
  • McMILLAN Roderick Allan (’61). Born 7 June 1944, SC 1950-61, died 6 May 2016.
  • McQUEEN Robert William (’57). Born 14 July 1941, SC 1955-57, died 7 June 2016.
  • McTAGGART Stephen (’71). Born 28 April 1954, SC 1966-71, died 16 February 2016.
  • MITCHELL Dr John Herbert (’46). Born 23 March 1928, SC 1935-44, died 24 May 2016.
  • MONTEITH Noel William (’40). Born 22 December 1922, SC 1936-38, died 20 July 2016.
  • MORTIMER Denzil Ray Forbes (’47). Born 11 October 1929, SC 1944-47, died 14 April 2016.
  • POLLOCK Dr Robert Harry (’41). Born 12 May 1923, SC 1938-40, died 23 September 2015.
  • RODWELL Keith Mack (’38). Born 28 September 1922, SC 1938-39, died 25 March 2016.
  • SEVASTOS Dimitrios (James) (’48). Born 3 July 1930, SC 1944-48, died 22 May 2016.
  • SHAW William Patrick Craig (’50). Born 29 June 1932, SC 1946-49, died 23 May 2016.
  • SHEEZEL Robert Charles (’62). Born 8 March 1945, SC 1953-62, died 23 August 2015.
  • SIMPSON Colin Scott (’51). Born 18 September 1932, SC 1943-49, died 6 August 2016.
  • STEPHENS Norman Westmore (’47). Born 15 July 1927, SC 1941-45, died 8 April 2016.
  • STOYLES Christopher John (’51). Born 28 October 1933, SC 1945-51, died 3 August 2016.
  • STRACHAN Scott James (’76). Born 29 November 1958, SC 1968-76, died 9 August 2016.
  • THACKRAY William Andrew (’42). Born 23 April 1926, SC 1940-42, died 12 October 2015.
  • THOMAS Philip Rees (’80). Born 4 December 1961, SC 1967-80, died 6 April 2016.
  • THOMSON Kenneth Stanley Knighton (’55). Born 21 September 1938, SC 1952-55, died 27 June 2015.
  • TORRICK Robert Arthur (Robbie) (Staff 1968-88). Born 17 August 1929, died 27 March 2016.
  • TURNBULL BEM Colin Graham (Gray) (’52). Born 15 April 1935, SC 1949-51, died 12 July 2016.
  • WALKER Ronald Lawson (’40). Born 18 July 1924, SC 1938-40, died 22 May 2016.
  • WATSON Spencer Rowland (’40). Born 28 May 1923, SC 1937-40, died 1 June 2016.
  • WILLS Robert John (’49). Born 2 October 1931, SC 1944-48, died 12 July 2016.
  • WOODHOUSE Peter Brayshay (’54). Born 22 August 1937, SC 1949-55, died 13 June 2016.
  • YOUNG David (’36). Born 28 August 1919, SC 1925-33, died 11 July 2016.

The following obituaries have been submitted by family members or friends, or have been sourced from Scotch College records.


ARNOLD, Robert Swinburne (’44)

This tribute was provided by members of Bob’s family, as well as Geoff McCracken (SC 1954-65), Keith Weymouth (SC 1940-44) and David Purvis (SC 1931-44).

Bob Arnold died on 24 March 2016 after a short illness, having lived a full life, sadly marred by the sudden loss of his beloved wife, Jean, only 18 months earlier.

Bob was born on 29 October 1927, and was enrolled in Grade 1 of the Junior School in 1932, finishing with Leaving Honours in 1944. He played football with distinction in the 1st XVIII, was in the Athletics team in 1942 and 1944 and was commissioned as Cadet-Lieutenant in the Cadet Corps in 1944.

Bob married Jean Hutchison at Scotch on 14 January 1955, and their two sons, John (SC 1971-76) and Bruce (1973-78) attended Scotch. His daughter married Geoff Brooke (SC 1967-73). Bob studied Chemical Engineering at RMIT and worked at H J Heinz Co in Australia and in the US, then for 35 years with W R Grace as marketing manager, retiring in October 1989.

Bob’s brother, William (Bill) (SC 1938-49) pre-deceased him. Bob’s grandsons have attended Scotch: William Brooke (SC 2003-11) and Alexander Brooke (Year 12, 2016).

Soon after leaving Scotch, Bob joined the Old Scotch Football Club, playing 78 games for Old Scotch and later taking an active role in club affairs for many years, as well as being a most vigorous supporter at matches. Bob was very proud that his two sons each played many games for the club.

Bob was a keen Freemason for 57 years, joining the Scotch Collegians Lodge in 1969, and was installed as Master of the Lodge in 1985. He was also active in Grand Lodge of Victoria ceremonial teams.

After football, Bob played some tennis with Old Scotch and then lawn bowling with Riversdale Club, and later with Melbourne Cricket Club Bowls Section, especially in Pennant competition. He later joined the Old Scotch Bowls Club and served on the club committee.

Bob was a tireless worker with the Salvation Army annual appeals, and was a keen Glenferrie Probus Club member. He was an outstanding raconteur of stories and jokes at club meetings.


BEDFORD, Edward William (Ted) (’46)

Ted’s school friend, Doug Batten (SC 1943-46), wrote:

After his primary education at Deepdene State School, Ted was enrolled in Remove A at Scotch in 1943. In addition to his academic studies, he played cricket and football at Scotch and was a Cadet. Ted left Scotch at the end of the 1945 school year, having obtained his Leaving Certificate.

Ted’s working life was mainly spent in the accounts department of the Adelaide Steamship Company, which was later taken over by the Patricks Stevedoring Company. He retired in his early 60s.

Ted was a fine sportsman. He played cricket and football with teams associated with St Mark’s Anglican Church, Camberwell. He was a useful batsman and leg-break bowler who could turn the ball at nearly 90 degrees.

However, he was probably a better footballer than a cricketer – he was an accurate kick, a smart mover and a great high mark. Although invited to play with Camberwell in the Victorian Football Association, he decided to stay with his mates at St Mark’s. Ted was also a member of the Melbourne Cricket Club for 76 years, and a loyal Demons supporter.

