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Lincoln Line issue 51 | spring 2012

coln art at lin eads hr the red t mural... page 18

honouring the life of Datuk Dr Sam Abraham diamond jubilee celebration residents recognised for their abilities

contents from the principal .............................................. 3 academic ............................................................ 5 scholarships ....................................................... 6 thanks to our donors .......................................... 8 from the chairman ........................................... 10 creative writing ............................................... 12 girls night in ..................................................... 14 jubilee celebration ........................................... 16 the red threads mural ...................................... 18 art at lincoln ..................................................... 19 sam’s story ....................................................... 23 Q&A .................................................................. 24 alumni reunion ................................................. 26 student success ............................................... 27 thanks for dropping in ..................................... 28 alumni news ..................................................... 29 LCAA and you...................................................30 vale......................................................................32 Lincoln Line Lincoln Line is the official magazine of Lincoln College. It provides news and information about the College to alumni, students, parents and the broader Lincoln community. Lincoln Line is published bi-annually in Autumn and Spring with a circulation of 2500. It can also be found online at

events 20 October 2012: Valedictory Dinner 21 October 2012: Alumni Pub Afternoon 31 October 2012: Applications deadline for 2013 – first round 27 November 2012: Suppliers Breakfast 2 December 2012: Family BBQ at College 23 February 2013: Move in day – Welcome Freshers! 24 February 2013: Move in day – returning residents 25 May 2013: Annual Alumni Dinner - SAVE THE DATE!

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Editors: Ms Bec Pannell, Dr Jordan Bell & Ms Sara Lim Design & Print: Sara Lim and Openbook Howden Design & Print Contributors: Sarah Ahern, Helen Ahrens, Liz Allen, Nastasia Bassili, Dr Jordan Bell, Rachel Bills, Carly Cannon, Jack Condous, Ria Damp, Katie Dowse, Melanie Everard, Dr Stephanie Hester, Tim Hodgson, Yuka Kondo, Erin Launer, Sara Lim, Bec Pannell, Dr Gregor Ramsey AM, Anastasia Tsimourtos, Kate Watts, Matt Woliansky, Tigan Woolson Photos taken by: Rodney Magazinovic and Sha-Nin Cheong Cover image: ‘Untitled 1’ (Charcoal / Ink) by Matt Woliansky, Overall Student Winner in the 2012 Lincoln College Art Competition. Mailing Address Lincoln Line Lincoln College 45 Brougham Place North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

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from the principal Seeing the diamonds I am sitting here planning 2013. How did that happen? Where has 2012 gone? We have held over 10 events that welcomed alumni back to College including academic panels, a garden party and a balcony reopening; travelled overseas and interstate for reunions and recruitment; launched a book; held a hugely successful art exhibition and raised over $15 000 for our scholarship fund. We have danced, sung, painted, swum and run our way through 2012 at quite a pace. Balancing this social calendar are our outstanding semester one academic results – 95% pass rate of all subjects sat, with some extremely high achievers attaining all High Distinctions in demanding degrees such as engineering and pure mathematics. And on top of all of this, our students have raised awareness about issues affecting those who don’t have the same opportunities and conditions that we have or who need our help. We have planted trees for national tree planting day, run the City to Bay, talked about HIV Aids, raised thousands for breast care nurses, prostate cancer research and the Royal Flying Doctors, quizzed the Australian Global Ambassador for Women

and Girls (the Hon Penny Williams), met inspirational men and women such as Dr Luc from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Rev Amel Manyon from the Sudan. In amongst all of this excitement and chaos, artist-in-residence Sally Heinrich has worked away at a mural that symbolises the cultural diversity and friendship of Lincoln College. And alongside her, students have added their creative pieces to the mural, mosaics to the garden, and pieces for the art exhibition. When people ask me what I do – I tell them I help to change lives. I am in a very fortunate position where my job is to provide students with opportunities to learn about themselves as they forge their identities. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a mind expand and learn new things about the world and about the self. In 2012 I had this experience several times over, but none was more satisfying than the week we hosted the Hon Penny Williams, and attended a breakfast to celebrate the millionth birthing kit – something that we had helped to achieve. Sitting there with 10 Lincolnites, as they saw what their small actions had meant – a 40% reduction in deaths in childbirth – was quite a moment. To see the look on Senior Tutor issue 51 spring 2012 | 3

