List of Old Falconians

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This is a list of some of the more prominent Old Falconians who are the alumni of North Sydney Boys High School. The Old Falconians Union is the alumni body of the school. The name "Old Falconians" is derived from Falcon Street which is the address of the school. All those who attended the School are included, even if they were only on the roll for a short amount of time.

Politics, law and religion[edit]

  • Mark Aarons, political adviser to NSW Labor Premier, his activism started at NSBHS in the mid-1960s especially in organising students to protest the Vietnam War, his 1986 ABC radio documentary series ‘Nazis in Australia’ prompted the Hawke government’s inquiry into war criminals and formation of Special Investigations Unit, author of five books and many feature articles for Australia’s leading newspapers.[1][2]
  • Justice Colin Allen, Judge of NSW Supreme Court, Master of Supreme Court 1979–86.[3]
  • John Armitage OAM, Deputy Speaker of the Australian Parliament, Federal Member for Mitchell (1961–63) and Chifley (1969–83).[4][5]
  • Michael Baume, MHR (Lib) (1975–1983), NSW Senator (1985–1996).[6]
  • Professor Peter Baume AC, NSW Senator (Lib) (1974–1991), Federal Health Minister (1982), Chancellor of Australian National University (1994–2005).[7]
  • Justice Colin Begg QC, at the time of his death in 1984 was the longest-serving Judge of NSW Supreme Court, Chief Judge at Common Law 1983-84 (also attended Sydney Grammar School).[8]
  • John Bradford (Captain of School 1963), Queensland MHR (Lib) for McPherson.[9]
  • Justice John Brownie QC, Judge of NSW Supreme Court.[10]
  • Justice Robert Buchanan, Judge of Federal Court of Australia.[11][12]
  • Leslie Caplan AO, elected Head of Australian Jewry, one of the founders of Masada College.[13]
  • Sir Vernon Christie, Speaker of Victorian Parliament (1967–73).[14][15]
  • Peter Coleman, NSW MLA (Lib) (1968–1978), Leader of the NSW Opposition (1977–1978), MHR (Lib) (1981–1987), editor of The Bulletin.[16][17]
  • Justice Richard Conti, Judge of Federal Court of Australia.[18][19]
  • Judge Theo Conybeare QC, Chairman of Workers' Compensation Commission.[20]
  • Judge Roger Court QC, the first person to hold office as The Crown Advocate of New South Wales.[21][22]
  • Philip Dart, President of Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT 1994/1995.[23]
  • Justice Arthur Emmett, Judge of Federal Court of Australia.[24][25]
  • Clive Evatt (Junior), Barrister, doyen of defamation list in Sydney Bar, owner of Hogarth Galleries (of art), founder of Leuralla Toy Museum in the Blue Mountains.[26][27]
  • Justice Phillip Evatt DSC, Judge of the Federal Court of Australia from 1977 to 1987, Head of the Royal Commission into the Use of Chemical Agents in Vietnam from 1983 onwards.[28][29]
  • Dr Michael Fullilove (Captain and Dux of School 1989), Rhodes Scholar, adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating, Director of Global Issues Program at Lowy Institute for International Policy, columnist for various publications.[30]
  • Right Rev Eric Austin Gowing, seventh Anglican Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Peter Derwent one of Ku-ring-gai Council's longest serving Mayors – serving as a Ku-ring-gai councillor representing Gordon ward between 1983 and 1995. He was elected to four successive terms as Mayor between 1991 and 1995, making him one of the longest serving mayors in Ku-ring-gai’s history. He was also Deputy Mayor in 1985 and 1986.
  • Judge Peter Grogan of the District Court (Captain of School 1951), Chancellor of Anglican Diocese of Sydney.[31]
  • Hugh Hudson, SA MHA (ALP) (1965–1979), former Deputy Premier of South Australia.[32]
  • Sir Alan Hulme KBE, Postmaster-General in the Australian Government, Minister for Supply, President of Queensland Division of Liberal Party of Australia.[33]
  • Justice Francis Hutley QC, of the NSW Court of Appeal, "As a judge he was relentless in his pursuit and exposure of error, whether from a lower court or in the legal submissions being presented to him".[34][35]
  • Noel Hutley SC, barrister, "one of the most sought after Sydney silks. Mr Hutley has been involved in the high profile C7 case which featured Seven Group Holdings boss Kerry Stokes. He has also acted for Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan against the Australian Crime Commission" (son of Francis Hutley [qv]).[36][37]
  • Justice Gregory James QC, Commissioner of NSW Law Reform Commission, former Judge of NSW Supreme Court.[38]
  • Right Rev Clive Kerle, Bishop of Armidale.[39]
  • Sir Frank Kitto, Justice of the High Court (1950–1970), Chancellor of University of New England.[40]
  • Justice David Levine, Supreme Court judge, Head of Defamation List in NSW Supreme Court, Head of Board of Enquiry into Black Hawk helicopter crash off Fiji.[41][42][43]
  • Most Rev Sir Marcus Loane KBE, First Australian born Anglican Archbishop of the Diocese of Sydney (1966–1982), also Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia (1978–1981) (also attended King's School).[44][45][46]
  • Justice John McClemens, KCSG, Supreme Court Justice for 24 years, Former Chief Judge at common law.[47]
  • Professor Edward McWhinney QC, Canadian academic lawyer, Professor of International Law at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, former Member of Canadian Parliament, authority on space law and constitutional law, awarded the Aristotle Medal by the Greek Government in 1997 "for his contribution to the progress of science, free thought and intellectual development", established the Edward and Emily McWhinney Prize in International Law at Sydney University.[48][49]
  • Justice Francis Marks, Deputy President of Australian Industrial Relations Commission.[50]
  • Justice Athol Moffitt CMG, Supreme Court judge for 22 years, former President of NSW Court of Appeal, Chair of the landmark 1973–74 Moffitt Royal Commission, which investigated organised crime in New South Wales,author of A Quarter to Midnight.[51]
  • Justice Sir John Moore AC, President of Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission.
  • Rev Winston O'Reilly OBE, President-General of the Methodist Church of Australia 1972–74; former Principal of Methodist Ladies College, Burwood,[52] second President of the Assembly Uniting Church in Australia.
  • Hon. Frederick Meares Osborne, MHR, President of the NSW Liberal Party (1967–1970), held various Federal Ministries (1956–1961).[53]
  • Rev Professor David Peterson, Principal of Oak Hill Theological College, London.[54]
  • Howard Purnell AM QC, the first person appointed as Senior Public Defender in NSW (1969–83), the first barrister to argue and win two High Court appeals on the same day, President of Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences, World War Two fighter-bomber pilot who flew 33 missions over Europe, the first Western Allied officer to enter Hitler’s bunker in 1945 (from which he souvenired the ornamental door handles), co-author of standard text Criminal Law in NSW: Vol I – Indictable Offences.[55][56][57]
  • Michael Richardson, NSW MLA (Lib), Shadow Minister for the Environment.[58]
  • Tim Robertson SC (Captain of School 1976), barrister, civil libertarian, co-founder of Australian Privacy Foundation.[59]
  • Most Rev Donald Robinson AO, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney (also attended SCEGS).[60][61]
  • Hugh Walker Robson QC, Judge of the New South Wales District Court and Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions, his divorced wife Anne remarried to become Lady Kerr, wife of the Governor-General Sir John Kerr.
  • Judge John Roder AM, Judge of the District Court of South Australia from 1970 to 1994, in 1967 he was appointed the first Chairman of the SA Planning Appeals Board, has co-authored planning and environmental law textbooks (also attended Adelaide High School).[62][63]
  • Justice David Roper, Chief Judge in Equity in NSW Supreme Court, Deputy Chancellor of University of Sydney.[64]
  • Tom Roper, Victorian MLA (ALP), Victorian Treasurer (1990–1992).[65]
  • Kerry Sibraa, NSW Senator (ALP) (1976–1994), President of Australian Senate (1987–1994).[66]
  • Dr Hugo Storey, Senior Immigration Judge of the United Kingdom; joint author of Immigration and the Welfare State, Asylum Law.[67]
  • James Udy OAM was an Australian Uniting Church minister, Master of Wesley College at the University of Sydney, author and President of the World Methodist Historical Society. Author of Paul: A Conflux of Streams and Church Union in Australia.
  • James Whittem OAM, Member of Legislative Council of Northern Territory, Director of Animal Industry in NT, Scientific Attaché in the Australian Embassy in Washington (1974–76), leader of the team that eradicated pleuropneumonia in beef cattle in Australia in 1967, awarded The Gilruth Prize by Australian Veterinary Association in 2011, autobiography titled Veteran and Veterinarian.[68][69]
  • Professor Ted Wolfers CMG, CSM, adviser to the Papua New Guinea Government,[70][71][72] Assisted in negotiations of Bougainville Peace Accord.[73]

