List of Old Xaverians
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This is a List of Old Xaverians, they being notable former students—known as "Old Xaverians" (Old Xavs) being members of the "Old Xaverians' Association" ("OXA") of the Roman Catholic school, Xavier College in Kew, Victoria, Australia. Most entries have been sourced to the official announcement of the Old Xaverians' Association "Roll of Men of Achievement" announced at the 71st Annual Old Xaverians' Dinner held at Xavier College on 21 March 1997.
Arts, academia, entertainment and media
- Philip Brady – TV and radio personality
- Michael Chamberlain – Stand Up Comedian; TV Personality
- Santo Cilauro – comedian; cast member of The Panel
- Charlie Clausen – actor and comedian
- Timothy Conigrave – playwright, actor, and author of "Holding the Man", a book about his experiences at Xavier and Kostka Halls
- Greg Dening – (XC 1944–47) Emeritus Professor of History, University of Melbourne; author of the official history of Xavier College and the OXA
- Tom Gleisner – comedian; The Panel cast member
- Paul Fitzgerald AM – (XC 1933–39) World renowned artist. Founding President of the Realist Artists Guild of Australia. Artist of Official Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Gerard Henderson – syndicated newspaper columnist and former adviser to Prime Minister John Howard
- Peter Landy – Seven Network sports commentator
- Lawrence Leung – comedian, star of Lawrence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure
- Dan Lonergan – ABC Radio sports commentator
- Ken McPhail - TV, Radio Track Announcer, Print 3KZ,UZ,XY,AW,GL(30 years),Athletics, Speed racing, 1956 Olympic Games Announcer/Official
- Matthew Newton – Actor (Underbelly, Thank God You're Here); Logie nominee
- Jack O'Hagan – Australian musician and poet (OBE 1973)
- Boyd Oxlade – author of Death in Brunswick
- Matt Walters – Australian musician
- Gypsy and the Cat – Australian 2-piece band consisting of Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers
- Woody Pitney - (XC 2009) Australian Musician
- Little Red – Former Australian band
- City Calm Down – Australian band signed to Mushroom/I OH YOU Records
- Fractures – AKA Mark Zito (XC 2001–2007) Australian Musician
- Grant Smillie – One half of TV Rock
- Nick Fahey - Melbourne Socialite and DJ; known colloquially as Melbourne's 'Big Man on Campus'
- Mike Walsh – TV personality; host of several current affairs programs
- Simon Gleeson – theatre actor based in London
- Brian O'Shaughnessy (philosopher) – philosopher based in London
- Peter O'Shaughnessy OAM – actor, author, folklorist based in the UK
- James P. Gorman – (XC 1970–76) banker, CEO of Morgan Stanley
- Lloyd J. Williams – Property developer and entrepreneur
- John Denton AO - CEO and Partner of Corrs Chamber Westgarth, Chair of the Business Council of Australia's Global Engagement Taskforce
- Xavier Connor AO QC– (1926–34) Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory; the Federal Court of Australia; Chairman of the Victorian Bar
- William Cox QC – (XC 1948–53) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania
- Hubert Rofeno Frederico – Judge of the Family Court of Australia
- Terence Forrest – Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria 
- Jack Forrest - Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria
- William Michael Raymond Kelly QC – Judge of the County Court of Victoria 
- James Gobbo QC – (XC 1944–48) Governor of Victoria and Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria
- Philip Misso – Judge of the County Court of Victoria
- Jack Rush QC – Chair of the Victorian Bushfires Commission and Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
- Michael Strong – Judge of the County Court of Victoria
- John Walters QC – Judge of the Federal Magistrates Court 
- Simon Whelan QC – (XC 1967–1971) Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria
- Norman O'Bryan - Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria
Medicine and the sciences
- John Billings AM, MD, FRACP, FRCP, St Michael NFP Svcs, KCSG – (XC 1931–35) Neurologist and world acknowledged expert in reproductive fertility.
- Professor Sir Peter Morris AC – (XC 1947–52) Nuffield Professor of Surgery at the University of Oxford; President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2001–2004).
