List of Old Geelong Grammarians

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This is a List of Notable Old Geelong Grammarians, they being notable former students - known as "Old Geelong Grammarians" of the Anglican Church school, Geelong Grammar School and old girls of The Hermitage and Clyde School in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

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

Academe[edit]

Rank
Pre-nominals
Name Post-nominals Notes
David Armstrong Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Sydney.
The Rt. Hon. Lord Broers FRS President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Frank Cumbrae-Stewart KC Foundation registrar and librarian of the University of Queensland.
Thomas Sergeant Hall Geologist, biologist and recipient of The Murchison Fund.
Patience Hawker Co-founded the Stawell School for girls in South Australia.
Jeremy Griffith Biologist and author.
Graham Pizzey AM Ornithologist.
Ted Ringwood FRS Scientist.
Herman Rupp Clergyman and botanist.
Michael Scriven Scientific philosopher.
Dr. Richard Searby AO, QC Former Chancellor of Deakin University.

Business[edit]

Rank
Pre-nominals
Name Post-nominals Notes
Sir Roderick Carnegie AC Businessman.
James Fairfax AC Philanthropist.
John Fairfax Media proprietor.
Sir Warwick Fairfax Businessman and philanthropist.
Squadron Leader Sir Hudson Fysh KBE, DFC Aviator and businessman, a founder of Qantas.
Peter Holmes à Court
Christopher Joye Banker, fund manager, journalist and former government advisor.
Donald McGauchie AO Farmer, company director and businessman.
Hugh Morgan AC Businessman.
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC, DBE Philanthropist.
Rupert Murdoch AC Media proprietor.
Lieutenant Ken Myer AC, DSC, RAN Diplomat, administrator, businessman and philanthropist. Nominated to succeed Sir Paul Hasluck as Governor General.
The Hon. Clyde Packer Publishing and media.
Kerry Packer AC Publishing, media and gaming tycoon.
Jonathan Shier Television executive.

Clergy[edit]

Media, entertainment and the arts[edit]

Rank
Pre-nominals
Name Post-nominals Notes
Jean Battersby AO Arts executive and adviser, (née Robinson)
Tim Burstall AM Film maker
Peter Carey AO Novelist
David Chipp Journalist
Caroline Craig Actress
Vadim Dale Reality television contestant
Portia de Rossi Actress
Sir Russell Drysdale AC Painter
Keith Dunstan OAM Journalist and author
Geoffrey Dutton AO Poet
Marta Dusseldorp Actress
Simon Fieldhouse Artist
Greg Fleet Comedian and actor
Helen Garner Novelist and journalist (C.E.G.G.S. The Hermitage)
Tim Hewat Journalist and television producer
Missy Higgins Singer-songwriter
Norman Kaye Organist, actor
Joan Lindsay Author
Tom Long Actor
Ali McGregor Opera singer
John Manifold AM Poet
David Moore Photographer
Monte Morgan Singer-songwriter
Harvey Miller Producer, songwriter, keyboardist
Stephen Murray-Smith AM Writer, editor, educator
Robin Ramsay Actor
John Reed Art editor and patron
Sub Lieutenant Peter Smith RAN Painter
Ian Sprague Ceramic sculptor and graphic artist
David Strachan Painter
Sam Strong Theatre director
François Tétaz Musician

Medicine[edit]

Rank
Pre-nominals
Name Post-nominals Notes
David Ames AO psychiatrist, particularly in the field of dementia and the mental health of older persons
Lieutenant James Stuart Guest AM, OBE, VRD, RAN Colorectal surgeon, anatomist and medical historian[2]

Military[edit]

Rank
Pre-nominals
Name Post-nominals Notes
Captain Arthur Bagot GC, DSC Albert Medal recipient
Squadron Leader James Catanach DFC World War II bomber pilot and prisoner of war, took part in the 'Great Escape' from Stalag Luft III and murdered by the Gestapo upon capture
Air Vice Marshal Adrian Cole CBE, DSO, MC, DFC Royal Australian Air Force
Flight Lieutenant Roberts Dunstan DFC World War II soldier and airman, served as an air gunner after losing a leg in action with the Army
General Sir John Hackett GCB, CBE, DSO & Bar, MC British Army, later author and Principal of the King's College London
Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot KBE, AO, RAN Royal Australian Navy

Politics[edit]

