Requiescat in pace

Notifications received about deaths of Paulines (2021 to present) scroll down for more details:

  • Robert Otto Albert 1934-2024
  • Ian Andrew 1934-2021
  • Chris Ashton 1941-2021
  • Liam Bathgate 1950-2021
  • Dr Fred Berry 1931-2021
  • Fred Birks 1923-2023
  • Bill Blakemore 1941-2022
  • Dr John Blogg AM 1931-2021
  • Associate Professor Terry Bolin OAM 1935-2022
  • James Brownlow 1927-2021
  • Chip Bragg 1938-2022
  • John Hamilton Burke 1970-2024
  • Dr Robert Cameron 1934-2022
  • Ant Crichton-Brown 1943-2021
  • Eric Darley 1927-2022
  • Professor Jeremy Davis AM FRSN 1942-2003
  • Sandy Dawson 1972-2022
  • Dr John Docker 1944-2022
  • Michael Walter Garnett 1929-2023
  • Air Vice Marshal Brian Graf AO 1937-2022
  • Jon Griffiths 1947-2022
  • Dr Paul Harris, in College 1944-2021
  • Dr David Keenan, in College 1957-61
  • Dr Malcolm Lane-Brown 1954-2022
  • Zachary Simon Lerner 2003-2024
  • Dr Ted Lilley 1940-2022
  • John Mather 1933-2022
  • Revd John McDonald 1935-2021
  • Dr John McLaughlin AM 1938-2023
  • Iain McLennan 1937-2023
  • Emeritus Professor James McLeod AO 1932-2022
  • Jim Moses 1950-2023
  • Em Prof Warren Musgrave 1935-2022
  • The Hon Henric Nicholas QC 1941-2021
  • Selwyn Moresby Owen 1943-2024
  • Dr Tony Pickett-Heaps 1941-2021
  • Wayne Priddle 1957-2022
  • DB Richardson 1935-2023
  • Dr Nick Scott 1947-2021
  • Michael Stedman 1947-2021
  • Dr Edward Summerbell 1926-2021
  • Gavin Thomson 1941-2022
  • Dr Peter Valder OAM 1928-2023
  • Dr Roger Wyndham 1945-2023
  • The Hon Sir Robert Woods CBE 1939-2021

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Zac Lerner

Zachary Simon Lerner, b. 9 December 2023, d. 16 March 2024, at College since 2022. Zac was in his third year of Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Advanced Studies and died suddenly at College on 16 March.

Zac’s obituary is included in the College news area – please click here

John 'Johnno' Burke

John Hamilton Burke, b. 23 February 1970, d. 9 March 2024, in College 1988-90. Johnno died suddenly at home in Turramurra.

Robert Albert

Robert Otto Albert AO RFD RD, b. 14 December 1934, d. 07 February 2024, in College 1953-56, Fellow 1981-2001, College Bursar 1987-2001, Co-Founder and Chairman St Paul’s College Foundation 1978-2016. BA 1958, LLB 1961.

In 1961 Robert joined law firm Allen Allen & Hemsley, specialising primarily in commercial law and conveyancing. In 1965 he became a director of Albert Investments Pty Limited (AIP), the holding company of Alberts. In 1984, along with his lawyer brother Tony (at St Paul’s 1958-62). For the rest of his life he was a company director, benefactor, philanthropist and sailor.

The benefaction of the Albert Family guided by Robert has included over 90 charities, mostly in the arts, including the Australian Ballet (where he was on the board for many years), SSO, ACO, and Sydney Dance Company. His sailing and Naval interests also led to support for the Navy League and the Sydney Heritage Fleet, where he donated the family motor yacht “Boomerang”. He gave substantially to medical and community causes including Westmead Hospital and Mission Australia.

Not only was he an astute businessman and generous supporter of the arts, his long-term and exceedingly generous support of St Paul’s College was unprecedented. His good efforts as Honorary Treasurer of the St Paul’s College Union spurred Lloyd Waddy to persuade him to help found and then chair the St Paul’s College Foundation in 1977.

The Foundation has become the main-stay of the fundraising effort for St Paul’s and has built a substantial capital fund which today supports around 80 students annually with scholarships. The St Paul’s College Foundation continues to grow for future needs thanks to the generosity of hundreds of annual donors.

Robert’s family has been connected with Paul’s for four generations. His father Sir Alexis Albert was not only a council chairman but also donor of the Flentrop pipe organ in 1972 and a significant donor to the chapel building appeal in the 1950s. Robert generously funded the refurbishment of the organ in 2019-20.

As Bursar Robert was instrumental in the creation of a ‘master plan’ to bring the built environment ‘back up to scratch’. This vision is a legacy enjoyed by all residents today. The Albert Wing is named in honour of the family because of their wonderful support throughout the modern era of the College. This significant 4 storey, sandstone-clad building was one of Robert’s great visions and was largely funded through his personal donations.

His long-standing and generous benefaction to the University of Sydney was recognised by the award of Honorary Fellow of the University in 2002. He was recognised by the nation when he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1993 and again in 2001 when he was elevated to Officer (AO).