Liz Allen’s face as she recognized in the guest speaker the changes she as a doctor could make in the world over the coming years, and the tangible excitement of students as they planned how they could help Dr Luc, was a moment that cemented for me that Lincoln College does important work too. When academics meets social impetus and inspiration, the world shifts. There is something extremely wonderful that happens when the students take those bold steps to “network” – to step forward and ask a question of a visiting scholar or researcher, to question the results presented to them, or to ask what they and the college can do to assist the campaign to reduce poverty, death in childbirth, etc. But most satisfying of all is to

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see those questions become actions and results and achievements. Our motto for this year has been to “see the diamond” in each of our students. It has been a salutary lesson, and one to live by into the future. When you expect the diamond to be there, and are willing to put a little more elbow grease into polishing, or you view the uncut gem from a different angle, you learn a lot about yourself as well as those you live with. My very sincere thanks to all of you who contribute time, money and support to Lincoln. Together we are making a difference. Bec Pannell

Principal and CEO

academic As Academic Dean at Lincoln I have the ongoing pleasure of witnessing students growing as autonomous thinkers and researchers, becoming more specialised in their knowledge, more independent in their study habits and, perhaps most importantly, more confident as lifelong learners and practitioners. Our cohort continues to go from strength to strength in terms of academic performance, as reflected in the results our students gained in their first semester (thanks to Brock Hermans, our Academic Tutor in Mathematics and Statistics, for his help in the data preparation). Our cohort at UniSA had a particularly strong first semester in 2012; the fifty-one students in this cohort undertook 173 subjects, 96% of which were passed. 94% of our students from the University of Adelaide passed all of their subjects, and, remarkably, the ever-growing contingent of Flinders University students posted a 100% pass rate! Both the University of Adelaide and UniSA cohorts averaged Credits in their subjects, while the Flinders Cohort averaged Distinctions; fifty-eight High Distinctions were awarded to Lincoln students in Semester One of 2012. The list of students who excelled in their studies is almost too long to give in this short piece. At UniSA Catherine Bolesworth, Jamie Bowd, Douglas Carrison, Stephanie Farquharson, Lynsey Hearn, Casey Hutchesson, Kay Khine, Shavaughn Mihan, Chelsey Rothall, Steven Trumble, Kate Watts, Heidi Weidenbach and Courtney Wiese all achieved Distinction averages in their studies. At the University of Adelaide Nicola Bilton, Brock Hermans and Callum Woodward achieved straight High Distinctions in their

studies; Jaimi Gray received three High Distinctions and one Distinction. Ashleigh Jones, Thomas Kuys, Stacey Kyrimis, Amanda Milster, Rosie O’Reilly, Jacquelyn Pass, Josiah Saunders and Erin Taylor maintained strong Distinction averages. At Flinders University Elizabeth Bennett, Molly Reynolds and Alli Wilson received GPAs above 5.75, with Elizabeth Bennett recording a GPA of 6.72. It is very pleasing to note that a significant number of the students listed here are members of College leadership groups, playing key roles in the Residential, Academic or College Club teams; this, to my mind, reflects that our students are developing not just academically but in all aspects of their lives. Our students at Lincoln are remarkable, and we are constantly grateful for the support we receive to support them. This year we have run a number of Professional Development sessions, where Lincoln Alumni have returned to College to give our current students insight into career opportunities in the fields of Science, Health Science, Law, Business and the Arts. These sessions have been extremely well received by students, and we hope to build on this initiative in 2013. In response to requests made by our students, we have acquired Academic Resources including a range of Scientific slide sets, 3D Molecular Modelling Kits, an electronic whiteboard and a range of other key journals and study aids. These resources will enhance the futures of our students and the communities that they will one day work within; communities that, I believe, will be very well served by these remarkable young men and women. Dr Stephanie Hester

Assistant Dean

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scholarships Residents recognized for their all round abilities The Lincoln College residential community was joined by honourable guest the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce and the members of the College’s Council on Monday 23rd April 2012 to present the College’s hardworking university students with a total of 17 scholarships. Before presenting the scholarships, His Excellency lauded collegians and the 2012

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scholarship winners for their good work and outstanding efforts in showcasing the best of residential living. “One of the most significant benefits of your attendance in Lincoln College is the presence of such a diverse group of students” he told the gathering. In his address, His Excellency said: “The opportunity to study and mix with such a diverse range of students not only provides a richly rewarding educational experience, but it also helps us to understand the motives and aspirations of our neighbours.”

