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News of Paulines is regularly up-dated. Please scroll down to see past articles, Paulines-in-the-news and deaths. If you have recent contributions please contact the Director of Community Development.


The Warden is committed to keeping College open – however with a stringent raft of hygiene and social distancing measures for current residents. In everything we do we need to be extremely vigilant in the precautions we take as the risks are high. As has been reiterated in the media, we must practise good hygiene to protect both ourselves and our wider community. To that end, the College has taken the unprecedented step of implementing a policy of closure to all guests and visitors, to the greatest extent possible.

This means that there are to be no visitors to the College during this period, reducing the risk of guests unintentionally transmitting the virus to our students, whose safety is paramount, and vice-versa.

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Pauline Achievements 2020


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Queen’s Birthday Honour

Ralph Evans AO

Congratulations to Ralph John Lancaster Evans AO, in College 1965-68, appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours for distinguished service to international trade and investment, to business and venture capital endeavours, and to the community. Ralph’s acheivements include:

  • Deputy Chairman, ICM Agribusiness, since 2011.
  • Chairman, Venture Capital Funds, Allen and Buckeridge Pty Ltd, 1998-2013.
  • Chief Executive Officer, Austrade, 1992-1996.
  • Member, Trade Policy Advisory Council, 1991-1996.
  • Member, National Investment Council, 1991-1996.
  • Director, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation, 1991-1996.
  • Proprietor, Wulworra Associates, since 2007.
  • Vice-President, Boston Consulting Group, 1990-1992.
  • Founding Partner, Pappas Carter Evans and Koop (PCEK), 1979-1990 (was later acquired to form the Boston Consulting Group).
  • Management Consultant, McKinsey and Company, 1970s.
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors: Chief Executive Officer, 2003-2007; Fellow, since 1998.
  • Osteoporosis Australia: Vice Chairman, since 2010; Director, since 1999.

Publications: Lead Author, 20 Years after the Dawkins Report – Tertiary Music Education in Australia report, 2012; Lead Author, Future potential report, Macquarie Graduate School of Management; Co-Author, The Global Challenge report on Australian manufacturing, Australian Manufacturing Council, 1990.

Community involvement:

  • Chairman, Sydney Eisteddfod, 2013-2015.
  • Chairman, Tertiary Music Education Taskforce, 2011-2012.
  • Chairman, Advisory Board, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 2011.
  • Founding Board Member, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, 1990.

Whilst at College Ralph was a Commonwealth Scholar and Grainer Scholar, contributed as a member of Rowing, Squash and Mummers, editor of Yakai, Student’s Club Treasurer and House Committee, served in SUR and completed a BE(Chem)(Hons) in 1969.


Welcome visitor from Kansas

Professor John Leslie, University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University, has been a regular visitor to Australia and has stayed with us at College over many years. He is one of our Honorary Academic Fellows and has presented tutorials and seminars on a range of topics in his Agricultural Science field.

College welcomed John again in February when he stayed in the McMillan Building and he addressed Graduate House on 24th and Hall on 25th on “mycotoxins and their effect on food security and safety in the developing world”. John is spear-heading a mission of Kansas State to link with Australian universities across a range of subject areas, and will be a regular visitor to the College in 2020 to pursue partnerships with local universities.

Pictured: Richard Morgan, Director of Community Development, Prof John Leslie, visiting from Kansas State University, Dr Antone Martinho-Truswell, Dean of Graduate House, with his daughter Flora (appropriately named!)

Freshers learn from Paulines

It was great for our 2020 Freshers to hear first hand about College life from five very experienced Paulines representing a great span of eras. On Thursday 20 February (on the stage left to right) the Warden; Philip Barr (1973-76); The Hon Ben Franklin MLC (1990-96); The Hon Lloyd Waddy AM RFD QC (1958-61); Julian Vidal (5th Year Arts/Law, Peer Support Leader); and Fergus Rourke (2004-09) gave the newcomers some very valuable tips on College, university survival and some great anecdotes.

Australia Day Honour

Tony Abrahams, AM

Congratulations to Anthony (Tony) Abrahams, in College 1964-65,  who was made Member of the Order of Australia in the 2020 Australia Day Honours. His full citation is:

For significant service to Australia-France relations, and to the law. Australia-France relations. Member, State Council New South Wales, French Australian Chamber of Commerce, 1998-2016. Vice President, Association France-Australie, Paris, France, 1974-1993. Former Member, Board of Australia France Industrial Round Table. Founder and Director, Anthony Abrahams Lawyers Pty Ltd, 2003-2016. Senior Lawyer, Construction and Infrastructure, Allens Arthur Robinson, Singapore. Manager, Construction and Infrastructure Group, Sydney, KPMG Legal, Saudi Arabia Officer, 1998-2003. Managing Partner, Clifford Chance (Saudi Arabia), 1978 and 1994-1996. Partner, Clifford Chance, (Paris Office), 1974-1996. First Australian lawyer to work in private practice in France. Lawyer to the Australian Embassy in Paris, 1973-1993.