SMH Obituary Businessman Robert Albert dies (

Pictured above is Robert with College Organist David Drury at the completion of the refurbishment of the Flentrop Pipe Organ in 2020.


Selwyn Owen

Selwyn Moresby Owen, b. 29 October 1943, d.31 January 2024, in College 1964-66, BE(Chem) 1967.

Selwyn came to College from North Sydney Technical High School and enrolled at the University as a Commonwealth Scholar and a Repatriation Scholar. Selwyn’s first job was teaching at The Kings School 1967-69. He then worked for CSR in Ingham Qld as an investigating chemical engineer. In 1971 he moved to Adelaide where he taught at St Peter’s College. In 1984 he moved to Geelong Grammar where he taught Maths and was head of department 1984-92, then a housemaster until 2001 when he moved back to Sydney.

Always lean and fit he was a talented rower and competed as a member of the University and College crews. In 1968 he was elected secretary of the Sydney Rowing Club and a decade later was elected Secretary of the Adelaide Rowing Club. His interest in maritime pursuits saw him as a volunteer crew member aboard Our Svanen in the First Fleet Re-enactment Voyage as part of the 1988 Australian Bicentenary.   Living in Bondi Selwyn was a member of Bondi Icebergs Club and even as a swimmer in his 70s was a regular top swimmer in club events.

Selwyn served the College as its Alumni Officer from 2004-16 and was well known throughout the ranks of alumni and was highly regarded as one of the happiest ‘characters’ of College life by students when he was working at the College. He was a life donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation, as well as a generous and regular donor to the College’s other scholarship programmes.


Michael Garnett

Michael Walter Garnett, b. 20 August 1929, d. 15 August 2023 at Topi Topi NSW. In College 1948-52. BE(Civil) 1953. Consulting engineer. Michael was a life donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation and made a gift to the College in his will.

Iain McLennan

Iain Alasdair McLennan, b. 11 August 1937, d. 23 August 2023, in College 1955-56, LLB.

Frederick Birks

Frederick St George Birks, b. 11 November 1923, d. 8 July 2023, in College 1941-42 and 1946-48, BE(Mech&Elec), Served in RAAF.

D B Richardson

David Boyd Richardson, b 19 April 1935, d. June 2023, in College 1953-58. LLB 1959. David was a life donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation.

Professor Jeremy Davis AM FRSN

Professor Jeremy Guy Ashcroft Davis AM FRSN, in College 1962-64, b. 4 December 1942, d. 13 June 2023. BEc(Hons) 1964 and University Medal, MBA (Stanford) 1966, MEc(Stanford) 1968. Accountant, company director, Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management, philanthropist.

Jeremy was heavily involved in College life through Mummers and in the University through elected roles on the SRC and University of Sydney Union, including as its President 1963-64, and International Vice President of the National Union of Australian University Students. His university medal was the first for Accounting and he received the JB Watt Travelling Scholarship 1964 and the GW Gowrie Fellowship in Finance 1966 which enabled him to compete his MBA at Stanford. He remained there to teach Economics and complete an MEc in 1968 then joined Boston Consulting Group.

In 1980 Jeremy was invited to build AGSM based at UNSW. He was twice elected to UNSW Academic Board and served on the UNSW Council. He was Chair of the Australian Industries Development Corporation 1995-97 and chaired a number of Federal Government Advisory Committees, and he was chair or a board member of several companies including Chair of Nucleus (later Cochlear).

He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008 and received the University of Sydney Alumni Award for Professional Achievement in 2012, and became a Felllow of the Royal Society of NSW in 2018.

Jeremy was committed to supporting the community including the Arts, Indigenous and environmental charities. He was a regular contributor to the College and a life donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation.

For an obituary published in The Australian CLICK HERE

Dr Roger Wyndham

Dr Roger Norman Wyndham, in College 1963-69, b. 20 January 1945, d. 9 April 2023. MBBS 1970, MMedSc(Clin Epi), FRACP. 40 years renal physician at Concord Hospital, nephrologist, one of the founders of Inner West Renal Services in Burwood. Roger was a life donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation.

Dr John McLaughlin AM

Dr John Kennedy McLaughlin AM, Resident Tutor 1977-84, b. 2 July 1938 in Wagga Wagga, d. 21 March 2023 at home in Paddington. BA 1958, LLB 1961, LLM(Hons) 1974, PhD(Monash) 2021, Fellow of the University of Sydney 2009.

John was a much admired member of the College residential staff and was known to hundreds of Paulines through his erudite and entertaining law tutorials and the parties held in his various rooms at Paul’s during his residency. John cherished his time at Paul’s and his continuing involvement with it after he left. In more recent years, John was a regular guest at meals in both undergraduate Hall and Graduate House Refectory.