Public service[edit]

  • Max Bourke AM, scientist, broadcaster, formerly CEO of the Australia Council for the Arts and of the Australian Heritage Commission, later Chairman of Rural Funds Management Ltd and a member of the Advisory Board of The Nature Conservancy (Aust).[74][75]
  • Ken Boylan AM, Chief Executive of NSW Ambulance Service (1982–86), Deputy Chairman of NSW Health Commission (1978–82), former Commissioner for Finance and Physical Resources in the NSW Health Commission.[76]
  • Charles Chambers AM MBE (Vice-Captain of School 1942, Captain of First XV 1942), for decades devoted to helping the disadvantaged in Australia and overseas, as Executive Director, President and Chairman of Mission Australia transformed the original local Sydney City Mission into a large-scale national aid agency; Inaugural Chairman of City Mission World Association which created a global network.[77][78]
  • Christopher Conybeare AO, Secretary of Immigration Department (1990–1996).[79]
  • Ross Deane, Principal Adviser in Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Deputy Secretary-General of Commonwealth Secretariat, London.[80]
  • Philip Dietrich MC, Executive Officer of National Heart Foundation of Australia, Victoria; winner of Military Cross in World War Two.[81]
  • Laurie Glanfield AM, Director General of NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General.[82][83]
  • Dr Ronald Greville, Director of Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (1961–65), Medical Director of Australian Kidney Foundation.[84]
  • Stelios Hatzivlastis, Scientific Advisor to the Vice President of Greece.[85]
  • Ian Lawrence CBE, former Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand (1983–86); Chairman of National Housing Commission of New Zealand.[86]
  • Grahame Keep, Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria 1959-61.[87][88]
  • Donald Owner, Acting Director of Education in Papua New Guinea (1966).[89]
  • Wallace Pilz AO OBE, Director of Public Works NSW (1975–86), Permanent Head of Department of Environment NSW (1969–74).[90]
  • Bruce Robertson OAM, Chairman of Zoological Parks Board of NSW, Trustee of Royal Botanical Gardens.[27][91]
  • Philip Roper CVO, Permanent Head of NSW Premier's Department, Director of Royal Tour, NSW, 1954.[92]
  • Rae Taylor AO, former Managing Director of Australian Postal Corporation, former Commissioner of the National Road Transport Commission.[93]
  • Leonard Verrills, President of Board of Fire Commissioners of New South Wales.[94]

Business and industry[edit]

  • Arthur Ernest Bishop, arguably Australia's most successful inventor with over 300 patents in 17 countries, one in five of the world's cars use his power and variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering technology.[95][96]
  • Alexander Boden AO Hon DSc FAA, Philanthropist, industrialist and publisher, founder of Boden Chair of Human Nutrition at Sydney University, founder of Bioclone Australia, Hardman Chemicals and Science Press, awarded Leighton Medal of Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1986, author of A Handbook of Chemistry 1937 (11 editions).[97][98]
  • (Alan) Phillip de Boos-Smith, former CEO of Total Oil Paris.[99][100][101]
  • John Brew, former CEO of NSW State Rail, President of Baptist Unions of NSW & ACT.[23][102]
  • Donald Charles Bucknall, former CEO of Caltex Australia.[103]
  • Ian Bund, President of White Pines Ventures, American venture capitalist who has played a founding or lead role with several US venture capital firms, investor in more than 300 companies over 30 of which have listed on NASDAQ including Lifescan, Stratacom, Ventana, and Neogen.[104][105]
  • Harry Bunn, Founder, President and CEO of Ronin Corporation which provides market intelligence on a global scale in real time.[106][107]
  • Satyajit Das, national television commentator on the global financial crisis, authority on "derivatives", consultant to financial institutions and corporations in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, author of Traders, Guns & Money (which in 2006 warned of the coming crisis) and Extreme Money.[108][109]
  • Mitch Davis, the former head of Encyclopædia Britannica's online business whose moment of inspiration to conceive dynamic advertising within video games led to a business purchased by Microsoft for up to $US400 million.[110][111]
  • Dr Warren Dent, Vice President of Business Development at American Airlines (USA), Managing Director of Animal Pharmaceutical Division of Eli Lilly (UK), former Professor of Statistics at University of Iowa where he established "an international reputation, publishing in excess of fifty papers".[112][113]
  • Ron Eaton MBE, Chairman and Managing Director of Overseas Containers Australia.[114]
  • Ian Ferrier, co-founder (with Tony Hodgson) of Ferrier Hodgson, insolvency specialists, former Chairman of NSW Rugby Union and former director of Australian Rugby Union.[115][116]
  • Keith Hamilton CBE, as CEO of Qantas he successfully steered the airline through a difficult period when many other world carriers were making losses.[3][117]
  • John Harkness, National Executive Chairman of KPMG 1993–98, Chairman of ICA Property Development Funds.[118]
  • Tony Hodgson, co-founder of Ferrier Hodgson, insolvency specialists, Former Chairman of Melbourne Port Corporation, Former Deputy Chairman of Tabcorp, Director of Coles Myer Ltd, Director of HSBC Bank Australia.[119][120]
  • Donald Junor, Chairman and Managing Director of Mauri Bros & Thomson Ltd, Director of AMP Society, WW2 Lt-Col.[121]
  • Bob McComas, Chairman of Trade Practices Commission, Executive Director of Coca-Cola Amatil, Senior Partner of Clayton Utz.[122][123][124]
  • Ian McNair, Executive Chairman of McNair Ingenuity Research.[125]
  • Colonel Sir Oscar Meyer OBE, Chairman of Melbourne's West Gate Bridge Authority, Commissioner of Victorian Railways, Commander of RAE (CMF) in Victoria, John Storey Medal 1977.[126]
  • Roger Moore, Chairman of Novo Nordisk Pharma Japan, awarded Danish Order of Dannebrog for promotion of Danish interests in Japan together with his efforts to combat diabetes and other diseases.[127][128]
  • David M. Morgan, Chancellor of Deakin University, former President of Ford Motor Company Australia.[129]
  • Allan Moyes AO HonDSc, former Chairman and Managing Director of IBM Australia.[130]
  • Maurice Newman AC, Chairman of ABC, Chairman of Australian Stock Exchange, Chairman of Deutsche Bank, Chancellor of Macquarie University.[131]
  • Geoffrey Norris, Managing Director of Dow Chemical (Australia).[132][133]
  • John Prescott AC HonDSc HonLLD, CEO of BHP.[134]
  • Sir Raymond Purves, philanthropist, Chairman of Clyde Engineering,[135] endowed Raymond E Purves Chair of Dermatology at Sydney University.[135]
  • Mark Rayner, Chairman National Australia Bank (1985–2001).[136]
  • Murray Sime, Former Vice-President of Citibank, former Director of Balmain Tigers.[137][138]
  • Ian Stanwell AM, former Managing Director of AMP.[139]
  • Gavin Thomas, Managing Director and CEO of goldminer Kingsgate Consolidated, in 2005 at a symposium, he was declared a ‘‘Legend of the Australian Mining Industry’’; [140][141]
  • Grahame Turk, Managing Director of Sydney Fish Market (2000–12), Chairman of Fish Market Board, "... the driving force behind Sydney Fish Market being what it is today, namely an iconic seafood destination ...".[142][143]
  • Professor Peter Westerway, Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, former Chairman of Australian Broadcasting Tribunal.[144][145]
  • Dr Lionel Wilson, President of Australian Medical Association (1979–1982).[146]