After his cricket and football-playing days were over, Ted played tennis at the Kew Tennis Club and later at the Camberwell Tennis Club, where he became club captain. He also played golf at the Eastern and Yarra Yarra Golf Clubs, and bowls at the Doncaster Lawn Bowls Club.

Other interests were square-dancing, orchestral music, the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, and building model boats and two seagoing vessels. He also served in the Citizen Military Forces (now the Army Reserve) for several years in the 1950s, and was a member of the Prince Edward Masonic Lodge.

Ted’s first wife, Faye, died in 1993. After her death, Ted met Marjorie Harris at a church dance, and they were married in the Littlejohn Memorial Chapel on 3 December 1994.

Ted’s funeral was held in the Glen Waverley Uniting Church. Among those attending were Bill Morgan (School Captain in 1935), David Simpson and Doug Batten (both ’46).

Ted was always a thorough gentleman, a good son and brother, a loving husband to both his wives, and a true and faithful friend. He will be greatly missed.


BROWN, Richard Euan Gilmour (Rik) (’78)

Rik’s brother, Gil (SC 1960-71), wrote:

Born at Glenhuntly on 2 August 1961, the son of William Gilmour Brown (born 28 November 1914, SC 1927-32, died 19 March 1973). Rik attended Scotch from 1967 to 1978. Others at Scotch included his brother Gil (SC 1960-71) and great-grandfather William Gilmour Brown (born 24 January 1849, SC 1863, died 29 October 1904).

Rik completed a botany degree with honours at Monash University. He worked at Healesville Sanctuary, then joined the Department of Conservation, mapping the native vegetation of the Yarra River and Yarra Valley. Rik later joined the City of Banyule as a conservation officer and developed the environmental strategies for the area.

He then started his own business as a botanical consultant, working principally in the Shire of Yarra Ranges and Shire of Cardinia on stream frontage management.

Rik met his life partner Janet Smith in 1987 and they settled in their own quiet piece of forest near Healesville, on Badger Creek. He loved the bush and was passionately interested in bushwalking, bird watching and photography, travelling extensively to remote places in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Rik was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, and died in peace at his home in the forest on 12 February 2016.


CLAYTON, Roger Martin Albert (’50)

Roger’s sister, Helen Shaw, wrote:

Roger was born in Glen Iris on 28 October 1932. He was a very quiet, studious person, not good at sport but very interested in Scouts and amateur theatrics. He was a nephew of legendary Scotch Senior History Master, Rice Hopkins (‘Forty-Five’) Clayton.

After leaving school Roger worked in a bank, which he did not enjoy. He was a member of the Old Scotch Rover Crew, and when the opportunity to attend a Rovers’ moot in Switzerland came up in 1951, he jumped at it. At 19 he was the youngest in the Australian group of 50. Six months later he returned to Melbourne, resigned from the bank and spent time in Mildura in the wine industry

Back in Melbourne he started acting at the Pilgrim Theatre School, and was advised to go to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He went to London in 1955, applied to enter the Royal Academy, was accepted, but soon transferred to the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol.

Then followed 15 years of acting. Roger worked with a touring company which travelled throughout the UK, acting at night and becoming a tourist during the daytime. He eventually limited himself to working in London.

Heading to France and turning to his second interest of wine in 1970, he attended an agricultural college near Toulon, learning viticulture and oenology and finishing his course with top marks. He was employed by the Appellation Contrôlée for the Côtes de Provence, testing the grapes for readiness for picking and the wine as it matured in vats, and remaining there until he retired in 1989 after 19 years in the wine industry

After retirement Roger turned to travelling, a walking club, German and Italian classes, Amnesty International and the Anglican church in St Raphael, France, where he was a warden for 12 years. He spoke Italian well and frequently travelled in Italy, as well as in India.

The St Raphael church was full for the memorial service, which followed Roger’s death in an accident at home on 18 May 2016 at the age of 83.

CORR, Denis Alan (’52)

Denis was born on 29 May 1935, the son of Alan Manson Corr (born 16 April 1905, SC 1919-23, died 17 December 1993) and the grandson of Edwin James Corr (born 27 March 1866, SC 1881-83, died 27 September 1933), who was 1883 Dux of Scotch.

From an early age, Denis was fascinated by all things technical and he was appointed the ‘school electrician’ during his later years at Scotch.

He graduated with a law degree from Melbourne University and joined the family firm of Corr & Corr in the city. Denis later became a qualified real estate agent and property valuer, and was involved in city real estate and land development in outer Melbourne.

On 21 March 1964 he married Jennifer Huon Winter-Irving at Chatsworth, Victoria, and their sons attended Scotch: Tony (SC 1978-83) and Nick (SC 1983-86). 

Denis became a partner with his brother David (SC 1956-62) in a grazing property at Mount Coolon in Queensland in 1973. On 2 June 1976 Denis married Marny Garretty in Melbourne, and he later developed and marketed document management and office automation software for legal offices. Denis built this into a successful business which eventually took him to Europe, where he and Marny lived for many years.

They moved to the north coast of NSW in 2015 where Denis died at Pindimar, NSW, on 7 July 2016. He is survived by his widow, sons, and stepson, Sean Corr (SC 1978-81).


COSSAR, Brian David (’55)

Brian’s brother, Don (SC 1953-65), wrote:

Brian entered the Scotch Junior School in 1946 and held five athletics records, one of which still stands today. He became Captain of the Junior School.

In the Senior School, Brian was Form Captain in 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1953, and was a Prefect in 1954 and 1955. He was Captain of Lawson McFarland House and a Cadet Under Officer in 1955.

An outstanding sportsman, Brian represented Scotch in the 1st XI (in 1954 and in the premiership-winning 1955 team) and in the 1st XVIII (in 1953, as well as in the premiership-winning 1954 team, and the 1955 team), playing at full-back; he was also selected as the APS full-back.