John was heavily involved with the life of the University, through clubs and societies, the USU and SRC, and for 50 years serving Convocation (now Alumni Council). He was made an honorary Fellow of the University in 2009, Councillor of the Sydney University Union Foundation, President (and Fellow) of the Society of Australian Genealogists and a Councillor of the Royal Australian Historical Society. He made a significant contribution to the Australian Dictionary of Biography over many years.

He was a teacher of Law, was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1961 and a successful barrister, eventually becoming a Master and Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. His awards include being made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2014 for significant service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly through the documentation and preservation of Australian legal and constitutional history. John was award two Papal knighthoods—a Knight Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great, and a Knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

John was a life donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation and regular donor to College facilities and programs. John was also a Trustee of the Glendonbrook Foundation and it is through him that this foundation now provides very generous scholarships for a large number of students of St Paul’s.

For the eulogies given at John’s funeral CLICK HERE. For his NSW Bar Association obituary CLICK HERE. For his Fellow of the University citation CLICK HERE

Dr Peter Valder OAM

Dr Peter George Valder OAM, b. 10 June 1928, d. 28 February 2023, in College 1946-51. BScAgr 1951, University Medal for Agricultural Science 1951, PhD(Cantab) 1954. Mycologist, botanist, horticulturist, lecturer, author, television presenter and wit. Senior lecturer in botany and mycology, Sydney University from 1963-99. Peter appeared regularly on Burke’s Backyard for 17 years. For his SMH obituary CLICK HERE


Jim Moses

Rupert “Jim” James Moses, b. 5 January 1950, d. Point Piper 1 January 2023, in College 1969-70, 1972. BEc 1974. Grazier at Lemington in the NSW Hunter Valley. Jim was a regular donor to the Foundation.


Dr John Docker

Dr John Brougham Docker, b. 1 September 1944, d. Goulburn 27 December 2022, in College 1964-68. MBBS 1969. Pathologist. John was a life donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation.

Em Prof Warren Musgrave

Emeritus Professor Warren Ferris Musgrave, b. 9 April 1935, d. 5 December 2022 in Bowral NSW. At College 1952-54. BScAgr 1956, MScAgr 1959, PhD (UNE) 1969, DEc(Hon)(UNE) 2002. Played College and University rugby and athletics, on a Grainger Scholarship.

Academic in Agricultural Economics at the University of New England 1960-95 beginning as a lecturer in Agricultural Economics from 1960 and rising to the position of Chair in Agricultural Economics. He helped with the creation in 1987 of the Centre for Water Policy Research and was its foundation Director. He was Chair of the UNE Academic Board from 1988-90, and Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Law from 1990-95 and awarded Honorary Doctorate UNE in 2002. He published a significant number of monographs, articles, reports and conference papers.

In retirement, Warren served as: Special Adviser Natural Resources to the NSW Premier’s Department; Chair, NSW Government Independent Advisory Committee on Socio-economic Assessment; Member, NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal; Chair, NSW Government Land and Water Management Plan Assessment Team; and Associate Commissioner, Industry Commission.

Warren was a regular donor to the College. For his UNE Obituary CLICK HERE

Photo credit: Australian National University Archives Centre, in September 1985 Professor Warren Musgrave (UNE) with Dr Anthony Chisholm and Dr AJ Jakeman at the chairman’s address at Land Degredation and Public Policy Workshop.

Dr David Keenan

Dr David Maurice Keenan, b. 23 January 1934, d.29 November 2022 Toowoomba QLD, in College 1957-61, BVSc 1961.

Sandy Dawson

Alexander “Sandy” Tamerlane Sinclair Dawson, b. 27 May 1972, d. 28 November 2022, in College 1990-93, SClub Treasurer 1993. BA 1994, LLB 1996. Admitted to the NSW Bar in 2003, helped establish Banco Chambers in 2004 For SMH Article [29 Nov 2022] CLICK HERE. Sandy’s obituary [SMH 30 Nov 2022] CLICK HERE

Sir Hugh Gore, Bt

Sir Hugh Frederick Corbet Gore, Bt, b. Goodiwindi 31 December 1934, d. St Ives, NSW 12 October 2022, in College 1954-55. Worked for Qantas in PNG. Life Donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation.

Sir Hugh was the 15th Gore baronet (inherited in 2008) which was created in 1622 and passed down through Gore descendants since then. See Wikipedia for more.

Chip Bragg

Ian Neil Lees (Chip) Bragg, b. 26 May 1938, d. Tawonga , Victoria 07 October 2022, at College 1956.

John Mather

John William Mather, b. 17 May 1933, d. 30 September 2022, in College 1951-56, BA 1954, LLB 1957. University RAAF Squadron 1955-56. Lawyer.

Gavin Thomson

Gavin Macdonald Thomson, b. 24 January 1941, d. Watsons Bay 31 August 2022, at College 1959-62. BEc 1963. Accountant, fundraising professional with Sydney University and SUSF. Life Donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation.