Played for the Wallabies in 1969 during their South African Tour but became instigator and member of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ group of international rugby players who initiated debate over apartheid in 1971 and campaigned for the cessation of all sporting ties with apartheid South Africa.

Director, Cranbrook Foundation Board, since 2015 and was made Old Cranbrookian of the Year, 2015.

At College Tony was a Grainger Scholar and participated in swimming, athletics and rugby, including University rugby for which he won a Blue. He completed a BA in 1966 and LLB in 1969.

Paulines-in-the-news 2020

We would be grateful for any links to articles that feature Paulines in the news. Use the ‘Click here’ to take you to the news items below.

Scott McMillan, in College 1980-82, “‘Airline soars above corona cloud” The Australian 21 May 2020

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Dr James Renwick CSC SC, in College 1983-84, Sub Warden 1992-93  “Encryption should get tick from retired judge: report” SMH 10 July 2020

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Dr Andrew Charlton, in College 1997-99, “‘The three steps that can take us back to normality” Sydney Morning Herald 25 May 2020

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Dr James Fraser, in College 2001-03, “Bringing back the colour to ancient Egyptian coffins” Sydney Uni website 15 April 2020 – Click Here

Prof Patrick McGorry AO, in College 1971-74, “‘Duty of care’: Calls for improved mental health screening in quarantine” Sydney Morning Herald 15 April 2020

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Bret Walker SC, in College 1974, “FFA hires Pell barrister in stand-off with Fox over TV rights” Sydney Morning Herald 10 April 2020 – Click Here  and “‘Uncommonly good’: the case of Pell’s lawyer” Sydney Morning Herald – News Review 11 and 12 April 2020 – Click Here

Father James Collins, a current Clerical Fellow, “Churches to run services at the beach and in driveways” – Sydney Morning Herald 21 March 2020

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Christopher Morgan, in College 1981-85, “Abercrombie House owner Chris Morgan says coronavirus follows drought and bushfire road closures”, Western Advocate 27 March 2020

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Dr Tony Richards, in College 1981-1984 – “RBA to target the banks for high ‘tap and go’ charges” – Aust Fin Rev – 5 February 2020

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Bruce Robertson, in College 1982-1984, “Opinion – Why fracking Narrabri is no solution for cheaper energy or cutting emissions” – SMH – 7 February 2020

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Toby Norton-Smith, in College 2000-02, “CBA to create its own start ups” Aust Fin Rev – 4 February 2020

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Mark Coulter, in College 1997-2000  “Temple and Webster sales soar 50%” Aust Fin Rev – 5 February 2020

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Christopher Morgan, in College 1981-85, ‘A passion for the past offers buildings a new future’ SMH 1 Feb 2020.

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Dr James Fraser, in College 2001-03: ‘The future of History: the migration of the Nicholson Museum’ Honi Soit 19 Feb 2020

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Pauline Deaths 2020

Requiescat in pace

Timothy Elliot Trigg, in College 1968-69, b. 10 December 1944, d. 23 August 2020 after a short illness. BRurSci, MSc, PhD. A benefactor and great supporter of his old College.

John Stanley Watt, AM, in College 1951-54, b. 20 May 1932, d. 30 July 2020. BSc 1955, MSc 1956, 1992 Australia Prize for his work in the physical sciences relating to mining and processing of mineral resources. Centenary Medal 2001, AM 2002.

Peter Lloyd Pickles, AM, in College 1956, b. 1 September 1937, d. 21 July 2020. Philanthropist contributing to international aid programs. AM 2012.

George Alfred Weaver, in College 1948-54, b. 26 July 1930, d. 21 July 2020, late of Edgecliff NSW. BA 1952, LLB 1955, solicitor, examiner Solicitors Admission Board and Barristers Admission Board.

Derek Barton Rankin-Reid, in College 1964-69, b. 27 June 1946, d. 20 May 2020 of Mt Keira and London. BA LLB. Senior Student 1969. Articled to Allen Allen & Hemsley and a marine lawyer in London.

Dr David Michael Madew, in College 1953-58, b. 31 October 1935, d. 11 April 2020 at Canberra Hospital. MBBS 1959. Local Queanbeyan doctor and winemaker. David was also the first popularly-elected mayor of Queanbeyan and gave outstanding service to his community. An obituary for David can be found here.

Fraser Buchanan Allen, in College 1985, b. 25 February 1966, d. 21 March 2020. MBus(UTS). Managing Director at Sales Harvest since 2011, business partnership with CareFlight since 2011, senior executive with International SOS 2003-11, senior manager with Spotless 1988-2003. Fraser battled colon cancer for just 6 weeks before he died.

Dr Patrick Watson Cotter Harvey, in College 1949-54, b. 31 December 1930, d. 18 February 2020. MBBS(Syd) 1955, MRACP 1959. Senior Student 1953. Medical practitioner and Visiting Medical Officer Sydney Hospital 1962-75, Concord Repatriation Hospital 1963-74, Concord Hospital 1977-82, Westmead Hospital 1978.

