List of Old Knox Grammarians
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- Dr Bruce Northleigh Carter, educator, former Principal of Emanuel School, Sydney
- Dr. William McKeith AM, educator, former Principal of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney and executive Principal of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Armidale; Chairman of the Vietnam-Australia School, Hanoi
- Peter Moxham, educator, former Principal of Kambala
- Vaughan Pratt, professor, MIT 1972-1981, Stanford 1981-2000, emeritus 2000-.
- Michael Spence (academic), 25th Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney 2008-.
- Ian McNeil Jackman - 1985
- Alexander John Cameron - 1986
- Stuart Michael Grieve - 1996
- Andrew Henry George Charlton - 2001
- Michael William Jones - 2011
- David S. Clarke, Macquarie Bank chairman
- Rod McGeoch AM, leader of Sydney's successful Olympics 2000 bid; Chairman or Director of a number of major corporations; Past Chairman Emeritus of Corrs Chambers Westgarth
- Mathew Peterson, entrepreneur and founder of The Little App Factory which was involved in a legal clash with Apple Inc.
- Count Anton Andreas von Faber-Castell, fishfarming entrepreneur and heir to Faber-Castell
- DH Choi, prominent Australian corporate financier
Media, entertainment and the arts
- Stuart Beattie screenwriter
- Richard Bull, National Brass Band Champion 2017 (Second Bb Bass)
- Bruce Elder, journalist
- Peter FitzSimons, Columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald,author, former Wallabies player
- Adam Garcia, actor and dancer
- Darren Goodsir Editor-in-chief of the Sydney Morning Herald, and author of 'In the Line of Fire'[better source needed]
- John Howard, film and television actor
- Hugh Jackman, actor, and former school captain of Knox in 1986
- Richard Lane, radio personality and writer
- John Laws, radio presenter
- Reg Livermore, actor and entertainer
- Peter Mochrie, actor
- Richard Neville, former editor of the satirical Oz magazine
- Jordan Rodrigues, actor
- Mark Scott, Managing Director, ABC
- Rai Thistlethwayte, singer-songwriter
- Andy Park, SBS TV newsreader, ABC 7.30 reporter
- Steve Toltz, Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of A Fraction of the Whole
- Hugo Weaving, actor
- Gus Worland, radio and television host
- Peter Yeldham screenwriter, playwright and author
Politics, public service and the law
- Ross Cameron, former Federal MP for Parramatta
- Sir John Fuller, former New South Wales MP, Leader of the Opposition from 1976-1978.
- Hon Sir Kenneth Jacobs, former Justice of the High Court of Australia
- Hon Nick Minchin, former Federal cabinet minister; leader of Opposition in the Senate
- Brian Preston, Chief Justice of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court
- Rt Hon Ian Sinclair, former Federal cabinet minister and Speaker of the House
- Hon Gough Whitlam, former Prime Minister of Australia (also attended Mowbray House School, Telopea Park High School and Canberra Grammar School)
- James Roland Wood, former judge
- Ben Alexander, ACT Brumbies representative and Australian Wallabies rugby player
- Tom Carter, NSW Waratahs representative
- Cameron Clark, Olympian representing Australia national rugby sevens team and NSW Waratahs representative
- Steve Cutler, Australian Wallabies rugby player
- Matthew Dunn, Olympic swimmer and gold medallist in Pan Pacific and Commonwealth Games
- Chris Green, New South Wales cricket team representative and Sydney Thunder representative and 2015–16 Big Bash League season Grand Final winner
- Alan Gurr Australian V8 Supercar driver
- Lachlan Mitchell, London Wasps player
- Matthew Nicholson, state cricketer who played one test for Australia
- Rex Pemberton, youngest Australian to climb Mount Everest, at 21[non-primary source needed]
- Nic Stirzaker, Melbourne Rebels representative and captain
- Bruce Taafe, Australian Wallabies rugby player, NSW Waratah Exec VP Wall St IT corporations
- Ross Turnbull, Australian Wallabies rugby player, coach of NSW and for a short time the Wallabies head coach. The head of ARU board for several years
- Connor Watson, Australian National Rugby League player for the Sydney Roosters
- Simon Whitfield, gold medallist at 2000 Olympics Men's Triathlon held in Sydney
- List of non-government schools in New South Wales
- List of boarding schools
- Combined Associated Schools
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- "NSW Rhodes Scholars 1904 - 2007". Rhodes Scholarships. The University of Sydney. 2007. Archived from the original on 19 May 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2007.
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- "Knox Grammar School". New South Wales. School Choice. Archived from the original on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
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- "The girl from suburban Sydney who is set to become a German countess". Daily Mail.
- "Peter FitzSimons". Clients. The Fordham Company. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
- Blue Murder (miniseries)
- "Gough Whitlam". Prime Ministers of Australia. National Museum of Australia. Retrieved 2 August 2007.
- "Introducing Rex Pemberton". Rex Pemberton: The Youngest Aussie to Climb Everest. Kumuka Worldwide. Archived from the original on 3 December 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
- "Nic Stirzaker". Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 25 October 2016.