However, Brian’s forte was athletics, and he was a member of the Athletics team from 1951 to 1955, including the winning Scotch team in 1953. He won the Victorian under 15 100 yards and under 16 220 yards championships, and was a member of the Victorian Athletics team in 1955. In 1956, Brian was second in both the 100 and 220 yards at the Australian Athletics Championships. He also won the Victorian under 15 tennis doubles championship with Brian Kent (SC 1949-53).

After leaving school Brian played with the Old Scotch Football and Athletics Clubs until a knee injury ruined his mobility. Later he was a member of the Old Scotch Bowls Club. He was a lifelong supporter of the Melbourne Football Club, and was an MCG tour guide.

Brian graduated in pharmacy, and joined the family business of Henry Francis Chemists, following in the footsteps of his father Norman (SC 1919-25) and grandfather. The business became the largest privately-owned pharmacy chain in Australia.

Brian married Betty June Rainson in the Presbyterian church in Macquarie Street, Sydney, on 4 September 1965. After they were divorced he married Julie Annette Oran at home in Melbourne on 15 December 2001.

On retirement Brian attended several World Athletics Championships and Olympic Games. He was Treasurer of the Old Scotch Heritage Club, and was a Rotary member.

Brian is survived by his wife Julie, son Adam (SC 1972-83), stepson Drew (SC 1970-75), and brother Don (SC 1953-65).

DUNN, John Victor (’46)

John’s wife, Shirley, wrote:

John was born at Warrawee, Lancefield on 30 September 1927, and attended Scotch from 1940 to 1946, excelling in history and art. He spent his early life in Lancefield, where his father was the local doctor, and the family later lived in Ivanhoe.

John was a son of Dr Victor Henry Lavington Dunn (born 30 March 1897, SC 1912-16, died 30 October 1947). John’s brothers attended Scotch: Ronald Henry Dunn (born 18 November 1928, SC 1942-45, died 29 April 2007), Maxwell Buntine Dunn (born 18 July 1936, SC 1949-52, died 25 October 2012) and Geoffrey Dunn (SC 1953-56); as did an uncle, Maxwell Edward Dunn (born 14 March 1899, SC 1913-17, died 17 August 1966), and a cousin, Ian Dunn (SC 1956-61).

After graduating in architecture from the University of Melbourne in 1954, John worked for Melbourne architects Reid and Forster before joining the Postmaster General’s department, travelling the countryside to plan the route for the coaxial cable.

John married Shirley Catherine Fewtrell at Knox Presbyterian Church in Ivanhoe on 27 August 1955.

In 1960 John joined the buildings and property section of CSIRO in East Melbourne, working on the planning and construction of special laboratories. In 1973 he was relocated to Canberra, and in 1985 he was closely involved with the development of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory at Geelong, one of the most sophisticated laboratories in the world for the safe handling and containment of animal viruses and diseases.

John became corporate property manager for CSIRO, responsible for strategic planning and management of CSIRO’s assets throughout Australia. Just before retirement in 1989, he participated in a pre-feasibility study of the very fast train proposal for Australia.

After retirement, John and Shirley relocated north to enjoy unlimited sunshine, and – for John – unlimited golf.

John was a devoted father and a beloved grandfather. He died on 27 February 2016.


FERGUSON, Brian James (Gus) (’49)

Brian’s son, Andrew (SC 1971-76), wrote:

Brian (known as Gus) was born at Lismore, New South Wales, on 15 November 1931. His father, a vet, died six weeks later, after contracting anthrax. Gus and his mother moved to Kerang to live with family including his cousin Peter ‘Gus’ Hawthorne (SC 1948-54).

Gus boarded in Arthur Robinson House from 1945 to 1949. He lived in Ormond College while completing a Civil Engineering degree. On 28 June 1958 Gus married Prudence Mary (Prue) Sutherland at the Bendigo Presbyterian Church. Prue was the sister of Ian Sutherland (SC 1942-48) and sister-in-law of John Hyett (SC 1945-48).

After working for the MMBW from 1956 to 1959, Gus joined ARC Industries, retiring from it 32 years later as ARC’s chief civil engineer. Over the course of his career with ARC Gus published 18 papers, received a Standards Committee Award of Merit for his contributions to the metrication of the building and construction industry, was made a Fellow of the Institution of Australian Engineers in 1984, and was elected a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute for outstanding contributions to the industry.

Gus was a lifelong supporter of the Melbourne Football Club, and was closely involved in his son Andrew’s (SC 1971-76) baseball career as a scorer, manager, committee member and mentor.

Gus died on 29 February 2016 after a long illness.

FLEMING AM, Dr William Brian (’43)

Brian’s son, Bill (SC 1969-76), wrote:

Brian was born in Zeehan, Tasmania on 13 February 1927, the son of Dr William Albert Fleming (born 27 August 1897, SC 1912-16, died 4 March 1963) and the grandson of William Robert Fleming (born 27 January 1866, SC 1879-82, died 22 December 1934). Brian attended Scotch from 1941 to 1943.

He graduated MBBS in November 1949. On 19 July 1952 Brian married Margaret Helen Mallalieu at Scotch, and their sons Bill (SC 1969-76) and Rick (SC 1969-80) attended Scotch, as did their grandson Thomas (SC 2004-12).

In December 1953 Brian attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and his Master of Surgery in 1954. The same year he served in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps as a major with the British Commonwealth Force, Korea, based in Kure, Japan.

Brian attained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in England in May 1955. From December 1955 he was appointed to the staff of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), and was on the staff of the Footscray and District Hospital (1956-62). In 1968 he received his Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, and was appointed head of his own unit at the RMH. He was a gifted specialist head and neck surgeon.

Brian was chairman of the RMH’s Division of Surgery and of the Medical Advisory Committee (1975-83). He led the Head and Neck Service from 1980 until retirement. He served on the board of management from 1983, and retired in 1991, taking up medico-legal practice, until finally retiring on his 79th birthday.