Dr Ted Lilley

Dr Frederick Edward Mulhearin (Ted) Lilley, b. Hobart, 08 February 1940, d. Canberra 04 July 2022. In College 1957-60. BSc(H0ns) 1961, MSc 1964, PhD (Ontario) 1967. Internationally respected geophysicist, specialising in the electromagnetism of the Earth’s crust. Academic at ANU: Research Fellow 1968 – 1972, Fellow 1973 – 1987, Senior Fellow 1988 – 2003, Visiting Fellow 2004 – 2019, Hon. Associate Professor since 2019, Earth Physics Group, Research School of Earth Sciences. Foundation Life Donor. For more details about Ted’s academic career CLICK HERE.

Jon Griffiths

Jon Robert Griffiths, b. 11 January 1947, d. 01 July 2022. In College 1965-68. BDS 1969.

Emeritus Professor James McLeod AO

Emeritus Professor James Graham McLeod AO, b. 18 January 1932, d. Paddington 27 June 2022, in College 1950-53, resident tutor 1956-58 and 1961 in Medicine, Sub Warden 1958. BSc (Med) (Hons) 1953, MB BS 1959, DPhil (Oxon) 1956, DSc 1997. Rhodes Scholar 1953, Nuffield Travelling Fellow 1964, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science 1981.

Jim McLeod won Blues at the University of Sydney for rowing and rifle shooting, as well as rowing for the New South Wales crew in the Kings Cup.

In 1967 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Sydney, later becoming Associate Professor in 1970 and Bosch Professor in 1978, a position he held until retirement. From 1972 to 1978 he was Professor of Medicine at Sydney Hospital with clinical and teaching responsibilities there. He was the Foundation Bushell Professor of Neurology at the University of Sydney in 1978.

Jim has been actively involved in the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Australia since 1976 and was a member of their research advisory board for many years, including in the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman. He served on the Board of Directors of the Royal North Shore Hospital from 1978 to 1986, including as Vice-Chairman from 1982. In 1979, he was made Honorary Life Governor of the Australian Postgraduate Medical Foundation. From 1981–84, he served on the National Board of Directors of the Australian Brain Foundation, was President of the Australian Association of Neurologists and Director of the Australian Neurological Foundation. He was also a member of the Project Grants and Medical Research Committees of the National Health and Medical Research Council from 1976 to 1993.

Officer of the Order of Australia in 1986, for “service to medicine, particularly in the field of neurology”.[1] In 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal for “service to Australian society and science in clinical neuroscience”.

Life donor to the St Paul’s college Foundation.

  • For more details about his life CLICK HERE.
  • [Source: University of Sydney see link above]
  • SMH Obituary CLICK HERE

Wayne Phillip Priddle, b. 16 January 1957, d. Tasmania 31 May 2022. In College 1975-78. BEc 1983.

Dr Robert Stewart Cameron b. 1 December 1934, d. St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney 12 May 2022. In College 1952-757. MBBS 1958.

Eric Clyde Darley, b. 6 May 1927, d. Wahroonga 13 May 2022, formerly of Balgowlah Heights, in College 1945-48. BAgSci 1949.

William Arnold (Bill) Blakemore, b. 13 September 1941, d. 30 April 2022, in College 1960-62. BA 1966. Life donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation.

Dr Malcolm Lane-Brown

Dr Malcolm Macquarie Lane-Brown, in College 1954-61, b. 27 March 1936, d. 2 March 2022 late of Eastwood NSW. Commonwealth Scholar and winner of the Broughton Exhibition (bursary). BSc 1957, MBBS 1962. Whilst at Paul’s participated in Rawson Cup athletics, swimming, rugby and was captain of squash. He was also a member of the University swimming and water polo teams, Cellarmaster.

Malcolm’s 40 year career as a Specialist Dermatologist began as a medical officer at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst 1962-63. He was a member of Harvard Medical School, Australasian College of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, European Academy Dermatology and Vemereology. Life Donor to the St Paul’s College Foundation.

Terry Bolin

Associate Professor Terry Dorcen Bolin OAM, in College 1956-57, b. 12 August 1935, d. 24 February 2022. MBBS 1958, MRCP (Lond) 1964, MRACP 1966, MRCP (Edin) 1964, DCH (Lond) 1962, MD (UNSW) 1971. Trained in Sydney and London. Commonwealth Scholar, whilst at Paul’s participated in Rawson Cup rugby, water polo, member of the University rugby team, representative in the Australian Universities Team that played in Japan in 1956.

Terry was Senior Registrar at RPA Hospital before becoming a consulting physician there and Associate professor of medicine at UNSW; Consultant Emeritus Gastrointestinal and Liver Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital and Conjoint Associate Professor of Medicine, UNSW. Led a group of gastroenterologists in forming the GUT Foundation to promote public awareness and education of gut issues. A friend and mentor to many Australians living with chronic and life-threatening gut problems. Terry was responsible for the nation-wide promotion of bowel screening in Australia. Author of clinical papers throughout his 60-year career.

Awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2018 for services to medicine.