  • Dr James Adams FBA FAHA, Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College Oxford, Professor of Latin at Manchester University (1993–95), awarded Kenyon Medal for Classical Studies and Archaeology 2009, author of The Regional Diversification of Latin 200 BC-AD 600 and Bilingualism and the Latin Language.[147][148]
  • Professor John Andrews, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (1969–73) and Professor of Geography (1959–68) at Melbourne University.[149]
  • Dr Lorand Bartels, specialist in international law and Fellow of Trinity Hall at Cambridge University, legal consultant to the European Parliament, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International Law in Heidelberg, author of Human Rights Conditionality in the EU's International Agreements.[150][151]
  • Dr Stephen Barton, Reader in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University.[83][152]
  • Emeritus Professor Noel Beadle, Professor of Botany at University of New England 1955–79, Clarke Medal of Royal Society of NSW 1982, author of Vegetation of Australia (1981).[153]
  • Dr Benjamin K. M. Brown, Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, University of Sydney (University Medalist at Macquarie University, 1991).[154]
  • Rev Arthur Capell Hon D Litt FAAH, linguist and anthropologist, Reader in Linguistics at Sydney University, authority on Australian Aboriginal and Oceanic languages, author of A New Approach to Australian Linguistics.[155]
  • Dr Alan Carey Taylor, Dean of Arts Faculty at London University, Professor of French at Birkbeck College, Author of Bibliography of Unpublished Theses on French Subjects, appointed Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1961.[156]
  • Adjunct Professor Richard Cashman, Director of Australian Centre for Olympic Studies at University of Technology, Sydney, Co-editor of Staging the Olympics: The Event and its Impact, An editor of both the Oxford Companion to Australian Sport and General Editor of the Oxford Companion to Australian Cricket.[157][158]
  • Dr Nikola Casule, lecturer in Roman History at Christ Church, Oxford University, recipient of the Oxford Vice Chancellor’s Award for exceptional merit, Clarendon Bursar at Oxford.[159]
  • Professor Raewyn Connell (birth name Robert Connell), polled the most influential contemporary Australian sociologist, former Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard, known for research on large-scale class dynamics ("Ruling Class, Ruling Culture", 1977 and "Class Structure in Australian History", 1980), and the ways class and gender hierarchies are re-made in the everyday life of schools ("Making the Difference", 1982), advisor to UNESCO and UNO initiatives relating men, boys and masculinities to gender equality and peacemaking, her work is translated into 13 languages.
  • Keith Dan, Headmaster of Slade School, Warwick, Queensland (1959–66).[160]
  • Emeritus Professor Arthur Delbridge, linguist, former editor of the Macquarie Dictionary.[161][162]
  • Dr Eric Dobson FBA, Professor of English Language at Oxford, Fellow of Jesus College Oxford, "He will be remembered as one of the finest historical philologists...",[163] author of English Pronunciation 1500–1700.[164]
  • Jeff Doyle, Visiting Fellow, Australian Defence Force Academy.[83][165]
  • Dr Christian Enemark (Captain of School 1994), Deputy Director of National Centre for Biosecurity, specialist in security issues include infectious diseases, biological and chemical weapons, author of Disease and Security: Natural Plagues and Biological Weapons in East Asia.[166][167]
  • Emeritus Professor David Fraser, Former Dean of Veterinary Science at Sydney University.[168][169]
  • Emeritus Professor John Furedy, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto (1975–2005), President of the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship, co-author of Theories and Applications in the Detection of Deception: A Psychophysiological and International Perspective.[22][170]
  • Emeritus Professor the Rev Graeme Griffin, Centre for Theology & Ministry, Uniting Church,[171] President of Melbourne College of Divinity, Former Chairman of Australian Twin Registry.[172][173]
  • Professor Charles Hamblin, philosopher and pioneer computer scientist. In philosophy, he advanced the classical logical fallacies, using the formal dialogue games first studied by Aristotle. In computer science, he was the originator of the recursive stack (or last-in, first-out store), an idea first implemented in 1957. Also, inventor of Reverse Polish Notation.[174][175]
  • Associate Professor Michael Horsburgh, Head of Social Work at the University of Sydney, Chair of the Academic Board of the Sydney College of Divinity, Chairman of the Board of the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia, former Methodist Minister, former Vice-Master of Wesley College at Sydney University.[176][177][178]
  • Dr Terry Irving, former President of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Associate Professor of Government at Sydney University, for nine years edited Labour History – A Journal of Labour and Social History, co-author of Class Structure in Australian History and Radical Sydney.[179][180]
  • Emeritus Professor Francis Johnson, Professor of English at Kanda University of International Studies (Japan), Inaugural Chair of English Language at University of Papua New Guinea, Chair of English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, author of textbooks used throughout Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.[181][182]
  • Dr Tomas Kalmar, American-Mexican polymath, experimental yodeler and multi-instrumentalist with roots in ethnic, folk and classical music, as a schoolboy was a member of John Dease’s Quiz Kids, academic at Sterling College (USA), author of Illegal alphabets and adult literacy: Latino migrants crossing the linguistic border, 2001 – "This landmark study in the area of adult biliteracy shows precisely how Mexican immigrant workers-especially "illegal aliens"-use the alphabet to write down spoken English outside the classroom.[143][183][184]
  • Professor Wallace Kirsop FAHA, the first Australian to be a member of the exclusive Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, in 1980–81 held the appointment of Sandars Reader in Bibliography at Cambridge.[185][186]
  • Professor Douglas Lampard FAA, Foundation Professor of Monash University.[187][citation needed]
  • Professor Barry Leal, Professor Emeritus of Macquarie University and University of Wollongong, Vice-Chancellor of University of Southern Queensland, author of Wilderness in the Bible: Toward a Theology of Wilderness.[188][189]
  • Professor Robert Lee, Professor of History at University of Western Sydney, author of 'Transport an Australian History'.[1][190]
  • Emeritus Professor Graham Maddox, former Dean of Faculty of Arts at University of New England.[191][192]
  • Dr Robert Madgwick, educationist. Madgwick was commander of the Australian Army Education Service during World War II, then first Vice-Chancellor of the University of New England. From 1967 to 1973 he was chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Dr David Makinson, Professor in Department of Computer Science at King's College, London University, authority on mathematical logic.[22][193]
  • Michael Maniska, Principal of International Grammar School, Sydney.[194][195]
  • Dr Angus Martin, McCaughey Professor of French at Sydney University (daughter is Catherine, Oscar-winning theatrical designer).[196]
  • Professor Raymond Martin FAA, former Vice-Chancellor of Monash University.[197]
  • Dr Peter McCallum, Chairman of the Academic Board and Associate Professor of Musicology at Sydney University, classical music critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, he has published on the music of Beethoven, Boulez, and the classical era (brother of John McCallum and William McCallum [qv]).[198][199][200]
  • Trevor McCaskill, Headmaster of Barker College (1963–86), where the Music Centre is named in his honour (also attended SCEGS).[201][202]
  • Emeritus Professor Gordon McClymont AO, Dean of Faculty of Rural Science at University of New England 1955–76, author of Formal Education and Rural Development (1975).[203]
  • Professor Maxwell McKay, Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of Papua New Guinea.[204]
  • Dr Bruce McKern, Professor of International Business and Director of Executive Program on US Business, US Studies Centre at Sydney University, former Visiting Professor of International Business at Stanford and Founding Professor of Management and first Dean of Macquarie University's Graduate School of Management, author of Managing the Global Network Corporation.[189][205]
  • Emeritus Professor William Morison, Challis Professor of Law at Sydney University 1982–85, NSW Law Reform Commissioner between 1968 and 1970, author of The System of Law and Courts Governing New South Wales, first sole editor of Cases on Torts, an influential casebook first published in 1955.[206]
  • Professor Raoul Mortley FAHA, former Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University,[207] Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bond University.[42][208]
  • Dr Milton Osborne, authority on Southeast Asia and the French role there; Visiting Professor at Yale 1974–75; First Director of the British Institute in Southeast Asia 1975–79; Author of numerous books on Asian issues including Before Kampuchea: Preludes to Tragedy.[209]
  • Emeritus Professor Robert Parker MBE, Political Science, Australian National University.[210]
  • Dr Neil Radford, the 8th Librarian of University of Sydney (1980–96), in 2005 endowed the Radford Scholarships at the University to provide assistance to Library staff members on education programs or research projects.[143][211]
  • Dr Marc de Rosnay, Lecturer in Psychology at Sydney University, Rhodes Scholar,[212] Junior Research Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.[213]
  • Rev Dr Harry Reynolds-Smythe, Fellow of Pusey College, Oxford; Foundation Professor of Anglican Studies at Pontifical Gregorian University.[214]
  • Professor John Sharpham, Vice-Chancellor of Ballarat University.[215]
  • Professor David Simonett, the first geography Ph.D. graduated from any Australian university, Chair of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His achievement in building an international-quality remote sensing unit there is honoured by the David Simonett Center for Spatial Analvsis.[216][217]
  • Professor Malcolm Skilbeck, Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University 1985–91.[182]
  • Emeritus Professor Ian Smith, Professor of French at Tasmania University (1958–88), Honorary Consul for France for fifteen years, recognised by the French Government who conferred two decorations upon him: Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite and Officier des Palmes Académiques.[218][219][220]
  • Professor Peter Spearritt, social historian, Director of the Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland, Director of The Brisbane Institute 2001–2006, Director of the National Key Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University (1989–2001), author of Sydney's Century: a history, winner of the NSW Premier's Prize for Australian History in 2000.[221][222]
  • Dr Michael Stone, Gail Levin de Nur Professor of Religious Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, authority on Jewish literature of the Second Temple Period and the Dead Sea Scrolls, awarded the Landau Prize for Science and Research in Humanities, Foreign Member of Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, author of A History of the Literature of Adam and Eve and Adam's Contract with Satan: The Legend of the Cheirograph of Adam.[180][223]
  • Dr Michael Taussig, Class of 1933 Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University and also Professor at European Graduate School in Switzerland, acclaimed for his commentaries on Karl Marx and Walter Benjamin, especially in relation to the idea of commodity fetishism, winner of a Berlin Prize 2007 from the American Academy in Berlin, author of The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America (1980) and Shamanism, Colonialism and the Wild Man: A Study in Terror and Healing (1987).[224]
  • Dr David Throsby, title of Distinguished Professor bestowed by Macquarie University (its highest honour), widely known for his research and writing in the field of the economics of art and culture, consultant to the World Bank, the OECD, FAO and UNESCO, playwright whose works have been performed on ABC Radio and at the old Nimrod Theatre in Kings Cross, author of The Economics of the Performing Arts and Economics and Culture (brother of TV personality Margaret Throsby).[177][225]
  • Emeritus Professor Donald Titchen, former Dean of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[226]
  • Dr John Vallance, Headmaster of Sydney Grammar School, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge at which time he wrote The Lost Theory of Asclepiades of Bithynia.[227][228]
  • Professor Robert Wasson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research at Charles Darwin University.[12][229]
  • Dr Robin Winkler (School Captain 1961), pioneer activist for psychiatric treatment in the community, his tenure as Professor of Psychology at University of Western Australia was cut short by his early death in 1988, his life work is honoured by Robin Winkler Clinic at the University as well as Robin Winkler Award of Australian Psychological Society.[42][230]
  • Dr Jonathan Wooding FSA FrHistS, Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies at Sydney University, has published widely in medieval Irish, Welsh and Scottish studies; [231][232]