Outside the hospital, Brian jointly founded the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, and was its inaugural president (1974-76). He became vice president (1980-83) and president of the Australian Cancer Society (1983-86). He was a member of the Board of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria (1981-1999), overseeing the founding of the QUIT, SunSmart and BreastScreen initiatives, and was its vice president (1987-1992). He advised on the National Cancer Prevention Policy, and received the Australian Cancer Society’s gold medal for distinguished service in 1992.

Brian was awarded the AM in June 2001 for service to medicine, particularly oncology treatment as a head and neck surgeon, and as a medical administrator.

Brian played golf and enjoyed oil painting. He died after a long illness on 5 July 2016.


HAIGH, Angus Alexander (’97)

Angus’ mother, Libby Haigh, wrote:

Angus was born on 10 February 1979 at Pretoria, South Africa while his parents were posted there at the Australian Embassy. Foreign service meant that Angus spent most of his primary years away from Australia, attending international schools in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, but he returned to Australia for his secondary schooling. He attended Scotch from 1992 to 1997 as a member of Bond House.

Graduating with degrees in Arts and Law from Monash University in 2004, Angus was admitted to practice as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Victoria. He worked as an in-house commercial lawyer in Melbourne. A very popular student, Angus had a wide circle of friends from school, with whom he remained close throughout his life.

A competitive soccer player and marathon runner, Angus ran many marathons in Australia and overseas. He was always looking to expand his horizons beyond his work life, and had become a keen traveller. He was an enthusiast about everything he did.

Angus’ relations at Scotch include his grandfather Rupert Sinclair Mosley (born 18 September 1912, SC 1928-30, died 29 September 2003), great-uncle John Sinclair Mosley (born 28 May 1914, SC 1929-30, killed in action on 16 September 1942 in World War II), uncles John (SC 1958-66), Warren (SC 1959-69) and Hugh Mosley (SC 1969-80), cousins Andrew (SC 1994-99) and Edward Mosley (SC 1996-2001) and brother Robert Haigh (SC 1994-99). Currently at Scotch are his cousins Rupert (Year 9) and Sinclair Mosley (Year 7).

Angus was a keen competitor, fit and strong, who loved his friends and family. He died suddenly on 30 March 2016 while he was in training for the Boston marathon.


HILTON-WOOD, John Bruce (’43)

John was born at Kew on 15 November 1925. He attended Scotch from 1940 to 1941.

John followed many relatives at Scotch including his grandfather Franklin Ethelbert Fay (SC 1882) and great-uncle Albert Edward Hilton Wood (SC 1859-62). John’s sons John Edvard Hilton-Wood (SC 1963-64) and Christopher David Hilton-Wood (SC 1964) attended Scotch, until the family moved to the Mornington Peninsula.

From 1944 to 1946 John served in the RAAF, and after demobilisation continued studying mechanical engineering.

John was a skilled skier, involved in the early development of Mount Buller, where he began business towing skiers on a Tucker Sno-Cat. From 1955 he ran his company Bull Run Enterprises, which became Blue Lifts. In 1963 John introduced snow grooming and in 1965 started the popular French Ski School.

Blue Lifts grew from three lifts in 1964 to 20 lifts. It merged in 1984 with the McMahon Construction Company, taking over Orange Lifts in 1985 to become Buller Ski Lifts. In 1985 John introduced snowmaking snow guns to Mount Buller.

John retired from Mount Buller in 1990. He engaged in property development on the Peninsula, and gliding at Euroa and Benalla. He flew his own aeroplane until he was 90.

John died at Mornington on 15 May 2016.


KELLAWAY, Anthony John (’83)

Anthony’s father, Richard (SC 1950-55), wrote:

Anthony was born at Brighton on 19 January 1966, the son of Richard (SC 1950-55) and attended Scotch from 1978 to 1983. Also at Scotch were his grandfather Richard Walter Harding Kellaway (born 22 October 1903, SC 1919-20, died 4 April 1978) and great-grandfather Amos Owen Kellaway (born 11 June 1872, SC 1887-89, died 27 October 1957). His nephews Ben (SC 2010-15) and Luke Nicholls (Year 11) are also Scotch boys.

After studying accounting at Chisholm, Frankston, Anthony worked as an accountant in various firms. He married Madeleine Ruth Dunstan at Ripponlea on 11 March 1996. He then joined with his wife in managing Kew Kids Early Leaning Centre, with which he continued to be involved until his death.

His interests included golf, hockey and skiing, and he was a keen member of the Koomerang Ski Club for many years.

Anthony died suddenly from motor neurone disease on 21 April 2016, and is survived by his children.


JELBART, Maxwell Lloyd (’67)

Max’s brother Don (SC 1967-73) and son George (SC 1996-2000) wrote:

Max was born at Melbourne on 13 April 1949 and boarded at Scotch in Arthur Robinson House from 1963 to 1966, and in McMeckan House in 1967, for which he was a Prefect. He began rowing in the 7th VIII but was soon a member of the winning 1966 Head of the River crew.

In 1967 he was Captain of Boats and rowed in the winning crew in the 100th Head of the River. He was a 1967 Probationer. Max became a Queen’s Scout before joining the Military Band in 1967. He also played in the 2nd XV. On 21 April 1979, Max returned to Scotch to marry Barbara Joan (known as Barbe) Farrelly.

Among Max’s relatives at Scotch were his second cousins Kerry (SC 1961-63; 1963 Head of the River winner) and Stephen (SC 1967-70; 1969 Head of the River winner) and sons Will (SC 1995-98; 1998 Head of the River winner), George (SC 1996-2000; 1st VIII 1999-2000; 2004 Olympic Games oarsman) and Tim (SC 1999-2003; 2003 2nd VIII winning stroke).

Max returned to the farm, later travelling overseas and returning to Australia in 1973. He worked as a waiter and as a model, did shift work on the underground train tunnel, and then attended night school to get his real estate licence. After marrying, he and Barbe returned to the farm, and in 1984 they bought Willy Willy in Leongatha.

