Requiescat in pace

Notifications received about deaths of Paulines

This year:

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 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 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 and Life Member of the Foundation. Click here for an obituary published in AFR on 26 January 2021 and click here for another published in SMH on 27 January.


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.



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.

David Buring as an Australian Army Captain in Vietnam 1966

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.



The fountain in the College Quad given by the Trigg family in memory of Tim’s brother Michael Trigg (at Paul’s 1960-64).

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.