Science and medicine[edit]

  • Associate Professor Bob Bain Hon DVSc, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Sydney University, known for his work in Southeast Asia, working with teams that eradicated foot and mouth disease from Indonesia, and for developing a vaccine for hemorrhagic septicemia in cattle and buffalo in Sri Lanka and Thailand (the vaccine is still known in the area as 'Bain's vaccine').[233]
  • Dr Andrew Vern-Barnett MBE AM, the pioneer in Australia of the care and treatment of autistic children, the Autistic Children’s Association which he chaired at its beginning in 1966 has grown to over 600 staff and claims to be the largest single autism specific school system in the world with 800 students.[234]
  • Emeritus Professor Felix Bochner AM, Foundation Chair and Head, Clinical Pharmacology, Adelaide University (1981–2003), co-author of Handbook of Clinical Pharmacology and Introduction to Pharmacology.[22][235]
  • Colonel Peter Braithwaite AO CBE, Honorary Surgeon to the Governor-General, Chairman of Menzies Foundation of Tasmania, Chairman of Tasmanian Division of Australian Red Cross, President of Thoracic Society of Australia.[236]
  • Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM, Professor of Discipline of Immunology & Microbiology,[237] University of Newcastle, Inventor of vaccine against bronchitis,[238] author of The Mapping of Terra Australis.[239]
  • Dr Alec Costin AM FAA, ecologist who has spent the past sixty years working in the Australian Alps, authority on the ecology of high mountain and high latitude ecosystems, Chief Research Scientist, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO (1955–74).[240]
  • Professor Marshall Edwards AO, Dean of Veterinary Science at Sydney University, the discoverer of maternal hyperthermia as a human teratogen - described as "a seminal contribution ...... on the history of birth defects".[241][242]
  • Dr Wolf Elber, Director of the United States Army Research Laboratory Vehicle Technology Center, he discovered the phenomenon of plasticity-induced fatigue crack closure, which has revolutionized fatigue crack growth analyses, the publication of this pioneering work has become the most cited paper in the discipline, awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award.[105][243]
  • Dr John Falk FAA, Chief of CSIRO Plant Industry.[244]
  • Dr Ian Gardner, Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of California, Davis, recipient of a New South Wales Residency Expatriate Scientists Award in 2004.[1][245]
  • Dr John Gero, Research Professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University, formerly Professor of Design Science and Co-Director of the Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition at the University of Sydney, author or editor of 50 books and over 600 papers and book chapters in the fields of design science, design computing, artificial intelligence, computer-aided design, design cognition and cognitive science.[113][246]
  • Dr Malcolm Gillies, a medical registrar who died in 1958, after whom is named the annual Malcolm Gillies Oration at Royal North Shore Hospital.[27][247]
  • Emeritus Professor Campbell "Cam" Graham, Professor of Prosthetic Dentistry at Sydney University (1961–77).[248]
  • Dr John Grant AO OBE HonMD, neurosurgeon and humanitarian, President of Organising Committee of 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games.[249][250]
  • Colonel Peter Grant OBE, Medical Superintendent of Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane, Commander of Medical 1 Division RAAMC.[251]
  • Sir Thomas Greenaway, President of Royal Australasian College of Physicians.[252][253]
  • Professor Donald Hall, Director of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Hawaii; Deputy Director of the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute, Winner of Newton Lacy Pierce Prize, 1977.[42][254]
  • Professor Clifford Hughes AO, CEO of Clinical Excellence Commission of NSW, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Sydney University.[255]
  • Emeritus Professor Leonard Humphreys, Pro Vice Chancellor of Queensland University (Biological Sciences).[256]
  • Professor Richard Hunstead, Head of the Astrophysics Group at Sydney University, one of 33 Australian Science Citation Laureates, the minor planet 171429 Hunstead is named in his honour.[105][257]
  • Dr Kosuke Ishii (Dux of School 1975), Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Design Division) at Stanford, Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanical Design, NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1991), Pitney Bowes-ASME Award for Excellence in Mechanical Design (1993).[258]
  • Emeritus Professor Denis Kermode, Inaugural Head of Department of Surgery at University of Western Australia in 1983.[259][260]
  • Dr Garo Khanarian, Principal Research Scientist Dow Electronic Materials, New Jersey USA, inventor.[83][261]
  • Professor Cheviot Kidson, Director of Queensland Institute of Medical Research.[262]
  • Professor Paul Klemens, leading American theoretical physicist whose life work is honoured by the triennial award of the Klemens Medal in Phonon Physics.[263]
  • Professor Iven Klineberg, Dean of Dentistry at Sydney University.[264]
  • Dr Alexander Lascelles, Chief of Division of Animal Health CSIRO (1973–83); Professor of Dairying at Sydney University (1964–73).[265]
  • Emeritus Professor Ian Lewis AO, former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (1984–88) and Inaugural Professor of Child Health (1969–88) at the University of Tasmania, Dean of the Fiji School of Medicine (1989–91), Finalist in 2007 for Senior Australian of the Year, author of The Abuse of Medicine in Children, 1978 (also attended St Paul’s School, London).[266][267]
  • Professor Ian Lin, former Director of Centre for Engineering Management and Innovation at Sydney University.[23][268]
  • Dr William McCallum, Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Institute for Mathematics and Education at the University of Arizona, lead author of the Harvard calculus consortium's multivariable calculus and college algebra texts (brother of John McCallum and Peter McCallum [qv]).[37][269]
  • Emeritus Professor Graham Macdonald AM, Executive Chairman of Australian Stem Cell Centre, Medical Director at Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia), between 1974 and 1998 an academic nephrologist at the Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals Clinical School of the University of New South Wales.[270][271]
  • Sir (John) Kempson Maddox, founder of Diabetic Association of Australia, former President of International Society of Cardiology.[272][273]
  • Gordon McClymont, agricultural scientist, Foundation Chair of the Faculty of Rural Science at the University of New England, and originator of the term "sustainable agriculture".