The Council and the Scholarships Committee would like to congratulate the winners: Tom Caldow Accounting, Victoria Jubilee Scholarship Erin Launer Education and Arts, Mount Gambier Jubilee Scholarship

Ashlee Weidenbach Development Studies, Murchison VIC Jane Smith Scholarship

Simone Treloar Science, Penola Part-Henderson Scholarship (Return)

Aaron Soh Architecture, Malaysia Colombo Spirit Scholarship

Renee Biele Arts, Port Lincoln Part-Henderson Scholarship (Return)

Fran McInerney Nursing, Mount Gambier Andrew Smith Scholarship

Jessica Alderslade Architecture, Barossa Valley Colombo Spirit Scholarship

Jessica Miral Arts/Law, Melbourne Andrew Smith Scholarship

Alli Wilson Paramedic Studies, Mount Gambier Henderson Scholarship (Entry)

Elizabeth Bennett Clinical Sciences MBSS, Durwah NSW Frank Hambly Scholarship Hannah Pham Medicine, Mount Gambier Frank Hambly Scholarship Lachlan Angus Medicine, Melbourne Frank Hambly Scholarship Fiona Thuy Dentistry, Victoria Jane Smith Scholarship

Alice Gersch Physiotherapy, Kadina Henderson Scholarship (Entry) Nicole Dmochowska Molecular and Drug Design, Mount Gambier Henderson Scholarship (Entry) Megan Treloar Health Science, Penola Part-Henderson Scholarship (Return)

Featured image: His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce speaking at the Scholarship Dinner. Below (L-R): 1. Mr Dave Lamb, Tom Caldow, His Excellency & Erin Launer. 2. Hannah Pham, Fiona Thuy, Dr Stephanie Hester & Jessica Alderslade. 3. Max Bernardi, Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Harcourt AO & Elizabeth Allen (Senior Tutor). 4. Mr Dave Lamb, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce & Mr. Graham Alcock with the Ben Henderson Scholarship winners.

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thanks to our donors Continuous improvements thanks to you!


We are slowly heading towards our goals. We still need donations to the kitchenette upgrades. The kitchenettes are where the students gather to talk, play board games, hold parties and cook for each other.

Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Helen Ahrens (Alumna 2009 – 2011) Neville Arthur (Alumnus 1958 – 1961) Allison Ashby Linda Bastick Jordan & Ian Bell Susan Bethune (Alumna 1993 – 2000) Samuel Blake (Alumnus 2001 – 2003) Kym & Dianne Boxall (Alumni 1970 – 1973) Chloe Carson (Alumna 2005 – 2006) Dilip Chirmuley (Alumnus 1973) Michael Clegg (Alumnus 1957 – 1961) Jonathan Creek (Alumnus 1998 – 2001) Andrew Duguid (Alumnus 1952 – 1953) Michael Edgeloe (Alumnus 1959 – 1961) Jillian Ewing (Alumna 1996 – 2000) Barbara Fenner (Alumna 1975) Malcolm Ferguson (Alumnus 1960 – 1966) Graham Fricker (Alumnus 1952 – 1953) Peter Gunn Tim Harcourt (Alumnus 1983 – 1985) Robert Heddle (Alumnus 1965) Graham Henderson Watkins (Alumnus 1953 – 1955) Gillian Hund

Keep Lincoln´s future bright and donate with me to the following opportunities: • Jubilee Scholarship Fund • Kitchenette upgrades for KMB, Scott and Administration ($5000 each upgrade) • Library and Academic resources • General bursary fund - change a life, ensure a future A huge thanks to those who have already donated to the this year’s annual appeal. We are grateful for your generosity, support and belief in the College’s students. Our students will change lives, thanks for helping to change theirs. Bec Pannell

Principal and CEO

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Featured image (pg 9): “The Essence of Lincoln” by Kate Watts, People’s Choice Winner of Lincoln College Art Exhibition 2012.