For a more detailed obituary see the GUT Foundation website

Brian Graf AO

Air Vice Marshal (Retired) Brian John Graf AO, in College 1956-59, b. 10 March 1937, d. 09 February 2022 at Cabrini Hospital, Brighton, VIC. BSc, BE(Aero)(Hons) 1960, University Medal 1960. Career Royal Australian Air Force Officer.

Air Vice Marshal B J Graf enlisted in the RAAF in 1954 as a cadet at the RAAF College (later the RAAF Academy). He completed two years of the course and was then attached to the University of Sydney where he completed his two degrees graduating in 1960 with the University Medal and First Class Honours. In December 1957 while attached to the University he graduated from RAAF College as a Pilot Officer and later in December 1958 he was promoted to Flying Officer.

His postings included Maintenance Squadron East Sale and Aircraft Research and Development Unit. In 1965 he was posted to a Mirage squadron as the Unit Engineer Officer and in 1966 to flying duties as a fighter pilot flying Sabre and Vampire aircraft. He was promotion to Squadron Leader in 1967.

Brian then attended the Empire Test Pilots School in the UK in 1967 graduating as a test pilot. In 1970 he was promoted to Wing Commander. In 1971 he attended the RAAF Staff College and spent the next two years as the Commanding Officer of a Maintenance Squadron. In 1974 he was posted to be Senior Engineer Staff Officer at Headquarters Operational Command where he was promoted to Group Captain in 1975. In 1977 he was appointed to the post of Staff Officer Aircraft Engineering at Headquarters Support Command. In 1979 he was posted within the Command to be Staff Officer Repair and Overhaul.

In 1981 he was promoted to Air Commodore and posted to Air Force Office Canberra as Director General of Aircraft Engineering. In 1985 Air Vice Marshal Graf attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in the UK and subsequently returned to Canberra to assume the post of Director General of Technical Plans in 1988. He was promoted to Air Vice-Marshal in 1989 and was appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff – Engineering. Later that year he was posted to be the Assistant Chief of the Air Staff Materiel.

Air Vice Marshal Graf retired from the permanent Air Force in October 1993. He spent the next three years as the Victorian Chairman of the Defence Industry Study Course. He retired in 1999 as the National President of the Defence and Industry Courses Association and operated a defence, engineering and aerospace consultancy business.


Made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Military Division in 1990 in recognition of service to the RAAF as Assistant Chief of the Air Staff-Materiel.

Brian was a regular donor to the College and the Foundation and was often seen at Union events after his retirement.


Dr Edward Summerbell

Dr Edward Britton Summerbell, b. 3 February 1926, d. Paddington NSW, 25 November 2021, at College 1944-47. MB BS 1950.

Sir Robert Woods CBE

The Hon Sir Robert Kynnersley Woods Kt CBE, in College 1957, b. 12 November 1939, d. 23 September 2021, in Dubbo, formerly of Wellington NSW and Port Moresby PNG. LLB 1966. Lawyer and Judge. Judge of the PNG National and Supreme Courts, part-time judge in NSW since 2000 on the District Court in Dubbo, chief commissioner of Scout Association of PNG, published many books on Scouting and authored many legal articles.

Made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1986 for services in law and a Knight Batchelor (Kt) in 2000 for his services to law and the community. He received the highest PNG Scouts commendation, the Kumul Award, in 2000 and a year later received the Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference Chairman’s Award. Life donor to St Paul’s College Foundation.

For the link to SMH obituary CLICK HERE. For a link to another obituary in PNG Attitude CLICK HERE.

Dr Nick Scott

Dr William Nicholas Wright (Nick) Scott, in College 1965-69, b. 17 January 1947, d. 21 September 2021 in Bathurst NSW. BVSc 1970. A long-serving Bathurst veterinarian gave a lifetime of care for animals big and small – and the occasional Mexican walking salamander. On his retirement in 2016 he was quoted in the Western Advocate (10 December 2016): “I’ve loved doing large animal work but enjoy working with small animals from cats to dogs and even lizards,” he said. “The weirdest I’ve worked with is probably camels. I once plugged a camel’s nose.”

After graduation Nick started working in a mixed practice in Goulburn and he married his first wife and had three children. He then set up his own practice and purchased a small farm, breeding Australian stockhorses and running sheep and cattle, before moving to Canowindra and then Parkes, working at different practices.

It was in Parkes where Dr Nick met his future wife, Gai, and he moved to Bathurst to be with her and set up his own practice in 1992. He joined as partner at Stewart Street Vet Hospital in 2005.

Photo credit: Western Advocate 10/12/2016

Jeremy Long OAM

Jeremy Phillip Merrick Long OAM, in College 1950-53, b. 11 April 1932, d. 9 September 2021 in Sydney, formerly of Glebe NSW. BA 1954. Anthropologist with the Northern Territory Welfare Branch: Patrol Officer 1955-57, Settlement Superintendent at Haasts Bluff 1958-59, and Research Officer 1960-68. In the Commonwealth Department of Aboriginal Affairs: Deputy Secretary 1975-82, Commissioner for Community Relations 1982-86. Visiting research fellow Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies from April 1987.