Rank
Pre-nominals
Name Post-nominals Notes
The Hon. Guy Barnett MP Senator (2002–2010), Tasmanian House of Assembly (Lib) (2014–present), Minister for Resources and Building and Construction (2016–present)
Geoffrey Brown MBE MHR (Lib) (1949–1955)
Joseph Tilley Brown MLA (Protectionist) (1886–1889), MHR (Anti-Socialist Party) (1906–1910)
William Cumming MLA (UAP & Lib) (1935–1945), Minister of Agriculture (Oct–Nov 1945)
Sir John Mark Davies KCMG MLC (1889–1919), Attorney-General of Victoria (1903–1909) and President of the Victorian Legislative Council (1910–1919)
The Hon. Sir Matthew Davies MLA, (1883–1892), Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly (1887–1892)
His Excellency The Hon. Alexander Downer AC MHR (Lib) (1984–2008), Leader of the Opposition (1994–1995), Foreign Minister (1996–2007), High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (2014–present)
The Hon. Sir Alick Downer KBE MHR (Lib) (1949–1963), Minister for Immigration (1958–1964), High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (1964–1972)
Flight Lieutenant The Hon. Sir David Fairbairn KBE, DFC MHR (Lib) (1949–1975), Minister for Air (1962–1964), National Development (1964–1969), Education and Science (1971) and Defence (1971–1972), Ambassador to the Netherlands (1977–1980)
Sir George Fairbairn MHR & Senator (1906–1913 & 1917–1923)
The Hon. James Fairbairn MHR (UAP) (1933–1940), Minister for Civil Aviation, Air and Vice-President of the Executive Council (1939–1940), killed in the Canberra air disaster
Franc Falkiner MHR (CLP & Nationalist) (1913–1914 & 1917–1919)
Lieutenant Archibald Fisken CMG, OBE, MC MRH (UAP) (1934–1937)
The Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser AC, CH, GCL MHR (Lib) (1955–1983), Prime Minister of Australia (1975–1983)
Geoffrey Giles MHR (Lib) (1977–1983)
The Rt. Hon. Sir John Gorton GCMG, AC, CH Senator & MHR (Lib) (1949–1975), Prime Minister of Australia (1968–1971)[3]
Captain David Hamer AM, DSC, RAN MHR & Senator (Lib) (1975–1990)
Colonel The Hon. Sir Rupert Hamer AC, KCMG, ED MLC & MLA (Lib) (1958–1981), Premier of Victoria (1972–1981)
Charles Hardy Country Party) (1932–1938)
The Hon. Brian Harrison DL Conservative member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (1955–1974)
The Hon. Charles Hawker MHR (Nationalist & UAP) (1929–38), eponym of the Hawker Scholarship
The Hon. David Hawker AO MHR (Lib) (1983–2010), Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives (2004–2008)
The Rt. Hon. Sir Peter Hordern DL Conservative member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (1964–1993)
Lieutenant The Rt. Hon. John Howse Member of Australian House of Representatives (Member for Calare, Lib) (1946–1960)
The Hon. George Jones MP member of the New Zealand House of Representatives (1880–1881) and Legislative Council (1895–1920)[4]
The Hon. Dan Mackinnon CBE MHR (Lib) (1949–1951 & 1953–1966) and Ambassador to Argentina (1967–1970)
James Manifold MHR (Protectionist, Lib & Nationialist) (1901–1903 & 1913–1918)
The Hon. Sir Thomas Manifold KBE MLC (Nationalist) (1929–1935), Minister without portfolio (1932–1933)
The Hon. Richard Marles MP MHR (ALP), (2007–present), Minister for Trade (Jun–Sep 2013)
The Hon. Charles Perkins MP Western Australian MLA (1942–1961), Minister for Transport, Police, Labour and Native Welfare (1959–1961)
The Hon. Jim Plowman MP MLA (Lib) (1973–1982 & 1985–1999), Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly (1979–1982 & 1996–1999), Minister for Energy and Minerals (1992–1996)
Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Ryan CMG, DSO MHR (UAP & Lib) (1940–1952)
Ian Smith MLA (Lib) (1967–1983 & 1985–1999), Minister for Social Welfare (1970–73), Agriculture (1973–1980), Economic Development (1980–81) and Finance (1992–1995)
The Hon. Charles Sommers Western Australian MLA (Lib) (1906–1918), Minister for Lands (1901)
The Hon. Sir Robert Southey AO, CMG president of the Liberal Party of Australia (1970–1975), Chairman of the Australian Ballet Foundation (1980–1990)
Air Commodore The Rt. Hon. Sir Peter Vanneck GBE, CB, AFC, AE, DL Lord Mayor of London (1977), Member of the European Parliament (1979–1989)
Mechai Viravaidya Thai politician
The Hon. David Wordsworth Western Australian MLA (Lib) (1971–1989), Minister for Transport (1977–1978), Lands and Forests (1978–1982)