  • Dr Donald Melrose FAA, Rhodes Scholar, Professor of Theoretical Physics and Director, Research Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics at Sydney University.[274]
  • Roger Morse AO, pioneer in solar energy research and development; President of the International Solar Energy Society; awarded the Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal in 1980.[275]
  • Emeritus Professor Ernest Newbrun Hon DDS, Professor of Oral Biology, Professor of Biology and Professor of Biology and Periodontology at the University of California, contributed many original articles to the dental literature and is internationally recognised for the 29 books and book chapters which he has written, his work on the fundamental mechanisms of dental caries and periodontal disease has led to a revised approach throughout the world to these two major dental problems, his many honours have included the Award for Special Distinction in Dental Education from the Eastman Dental Centre, the Presidential Citation of the American Dental Association and the Research Award in Dental Caries from the International Association of Dental Research.[185][276]
  • Dr Gilbert Phillips, neurosurgeon who rushed from England to Austria to try to save the life of American General George Patton who had been injured (mortally as it proved) in a car accident; former officer-in-charge of the surgical division of the hospital for head injuries, St Hugh's College, Oxford, founder of The Wine Society.[277][278]
  • Professor John Prineas AO, "He has received international acclaim and several major awards for his lifetime of achievements in MS research including in 2009, the MS International Federation’s highest accolade, the Charcot award", now at Brain and Mind Institute at Sydney University following 25 years of groundbreaking research at New Jersey Medical School,USA, discoverer of how brain and spinal cord myelin is destroyed in MS, awarded the 2001 John Dystel Prize for MS Research, co-developer of new method to study proteins from brain tissue.[189][279][280]
  • Dr Leo Radom FAA, Professor of Chemistry at Sydney University, Professor in Research School of Chemistry at Australian National University, specialist in computational quantum chemistry, awarded Schrödinger Medal 1994, H G Smith Medal 1988 and Rennie Medal 1977.[281]
  • Professor John Read, former Dean of Medicine at Sydney University, in 1968 became the youngest ever Professor in Australian academia at only 39.[282][283][284][285]
  • Dr Brian Robinson FAA FRAS, radio astronomer, deeply involved in design and construction of the Australia Telescope Project, becoming its Vice-Chairman, Director of Research, Australian National Radio Astronomy Observatory Parkes (1971–79).[262]
  • David Robinson AM DSc Hon, pioneer of diagnostic ultrasound in Australia, with colleague George Kossoff built Australia's first ultrasound scanner and, in May 1962, recorded Australia's first ultrasound image of a foetus, President of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers from 1985–87, awarded the Professor Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer award for basic science from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine in 2000.[177][286]
  • Professor Sydney Rubbo, Professor of Bacteriology at Melbourne University.[287]
  • Professor Philip Sambrook OAM, Head of Rheumatology at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital and Director of the Institute for Bone & Joint Research.[182][288]
  • Dr Martin Silink, President of International Diabetes Federation, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at Sydney University.[289][290]
  • Emeritus Professor Richard Stanton AO FAA, geologist, Hoffman Research Fellow at Harvard, Visiting Professor at Oxford.[291]
  • Emeritus Professor George Stevenson, Director of Tenovus Research Laboratory, Professor of Immunochemistry at Southampton University UK.[27][292]
  • Dr Jonathan Stone FAA, Challis Professor of Anatomy at Sydney University, specialist in developmental biology; degenerative disease of retina (brother of Michael Stone [qv]).[293]
  • Dr Russell Tickle, Professor of Dentistry at University of Malaya, author of A comparison of the gas percentage delivery and dial percentage setting in anaesthetic machines,1947.[89][294][295]
  • Professor Alan Treloar, Head of the Department of Biostatistics at University of Minnesota where in 1934 he initiated The TREMIN Research Program on Women's Health, now one of the world's oldest ongoing research programs in this area, the first person to describe the concept of the peri-menopause (uncle of John Treloar [qv]).[296][297]
  • Dr John Turner, Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Dean of Faculty of Agriculture at Sydney University.[298]
  • Emeritus Professor Stewart Turner FRS, specialist in geophysical fluid dynamics at the Australian National University, Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge.[299][300]
  • Dr Harry Tyer OAM MS Hon, Orthopaedic surgeon, responsible for introduction into Australia of the modern surgical treatment of spinal deformity, in 1986 awarded the L. O. Betts Memorial Medal; In 1984 established what is believed to have been the first 'Bone Bank' in Australia at The Rachel Forster Hospital, Redfern.[262][301][302]
  • Professor Rupert Vallentine (First XV 1934), Dean of Faculty of Engineering (1978–81) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (1981–82) at the University of New South Wales where the Vallentine Annexe in Civil Engineering was named in his honour[303] and in 2010 the Rupert Vallentine Fellowship Scheme was instituted to celebrate the career of "a visionary researcher, educator, strategic thinker and humanitarian".[304]
  • Associate Professor Marcus Vowels AM, Chairman of Paediatric Haematology/Oncology and Head of Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Prince of Wales Children's Hospital.[305]
  • Professor Garry Walter AM, Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Sydney, Editor of Australasian Psychiatry, has published over 300 articles and has won many prestigious awards for his research.[306][307][308]
  • Dr George Wilson, Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Cornell University, author of Bispectral symmetry, the Weyl algebra and differential operators on curves.[309][310]
  • Professor John Wong, Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, has published over 500 original scientific papers and chapters in books, pioneer of new techniques in oesophageal cancer which have been responsible for reducing the mortality from these procedures to near zero,[311] President of Pan-Pacific Surgical Association and Asian Surgical Association.[312]
  • Associate Professor John Yeo AO, a leader in spinal injury care and rehabilitation, Head of Spinal Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital.[185][313]

Arts and media[edit]