In the 1950s there were still Pintupi families living their traditional nomadic desert lifestyle who had no idea the First Fleet had arrived and changed their continent forever. In 1957 Jeremy Long was chosen to be a member of a special expedition to find out how many Aboriginal people were still living out in the desert – and whether any government help was needed. Jeremy was “a silent witness as the curtains came down on a culture that had endured for 40,000 years”.

Of the 48 individuals Long met on that first trip, all but three had never seen a white man before. “It must have been a bit of a shock to them,” said Long. “To think white people had been in the country for 200 years but there were still people out here who didn’t know it. They were still functioning in this unfriendly country, leading relatively happy lives in this hostile environment.” Between 1957 and 1964, Long took part in nine patrols to the Western Desert. It was a period of fundamental change.

(Extracts from an article about Colliding Worlds a touring exhibition by the National Museum of Australia in 2006 which explored more than 50 years of first contact between whites and the native peoples of the Western Desert, from 1932 to 1984)

Jeremy said at the opening of the exhibition: “it was pretty amazing seeing these people who are living quite independently in the desert with the tools they could make themselves, eating every day the food they could gather.”

One of Jeremy’s articles on the dispersal of Aboriginal peoples from the Western Desert can be found here:

Jeremy made a generous donation to the College in support of the Medical Alumni Scholarships in 2018 and more recently he gave to the College Archives some of his photos from the 1950s as ell as his College blazer from the time he was resident.

PICTURE: Gumatj leader, Galarrwuy Yunupingu (left) and Silas Roberts, NLC Chairman at Parliament House in 1977 with Jeremy Long and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, The Hon Ian Viner (right), looking at the two bark petitions presented to the House of Representatives in 1963. Source National Archives of Australia. see: Our history | Northern Land Council (

Dr Paul Harris

Dr Paul Livingstone Harris, in College 1970-72, b. 15 January 1944, d.14 August 2021 in Liverpool Hospital after heart surgery. BSc 1972, BVSc 1976. Paul was one of the original vets in the Macquarie Fields/Liverpool area. He established the Macquarie Fields Veterinary Clinic in the 1970s and it is still in operation today in Saywell Rd, Macquarie Fields. Life donor to St Paul’s college Foundation..

Michael Stedman

Michael Jon Stedman, in College 1965 – 67, b. 19 March 1947 and was brought up in Terrigal, d. 5 August 2021 in Sydney. A swimmer at College and completed BSc 1968 and BPharm 1972. A practicing pharmacist in Terrigal before being drawn into the horse racing industry. Occasional bookmaker but more importantly Michael forged a career as a bookdstock agent locally then permanently in New Zealand where he moved to Matamata in the 1985. He worked with major stables internationally and his choice of horses included significant wins such as El Segundo which won four Group One races including the 2007 Cox Plate. His reputation in the industry was renowned and his obituary has appeared in several international racing industry journals. For a detailed obituary CLICK HERE

James Brownlow

James Gordon Brownlow, in College 1945-49, b. 27 August 1927, d. 13 July 2021. Late of Edgecliff NSW. BArch 1950 and alumnus of Narrabri High School.

Revd John McDonald

Revd John Edwin McDonald, Fellow 1990 – 2005, b. 14 March 1935, d. 9 June 2021. Late of Woolooware Shores, Taren Point and of Sans Souci. Graduated from Moore Theological College. Served in four Parishes – St Luke’s Mosman, All Saint’s Parramatta, St Augustin’s Stanmore, St Basil’s Artarmon. Served on the NSW Ecumenical Council for over 30 years. A member of the Board of and chairman for a time of The Sydney Provident Fund; a member of the Sydney Diocese Superannuation Fund, after retirement was a Trustee of Macquarie Park Cemetery.

Dr John Blogg AM

Dr John Rowan Blogg AM, in College 1950-54, b. 8 July 1931, d. 25 May 2021 in Melbourne. BVSc 1955, MARCVS, DipACVO, MSc Kansas StateU. Veterinarian, pioneering in veterinary ophthalmology, mentor to the veterinary community. Academic Associate Senior Lecturer, School of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne; Honorary Veterinarian, Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, 1956-1987, Honorary Life Governor, 1965; President, International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology; established a specialist animal ophthalmology practice, since 1968; Author/Co-Author of The Eye in Veterinary Practice, 3 volumes; Everydog, Eye Examination in the Performance Horse, and Eye Injuries. AM 2012. Rowan was a Life Member of the Foundation.

“A stalwart of the veterinary profession and pioneer of veterinary ophthalmology, Dr Rowan Blogg recently passed away, just a few weeks prior to his 90th birthday. He is fondly remembered for his love of the profession, his mentorship and guidance of many in the veterinary community, and his skill and knowledge as Australia’s preeminent veterinary eye specialist.