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from the chairman I have been privileged to be Chair of Lincoln College Council for almost three years. Lincoln Line gives me the opportunity to look back over those three years and forward to the period ahead. I was not an alumnus of Lincoln although its beginnings coincide with my period as an undergraduate at the University of Adelaide. I learned much at the time about living away from home to study, with my father a country schoolteacher and pillar of the Methodist Church and me a House Master at Prince Alfred College. And like today’s residents I learned some things about life, too, that have held me in good stead ever since. The College, now in its celebratory 60th year, and the Church, have both come a long way since 1952 when it all began: the Church now Uniting, and Lincoln home to men and women, from all Australian states/territories and overseas bringing a range of religions and values. Over the three years I have seen much that should make Lincolnites proud: significant improvement in academic performances, a new spirit emerging where sound leadership comes from the most unexpected sources, community engagement with International Night, the annual Scholarship Dinner, Boys’ and Girls’ 10 | LincolnLine

Nights In to support breast and prostate cancer and joy in inter-college events where participating wholeheartedly is more important than winning. I have met many alumni over the three years. They tend to aggregate as you would expect according to their time in College. They enjoy the nostalgia of coming back, to remember the place as it was, prompted by what they see now. There has been something of a changing of the guard as new people have stepped up to support the College and some have fallen away maybe because it is not like it was. Nor can it be: the challenge to the Council is to look ahead: what does the future hold? We have new scholarships and we need more; we have refurbished the various heritage buildings but we cannot afford to do much more at the moment apart from keeping the ravages of time at bay. As I write the Council is reviewing strategic plans that will stand us in good stead for the coming challenges. I was privileged to have dinner with some Lincoln alumni from Malaysia in KL earlier this year. It was a grand night with three tranches of former residents represented: old timers from the 50s/60s, mid termers from the 80s and

recent alumni from the last 15 years: a good mix for me to learn how things have changed, how they have remained the same, and how important Lincoln was to all of them. Lincolnites should know that we have a dedicated, hardworking Council, a staff that is receptive to change, forward looking and ready to explore opportunities to advance the College. Lincoln has, is and will do much for the young people we have the responsibility to develop. And how much better that is than coping alone in a strange environment in a city where they have few friends. Lincoln we thank you! Dr Gregor Ramsey AM

Chair of Council

Featured image (pg 10): (L-R) June Loh, Dr Gregor Ramsey AM and wife Liz Wauchope at the KL Reunion Dinner. Featured image (pg 11): (L-R) Mrs George Ananda, Cheryl-Lynne Kulasingham, Dr George Ananda and Lynn Kulasingham. Above: (L-R) Current residents Melissa Ting, Hide Seki, alumnus Alex Tang and Nithi Nesadurai.

Lincolnite Tim Harcourt (Alumnus 1983-86), the J.W. Neville fellow at the Australian School of Business, has been appointed as an Advisor on the International Engagement by the South Australian Government, looking to improve its international strategy. We would like to congratulate Mr. Harcourt on the new position! Follow Tim on Twitter:

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creative writing heading Prizes in the Lincoln College Creative Writing Competition were awarded at Formal Dinner on 7th May 2012. First prize in prose went to Rebecca Hill, for her short story ‘The Hunt’. Second prize went to Sophia Hyland for her short story ‘The Divine Adversity’, and Rosie O’Reilly won third prize for her story ‘To Say Goodbye’. First prize in the poetry section was shared by Sophia Hyland with ‘Key’ and Rosie O’Reilly with ‘Ocean’s Cry’.

Excerpt from ‘Ocean’s Cry’

Excerpts from the winning entries are reproduced below.