  • Tom Allard, the Indonesia correspondent for both The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, former national security editor, defence and foreign affairs correspondent, and economics writer for The Sydney Morning Herald, has reported extensively, including on conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor.[314][315]
  • Hartley 'Hart' Amos, an influential and prolific early Australian comic book artist.
  • Richard Appleton, poet, raconteur and editor who became editor-in-chief of the Australian Encyclopaedia. He was described in Clive James’s 2003 book As of This Writing as "among the most gifted" Australian poets of his time. In conjunction with his wife, Barbara, he compiled the Cambridge Dictionary of Australian Places. In the 1980s Appleton edited the Australian content of the Encyclopædia Britannica. In response to the premature announcement of his death, he famously said: "not everybody gets to read his own obituary".
  • David Barnett OBE, Chief Press Secretary to Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser 1975-82, Co-author of John Howard: Prime Minister.[316][317]
  • Leigh Blackmore, horror writer, critic, editor and occultist.
  • Paul Chester Jerome Brickhill, author of The Dam Busters, Reach For The Sky, The Great Escape.[318][319]
  • Rob Butler, founder of HyperDyne Pty Ltd who co-authored Microsoft Video for Windows 1990 – 1991, Microsoft 3D Animator, Microsoft P.J.'s Reading Adventures and Microsoft My Personal Tutor series. Rob later worked with Microsoft to develop software to make internet access easy for beginners and is still involved with software that empowers the user to solve their own internet problems.
  • Michael Carson, ABC television director who directed Jimmy Dancer, Scales of Justice, Police Rescue, Phoenix, Janus and Sea Change.[320][321]
  • Patrick Conroy AM, Head of ABC TV (1988–95).[322]
  • Jason Dasey, Broadcaster and Journalist, first Australian sports presenter on BBC World and CNN. Also worked for ESPN in Asia & USA. Now Vice President for Astro, Malaysia.[323]
  • Robert Dessaix, novelist, essayist and journalist, his first fictional work, Night Letters, was published in 1996 and translated into German, French, Italian, Dutch, Finnish and Portuguese.
  • John Gordon AO Hon MMus, he was appointed as the first Canberra carillonist and gave the inaugural recital on 25 April 1970 in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the National Carillon (a gift of the British Government) is located on Aspen Island and the footbridge there is now named in his honour, he was appointed to the new post of Sydney University Carillonist in 1944, a position he held continuously until his death in 1991.[324][325][326]
  • Gordon Gostelow, English actor often cast in villainous roles; he appeared notably as Barkis in David Copperfield (1966) and as Newman Noggs in Nicholas Nickleby (1968).[327][328]
  • Ken G. Hall AO OBE, first Australian to win an Oscar, awarded in 1942 for documentary Kokoda Front Line, his life is honoured by the Ken G. Hall Award for film preservation from the National Film and Sound Archive.[329][330]
  • Jackson Harrison, pianist and composer, winner of National Jazz Award at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in 2006, debut CD is Land Tides.[331][332]
  • George Houvardas, actor well known for his role as Nick "Carbo" Karadonis in Packed to the Rafters, contestant on Dancing With The Stars 2010.[333]
  • Martin Johnston, Australian poet (son of authors George Johnston and Charmain Clift), his work was published by Queensland University Press under title The Sea-Cucumber.[334]
  • John McCallum, senior lecturer in theatre at the University of New South Wales, renowned theatre critic, author (brother of Peter McCallum and William McCallum [qv]).
  • Sir Robert Madgwick, former Chairman of the ABC, inaugural Vice-Chancellor of University of New England.[335]
  • Alexander Francis "Lex" Marinos OAM, Deputy Chairperson of Australia Council, actor, writer, director, host of Late Night Legends on ABC Digital 2.[143]
  • Rodney Marks, Comedian, Artist-in-residence at Harvard in 1995, master of comic hoax who has fooled thousands of Australians at corporate events.[50]
  • John Moyes, Editor of Sunday Telegraph, author of Scrapiron Flotilla, 1943 (brother of Allan Moyes [qv].[336]
  • David Myles, film, theatre and television director in the UK, USA and Europe for over 25 years, directed Laurence Olivier in The Merchant of Venice and Derek Jacobi in As You Like It, also City Homicide and SBS show Carla Cametti P.D..[337][338]
  • Chris Noonan, director of the 1995 movie Babe.[83][339]
  • Peter Overton, Television Journalist.[340]
  • Ben Oxenbould, actor and comedian, best known for his role in the television series Hey Dad..!.[341]
  • Steve Brew, author of Greycliffe; Stolen Lives (2003)[342] and Blood, Sweat and Valour (2012)[343]
  • Dr Vladimir Pleshakov, American concert pianist, recording artist, founder of Pleshakov Music Centre at Hudson, New York,[189][344] Doctor of Musical Arts from Stanford.
  • Donald Hosie, member of Australia's number 1 mod band The Sets and leader (aka Ace Face) of the Sydney Mods in the early 1980s and later, lead singer/songwriter with popular Sydney band Stupidity (HSC 1976). Killed in a car accident in April 2000.
  • Gary Hosie, singer and songwriter for Australia's number 1 mod band The Sets. Also, The Mustard Club which released a mumber of now sought after singles in the 1980s (HSC-1977).
  • John Polson, actor and film director, founded Tropfest in 1994, the biggest short-film festival in the world, directed Hide and Seek in 2005, currently directing US television series including Flash Forward, Without a Trace, Fringe, The Mentalist, The Good Wife and Happy Town (expelled after Completing Year 7, also attended Glenaeon).[citation needed]
  • James Powditch, joint winner of 2005 Blake Prize for Religious Art.[345]
  • Howard Sattler (First XI 1962), one of the nation's top shock jocks, presenter of talkback and current affairs programmes for the past 25 years, former Managing Editor of the Independent Newspaper Group, winner of 5 RAWARDS and a finalist on at least 6 other occasions, twice winner of awards at The International Radio festival in New York.[42][346]
  • Dr Lionel Sawkins, Europe-based music conductor, choral director, scholar, editor, in 1996 named by the French Minister of Culture as Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of diffusing French music "dans le monde" (throughout the world).[347]
  • Geoff Sirmai, writer, publicist, performer, comedian, consumer advocate and broadcaster, known as the 'consumer watchdog', author of best-selling guide The Confident Consumer.[111][348]
  • Greedy Smith, keyboardist/vocalist with Mental As Anything, has been an entertainer in Australia for over 20 years. Born Andrew McArthur Smith.
  • Stephen Ure, actor, cast by director Peter Jackson for the role of the grisly Orc captain Grishnákh in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, also Gorbag in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.[349]
  • Nathan Waks, Cellist in Sydney Symphony Orchestra, former Director of Music at ABC, composer of score for My Brilliant Career.[350][351]
  • Justin Way, one of the Directors of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.[352][353]
  • Ormsby Wilkins, Musical Director and Principal Conductor of the American Ballet Theatre.[354][355]
  • Dr John Knight AM better known as Dr James Wright, one of Australia's first celebrity doctors, radio presenter, columnist, bestselling author and philanthropist with aged accommodation.[356]