Dr Graham Knox Williams AM, in College 1951-56, b. 4 July 1933, d. 12 January 2020 at Molong. MBBS(Syd) 1957; obstetrician and gynaecologist, Royal Women’s Hospital and St George Hospital Kogarah. Retired to Cumnock, NSW and served on the St Matthews Anglican Church Parish Council. State President, Australian Medical Association; AM (2002).

Dr Peter John Skelton, in College 1974-77, b. 4 February 1956, d. 4 January 2020. MB BS 1979. An admired and long-standing family GP in Carlingford, NSW.

Peter James Kieran Moloney, in College 1973-75, b. 9 October 1954, d. 30 December 2019 in Hertfordshire UK (Notification in SMH only on 14 March 2020). BEc 1975. Peter was a managing director and finance executive who has held senior positions in Australia, Hong Kong and UK/Germany, working in transport, airline and multi-unit retail industries. Managing Director at GTK Consulting, project manager at Air Malta, executive roles in Brunswick Corporation (UK), AMF, Emery Worldwide and TNT.

Alumni News 2019

Alumni Achievements 2019


Prof Erick Knight, in College 2002-04, has been promoted to Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Sydney Business School where he is currently Associate Professor.

Eric is also the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research – Enterprise & Engagement) at the University and, as reported below, is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and has held visiting appointments at the University of Oxford, Stanford University, and University of California, Davis.

The College community congratulates Eric on his promotion and his continued success as a leader in the the University’s academic staff.

Picture – Prof Eric Knight (photo credit: The University of Sydney)

Union and College news and achievements 2019


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Union news


An excellent season of Victoriana! was held in the Dining Hall over four nights in late September and early October. This change from July dates proved to be a great success, ensuring that students who typically take to the skies and the four corners of the Earth for the mid-year break could enjoy the whole show rather than a shortened version on the first night of Semester 2.    Student attendance was up and strong alumni support ensured full houses.  Once again, it was a great gathering of the College community.

College residents were encouraged to attend and to bring their parents this year.  As a result, over 130 students plus their families and friends enjoyed the full production of Victoriana!  The 1969 Freshers also enjoyed a hearty reunion, booking a table to celebrate at the final show.  Numerous out-of-town old Paulines took the opportunity to stay in Graduate House for the weekend and enjoy some time in Sydney.

Victoriana! is an annual production of the St Paul’s College Union and this year, its 56th, was produced by James Bell (1969-75) and came alive under the inspired direction of Peter Cousens AM (1975).  Performers included musicians from the College and Graduate House: Alexander Ng, Tiffany Wong, Yash Bhoola, Thomas Williams and William Lind, as well as other young musicians William Rogut, Justin Rynne and Lily Harper.  They were supported by some of Australia’s leading talent: Lesley Hancock, Opera Australia principal soprano Julie Lea Goodwin, Andrew Benson, international flautist Jane Rutter, and returning to Victoriana! James Bell, Daisy Cousens and Dr Michael Kluger on his concertina.  They were joined by alumnus Dr Bill Brooks (1974-75) at the piano, ably assisted by William Lind.


Stage management was undertaken by Jack Paterson, with help from resident Paulines and the cellar provided the fine wines led by Cellarmasters Tom Harding and Tom Abbott.

The Union was delighted to welcome back to Victoriana! College benefactors Robert Albert AO and Libby Albert and the former Warden Dr Ivan Head and Christine Head.  Also joining the audience on 4 October (on a rare evening without an official engagement) were His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley.

In 2020 Victoriana! is scheduled for the same time of year – the Mid Semester Break in Semester Two.  Dates for your diary are Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September, and Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October.


The St Paul’s College Union joined with members of Graduate House recently in celebrating the landmark achievement of Tiffany Kwong who was the first student accepted into residence at Graduate House in late 2018.

On becoming a resident of Graduate House, Tiffany also became a member of St Paul’s College and of the St Paul’s College Union, making her the first female student of the College since its founding in the 1850s and the first female member of the Union since its founding in 1891.

Tiffany, from Hong Kong, is a graduate of the University of Sheffield, where she studied politics, and is now studying for the postgraduate law degree of Juris Doctor at the University of Sydney.

With Tiffany leading the way, very nearly half the nearly-100 members of Graduate House in 2019 are women, and around half are from overseas, including from over 20 different countries.

The Union is the formal body of Paulines past and present. It incorporates all residents of the College, which includes students and resident staff and students and academics living in Graduate House as well as those alumni who choose to become paid-up members. Most alumni are Life Members who transferred their Caution Money to the Union upon leaving College.

The Union brings together Paulines for reunions and assists the College with publishing The Pauline and other bulletins. The Union has organised Victoriana! for 56 annual productions and supports current students with mentoring for future placement in business through the ‘Grisp’ initiative and providing some awards for students conducting international research and study.

To mark her becoming the first female member of the College and the Union, Tiffany received a delightful sterling silver miniature jug from the Union which was the gift of Selwyn Owen (1964-66). Selwyn is a long-standing member of the Union Committee and for many years was the College’s Alumni Officer. Today Selwyn is still contributing to the College as a regular volunteer.