I hear the ocean’s cry It speaks of hidden dangers Of perilous journeys that end With suffering rather than freedom

Dr Jordan Bell


I hear the ocean’s cry It’s carried on the wind to a lonely beach Where I watch, and wait, and hope That you are coming to me I hear the ocean’s cry It echoes around this empty land Mingles with the songs of strange birds Whispers to people longing for home

Rosie O’Reilly

Excerpt from ‘The Hunt’

Featured image: (L-R) Competition winners Sophia Hyland, Rosie O’Reilly and Rebecca Hill.

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He was running, faster, faster. Grass whipped his face, sticks ripped his flesh, adding to the already scarred skin. He was going fast, so fast, but it was still catching up. He could hear the shots, feel them whiz past his sweat-matted hair. He couldn’t outrun it. The forest was a blur now, tears stung his eyes as he pushed harder, muscles straining and burning. He couldn’t go on much longer like this; he needed to rest. He turned

toward the fence, slowed slightly, and scurried under. He tripped as he fought for balance, before he dashed into the cover of the trees, away from the loud shots. He was safe for the minute. The hunter watched the fox duck under the fence. Throwing the ute into reverse, he yanked the wheel hard left. Damn the fence, now he would be behind the bastard. And God knows he would head for the creek – those foxes were bloody cunning. He sped towards the gate, dust raining down behind him.His bolt action rifle bounced on the seat, the safety flicked on as an afterthought. The butt was well worn, the indent of a thousand kills on the trigger. The bolt slid well, taken care of, his partner in crime so as to speak. The foxes were worse than usual this year, probably because of the drought. They travelled down to his paddocks for food, preying on his weak lambs. Rebecca Hill

Excerpt from ‘Key’ I will expose the replay and reply to him letting his beard and glasses become a removed disguise and a lost postcard to Iowa or Wyoming I will move his way and slip my hand like a heifer on grass or a snake on arrival, on work and pride and day-old love streaking the walls with vanilla candles and ranch-dipped, honeycomb, summer blossom hair Sophia Hyland

College Central Anastasia (Tash) has brought lots of energy to Lincoln since she joined College Central in January 2011. As of the end of August 2012, however she will be leaving College Central to complete her Master in Archaeology. We would like to thank Tash for all her hard work and dedication. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours. Tash will be covering library duties with volunteer Brenda Simmons until Carolyn returns from long service leave. “Working at Lincoln College has been a great opportunity. I have really enjoyed meeting and getting to know the residents and staff. Lincoln College is such a wonderful, positive environment and it’s been so wonderful to watch the College and its residents grow and achieve so many great things.” Welcome Melanie! Melanie Everard joined College Central as the new Student Services Assistant upon Tash’s departure. “I’m Melanie, I love my sport. I’m a huge Arsenal soccer fan.” “In my spare time I like to socialize with friends and family, take my dog to the beach or play guitar. I look forward to my time at Lincoln!”

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After a very successful event last year, the girls of Lincoln College once again assembled on 31 August for Girls’ Night In to raise money for Breast Cancer nurses. Over 40 ladies of Lincoln decked out in their favourite pink and purple pyjamas descended on the college common room and enjoyed a night of girlie frivolities. The event was organized by a group of girls who are part of the 2012 Lincoln College Charities Committee. Since the middle of term two they had worked hard planning and fundraising for the event. They once again walked the streets of North Adelaide and the city to ask local businesses to donate prizes for our huge raffle on the night. Dozens of fabulous prizes were donated including wine from Vintage Cellars, florist vouchers from Tynte Street Florist, a Yellow Strawberry voucher, snuggies, gift baskets, jewellery from Mud Honey, Goodlife Health Club merchandise, and a massage voucher just to name a few. In fact so much was donated that almost every attendee walked away with a raffle prize. The night had what every great girl’s night should. There were door and raffle prizes, nail painting, dance competitions, foot massages,