“Rowan Blogg grew up riding horses on the outskirts of Melbourne, which led to his love of animals and a desire to become a veterinarian. He resided at St Paul’s College, Sydney University, where he studied Veterinary Medicine. He began large animal practice in Gippsland, but under the mentorship of Stan Dennis he switched to small animal practice,” said Dr Blogg’s son Dr James Blogg.

“After setting up his practice in Armadale, he began to provide honorary services to Lady Nell Seeing Eye Dog School, where he noticed many of the dogs had visual problems. Dr Dennis then suggested Rowan pursue studies in ophthalmology in Kansas, United States, where he completed his Master’s degree. Upon returning to Australia, he built Malvern Animal Hospital, which eventually housed his speciality eye practice.”

Liam Bathgate

Liam Donald Bathgate, in College 1968-70, b. 2 January 1950, d. 10 May 2021, of Chippendale and Freeman’s Reach. At College he was involved in Mummers and the University of Sydney Union. Journalist with AAP, communicator and senior political party roles including: Chief of Staff to Office of the Leader of the NSW Opposition, the Hon Barry O’Farrell AO, 2007-08; General Secretary of the NSW National Party 1992-97; Principal Private Secretary to the Leader of the Federal National Party, the Rt Hon Ian Sinclair AC 1984-87; and Press Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party of Australia, the Rt Hon Doug Anthony AC CH 1979-84. Also Public Affairs Manager for the Sydney Harbour Tunnel JV 1987-92, Tenix 1997-2007, Australian Public Affairs 2008-2014, and owner of Belman Consulting from 2008.

Chris Ashton

Christopher (Chris) Philip Mackenzie Ashton, in College 1960-63, Assistant Sub-Warden 1970-71, b. 2 June 1941, d. 5 May 2021 in Buenos Aires from COVID related illness. At College he was involved in Mummers, social rugby, was the editor of Yakai 1963. BA(Hons III) 1964, BLitt (Oxon) 1968. Journalist in Australia, UK, PNG and South Africa, documentary film maker, author. He wrote for the Pacific Island Monthly, Reuters and the ABC while working in PNG 1968-69, worked for ABC, NBA, The Australian and SMH in Kenya and Rhodesia. Author: ‘Markham Tom’, the memoirs of Tom Leahy 2004; Geebung – The Story of Australian Polo 1993; producer: Nation Emerging 1975 [Shell Award 1975 for best documentary film]. Polo player since 1965 when he played for Oxford against Cambridge and was the mark for Cambridge’s no. 1 player, HRH Prince Charles, freelance travel writer at Repeat Traveller from 2015, content and online producer for TripADeal from 2016, online editor and journalists for Time to Roam Australia Pty Ltd 2015-16, editor at Switchboard Media, manager and producer at Yahoo!7 2006-12. For detailed obituaries see: SMH and PNG Attitude.

Ian Andrew

Ian Francis Andrew, in College 1953, b. 27 September 1934, d. 24 March 2021 in Canberra. RAAF Point Cook.

Dr Tony Pickett-Heaps

Dr Anthony Adrian (Tony) Pickett-Heaps, in College 1962-67, b. 09 December 1941, d. 23 February 2021. MB BS 1968, University Blue for Australian Rules. Gynaecologist, between 1968 and 1971 worked at Sydney Hospital, St Margaret’s hospital Sydney and the women’s Hospital Sydney. In 1972 Blacktown Hospital then 1973-76 in London before returning as Visiting Medical Officer to St Margaret’s, Balmain and the Royal Hospital for Women. FRACOG, FRCOG.

Dr Fred Berry

Dr Francis Robert (Fred) Berry, in College 1950-56, b. 07 June 1931 in Trundle, d. 10 February 2021 in Orange. Senior Student 1955, University football, Commonwealth Scholar 1951-56, MB BS 1956. Medical practitioner, Director of the Department of Anaesthetics Resuscitation at Sydney Hospital from 1963, consultant anaesthetist and researcher to medical organisations and governments in Australia, Philippines and UK. FANZCA. Fred was Life Member of the Foundation.

The Hon Henric Nicholas QC

The Hon William Henric Nicholas QC, in College 1958-61, Fellow 1987-2006, Chairman of Council 2002-06, b. 2 July 1941 in Orange, d. 23 January 2021 in Sydney. BA 1961 LLB 1964. Barrister, described as “dynamite”. After graduation he joined law firm Stephen Jaques and Stephen as a solicitor and later spent time in Europe including serving at the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva. Admitted to the NSW Bar 1966 he became a sought-after Sydney barrister and was appointed QC in 1981. Among many roles in the law and the community Henric was a Sydney University rugby coach, councillor of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, vice-president of the Mt Wilson Brigade Rural Fire Service, member of the Ethics Committee for Westmead Children’s Hospital, Vice-President NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Assistant Commissioner at ICAC, a member of the Legal Profession Disciplinary Tribunal and later the Legal Services Division of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal. Between 1988 and 2001 he ran a small Aberdeen Angus stud at Willow Tree.