During a formal dinner at Graduate House on Monday 23 September, Selwyn represented the Union and presented his gift to Tiffany, who expressed her gratitude to Selwyn, the Union, and the College very warmly. Congratulations and welcome, Tiffany!


Pictured above: Dean of Graduate House Dr Antone Martinho-Trusswell, Director of Community Development and Union Treasurer Richard Morgan, Union Vice President Stephen Ingate, committee member Patrick Masarani, Tiffany Kwong, committee member Simon Crossley-Meates, Vice President James Bell, committee member Selwyn Owen.

Pictured below: Committee member Selwyn Owen with Tiffany Kwong

Alumni Achievements 2019


Prof Ben Saul

Prof Ben Saul, in College 1995-97, is Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. In August he has taken leave from these roles to take up a visiting professorship at the Harvard Law School. He will be the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Visiting Professor of Australian Studies so there is another interesting Pauline connection through Australia’s 21st Prime Minister, the Hon Gough Whitlam AC QC who was at St Paul’s from 1935 to 1942.


Ben’s stellar academic and legal career began whilst he was a serious-minded law student at College when he was also editor of The Pauline 1996 and a member of the Student Club Committee 1996-97 and a University Medalist.

Ben practices as a barrister, including at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and is an advisor to the UN, Red Cross, governments and judiciaries. He has been involved in over 130 parliamentary inquiries. His books reflect his deep interest in international human rights and the law. He has published 20 books and over 100 refereed articles.

Ben has taught at Oxford, Harvard, The Hague Academy of International Law, and in China, Nepal, Cambodia and Italy.

For more details on Ben’s life of achievement click here

The Pauline community congratulates Ben on his remarkable career and the impact he has made, and continues to make, on international affairs and wishes him well for this next chapter of his academic career at Harvard.

Picture – Prof Ben Saul (photo credit: The University of sydney)


Chris Williams, in College 2006-09, is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, BMus(Composition) 2010, and completed a MPhil in composition with Robert Saxton at the University of Oxford in 2013.

Chris has recently composed a choral work Thus Passes… which can be heard by clicking here.

In just a few years since leaving College Chris has made an impression in the genre of new music. In 2012 was commissioned by New York’s Carnegie Hall where his work San-Shih-Fan premiered to critical acclaim. He was awarded the Blake Society’s Tithe Grant for composition which culminated in the premiere of Chris’ A Golden String in London.

Chris was one of only six composers worldwide to be selected by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen’s Music, to attend his Advanced Composition course at the Dartington International Summer School, England. His work has been performed by The Song Company, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Cavaleri Quartet and The Australian Voices, with whom he was composer-in-residence in 2010.

Chris won the compositional prize at the Australian International Chopin Competition in 2017. He received a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Original Score of a Mainstage Production for his work on Cloud Nine for Sydney Theatre Company.  His work Growth Is Form was performed for Gaudeamus Muziekweek in the Netherlands in 2017 and the following year, the festival performed an extended version of the same work.  Chris’ collaboration with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Convict Monologues premiered in 2017 and was performed again by the orchestra in 2018.

Chris has held positions as Compositional Techniques and Harmony Tutor at University of Oxford Music Faculty, Composer-in-residence with The Australian Voices, Creative Arts Fellow at National Library of Australia and Music Librarian at the Central Music Library of the BBC. He is an Associate Artist at the Australian Music Centre. Chris is currently based in London.

To listen to samples of Chris’ work and see a full list of his compositions visit:

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Heath Sloane at Peking UniversityHeath Sloane, at College 2013-16, has been awarded an international scholarship to join 125 outstanding young scholars from more than 40 countries to enrol in an interdisciplinary Masters program in China this September. Heath’s scholarship provides a fully funded Masters degree in one of six core areas of study at the Yenching Academy at Peking University

Since its founding in 1898, Peking University has played a central role in China’s modern history. The Yenching Academy’s innovative interdisciplinary curriculum and rigorously selected cohort of young scholars from around the world exemplify Peking University’s quest for excellence.

More information about the Yenching Academy is available a by clicking here.

Heath will be completing a major in International Relations, focussing on bilateral public affairs and advocacy of the Australia-China relationship.


The College is delighted to offer its congratulations to three Paulines who were recognised for their achievements in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday honours List.

Officer of the Order of Australia:

Professor Nicholas Richard Cowdery AM QC (at St Paul’s 1963-66)

For distinguished service to the law, to the protection of human rights, to professional legal bodies, and to the community. Nick was recognised for his distinguished service as Director of Public Prosecutions in NSW between 1994 and 2011, and for his very many contributions to institutions including the International Bar Association, the Law Council of Australia, and other legal organisations including the Australian Association of Crown Prosecutors, and the Rule of Law Institute of Australia, and to legal publications.

Nick has received recognition from many local and international institutions for his service to the legal community, having received the Medal of Honour from the International Association of Prosecutors (2011), the Justice Canada Medal from the Canadian Federal Prosecution Service (2005), the Medal of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (2006), among many others.

Nick becomes an Officer of the Order of Australia having been appointed a Member in 2003.

