John (Johnny) Hunt (Class of 1920)

John Hunt is remembered as a brilliant rugby player who represented Queensland from 1923-25 and Australia in two Tests in 1924 as five-eighth. Hunt taught at Ipswich Grammar School from 1922-29 and was a highly-regarded rugby coach, later continuing his career at Church of England Grammar School and Brisbane State High School. #yourplaceinhistory #igs

Sir William Alan Thompson Summerville (Class of 1921)

William Summerville enjoyed cricket at Ipswich Grammar School and was a determined, short, compact figure on the rugby field. In 1922 he was appointed a ‘learner in entomology’ in the Department of Agriculture and Stock, Brisbane whilst he studied part-time at the University of Queensland.

In 1929 Summerville was promoted to Assistant-Entomologist and posted to Nambour to work on horticultural crops. His early research, reported in the Queensland Agricultural Journal, was on the scale insects of citrus and the spiny and bronze bugs of orange-trees. He found that oil sprays were a more effective means of control than the growers’ hazardous method of fumigating with cyanide. Summerville was the first to identified and documented the destructive mealybug.

Summerville was made Director of Horticulture in 1945. Two years later he was appointed Director of Plant Industry: his division embraced agriculture, horticulture, agricultural chemistry, entomology, plant pathology and botany. In 1957 he was elected President of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science. He became Under-Secretary of the department in 1958 and its Director-General in 1959.

As Agent-General in London, Summerville proved a buoyant, convivial advocate of his State’s interests. In 1968 he was Knighted for his work in horticulture. Back in Queensland, he chaired the Sugar Board. #igsoldboys

James Thomas Finimore (Class of 1922)

A dentist, Finimore was a former Mayor of Ipswich and chairman of the Board of Trustees at Ipswich Grammar School. He was awarded the CBE in 1968.

Reginald Hardwick (Jim) Foote (Class of 1922)

Attended The Southport School in 1923 before enrolling at Sydney University where he studied dentistry. He practised in Mosman, played for the Waratahs and represented Australia in three Tests against New Zealand in 1924-25. He toured New Zealand in 1925, but did not play in Tests. He was selected for the 1927-28 tour of the UK/US but declined due to his studies.

Allan Morrison MA (Class of 1929)

Allan Morrison won the Lilley medal in 1925, the Byrnes medal in 1927 and a state open scholarship to the University of Queensland (B.A., 1933; M.A., 1935) where he graduated with first-class honours in history. He became reader in history at Queensland University and was a member of the committee responsible for establishing the Queensland Archives.

Hamilton Stuart Patterson (Class of 1929)

Following war service as a medical officer in the RAAMC he was a General Practitioner in Ipswich for 35 years and the Sunshine Coast for 25 years. A foundation member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in England in 1953, he was co-founder of the Royal Australian CGP in 1958. He enjoyed a long involvement with St John’s Ambulance, Rotary, the Society of St Andrew and community affairs.