He was sworn in as a NSW Supreme Court Judge in February 2003, serving for 10 years, and maintained multiple community roles and through his chairmanship of the Kimberley Foundation of Australia acquired several indigenous art works two of these he kindly donated to the College in 2014 and 2015 (see

Henric was one of our regular and generous benefactors a Life Member of the Foundation and and member of the ‘Oval Donor Circle’ in the Shape Tomorrow Appeal for the Ivan Head and McMillan Buildings. Click here for an obituary published in AFR on 26 January 2021 and click here for another published in SMH on 27 January.

Ant Crichton-Brown

Robert Anthony (Ant) Crichton-Brown, in College 1962, b. 22 July 1943, d. 10 January 2021 in London from COVID-19 complications. A much respected international investor and pastoralist, executive chairman Lumley Insurance Group 1965-2003. Anthony was also an active member of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and a polo player who attended Geelong Grammar, Sydney University and Harvard Business School.

Ant was a generous benefactor to the College and member of the ‘1856 Donor Circle’ in the Shape Tomorrow Appeal for the Ivan Head and McMillan Buildings.

For his his SMH Obituary CLICK HERE.


Dr Richard Hawker

Dr Richard Elkington Hawker, in College 1960-65, b. 24 September 1941, d. 14 December 2020 at Berala, late of Bathurst, Glebe and Parramatta. MBBS 1966. A highly respected Paediatric Cardiologist at Westmead Children’s Hospital who also gave his time in PNG performing life-saving operations there.

Brigadier David Buring AM

Brigadier David Lindsay Howard Buring AM, in College 1964-65, b. 22 June 1942, d. 20 November 2020. BE(Hons) 1966. A career officer in the Royal Australian Engineers including service in Vietnam 1966-67 as Commander 2 Troop 1 Field Squadron. His career in the Army saw him rise to the rank of Brigadier and Director General Service Conditions. Later he was National Secretary of the Order of Australia Association. Made a member of the Order of Australia in 1992.

Pic – David Buring as an Australian Army Captain in Vietnam 1966

Peter Griffin

Peter Charles Ethersey Griffin, in College 1954-56, b. 20 November 1936, d. 24 October 2020 at Wagga Wagga. BA 1956. Solicitor in private practice in Wagga Wagga and in his early years he worked in Central Australia and the Central Highlands of PNG. In 1964-5 he worked in Antarctic with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition. In 1965-67 he was Assistant Manager of Palm Island and manager of the Yannabah and Northern Peninsula Areas with the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Inland Affairs. Second Lieutenant in the CMF 1962.

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. To read the eulogy given by one of his sons, Angus, at his funeral in the College Chapel, click here.

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. An obituary for Derek by Lloyd Waddy can be found here.

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.


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.


Alfred James Milson, in College 1947-48, b. 22 June 1928, d. 20 December 2018.

Prof Warren James Pengille AM RFD, in College 1957-62, b. 7 November 1938, d. 11 December 2018. BA 1960, MComm, DSc (Newc), FCPA, FAICD.

Herbert James Cannington, in College 1954-59, b. 23 July 1935, d November 2018. BA 1957, LLB 1959.

Charles Edward Armitage, in College 1978-81, b. 4 June 1959, d. 15 November 2018. BEc 1981, LLB 1983. Partner at Allens.

Denis Michael Magoffin, in College 1957-58, 1960-61, b. 19 July 1938, d. 9 October 2018. BArch 1964.

Dr Richard Michael “Mick” McCredie, in College 1949-50, 1952-55, Fellow 1972-2004, b. 12 November 1930, d. 28 October 2018. MBBS 1956. A College benefactor.

Dr Hugh Annesley Williams in College 1961-65, b. 16 September 1942, d. 6 October 2018. MBBS 1966.

Ian Gordon Scott in College 1956-58, b. 23 March 1935, d. 28 September 2018. BArch 1959.

Revd Dr John Beer, Clerical Fellow 1980-2014, b. 18 February 1931, d. 23 September 2018.

Dr Graham Hugh Basil Hart, in College 1949-55, B. 28 June 1931, d. 16 September 2018. MBBS 1956.

Brian Francis Edward Donnolley, in College 1957, b. 1 November 1936, Sydney, d. 16 June 2018 in Seattle Washington USA. BA (DNG).

Bruce Neil Procter Benjamin AO OBE, in College 1950-53, b. 20 December 1931, d. 3 June 2018. MBBS 1956, FRACS, FACS (Hon).

Dr Peter Geoffrey Graham Carter, in College 1942, 1946-51, b. 3 August 1923, d. May 2018. MBBS 1954.

Dr William Edmond Sweetapple, in College 1950-53, b. 13 May 1928, d. 20 May 2018. MBBS 1954.

Hamilton Arthur Harvey Sutton, in College 1949-1953, b. 7 September 1930, d. 03 April 2018. LLB 1955.

Revd Peter James Whittaker Blackburn, in College 1968-69, b. 9 January 1947, d. 14 January 2018. BA 1969. Anglican Curate and Rector in the UK 1972 – 1985; Anglican Chaplain in Italy. Benefactor to the College through his estate.