Prof Nick Cowdery (image: University of Sydney)

Member of the Order of Australia:

Peter William Light Cousens (at St Paul’s 1975)

For significant service to the performing arts, and to the community. Peter was recognised for his very many achievements as a leading Australian performer in roles spanning television, musical theatre, and as a recording artist. An actor in numerous musical theatre and theatre productions, Peter has appeared in productions of Hamlet, West Side Story, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera (locally and in the West End), among others. He has also appeared in television programmes including The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters, and McLeod’s Daughters.

Peter serves as Artistic Director of the Talent Development Project, is Artistic Ambassador (Theatre) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Central Queensland University, and has supported many causes including the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Men Against Sexual Assault, and White Ribbon, among other organisations.

Peter Cousens (image: ABC)

Order of Australia Medal:

Hunter Baillieu White (at St Paul’s 1974-76)

For service to the agricultural show sector, and to the community. Hunter was recognised for his many years of service to the Royal Agricultural Society, where he most recently served as Vice-President (2011-18). Hunter’s service to the community also includes volunteer roles with the Mudgee Show Society, the Havilah Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Landcare NSW, the Mudgee Race Club, previous roles including as Governor of Ascham School and Director of the Ascham Foundation, and as a Governor of World Wildlife Fund (Australia).

Hunter White (image: The Pauline 1976)


Dr James Fraser (at College 2001-03) is Senior Curator at the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum and is one of four of the University’s academics to be awarded an Australian Academy of Humanities annual grant for 2019.

Dr Fraser has received a Humanities Travelling Fellowship to fund overseas research to examine the archaeology of olive oil.  For more details about the awards click here.

The College is pleased to extend its warm congratulations to Dr Fraser.


Associate Professor Eric Knight, at College 2002-04, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholarship to research how academics drive technological development and the business models that emerge as a result.

Eric was Rhodes Scholar for NSW in 2007 after studying Arts and Law (Hons I) at the University. He was appointed in April 2017 as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research – Enterprise and Engagement) and is a leading economic geography and strategic management scholar. In 2014 Eric co-founded identitii a company with a mission to enable safer, more secure financial payments. From 2011 to 2013 he was a management consultant with Boston Consulting Group.

For more details on Eric’s Fulbright Scholarship, click here.

Eric will spend 3 months at Stanford University and University of California, Davis in early 2020.

The College extends it congratulations to Eric on his outstanding achievement.


The College is delighted to offer its congratulations to two Paulines who were recognised for their achievements in the 2019 Australian Day honours List.

Member of the Order of Australia:

Roger Massy-Greene (at St Paul’s 1967-69)

For significant service to the community through philanthropic initiatives. Roger has been Executive Chair, co-founder and benefactor to the Eureka Benevolent Foundation, since 2007; a member representative of Philanthropy Australia since 2014; major benefactor of the ‘Pave the Way’ Project, University of Sydney, 2015; a Non-Executive Director of The Hunger Project Australia since 2011; Director and Australian Representative of The Global Hunger Project, since 2016 and a member of the Global Audit Committee, since 2016; the Chair, City of Sydney Red Shield Appeal, 2010-2014, City of Sydney Red Shield Appeal Committee Member, 2008-2010 and Chair, City of Sydney Advisory Board, 2014-2017 with the Salvation Army Australia.

Roger has been the Cranbrook School Council President since 2016 and is the Former Vice-President and Former Chair of the Building Committee whilst being a School Councillor, since 2005.

Roger has worked in the New South Wales Energy Sector as Chair, Networks NSW, 2012-2016; Chair of Endeavour Energy, 2012-2017; Chair of Ausgrid, 2012-2016; Chair of Essential Energy, 2012-2016;  Executive Chairman, since 2007 and was Chief Executive Officer of Eureka Capital Partners, 2000-2002.

His other business roles have included Director, Illawarra Coke Company, since 2014; Non-Executive Director, One Ventures Pty Ltd (tech venture capital), since 2010; Chairman, Excel Coal Ltd, 2002-2006; Chief Executive Officer, Resource Finance Corporation, 1984-2000; Executive Director, Bank of America Australia Ltd, 1979-1984; and was a mining engineer with Rio Tinto Ltd, 1971-1977.

Roger is married to Belinda Hutchinson AM who is Chancellor of The University of Sydney.

Conspicuous Service Cross:

Dr James Renwick SC (at St Paul’s 1983-84, Sub-Warden 1992-93)

For outstanding devotion to duty as a legal officer in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve where James holds the rank of Captain.

James provided exceptional legal support in relation to complex military justice and national security law. His outstanding devotion to duty, legal knowledge and skills, and leadership greatly assisted the Australian Defence Force through the many seemingly intractable legal national security challenges faced since 2001. His distinguished accomplishments over many years of service have served as an inspiration for his fellow legal officers.

The Governor-General appointed James as Australia’s Independent National Security Legislation Monitor in 2017 and he is currently a Barrister at 12 Wentworth in Sydney. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2011 and James was a Fulbright scholar in 2007. James’s is married to Sarah and their son, Lachlan, is a current Pauline.