Military and defence
- Geoffrey Brennan OBE DSO – (XC 1920–27) CO, Royal Military College, Duntroon; Served in the British Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, landed in France on D-Day, Mentioned in Despatches, served in India, the North West Territories, the Middle East and Korea.
Politics and public service
- Bill Shorten – Federal Leader of the Opposition, former National Secretary of the Australian Workers' Union; ALP federal member for Maribyrnong
- Thomas Ryan KC – (XC 1890) Labor Premier of Queensland
- Richard Alston – (XC 1947–59) Victorian Senator (Lib) (1986–2004); Communications Minister (1996–2003)
- Dr John Boffa – (XC 1973–79) Northern Territory Australian of the Year Nominee 2012 for work with indigenous health development and alcohol-based reforms. Recipient of the Xaverian Award in 2012 
- William Cox – (XC 1948–53) Governor of Tasmania
- Tim Fischer – (XC 1958–63) MHR (Nat) (1984–2001); leader of the National Party (1990–1999) and Deputy Prime Minister (1996–1999)
- James Gobbo – (XC 1944–48) Governor of Victoria (1997–2000) and receiver of the Xaverian Award in 2012.
- Rob Hulls – (XC 1968–74) Labor Deputy Premier and Attorney General for the State of Victoria
- Phillip Lynch – (XC 1950–51) Treasurer of Australia; Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia; Acting Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
- Julian McGauran – Former National Senate Whip and now Liberal Senator for Victoria
- Peter McGauran – MHR (Nat); Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Pat McNamara – (XC 1957–68) Victorian MLA 1982–2000 (Nat); former leader of the Victorian Nationals. Deputy Premier of Victoria 1992–1999.
- David O'Brien – (XC 1985–88) Victorian MLC (Nat)
- Dan Tehan - MP for Wannon
- Luke Donnellan - MP for Narre Warren North
- George Brouwer - Victorian Ombudsman
- Peter Antonie – Olympic gold medallist in rowing
- Robert de Castella – former marathon runner; Commonwealth Games gold medallist
- Paul Dumbrell – current V8 supercar driver
- Will Davison – current V8 supercar driver
- Leslie "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith – Test cricketer
- Dick Garrard – Olympic Rower (1964)
- Nick Green – member of the Oarsome Foursome; Olympic gold medallist in rowing
- Alan Jones – 1980 Formula One World Champion
- Mike McKay – member of the Oarsome Foursome; Olympic gold medalist in rowing
- David McNeil – Australian representative to the 2012 Olympics in Athletics
- Leo O'Brien – Test cricketer
- Karl Schneider – former Victorian First Class Cricketer
- Paul Trimboli – former Socceroos player
21st century players
- Matthew Ball XC1999 – Hawthorn Hawks
- Ted Richards XC2000 – Essendon Bombers, Sydney Swans
- Luke Ball XC2002 – St Kilda Saints, Collingwood Magpies
- Jobe Watson XC2002 – Essendon Bombers
- Matthew Spangher XC2005 – West Coast Eagles, Sydney Swans, Hawthorn Hawks
- Josh Kennedy XC2006 – Hawthorn Hawks, Sydney Swans
- Robbie Tarrant XC2006 – North Melbourne
- Casey Sibosado XC2008 – Fremantle Dockers
- Daniel Hannebery XC2009 – Sydney Swans
- Alex Johnson XC2009 – Sydney Swans
- Sam Shaw XC2009 – Adelaide Crows
- Alex Browne XC2010 – Essendon Bombers
- Tim Golds XC2011 – GWS Giants
- Xavier Richards XC2011 – Sydney Swans
- Daniel Robinson XC2012 – Sydney Swans
- Patrick Ambrose XC2009 - Essendon Bombers
As of the 2013 AFL season, Ted Richards, Josh Kennedy, Daniel Hannebery Alex Johnson, Daniel Robinson and Xavier Richards are all listed on the Sydney Swans playing list, holding the record for the most Old Xavierians at one AFL club.
The 2012 AFL season was a successful year for Old Xaverians as Jobe Watson won the Brownlow Medal; Ted Richards, Josh Kennedy, Daniel Hannebery and Alex Johnson were all in the Swans premiership team, and Watson, Richards, and Kennedy were all selected in the All-Australian side.
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