Awarded a Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship in 1991, Max studied overseas. He became a board member, treasurer and later a life member of the Nuffield scholarship scheme. Max was also a board member of the Australian Dairy Farmers, the United Dairy Farmers of Victoria, Marcus Oldham College and Murray Goulburn. Max was involved in the Pound Creek CFA, Leongatha Football Club, Tarwin Lower Tennis Club, and Scotch’s Cardinal Club.

Barbe died of cancer on 24 February 2014 and Max was diagnosed with cancer later that year. He was awarded the OAM on Australia Day 2016 for contributions to dairying and the community. Despite being extremely ill, Max joined his 1966 crew mates at the Head of the River this year.

He died at home at Willy Willy on 27 May 2016.


KING-SCOTT, John Derek (Derek) (’50)

Derek was born at Windarra, Toorak, on 26 December 1931, the son of Dr Ian Mitchell King-Scott (born 24 October 1902, SC 1912-20, died 20 October 1957) and the grandson of Dr John Daniel King-Scott (born 4 June 1870, SC 1877-86, died 28 May 1928). He attended Scotch from 1943 to 1948 as a boarder in School House.

Derek undertook an electrical fitter’s apprenticeship with the RAAF, based in Wagga Wagga, NSW. He served in the RAAF for 15 years, with an overseas posting to Butterworth, Malaya during the Malayan Emergency.

On being discharged from the RAAF in 1964, Derek became a sales representative for both Westinghouse and Kreisler Electrical.

He married Anne Elizabeth Wallace at Scotch on 19 December 1966, with the Rev. Alec Fraser officiating.

Derek became an electrical retailer in Sandringham and president of the Sandringham Chamber of Commerce. He moved to Coffs Harbour, NSW, in 1976 with his wife and children, and remained there until his death. Derek owned several retail businesses, the last being the coffee lounge bar at the Coffs Harbour airport.

In Coffs Harbour, Derek immediately became involved with community charities, including the Spastic Children of NSW, and the Glenreagh Mountain Railway, where he established a rolling stock restoration workshop which he supervised for several years. Derek also volunteered weekly for five years at the Coffs Harbour Information Centre. He became a member of Coffs Harbour Rotary in 1991.

Derek and others founded the Coffs Harbour Men’s Shed in 2009, which now has 100 members. As a result of these community and other Rotary activities, Derek was presented with Rotary’s highest honour, a Paul Harris Fellowship, in 2011.

He truly exemplified the Rotary motto ‘Service Above Self’, and was always cheerful and compassionate, helping others in the Coffs Harbour community. Derek died on 11 March 2016.

LUMSDEN, David Cairns (’50)

David’s wife, Janice, wrote:

David was born at Kew on 31 December 1933, the son of David Bryson Lumsden (born 4 January 1903, SC 1917-20, died 7 July 1943) and the nephew of Ian Mackenzie Lumsden (born 21 September 1909, SC 1917-26, died 3 February 1981).

David attended Scotch from 1940 to 1950. He then studied at the Victorian College of Pharmacy, winning many prizes including its gold medal in his final year. He lectured in pharmaceutics at the college for 10 years, while running his Caulfield pharmacy for 35 years with fellow pharmacist Janice Reader, whom David married at Glen Iris on 28 November 1959.

David was on many committees, including the Proprietary Medicines Advisory Committee. As well as being a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society by examination, he was later awarded a second fellowship, honoris causa, by the society for his services to pharmacy. David worked part-time until he retired.

David and Janice’s son, also David, attended Scotch from 1970 to 1981 and David junior’s son – the fourth generation of Lumsdens – is to start at Scotch in 2017. Also at Scotch were three Begg nephews: Anthony (SC 1968-76), James (SC 1972-83) and Richard (SC 1977-82).

David died at Cabrini Palliative Care, Prahran, on 13 February 2016.


MACLEISH AO, Donald Gordon (Scotty) (’46)

Scotty’s family wrote:

Known as Scotty, he was born on 5 December 1928 at Yetholm, Scotland, the son of Norman and Margaret MacLeish

His early years were spent at Forres, Scotland, before emigrating to Australia in 1938. Scotty attended Scotch from 1939 to 1946. He was 1946 Morrison House Captain, 1946 Athletics Captain, a Cadet Lieutenant, and 1946 School Captain.

Scotty’s brothers Dugald Fairweather MacLeish (born 30 November 1926, SC 1939-45, staff 1950-56 and 1960-78, died 24 August 1999) and Norman ‘Torrie’ MacLeish (born 3 July 1931, SC 1941-48, died 12 April 2003), sons Phil (SC 1966-74), Ian (SC 1968-76) and Mike (SC 1972-80) and nephew Andrew John Macleish (born 16 July 1958, SC 1969-74, died 16 August 2014) also attended Scotch.

Scotty changed the spelling of his name to Macleish (with a lower case ‘l’), because it would save the time needed to break cursive script to form the capital ‘L’.

Scotty won a scholarship to Queen’s College, where he was resident from 1950 to 1952, later becoming a Fellow and becoming Queen’s inaugural ‘Wyvern’ of the Year in 2015.

Scotty had a long association with Lord Somers Camp/Powerhouse after attending ‘Big Camp’ in 1947, getting great satisfaction from voluntarily mentoring and assisting those less fortunate than himself.

He trained at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, graduating MBBS (Melbourne) 1952, MS, FRACS and FRCS (Eng) 1958. He was an assistant surgeon (1960-62) and honorary surgeon (1962-88). Specialising in vascular surgery, Scotty set up the RMH Vascular Surgery Unit in 1975. Among other appointments, he was chairman of the Senior Medical Staff Group and a member of the Hospital Board. Scotty was vascular surgeon at the Repatriation General Hospital Heidelberg (1962-75).

Scotty led the first Australian civilian surgical team to Vietnam in 1964, working at the provincial hospital in Long Xuyen. He returned in 1970 to embed training and practices successfully established with the local medical staff.

Roles with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons included councillor, censor in chief and president (1985-87).