Alumni Publications and Creative Works 2019

  • Jeff Morris, in College 1982-86: contributor to Adele Ferguson, Banking Bad, Harper Collins 2019,
  • Chris Williams, in College 2006-09: composed Thus Passes…, 2019, audio available here
  • The Hon Dyson Heydon AC QC, in College 1960-64: Heydon on Contract: The General Part, Lawbook Co, 2019. To read Justice Andrew Bell’s speech at the book launch click here

Alumni Deaths 2019

Dr Frank Walter Dowling Stitt, in College 1956-61, b. 22 Nov 1938 in Forbes NSW, d. 17 Dec 2019 at RPAH. MB BS(Hons) 1963, medical practitioner, Research Fellow National Heart Foundation of Australia 1966-67, Chairman and CEO Medix Software Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd. Late of Stanmore NSW.

Emeritus Professor Alexander Cambitoglou, AO, tutor in College 1961-1965(?), b. 1922, Thessaloniki, d. 29 Nov 2019, Sydney. BA (Salonika) MA (Manchester) PhD (Lond) DPhil (Oxon) FAthens ArchaeolS FAHA FSA CorrMDAI CorrM AthensAcad, Emeritus Professor 1989, DUniv (Syd) 1991. Senior Lecturer in Classical Archaeology 1961-63, Curator Nicholson Museum 1963-2000, Professor of Archaeology 1963-78, Arthur and Renee George Professor of Classical Archaeology 1978-89, University of Sydney, field archaeologist, researcher and author, founder The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.

Edward (Ted) Stuart Marr, in College 1977-78, b.13 October 1953, d. 5 August 2019. BA(Hons)(Syd) 1978, LLB(UTS). Restaurateur and intellectual property lawyer in Sydney, Beijing and Hong Kong. Producer of the annual Bela Vist Ball in Macau from 1988 to 1999 and, with Espen Harbitz, produced the annual China Coast Ball from 1991 to 2016 in many international locations. Most recently Ted moved to Orange NSW and operated The Oriana.

Dr Geoffrey George Vickers Cawley, in College 1953-55, b. 22 February 1935, d. 27 July 2019. BA(Syd) 1956 MB BS(Syd) 1963 DCH(Lond) 1967. Paediatric specialist early in his early career, and later a beloved local GP for many years in the communities of Lismore and the NSW Northern Rivers and QLD Southern Downes regions.  He served his community through the Rotary movement where he was a was a Paul Harris Fellow.

Richard (Sandee) Frank Cheatham, in College 1965, b. 11 December 1946, d. 8 July 2019. BVSc(Syd) 1973. Commonwealth Scholar 1968. Veterinary Surgeon.

Samuel (Sam) John Greenland, in College 2007-12, b. 28 May 1974, d. 26 June 2019. MChem(Oxon) BTeach(Syd) 2009 MEd(Syd) 2010. Teacher, Melbourne Grammar School 2012-19, Sub-Warden of St Paul’s College 2007-12.



Ronald Edwin Corben,  in College 1978-79, b. 10 May 1956, d. 28 May 2019, Sydney NSW. BEc(Syd) 1978, MEc(Syd) 1984. Athlete and journalist. Spent many years working for the South China Morning Post and based in Thailand.

Michael John Knox Cook, in College 1961-63, b. 6 December 1942, d. 20 May 2019, Bulli NSW. BA(Syd) 1964. Solicitor and professional photographer.

Emeritus Professor Michael Coper, AO, in College 1964-68, Grainger Scholar, b. 27 April 1946, d. 13 April 2019, Canberra. BA(Syd) 1966, LLB(Hons)(Syd) 1969, PhD(UNSW) 1972, Fulbright Senior Scholar University of Virginia 1978. Constitutional Lawyer, Commissioner of the Inter-State Commission 1988, Professor of Constitutional Law ANU 1995-1997, Dean of Law and Garran Professor of Law ANU 1998-2012, Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans 2011-14, ANU Emeritus Professor 2017, Officer of the Order of Australia 2018, Honorary Doctorate UNSW 2019. For a full obituary click here.

Emeritus Professor John Francis Bryant Uther, AO, in College 1956-62, Grainger Scholar, Senior Student 1961, b. 29 June 1939, d. 27 February 2019, Sydney. BSc(Med)(Hons) (Syd) 1960, MBBS (Hons) (Syd) 1963, MD (Syd) 1971, FRACP, FCSANZ, Research Fellow UNSW 1967-68, Research Fellow University of Sydney 1968-69, Research Fellow Mississippi University 1970-71, Research Fellow University of California 1971-72, Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology University of Sydney 1975-90, Clinical Professor Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney 1990-2006, Emeritus Professor University of Sydney 2006. AO 1993.

Emeritus Professor James Waldo Lance, AO CBE, in College 1944-49, Grainger Scholar 1946, Tutor 1950, Sub-Warden 1952, b. 29 October 1926, d. 20 February 2019, Sydney. MBBS (Syd) 1950, Hon DSc (UNSW). Professor of Neurology Prince Henry Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital 1961-62, Professor of Neurology UNSW 1975-92. CBE 1978, AO 1991. For a full obituary click here.

