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Dr Malcolm Whyte AO (Class of 1937)

Henry Malcolm (Mickey) Whyte, whose father was the Congregational minister in Ipswich, was dux of IGS in 1937. He graduated from UQ BSc in 1942 and MB BS in 1944 with a University Medal. A shortage of civilian doctors meant that his repeated attempts to enlist in the army were not successful until May 1945, [...]

2019-12-02T09:11:20+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Dr Malcolm Whyte AO (Class of 1937)

Dr ]ohn Bradfield CMG (Class of 1885)

John Job Crew Bradfield graduated BE from the University of Sydney with a Gold Medal in 1889 and ME with first Class honours and a University Medal in 1896. He joined the New South Wales Department of Public Works and in 1909 was promoted, assistant engineer. In 1912, he submitted designs for both a suspension [...]

2019-12-02T09:08:47+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Dr ]ohn Bradfield CMG (Class of 1885)

Thomas Welsby (Class of 1874)

Thomas Welsby began his career in the Bank of New South Wales before becoming an accountant. He later became a member of the Brisbane Stock Exchange, a director of the Royal Bank of Queensland and chairman of directors of Queensland Brewery Ltd. He eventually entered Parliament in 1911 after winning the seat of North Brisbane [...]

2019-11-25T16:34:29+00:00 November 25th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Thomas Welsby (Class of 1874)

Old Boys welcome Class 156

It is a momentous week for the graduating Year 12s with many formalities and emotional moments. One such event that has become synonymous with their final week is the special breakfast where the Old Boys have the opportunity to officially welcome the newest members and present them with the Old Boy Badges.   The 156th [...]

2019-11-14T14:22:38+00:00 November 14th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Old Boys welcome Class 156

Architect award winner Shane Thompson

Shane Thompson (Class of 1973) has received over 80 awards and prizes for his architectural designs. After graduation, Shane pursued his interest in drawing by enrolling in a part-time architecture degree at QUT while working to pay his way. In 1976 he went on a tour of Europe to explore the many architectural sites which [...]

2019-11-08T12:26:19+00:00 November 8th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Architect award winner Shane Thompson

Criminologist Professor John Braithwaite

Professor John Braithwaite (Class of 1968) graduated from the University of Queensland in 1972 majoring in psychology and anthropology which he followed with a PhD in sociology the following year. John then went into a teaching career, including a Fullbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California. He followed this with taking up a position [...]

2019-11-08T11:00:50+00:00 November 8th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Criminologist Professor John Braithwaite

Dr William (Fred) From

Dr William From (Class of 1973) was the son of Ipswich Grammar School’s Oldest living Old Boy,  Fred From AO (Class of 1935) who turned 101. William was also affectionately called Fred while at school.   Dr From graduated with first-class honours in physics from the University of Queensland and was awarded a PhD in [...]

2019-11-01T08:41:53+00:00 November 1st, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Dr William (Fred) From

Old Boy’s retail legacy

Robin's Kitchens are an iconic brand seen in many shopping centres around the country. The first store was opened in 1976 and was an enterprise by Old Boy Robin Brace (Class of 1959). Starting in a role at a retail chain called Pennys, Robin began in the office and accounts section. The chain was soon [...]

2019-10-28T11:58:22+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Old Boy’s retail legacy

Former Rural Mayor honoured

Old Boy Ray Brown (Class of 1979) was recognised with an Order of Australia this year for Service to Local Government, and the Community. The former Mayor of Western Downs Regional Council has served Local Government for over 30 years and has also been a former Gas Fields Commissioner and Board Director of Local Government [...]

2019-10-17T13:45:33+00:00 October 17th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Former Rural Mayor honoured

Berry blowing the whistle at Rugby World Cup

Nic Berry (Class of 2001) is currently in Japan as one of the many international referees at this year's Rugby World Cup. The former Queensland Reds scrumhalf began his refereeing career in 2015 and has quickly risen in the ranks to become one of Australia's premier referees.   After school Nic represented Australia in the [...]

2019-10-15T08:15:17+00:00 October 14th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Berry blowing the whistle at Rugby World Cup