  • Mark Francis Bethwaite, Australian Olympic Yachting Team 1972, 1976 and 1980; World Champion Soling and J24 Class 1982; Australian Yachtsman of Year 1982, Managing-Director Renison Goldfields Consolidated Ltd, the first investor in "magic bullet" cancer treating nano technology developed in Australia by EnGeneIC.[357][358]
  • Kanga Birtles, international yachtsman and boatbuilder, in 1990–91 became fastest Australian to solo circumnavigate the world, holder of record for fastest non-stop circumnavigation of Australia.[359][360]
  • Allan Border, Australian Test Cricket Captain; holder of the world record for the number of consecutive Test appearances of 153 and the number of Tests as captain, Australian of the Year in 1989, the Allan Border Medal, awarded to the leading Australian player each year, is named in his honour.[361][362]
  • John Cheadle (First XI 1945), in 1957 was both Australian and New Zealand Squash Champion and Captain of Australian Squash Team to tour New Zealand.[363][364]
  • Ian Craig, the youngest Australian to play Test cricket (17 years 239 days) and the youngest Australian Test cricket captain (22 years).[365][366]
  • Greg Florimo, Rugby League (North Sydney Bears, NSW and Australia).[366]
  • Jock Gibson, 1952 Olympian in Fencing (Helsinki).[citation needed]
  • Spencer Grace, 1948 Olympian in Rowing.[367]
  • Bjarne Halvorsen, member of Australian-Norwegian family of boatbuilders noted for their classic wooden cruisers, Rugby Union administrator, as Manager of 1961 Wallaby tour of South Africa he created the all Gold Wallabies jersey which has become one of the most recognisable and iconic sporting jerseys in Australia and arguably the world – now adopted by most national sporting teams (previously the colour was green as retained by Rugby League Kangaroos), he was instrumental in changing the rugby law which allowed a fullback to kick out on the full without territorial loss.[368][369][370][371]
  • Peter Hanlin, 1956 Olympian in shot put at Melbourne, winner of seven national titles in shot put (equal record).[372][373][374]
  • Dr John Harrison, 1968 Olympian in water polo.
  • Dr David Hawkins, 220 yards breaststroke gold medallist at 1950 Empire Games, 1952 Olympian at Helsinki, Lovett-Learned Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.[375]
  • Ben Hinshelwood, Scottish Rugby international, as a Full Back won 19 Caps from 2002 to 2005, previously a centre with Sydney University Premiership XV 2001.[376]
  • Graeme Hole, cricketer for New South Wales, South Australia (Captain) and Australia. Also played baseball for South Australia.[262][377]
  • Dennis Hughes, the winger from Northern Suburbs Rugby Union Club Sydney who represented Australia at 75th Jubilee Celebration of South African Rugby in 1964, member of World XV.[378]
  • Sir Lincoln Hynes, Chairman of Royal North Shore Hospital (where the Chapel is named in his honour), who once bowled Donald Bradman for a duck in the Sheffield Shield.[379]
  • Gregory Johns, in 1976 he was a reserve Crew Member for the Australian Olympic Sailing Team, in 1980 he was selected to represent in the 470 class, in 1984 he was the Australian Olympic Sailboard Coach, in 1988 he was once again Reserve Crew Member and Coach and in 1992 and 1996 he was coach to the Australian team.[380][381]
  • Dr Keith Kirkland (Captain of School 1916, 1917 & 1918), 1928 Olympian in Swimming, Vice-President of International Society of Urology, a ward of (former) Sydney Hospital was named in his honour.[382]
  • ‘Ginty’ Lush, Sheffield Shield fast bowler for New South Wales whose career of 20 first class matches spanned 1933 to 1947, unlucky to miss selection for 1938 Australian tour of England.[383]
  • Alan Murray (golfer), Winner of 1961 Australian PGA Championship, 1962 French Open Golf Championship, Australian Wills Masters Champion 1967.
  • Kevin Bluey Myers OAM, during a career of over 50 years with the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club, he won more than 24 national and NSW state medals, including four Australian gold medals and seven state championship golds, Club President for many years.[384]
  • Peter, John and Richard Notley, three brothers with their yacht ‘Ajax’ that represented Australia in the Interdominion 12 ft Skiff Regattas at Sydney 1956/57 and Auckland 1958/59.[385]
  • Jack Pettiford, Sheffield Shield cricketer for New South Wales who played over 200 first class matches in his career making 7077 runs, played for Australian Services in the 1945 ‘Victory Tests’ against England and India and scored two centuries in the latter.[383]
  • Peter Philpott (Captain of School First XI 1950, including Ian Craig), Australian Test Cricketer, later coached widely including Sri Lanka, in the Sydney Grade Cricket Competition the Manly-Warringah and Mosman Clubs compete each year for the Peter Philpott Cup.[182]
  • Justice John Purdy of the Family Court, Australian Chess Champion 1955, 1963;[386][387] whilst at NSBH, he became Australian Junior Chess Champion.[388]
  • Ron Sharpe, at fourteen-years-old became the youngest swimmer in Australian history (at that time) to represent the country when he was selected for the Empire Games in New Zealand in 1950 following an unofficial trial organised by his coach Forbes Carlile.[389]
  • Tony Steele, Australian international cricketer, selected to tour NZ with Australia 'B' in 1970.[390]
  • Norman Tasker, 40-year veteran of sports journalism, Editor of Rugby League Week, Inside Edge and Inside Rugby, author of McGilvray: the Voice of Cricket, co-author of State of Origin – 25 Years of Sport’s Greatest Rivalry.[391][392]
  • John Treloar AM, the first Australian to run in Final of Olympic Games 100 Metres Sprint (Helsinki 1952), the gymnasium at North Sydney Boys High School has been named in his honour.[366][393]
  • Gary Hosie, 7 times Australian Subbuteo Table Soccer Champion (87–93) and runner up in the 2002 Australian Championship of Petanque (Boules).
  • Alex Watson, Disqualified Olympian in the Modern pentathlon, 1988 Olympics.[394]
  • Wallabies Ron Meadows,[395] Frank O'Brien,[396][397] brothers Frank and Eric Hutchinson[398] (both killed in WW2), Jim Cross,[399] Rob Heming,[366][400] Rod Phelps,[366][401] Andy Stewart[402] and Roger Cornforth (Captain of School 1935, Japanese POW, also 1948 Olympian in Water Polo).[403]
  • Rugby League Internationals Herman Peters, Frank Stanton[366] (later Coach of Kangaroos 'The Invincibles' on their historic unbeaten tour of England and France in 1982) and Don McKinnon.
  • Daniel Trist, Basketball Player for Australia's U19 international basketball team.

Foreign affairs[edit]

  • Roger Brown, former Consul-General in Shanghai, Oxford Blue in Athletics.[338]
  • Dato Tom Critchley, Malaysian Knight, High Commissioner in PNG (1975–1978).[404]
  • Philip Flood, High Commissioner in London.[405]
  • Hon Justice Russell Walter Fox AC, former Ambassador-at-Large for Australia for Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Chief Judge of Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory, the library at the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory was named in his honour.
  • HE Ian James, High Commissioner to Madagascar.[196]
  • HE Donald Kingsmill, Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.[406]
  • HE Daniel Nutter, Ambassador to Italy (1985–1988).[407]
  • HE Gregory Wood, High Commissioner to Canada and Bermuda.[408]

Armed forces[edit]