Revd William (Bill) Warren Moriarty, in College 1945-48, Grainger Scholar 1945, University Blue (Rifle) 1949, b. 18 May 1927, d. 18 February 2019, Melbourne. BSc(Hons)(Syd) 1949, MSc(Syd) 1951, ThL(Aust Coll of Theol) 1959, BA(Hons)(Melb) 1960. CSIRO Meteorological Physics Section 1951-55; Trinity College, University of Melbourne 1956-59; ordained deacon, Melbourne 1960, priest 1961; Australian Bureau of Meteorology 1970-87; served on the World Met Organisation working group on Urban and Building Climatology.

Dr David John Cuthbertson, in College 1956, b. 6 June 1936, d. 5 February 2019 Burnie Tasmania. BVSc (Syd) 1961.

John Patton Hyman III, in College 1964, b. 10 September 1942, d. 27 January 2019, Vermont USA. Rotary Foundation Scholar in Law from Florida in 1964. Lawyer in Atlanta before founding Applied Mindfulness Training Inc. Author The Inner Advantage.

Timothy Royse Lysaght, in College 1957, b. 26 November 1937, d. 2 January 2019.

Alumni News 2018

Alumni Achievements 2018

Dave Cobcroft (1985-88) and Charlie Cropper (1980-83) both have part-ownership of Melbourne Cup horses this year.  Dave’s Sound Check, finished 18th and Charlie’s Red Cardinal, finished 23rd.

Sound Check at Flemington (image courtesy of Racenet)

Alexander ‘Sasha’ Belonogoff (2009-10) – a member of the 2016 Australian Men’s quadruple sculls and Olympic Silver Medallist joined the Sydney University men’s team for the 2018 Australian Boat Race. The 150 year old rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne universities was celebrated in the 2018 Australian Boat Race on 14 October at Darling Harbour, won by Sydney. This has been an annual event for the last 10 years based on the famous Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race. Click here for more

2018 Australian Boat Race (Australian Boat Race site)

The College has been assisting the Beyond 1914 project through its extensive archives of former students. For more information or to look-up an relative who was an alumni of The University and served in WWI click hereThe University’s Great War ProjectHerbert Welch (1912-13) and Leslie Welch (1900) are both commemorated in the August-September 2018 newsletter of the Beyond 1914 The University of Sydney and the Great War project which is an extensive, searchable database of biographies and archival information about members of the University community involved in the First World War. Herbert and Leslie were two of four brothers who lived at St Paul’s before the First World War. All four Welch brothers studied at Sydney University and they all became medical practitioners and three of them served in the First AIF. For more click here

Leo Tutt, (1982-87) was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queens Birthday Honours List for significant service to community health, particularly to people with diabetes, through administrative and leadership roles, and to accounting.

Service includes: Diabetes Australia: Director, since 2014. Chair, Finance and Risk Management Committee, current. Chair, Diabetes NSW and ACT, since 2010. Vice-President and Member, Board Executive, Diabetes NSW and ACT, 2004-2010. Chair, Finance and Risk Management Committee, Diabetes NSW and ACT, 2001-2004. Director, since 2001. Life Member, since 1998. Director, Glycaemic Index Foundation, since 2014. William Buck Chartered Accountants: Partner, since 2004. Director, Audit and Assurance, current. Member, NSW Executive, since 2005. Member, Investment Advisory Committee, Securities Institute of Australia (now Financial Services Institute of Australia), 2000-2003. Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1998-2003.


Leo Tutt in the 1982 College photo

Associate Professor Terry Bolin (1956-57) received the Order of Australia Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for service to medicine in the field of gastroenterology.

Service includes: Founding President, The Gut Foundation, since 1983. Emeritus Consultant, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, current. University of New South Wales: Conjoint Associate Professor of Medicine, 2002-2014. Associate Professor, 1979-2001. Lecturer, 1968-1978. Chairman, Human Research Ethics Committee, South East Sydney Area Health Service, 2003-2007. Chairman, Colorectal Cancer Working Party, NSW Cancer Council, 1999-2003. Member, Burma Medical Association, 1983. Honorary Secretary, Gastroenterological Society of Australia, 1977-1983 and Member. Honorary Secretary, Sydney Gut Club, 1972-1983. Chairman, Sydney Group, Nutrition Society of Australia, 1975-1978 and Founding Member, 1975. Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, since 1972 and Member, since 1966. Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, since 1980 and Member, since 1964.


Assoc Prof Terry Bolin OAM

Emeritus Professor Michael Coper (1964-68) was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List for distinguished service to legal education, and to the law, as an academic, author and administrator, through advisory roles, and to safety standards in the transport industry.