Public service and the law[edit]

Rank
Pre-nominals
Name Post-nominals Notes
Peter Barbour Director-General of ASIO (1970–1975)
Barrie Dexter CBE senior public servant and diplomat, Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (1973–1977) and High Commissioner to Canada (1980–1983)[5]
Hon. Justice Sir Charles Belcher OBE Australian lawyer, author, British colonial jurist, and amateur ornithologist.
Lieutenant Colonel Sir David Hay CBE, DSO senior public servant and diplomat, Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (1977–1979) and High Commissioner to Canada (1961–1964)
Sir Alan Harbury Mann former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Papua and New Guinea
Simon Molesworth AO, QC Barrister and Solicitor
Hon. Justice Sir John Young AC, KCMG Barrister, Company Director and former Chancellor of Deakin University
Francis Hamilton Stuart diplomat
Michael Thawley AO senior public servant and diplomat, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014–2016) and Ambassador to the United States (2000–2005)
Michael Thwaites AO Director of Counter-Espionage ASIO
Richard Woolcott AC senior public servant and diplomat, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1988 – 1992) and Ambassador to Indonesia (1975 – 1978)
Michael Thwaites AO Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria (1974–91), the Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria (1974–95), and the Chief Scout of Australia (1989–96)

Royalty[edit]

Rank
Pre-nominals
Name Post-nominals Notes
HM Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Sultan of Terengganu, King of Malaysia.
HRH Charles, Prince of Wales KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, QSO, PC Heir to British throne
HSH Chatrichalerm Yukol Prince , filmmaker.
HRH Sheikh Mateen bin Mohammed Al Nahyan

Science[edit]

Sport[edit]

Rank
Pre-nominals
Name Post-nominals Notes
Private Norman Belcher footballer for the Geelong and Essendon Football Clubs
Captain John Bell footballer for the Geelong Football Club
Jon Berney world champion lightweight rower
Meyrick Buchanan cricketer for the Melbourne Renegades
David A. Clarke footballer for the Geelong and Carlton Football Clubs
Les Fairbairn footballer for the Geelong Football Club
Steve Fairbairn influential rowing coach
Charlie Gardiner footballer for the Geelong and St Kilda Football Clubs
Squadron Leader Tony Gaze DFC & Two Bars, OAM racing driver and World War II fighter ace
Norman Good first class cricketer for Western Australia and footballer for Melbourne University Football Club
Alby Green first class cricketer for South Australia and footballer for the Geelong and Norwood Football Clubs, inaugural Magarey Medal winner
Eddy James footballer for the Geelong Football Club
John Kelly Olympic equestrian Gold Medallist
Jock Landale current basketball player at Saint Mary's College of California
The Honourable John Landy AC, CVO, MBE, FTSE athlete, Governor of Victoria
Sam Lloyd footballer for the Richmond Football Club
Tim Macartney-Snape AM mountaineer, first Australian to climb Mt. Everest and later, the first person ever to climb the full height (sea level to summit) of Mt. Everest - both without supplemental oxygen
Craig Mottram long distance runner[8]
Paddy McCartin footballer for the St Kilda Football Club
Sam Newman footballer for the Geelong Football Club and media identity most notable for The AFL Footy Show
Jack Parkin footballer for the Geelong Football Club
Bill Patterson motor racing driver, race team owner and businessman
Cameron Rahles-Rahbula Paralympic alpine skier and 2014 Young Victorian of the Year
Major Alex Russell MC grazier, soldier, golfer and golf course architect.
Kate Slatter OAM Olympic rowing Gold Medallist
Billie Smedts footballer for the Geelong Football Club
Devon Smith footballer for the Essendon Football Club
Ian Toyne footballer for the Geelong and Melbourne Football Clubs
Easton Wood footballer for the Western Bulldogs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Frank (2001-07-22). "The ties that bind". Sunday Life. The Sun-Herald. p. 16. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
  2. ^ http://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/engage/alumni/community/obituaries/mr-james-stuart-guest-am-obe-vrd
  3. ^ Burke, Kelly (2004-02-10). "One of the old school". TV & Radio. The Age. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  4. ^ Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : A–L (PDF). I. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. pp. 442f. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  5. ^ Juddery, Bruce (19 March 1969). "'Ambassador' for the Aboriginies". The Canberra Times. p. 16.
  6. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/comment/obituaries/ray-stalker-he-helped-jets-reach-for-the-stars-20140216-32tlz.html
  7. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/26/1067103271518.html
  8. ^ "London 2012 - Craig Mottram Athlete Profile". Retrieved 4 August 2012.

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