Scotty was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the first Australian surgeon to be travelling Fellow of the James IV Association of Surgeons. He was elected president of the Michael E DeBakey International Cardiovascular Society in 1986, and awarded honorary fellowships to the Surgical Colleges of Ireland, Thailand and India. He retired from surgery in 1988, but continued surgical assisting until 2008.

With Sir Edward Dunlop, he established the ‘Weary’ Dunlop-Boonpong Exchange Fellowship for surgeons from Thailand to be trained in Australia, and in 1992 was awarded the ‘Knight Commander of the Exalted Order of the White Elephant’ (a Thai knighthood). Scotty was awarded the AO in 1989 for services to medicine, in particular vascular surgery.

Scotty was an avid skier and golfer, and aged 69, he successfully took up competition fly casting. He was an active member of the Melbourne Scots and was the gentleman of the Scotch Archives’ volunteers.

Scotty died on 22 May 2016 after several months of failing health.

McCALL, Graeme Allistair (’56)

Graeme’s son, Duncan (SC 1981-84), and wife, Julie, wrote:

Graeme McCall was born at Caulfield on 30 December 1937, the son of Colin and Frances McCall. He attended Glen Iris Primary School and then Scotch College from 1951-55. At school he participated in all sports, but his love was rowing. He progressed through the school crews until 1955 when he rowed in the six seat of the 1st Crew in the Head of the River on the Barwon.

On leaving school he joined Mercantile Rowing Club, racing in the maiden and junior crews, until he was elevated to the six seat of the winning Mercantile senior eight. He represented Victoria in five King’s Cups, winning three of them.

In 1962 Graeme was a member of the Australian crew which rowed in the first World Championships at Lucerne, and then at the Commonwealth Games in Perth, where the crew won a gold medal, defeating New Zealand by 30 centimetres.

In 1964 he was in the six seat of the Australian crew which rowed in the Tokyo Olympic Games. On retirement from active rowing, he coached many junior crews and was a member of the Rowing Victoria board and a councillor at Rowing Australia.

He married Julienne Felicity Jellis on 9 May 1962 in the Littlejohn Memorial Chapel at Scotch. Their son, Duncan (SC 1981-84) attended Scotch, as have two grandchildren, Alexander Wolf (SC 2010-15) and Harry Schneider (Year 8). Alexander Wolf rows with the Mercantile Rowing Club, continuing the family tradition started by Graeme.

Graeme owned and managed several successful businesses on the Mornington Peninsula and a commercial Angus farm at Cathkin, Victoria, before he retired in 2005, enjoying his retirement at Mt Martha.

Graeme died of heart failure on 3 May 2016 at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, and many family and friends celebrated his life at St John’s Church, Malvern – it was a life well spent.


Don McDonald driving his Austin A40 in a photo from the early 1950s.

McDONALD, Donald Robert (’44)

Don’s daughter, Robyn McDonald, wrote:

My father was born on 2 February 1927 and attended Scotch from 1936 to 1943, where he was known as ‘Black Mac’ because of his dark hair. Don’s grandfather was George Robert Farlow (SC 1880-81), a Scotch school friend of Sir John Monash (SC 1877-1881) and best man at Monash’s wedding on 8 April 1891.

After leaving school, Don became a jackaroo, working in NSW and Queensland. At 17 he lived in a corrugated tin hut, waking at 4.30am and working till dark, with one Sunday off a month. He could kill and skin a sheep in seven minutes.

Don’s only brother, Ross McDonald (SC 1935-36) became a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II. Dad always looked up to his big brother, who died in 2007.

Don started racing car driving when he was 25. He raced an Austin A40 against Harry Firth in the All Powers Quarter Mile Championship of Australia at Fishermans Bend, and he also raced in the 1953 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.

His racing career ended when he had a bad crash at Templestowe in 1954 when he was 27. He thanked the surgeon Gerard Crock for saving his life when he was still an intern by performing an emergency lobectomy following the accident.

Don became a life insurance salesman at Legal & General in the 1960s. He was recognised as a talented salesman by senior colleague Ciril Ewing, who called him ‘the finest natural salesman I’ve ever met’.

My mother and father married in February 1956, and although they separated when I was only four, Dad stayed very involved in our lives. He met his dear partner Marcel Davidson (Dee) in 1983. Dee was unfortunately wheelchair-bound for the last couple of years of her life, with Don caring for her at home. She died in 2008.

Don’s life was a good one - he enjoyed excellent health, was always optimistic, passionate about sport, an avid reader, had plenty of loving friends, some lifelong, whom he cared deeply about and with whom he stayed connected. He was a great Dad, and my sister and I felt very loved.

He died on 3 April 2016.

McTAGGART, Stephen (’71)

Mike Nicholson (SC 1960-72) wrote on behalf of the 1971 Scotch Orchestra:

Steve was born on 28 April 1954. He was the son of Dr F K McTaggart, a top CSIRO scientist, and music teacher and violinist Jean Lehmann OAM. His uncle was Wilfred Lehmann OAM, a famous London concert violinist, and his aunt was Bernice Lehmann, a London concert pianist. Steve began learning the violin when he was five.

In 1965 Steve received Scotch’s inaugural music scholarship and became 1971 Vice Captain of Music and Leader of the Orchestra. The Foundation Day Concert audience watched in awe as Steve and Richard Lee (SC 1967-73) played the Bach double violin concerto.

Steve strove to be one of the best violinists of his age, regularly sporting a red rash under his chin from hours of practice.

Steve was inspired in other ways: it was not just his musical knowledge and ability that created the aura around him; it was the way he spoke, the unpredictable vitality of his conversation, his manner, and above all his wit.

In May 1970 George Logie-Smith embarked the 100 piece orchestra and choir on an unforgettable tour of South-East Asia, with the orchestra playing to packed audiences.

Many of the school orchestra joined the Military Band, and Steve played the French horn. It provoked no small mirth to see James Simpson (SC 1966-71), the Sergeant-at-Arms, attempting a uniform inspection of Steve Digby (SC 1966-71) on euphonium, Mike Nicholson on drums and Steve McTaggart before the band marched off, devoid of formation or musical law and order.

