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Allan Arthur Morrison (Class of 1929)

At school, Morrison won the Lilley Medal in 1925, the TJ Byrnes Medal in 1927 and an open scholarship to UQ in 1929. He graduated BA in 1933 and MA in 1935 with first-class honours in history. He trained as a school teacher and commenced at Charleville State School in 1935, but joined the staff [...]

2019-12-02T13:14:24+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Allan Arthur Morrison (Class of 1929)

Dr Donald Cameron OBE (Class of 1917)

Donald Alastair Cameron, son of Dr John Cameron and grandson of Headmaster Donald Cameron, graduated BA (1921), MB (1927) and BS (1931) from the University of Sydney. He worked as a doctor in Ipswich and in 1940 transferred from the Militia, where he held the rank of captain, to the Australian Army Medical Corps, as [...]

2019-12-02T13:09:58+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Dr Donald Cameron OBE (Class of 1917)

Maxwell Norris DFM (Class of 1937)

Max Norris enlisted in the RAAF in 1942 and commenced operations as a wireless operator/air gunner in 466 Squadron. On his tenth bombing mission the Halifax in which he was flying was badly damaged over Germany. Most of the crew was injured, the pilot critically. Norris managed to nurse the stricken aircraft back to England, [...]

2019-12-18T14:53:45+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Maxwell Norris DFM (Class of 1937)

Maurice Dalton (Class of 1937)

Maurice Dalton also enlisted in the RAAF in 1942 and trained as a pilot. He commenced operational flying in Avro Lancaster bombers in 44 (Rhodesian) Squadron in December 1944, which suffered the third-highest casualty rate of any Bomber Command squadron. At the end of the war he piloted several of the Exodus flights, which brought [...]

2019-12-18T14:49:51+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Maurice Dalton (Class of 1937)

Sir James Blair KCMG (Class of 1888)

James William Blair was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1894. In 1902, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly and in 1903 became Attorney-General as well as Minister for Mines in 1904. He introduced several important law reforms before losing his ministerial offices in 1907, regaining them later, and finally losing his seat at [...]

2019-12-18T14:50:48+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Sir James Blair KCMG (Class of 1888)

Colonel Arthur Graham Butler DSO (Class of 1890)

On 25 April 1915, Major Arthur Graham Butler, medical officer of the 9th Battalion, was one of the first men ashore at Anzac Cove. He climbed the cliffs and set up his first-aid post between 400 Plateau and Bolton’s Ridge. For his efforts on that day, ‘for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attending [...]

2019-12-02T12:36:13+00:00 December 16th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Colonel Arthur Graham Butler DSO (Class of 1890)

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