Service includes: Australian Academy of Law: Director, current. Member, Membership Committee, current. Foundation Fellow, current. Attorney-General’s Department: Member, International Legal Services Advisory Council, 2005-2013. Member, Advisory Panel on Appointments to the Family Court of Australia, 2012. International Association of Law Schools: Vice-President, 2011-2012. Board Member, 2007-2012. Executive Member, Australasian Law Teachers’ Association, 2011-2012. Chair, Council of Australian Law Deans, 2005-2007. Member, American Law Institute, current. Australian National University: Council Member, 2005-2006. Recipient, Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to the University, 2013. Australian National University College of Law: Emeritus Professor of Law, since 2017. Dean and Robert Garran Professor of Law, 1998-2012. Professor of Constitutional Law, 1995-1998. University of New South Wales: Council Member, 1973-1977. Founding Member, Law School. Publications: Co-Editor, ‘The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia’, Oxford University Press, 2001. Co-Editor, ‘Power, Parliament and the People’, Federation Press, 1997. Co-Editor, ‘Justice Lionel Murphy: influential or merely prescient?’, Federation Press, 1997. Author, ‘Encounters with the Australian Constitution’, CCH, 1987. Author, Freedom of interstate trade under the Australian constitution, Butterworths, 1983. Transport Industry: Chair, Trucksafe Industry Accreditation Council, Australian Trucking Association, since 1996. Chair, Special Task Group on Working Hours for Drivers in the Australian Long Distance Road Freight Industry, 1990-1992. Commissioner, Inter-State Commission, 1988-1990.


Assoc Prof Michael Coper AO in the 1964 Cricket Team photo

John Gaden AM (1959-61) was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List for distinguished service to the performing arts through seminal performances as a stage actor, as an artistic director and administrator, and as a role model for, and mentor of, aspiring actors.

Service includes: Sydney Theatre Company: Actors Company, 2004-2007. Performer and Advisor, since 1984. Artistic Director, State Theatre Company of South Australia, 1986-1989. Board Member, Adelaide Festival, 1994. Notable stage appearances: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, 2013 No Man’s Land, Queensland Theatre Company and STC, 2011. The Seagull, Belvoir St Theatre, 2011. Tiresias in The Lost Echo, 2006, Copenhagen, Michael Blakemore’s production, 2002. The Unexpected Man, 2000. King Lear, 1967, 1988 and 2009. Cloudstreet, 1998. The War of the Roses, Sydney Theatre Company. Selected film and television appearances include: The Eye of the Storm, film, 2011. Rake, ABC Television 2010. Right Here Right Now, film, 2004. Excursion, 2003. A Little Bit of Soul, film, 1998. Thank God He Met Lizzie, film, 1997. Children of the Revolution, 1996. Halifax f.p., The Nine Network, 1994. Muriel’s Wedding, film, 1994.

Awards and recognition includes: Recipient, Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Play, 2001.


John Gaden AO (Image Wikipedia)

Peter Henchman (1955-59) received the Order of Australia Medal in the Australia Day Honours List for service to conservation and the environment.

Service includes: Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife: Life Governor, since 2009. Governor, 1984-2009. Vice-President, 1996-2013. Director, 1984-2013. Company Secretary, 2002-2013. Trustee and Executive Board Member, 1979-1984. Chair, Project’s Committee, 1979-2011. Member, Finance and Risk Committee, 1995-2013.


Peter Henchman OAM in the College Eight 1959

Alumni Publications

  • Dyson Heydon AC (1960-64)Selected Speeches and Papers, Federation Press 2018.

The Hon Dyson Heydon AC QC at the Heydon Royal Commission 2015

Alumni Deaths in 2018

  • Alfred James Milson (1947-48) d. 20 December 2018. Born 22 June 1928.
  • Prof Warren James Pengilley AM RFD (1957-62) d. 11 December 2018. Born 7 November 1938. For more details click here.
  • Herbert James Cannington (1954-59) d November 2018. BA 1957, LLB 1959. Born 23 July 1935.
  • Charles Edward Armitage (1978-81). d. 15 November 2018. BEc 1981 LLB 1983. Born 4 June 1959.
  • Denis Michael Magoffin (1957-58, 1960-61) d. 9 October 2018. BArch 1964. Born 19 July 1938.
  • Dr Richard Michael “Mick” McCredie (1949-50, 1952-55, Fellow 1972-2004) d. 28 October 2018. MBBS 1956. Born 12 November 1930.
  • Dr Hugh Annesley Williams d. 6 October 2018, MBBS 1966. Born 16 September 1942.
  • Ian Gordon Scott (1956-58) d. 28 September 2018. Born 23 March 1935.
  • Revd Dr John Beer (Fellow 1980-2014) d. 23 September 2018. Born 18 February 1931.
  • Graham Hugh Basil Hart (1949-55) d. 16 September 2018. Born 28 June 1931.
  • Brian Francis Edward Donnolley (1957) d. 16 June 2018 in Seattle, Washington USA. Born in Sydney 1 November 1936
  • Bruce Neil Procter Benjamin (1950-53) AO OBE MBBS (Syd) FRACS FACS (Hon) d. 3 June 2018. Born 20 December 1931.
  • Peter Geoffrey Graham Carter (1942, 1946-51) d. May 2018. Born 3 August 1923.
  • Hamilton Arthur Harvey Sutton (1949-1953) d. 03 April 2018. Born 7 September 1930.

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