  • Captain Walter Armitage RAN, Director of Engineering at Navy Office, Melbourne.[409][410]
  • Admiral Chris Barrie AC, Chief of the Australian Defence Force.[411]
  • Commodore Paul Berger LVO, Director of Naval Manpower Planning.[412]
  • Brigadier Walter Campbell MC, who as a Lieutenant in 1957 during the Malayan Emergency was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding leadership under hostile fire.[13]
  • John Cash, 21-year-old RAAF pilot attached to 274 Squadron RAF in the Middle East whose sacrifice in 1941 is honoured by the John Francis Cash Memorial Chapel at Moore Theological College, Sydney.[413]
  • Brigadier Noel 'Chic' Charlesworth DSO, Chief of Staff Headquarters Field Force Command, Australian Army Attaché Washington DC, Charlesworth Place at Moree is named in his honour.[3][414]
  • Brigadier Sir Frederick Oliver Chilton CBE DSO and Bar, in his 100th year he commanded the Anzac Day march in Sydney.[415]
  • Commodore Antony Cooper, RAN Hydrographer, former Commander of HMAS Warrego, Naval Officer-in-Charge of Northern Australia 1959–61.[416]
  • Rear-Admiral Ian Crawford AO, Head of Naval Logistics.[417]
  • Commodore Henry Hunter Gardner Dalrymple, General Manager Williamtown Naval Dockyard and subsequently Director General Naval Design at Naval HQ in Canberra.[418]
  • Midshipman Robert Davies served in the British battle cruiser HMS Repulse when it was sunk in the South China Sea off Malaya just before the fall of Singapore in 1942. Davies strapped himself to an anti-aircraft gun and was still firing at Japanese aircraft as Repulse carried him under. Sydney Morning Herald of 16 April 2011 reported Davies was one of 13 servicemen from the First and Second World Wars and Vietnam whose cases for the award of a retrospective VC were to be considered by the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal. On 7 March 2013 Sydney Morning Herald reported the finding of that Tribunal: for reasons of process, history and fact it was not appropriate to retrospectively award the Victoria Cross.[419]
  • Colonel Anthony Delaney FACSP, Director Health Services Army Reserve – Eastern Region, team doctor of 1988 Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition.[321]
  • Brigadier Adrian d'Hage MC, author of The Omega Scroll.
  • Rear-Admiral William Dovers DSC, Flag Officer Commanding the Australian Fleet.[420]
  • Major-General David Engel AO OBE, Deputy Chief of the General Staff.[421]
  • Brigadier Conrad Ermert, Commander RAEME.[143]
  • Major-General Charles Finlay CB CBE, Commandant of RMC Duntroon.[422]
  • Major-General Timothy Ford AO, Chief of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, Commander 1st Division (1996–97).[423]
  • Air Vice Marshal Roy Frost AO, Chief of RAAF Personnel.[424][425]
  • Air Commodore the Rev Alwyn Greenaway OBE DFC, Staff Officer RAAF Education Services.[426]
  • Brigadier David Hanlin AM, Chief Engineer for Army Construction in Australia, played three Sheffield Shield cricket matches for NSW.[427][428]
  • Major-General Albert Hellstrom CBE, Controller of Army Design and Inspection.[429]
  • Admiral Michael Hudson AC, Chief of Naval Staff.[32]
  • Edward Ifould DFC and Bar DSO, the most decorated navigator in the RAAF, flying a large number of sorties to targets in the Ruhr and Rhineland, Managing Director of CSR Chemicals.[155]
  • Group Captain Jack 'Congo' Kinninmont DSO DFC and Bar, Commanding Officer of 77 Squadron in Korean War, World War II fighter ace destroying 3 Japanese aircraft during the Malayan campaign.[430]
  • Brigadier David Leece, Commander 8th Infantry Brigade (1988–90), Assistant Commissioner of Natural Resources Commission of NSW.[431][432][433]
  • Colonel Allan Limburg CVO, Commander of Headquarters Supply Division, Director for 1963 Royal Visit to Northern Territory, author of Behind Enemy Lines.[434][435]
  • Brigadier Frederick McAlister CBE, Commander RAA 1 Corps, President of Sydney Legacy.[436]
  • Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer CSC and Bar, Commander of Australian Fleet from June 2014, Commander from 2009 of the International Stabilisation Force (ISF) that is working to maintain security and restore normality in East Timor, former Commander of HMAS Canberra, "an exceptional naval officer who displayed consistent professional excellence, inspirational leadership and initiative, and outstanding dedication to duty".[340][437][438]
  • Colonel Brian Mitchell, Director of Artillery, Deputy Commandant of RMC Duntroon; [439][440]
  • Air Vice Marshal Graham Neil AO DFC, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Personnel).[425][441]
  • Captain Roger Parker OBE RAN, Managing Director of Cockatoo Docks, General Manager of Williamstown Naval Dockyard.[442][443]
  • Dr Peter Pedersen, Graduate Royal Military College Duntroon; former analyst, Office of National Assessments; military historian and author of The Anzacs: Gallipoli To The Western Front and Monash as Military Commander.[83]
  • Colonel Philip Pike OBE ED, Commanding Officer of 17/18th Battalion, President of 2/17th Battalion AIF Association, Vice President of Sydney University Cricket Club.[444]
  • Air Vice Marshal Ronald Ramsay-Rae CB, Commander of Royal Air Force in Malaya.[445]
  • Commodore Michael Rayment AM, Director-General of Naval Programmes and Resource Management.[446]
  • Brigadier George Salmon AM, Director-General of Army Materiel (1987–93).[177][447]
  • Air Vice Marshal Peter Scully, Former Assistant Chief of Defence Force.[425][448]
  • Major-General Noel 'Red Fox' Simpson CB CBE DSO & Bar, Commander of 3rd Infantry Division, a frontline leader whose citation read: “tenacity of purpose, imperturbable character and firm control of his command”.[155][449][450][451][452]
  • Rear-Admiral Peter Sinclair AC, Governor of NSW (1990–1996), Flag Officer Commanding the Australian Fleet.[453]
  • Air Commodore Gordon Steege DSO, DFC, senior RAAF officer and fighter ace of World War II.[454]
  • Brigadier Philip Stevens, Commander of the First Military District (CMF), Winner of Sword of Honour at RMC Duntroon for exemplary conduct and performance of duties.[455][456]
  • Captain Norman White RAN, Commander RAN College, awarded Japanese decoration of The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, for advancement of relations between Australia and Japan.
  • Colonel Tony Williams, Colonel Commandant and Director of Royal Australian Artillery.[22]
  • Major-General Arthur Wilson CBE DSO, Commander BCOF Japan.[457]


  • Professor John Hamilton Andrews AO, architect, designer of Scarborough College Toronto, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cameron Offices Canberra, American Express Tower Sydney (original form), Intelsat HQ Building Washington DC and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada. Completed in 1976, it became the world's tallest free-standing structure and world's tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years. In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.[458][459]
  • Sir William Broun, 13th Baronet of Colstoun, Chief of Brown Clan of Scotland.[460]
  • Darrel Conybeare, architect and town planner, practicing as a multidisciplinary design consultant, carrying out masterplanning and design with award winning projects in the fields of architecture, urban design and strategic planning, major award winning projects include the design and documentation of the Bicentennial Macquarie Street/Queens Square project and Circular Quay (West), also responsible for the $1.5billion Westlink M7 project and the Liverpool to Parramatta Transitway (son of Theo Conybeare [qv] and brother of Christopher Conybeare [qv]).[157]
  • Katherine Cummings (birth name John Cummings), author of Katherine's Diary: The Story of a Transsexual, winner of Australian Human Rights Award for Non-fiction 1992.[461]
  • Bruce Garnsey AO MBE, Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia, Chairman of World Scout Committee.[462]
  • John Goldring, former District Court Judge and Foundation Dean of Wollongong University Law Faculty, the only person to have two separate entries in the one edition (1993) of Who’s Who in Australia – one under John (Jack) Goldring and another under John Lester Goldring.[105][463][464]
  • Sir Robert Gordon, 10th Baronet of Afton and Earlston.[465]
  • Raymond Hoser, wildlife activist and authority, has published numerous articles in journals worldwide, author of Australian Reptiles and Frogs.[466]
  • Harry Howard, architect, designer of native landscape projects such as the High Court and National Gallery gardens as well as local projects like North Sydney's Sawmiller Reserve and Lane Cove Plaza, he is honoured by the Harry Howard Reserve at Wollstonecraft.[27]
  • Graham Keating, 5 Times World Champion Town Crier.[143][467]
  • Peter McGregor, activist, academic, and writer.[468]
  • Don Scott, leader of legendary racecourse betting syndicate named the Legal Eagles which in its day attracted huge media attention, by using special techniques he re-engineered the odds to turn betting into a successful business with spectacular wins in the 1960s, he shared his secrets with the public in a number of books including Winning and The Winning Way.[469][470]
  • Roelof Smilde (Captain of School 1947), member of Australian Team that gained Third Place at World Bridge Championship for the Bermuda Bowl in 1971 at Taipei.[471]
  • Dorjee Sun, a social entrepreneur, is the CEO of Carbon Conservation. His work for Carbon Conservation was a subject of the international feature documentary The Burning Season in 2008. In 2009 a newly discovered species of blue spotted chameleon from the rainforests of Tanzania was named after Sun. In 2009 Time Magazine recognised Sun as a Hero of the Environment.
  • Sir Anthony Trollope, 16th Baronet of Casewick.[472][473] and Sir Anthony Trollope, 17th Baronet of Casewick (direct descendants of English novelist Anthony Trollope).[474]
  • Bill Waterhouse, barrister, in May 2010 retired from the betting ring at 88-years-old, once known as the world's biggest bookmaker, famous for his betting duels with the big punters of the past, he took what is believed to be the first $1 million bet on a horse race when the "Filipino Fireball" Felipe Ysmael challenged him to a wager in 1968, Ysmael won the bet, but was still left owing money to Waterhouse at the end of the day, former Consul General for Tonga.[475][476]
  • John Waterhouse, President of Royal Zoological Society of NSW, author of The Black Honeyeater.[477]


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