Steve’s final year results swept him into the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music. He played with the Elizabethan Trust Orchestra, and then Orchestra Victoria, also performing regularly with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Steve founded the Melbourne Chamber Ensemble, which he led and managed for many years. However, probably some of his most satisfying moments were playing violin for the Black Sorrows.

Steve played in Trio Polyphonica, touring throughout Australia and overseas, recording CDs and broadcasting for the ABC. The Age described the trio as ‘elegance and fervour fused together in the kind of playing one hears all too rarely’.

He married Susan Lovell Cumming on 31 October 1992.

Stephen’s health was compromised in recent years, resulting in his sudden death at the age of 61 on 16 February 2016.

A standing ovation to Steve McTaggart for his musical prowess.

MORTIMER, Denzil Ray Forbes (’47)

Denzil was born at Benalla on 11 October 1929, the son of an accountant. He attended Scotch as a boarder in School House and as a member of Littlejohn House from 1944 to 1947. Denzil was a member of the 1946 Tennis team and Captain of the 1947 Tennis team.

He recalled that a harpsichord recital at Scotch kindled his interest in baroque music. His time at Scotch was a very happy one, although chemistry was the only subject that interested him. When he was not jumping over Gardiner’s Creek to watch ‘free’ tennis at Kooyong, he was catching eels in it.

Denzil worked for Dunlop in its wholesale sporting goods department, but left after three years as his dream of becoming a top tennis player rapidly faded. He went to Teachers’ College then taught for three years before sailing to London via Cape Town. Five years teaching in London’s East End was an eye-opening experience, including seeing a student charged with murder.

Denzil spent two years at Berlitz Language School and went to southern Spain, where he was an extra in a Swiss-produced film of Antony and Cleopatra. On returning to London, Denzil met Berlin girl Barkel (Barbara) Boldt whom he married at Wood Green, Middlesex, England on 1 August 1962.

Returning to Australia, Denzil taught science at Benalla High School for 26 years. In retirement he lived on a 16ha hobby farm five kilometres from Tatong with a vineyard, kangaroos, wombats – and his wife. He made some wine, and visited Germany and other European countries to rekindle old memories.

With his wife, Denzil attended classical musical appreciation classes. He became a keen fly fisherman, due to fellow School House boarder Ewen Cameron’s interest in it. Denzil lived at Truganina, and died on 14 April 2016.

RODWELL, Keith Mack (’38)

Keith’s son, Simon (SC 1978-83) wrote:

Keith Mack Rodwell was born at North Carlton on 28 September 1922, opposite Princes Park, where Carlton Football Club once played, which ingrained in him a lifelong love for the Blues. Keith attended Scotch from 1938 to 1939.

He married Joan Audrey Robertson at College Chapel, Parkville on 14 January 1961. Their sons Jonathan (SC 1974-79), Simon (SC 1978-83) and grandsons Andrew (SC 2002-03) and Nick (SC 2003-04) all attended Scotch.

Keith lived an adventurous and fulfilled life. Having served in the Royal Australian Navy in the Pacific from 1941 to 1946, he embarked on a career with the State Savings Bank of Victoria that spanned 49 years. In retirement, Keith became an accomplished bowler, golfer, investor, grandfather and great-grandfather. He died at Cabrini Aged Care, Ashwood, on 25 March 2016.

A memorial service held for Keith at St Luke’s Uniting Church on 30 March 2016 reflected on Keith’s passion for his family, his devotion to wife Joan, his absolute commitment to his children and their endeavours, and his unwavering work ethic.

Keith was a contributor to community and was a regular supporter at Scotch and Old Scotch football matches. He was a great man who will be missed by family and friends.

THOMAS, Philip Rees (’80)

Phil’s niece, Sarah Minogue, wrote:

Phil was born on 4 December 1961 and attended Scotch from 1967 to 1980, becoming a 1980 School Officer. He was the younger son of former biology teacher Wes Thomas, who taught at Scotch from 1957 to 1987, and the younger brother of Peter (SC 1963-74).

Passionate about both sport and music, Phil played football, tennis, trumpet, piano and drums while at school. He later pursued a semi-professional musical career, which he carried through to his last days.

Phil married Susan Lesley (Sue) Lindley on 1 December 1990 at Holy Cross, in Templestowe.

Phil approached life with a positive attitude. A strong family man, he had a wide network of friends, work colleagues and extended family. He was a friend to many, and admired for his generous, kind and easygoing nature.

Having built a respected career in pneumatics, Phil’s professional life saw him work across a number of areas, many skills of which were adopted through his fitting and turning apprenticeship, as well as having been acquired during his 14 years as a Scotch boy.

Phil died at home on 6 April 2016, surrounded by loved ones, including his children – whom Phil regarded as his proudest achievements in life – and his sister, after a very brave 16-month battle with cancer.

TORRICK, Robert Arthur (Robbie) (Staff 1968-88)

Euan Walmsley (staff 1968-86) wrote:

Robbie was born at Calcutta, India, on 17 August 1929. He was among my early colleagues at Scotch, teaching principally mathematics and some humanities subjects from 1968. His voice — to an untuned ear — was melodic, whether calling to students in the Quadrangle or humming a Gilbert and Sullivan melody. He enjoyed teaching junior classes, and gave students easy mnemonics for recalling mathematical formulae and equations.

While I relished coaching under 15 or 16 cricket and football, Robbie coped with the bubble and energy of Year 7 students playing cricket and hockey. During the seventies, when Mick Eggleston and I were bewildered at every sound of the umpire’s whistle while playing in the staff team against the 1st Hockey team, Robbie and Baxter Holly seemed to understand what the pointed finger meant and quickly adjusted position. All of his friends on the staff admired his capacity and willingness to coach the junior teams, for it required more patience than we could normally muster.

Stan Brown, the Year 7 Group Master, arranged camps at Porepunkah, near Mount Buffalo, at which Robbie provided surprising geological or geographical observations for students, and amusing observations for fellow staff. His humour was always wry but generous.

