List of Melbourne High School alumni

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This is a List of Melbourne High School alumni, they being notable former students – known as "Old Boys" of the public selective school, the Melbourne High School in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia.

In 2001, The Sun-Herald ranked Melbourne High School third in Australia's top ten boys' schools, based on the number of its alumni mentioned in the Who's Who in Australia (a listing of notable Australians).[1]



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Australian Football League – Members of the AFL Hall of Fame
Australian Football League – Members of the Team of the Century for each AFL club
Australian Football League (players)
Collingwood Football Club
  • Rene Kink – 7th in Brownlow Medal count 1979
  • Phil Manassa – after whom the AFL Goal-of-the-Year award is named
  • Billy Picken – Best and Fairest 1978 and 1983, 3rd in the Brownlow Medal count 1977
Hawthorn Football Club
  • David Parkin – Captain 1971 premiership team, Best and Fairest 1965
Melbourne Football Club
  • Cameron Bruce – Co-captain 2008, Best and Fairest 2008
  • Ross Dillon – Leading goalkicker 1969 & 1970
  • Brian Dixon – Member of 5 premiership teams, Best and Fairest 1960, Tassie Medal 1961, All-Australian 1961
  • Andy Lovell – Runner-up Best and Fairest 1992, Harold Ball Memorial Trophy
  • Glenn Lovett – Best and Fairest 1992
  • Garry Lyon – Captain 1991–97, Best and Fairest 1990, 1994, All-Australian 1993–95
  • David Schwarz – Vice-Captain 2000, Best and Fairest 1999
  • Stephen Tingay – Runner-up Best and Fairest 1994, All-Australian 1994
Richmond Football Club
  • Matthew Knights – Captain 1997–2000, Best and Fairest 1990 & 1992, Runner-up for the Brownlow medal 1995
  • Mark Lee – Member of 1980 Premiership team, Captain 1985–86, Best and Fairest 1984, All-Australian 1980, 1983, 1985
  • Stephen Ryan – Member of 1989 Under 19s Premiership team, Leading goalkicker 1990
  • Dale Weightman – Member 1980 Premiership team, Captain 1988–92, Best and Fairest 1986–87, Tassie Medal 1985, All-Australian 1985–86,1988
  • Gordon Roy Wright – Captain 1958–59, Best and Fairest 1951–52,1954,1957, All-Australian 1956
St Kilda Football Club
West Coast Eagles
Australian Football League (Brownlow medalists)
Australian Football League (coaches)
Australian Football League (administrators)
Australian Football League (television personalities)
National Basketball League
National Football League



  • ^ Lindsay Fox decided to drop out of Melbourne High, as he did not see it benefiting him (The rumour that Lindsay was expelled, was started by students of MHS). He has maintained a good relationship with the school and has made many large donations. As part of this relationship he is permitted to land his helicopter on the school football oval whenever required.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Walker, Frank (2001-07-22). "The ties that bind". Sunday Life. The Sun-Herald. p. 16. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Peter Tregear | LinkedIn". Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  3. ^ MHS Sentinel. 2006 Edition 1

The vast majority of listed Old Boys are sourced from: Gregory, Alan (2005). Strong Like Its Pillars. Melbourne: Thompson Library Trust. ISBN 0-646-43922-7. .

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