Robbie married Joyce Maureen Gordon at Poona, India, on 17 August 1958. They were generous hosts to fellow staff, introducing us to Indian spices long before rogan josh or vegetable korma could be found in a shopping centre.

His reputation among his colleagues was very high, for his enthusiasm was visible, his consideration of others palpable, and his preparations were thorough. His bag was always loaded with details for the week’s activities. His students will remember his goodwill and devotion to their interests.

Robbie’s son Michael attended Scotch from 1971 to 1979. Robbie died at the Box Hill Hospital on 27 March 2016.

TURNBULL BEM, Colin Graham (Gray) (’52)

Gray’s son, Andrew (SC 1986-89) wrote:

Colin, always known as ‘Gray’, was born at Sister McKinnon’s private hospital, Bendigo, on 15 April 1935, the only child of a farmer and a schoolteacher. His schooling started at Wedderburn, before he attended Scotch from 1949 to 1951 as a boarder in School House.

On 15 April 1969 Gray married Maureen Joan Gerring at the Littlejohn Memorial Chapel. Their sons Cameron James Turnbull (SC 1984-87) and Andrew John Turnbull (SC 1986-89) also attended Scotch.

Returning to the family farm in Wedderburn, Gray continued a proud tradition as a fourth generation farmer, which he continued until his death. Gray was a member of the Australian Corriedale Association, and was awarded life membership of the association for his services.

He was the inaugural president of the Wedderburn Young Farmers, and for many years took a group of local members to Mount Buller, staying at Scotch’s Koomerang lodge, where he indulged in his passion for skiing.

One of Gray’s most significant achievements was his involvement in setting up the Wedderburn CFA. He was a proud recipient of the British Empire Medal (BEM) and the National Medal with clasp for exceptional service to the CFA. Recently, Gray received life membership of the CFA, in acknowledgment of 60 years’ service.

Gray conceived the idea of a competition to help enhance the camaraderie and mateship in the Scotch boarding houses. He donated the communion plate and goblet from the disbanded Wedderburn Presbyterian Church, as a perpetual trophy for a competition known as the Wedderburn Cup, which commenced in 1996. It became a special focus for boys in each house as they strove to win the coveted trophy.

Gray revelled in the competition, and the spirit it invoked in the boys. He enjoyed presenting the cup to the winning house, and talking to the boys about his time at Scotch, in particular his lifelong friendship with fellow boarder, Michael Favaloro (SC 1944-52).

Gray had a great love for Scotch, which he held until he passed away on 12 July 2016.

WOODHOUSE, Peter Brayshay (’55)

Peter’s brother, Tony (SC 1949-53), wrote:

Peter Woodhouse was born at Surrey Hills on 22 August 1937. He attended Camberwell Grammar School (1942-48) and then Scotch (1949-55). Peter played a lot of sport, including as an excellent wicketkeeper for the 1954 and 1955 1st XIs. He was Vice Captain of the 1955 1st XI. He was also the full-forward in the 1955 1st XVIII. Peter was a 1954 School Probationer and a 1955 School Prefect. He was 1955 Vice Captain of Lawson-MacFarland House.

Peter graduated from Melbourne University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) with first class honours. He played football with University Blues, and in 1957, as full-forward, he kicked 108 goals, earning a full Blue. At the end of 1960 Peter was awarded a Shell Scholarship to study at Cambridge University.

On 15 June 1961 Peter married Rayma Joyce Enniss at Cambridge. Their daughters had sons who attended Scotch: Matt (SC 2006-11) and Chris Perrott (SC 2009-14), and James (SC 2006-11) and Andrew Grooby (SC 2009-12). Also at Scotch was Peter’s brother, Tony (SC 1949-53).

When Peter completed his study at Cambridge, he and Rayma returned to Melbourne, where Shell offered him a job in marketing. He stayed with Shell for the next 35 years, nearly 17 of which were spent living in England, the USA, Holland and New Zealand. Peter’s jobs with Shell included retail manager positions and general manager of Billiton Australia. He became head of Shell International’s retail division.

In 1972, Peter was elected to the City of Camberwell council and was a councillor for six years. He was the mayor of Camberwell in 1975/76. Peter was on the board of the Austin Hospital for 10 years.

Peter and Rayma retired to Portsea. He died on 13 June 2016.

GreatScot obituaries

The Great Scot obituaries column is a significant section of the magazine, recording the dates of birth, death and (where applicable) the Scotch attendance years of all current and past students, staff, School Council members, and others who have made a significant contribution to Scotch College, the Old Scotch Collegians’ Association or to the wider community.

The school has decided to improve the process for Great Scot obituaries:

  • The names, Scotch attendance years (where applicable) and dates of birth and death of current and past students, staff, and School Council members will continue to be listed in the Great Scot obituaries column.
  • Family members or friends are invited to submit obituaries for editing by the Archivist and the Great Scot editorial team. All edited obituaries will be sent to originators for approval, to help ensure that obituaries are an accurate, relevant and interesting record of Scotch Family members’ lives.
  • Only children who have attended Scotch will be named or numbered in the obituary pages (e.g., ‘had four sons’), and only spouses for whom full marriage details are supplied will be mentioned.
  • Reference will be made to multi-generational Scotch connections (e.g., son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather).
  • Special tributes recognising Scotch Family members who have made an outstanding contribution to Scotch College, the Old Scotch Collegians’ Association, or to the wider community will be initiated by the Great Scot editorial team. In these tributes, the school will seek to include material, including reflections, quotes and photographs, from family or friends, and from other sources.

Contact details

Enquiries are welcome about Great Scot obituaries.

Please contact Great Scot Editor, Mrs Durga KamtePhone: 03 9810 4302Email:

Tributes and photographs should be emailed to the School Archivist, Mr Paul Mishura: Phone: 03 9810 4470Email:, or mailed to: Great Scot Obituaries, Scotch College, 1 Morrison Street, Hawthorn 3122

Updated: 3 October 2016