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back massages, a girl’s night out obstacle of course, punch and of great food. No Girls’ Night In would be complete without a chocolate fountain, cupcakes, pavlova, nibbles and a lolly table. A big thank you must go to the Principal Bec Pannell for supplying an exorbitant amount of lollies and to Sodexo, our college caterers, who prepared the food for the evening. I would also like to thank College Club who donated all the necessary ingredients for punch. While there was much fun to be had, the night was not just about doing girlie things and having fun; Girls’ Night In, was also an important event to raise awareness of breast cancer amongst our young women. Midway through the night the girls took a break from massages, dancing, and manicures, to learn about breast cancer and how to do regular breast self-checks. We also heard first hand from one of our own students, what it is like to have a family member with breast cancer. The night was a testament to the generosity and compassion of the 2012 Lincoln College residents and their desire to help support Australian women with breast cancer. Our Girls’ Night In raised over $1300, all of which

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will be donated to organisations who support breast cancer patients and breast cancer research. I would personally like to say a huge thank you to every one who was involved in organising running the event and to also to each and every resident who attended and donated money on the night. It is after nights like these that I am extremely proud to call myself a Lincolnite. It truly was a terrific night for a great cause, and although I leave college at the end of this year, I look forward to seeing this event on the calendar for 2013. Liz Allen

Senior Tutor Charities Committee Chair

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jubilee celebration Lincoln has been a home away from home for thousands of Adelaide graduates - in 2012, we celebrate 60 memorable years with a full program of events for the wider College community.

conjointly led by former College Master Rev Dr John Whitehead, Rev Rob Williams, the Moderator of Uniting Church SA, and Rev Rob Brown, the Executive Officer of Uniting Care.

Over the weekend of the 27 and 28 April, almost 100 current residents, alumni, staff, and friends of the College came back to join in a full program of dinner, church service and garden party to celebrate the milestone.

The service was a special occasion to give thanks to the founders of Lincoln College for their vision. The celebration was shared with many group from the congregation participating including music from the College Choir. The choir serenaded the congregation as they silently reflect on the past, present and future of Lincoln College. The commemorative service was followed by an afternoon tea on the East Lawns of the College.

The Diamond Jubilee celebration kicked off with the reopening of the President’s Balcony at Number 45. The heritage-listed Number 45 Brougham Place underwent significant restoration to its external woodwork. The veranda has been closed since 2008 due to OHS&W issues. The project was made possible thanks to a Federal Government Environment grant, grants from the Adelaide City Council, and the generous donations of Lincoln College friends and alumni. Guests were invited to take a stroll down memory lane and join current residents for dinner at the Hambly Dining Hall after the reopening of the balcony Around 70 guests attended the Jubilee Dedication Service held at the Brougham Place Uninting Church on Saturday 28 April, 16 | LincolnLine

We would like to thank the Lincoln Community for their participation and support over the Diamond Jubilee celebration weekend. College Club Life Members Do you know any Alumni who were made College Club Life Members? Please send Club President Erin an email at with any details including year, name and reason for the life membership. Thanks

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the red threads mural Red Threads: destiny, connection, friendship “An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.” Earlier this year, Lincoln’s visual art students sat down with illustrator Sally Heinrich to discuss transforming the blank wall in the Abraham-Federation walkway into a creative canvas alive with images that portray cultural diversity, education, friendship, peace, spirit, earth, sea and sky. Within moments, ideas started to blossom and the concept was developed. It was not long before we saw the space come alive with beautiful motifs and imagery that depict the spirit of Lincoln College. The Red Threads Mural tells a story that we wish to share, an experience to take pleasure in and a life-long journey we all travel together. A special thank you to Sally and student volunteers. The project is made possible by your dedication of time, energy and enthusiasm.

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‘Stars’, featured on the invitation and the poster of the Art Exhibition is available as a limited edition Giclee print. Please contact Sally at if you are interested in ordering the print.

art at lincoln Lincoln College students, along with members of Friends of the South Australian School of Art (FSASA) and the Royal South Australian Society of Arts (RSASA), staged a very successful exhibition on 11 August to commemorate the College’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. 22 pieces of work were sold in an exhibition that featured 187 art pieces in a variety of art forms by 73 artists. These were displayed in the beautiful heritage Federation building, where a new railing hanging system was installed. FSASA accepted the responsibility for the hanging and presentation of the display and along with members of the RSASA, assisted in the supervision of the exhibition for the two weeks of the exhibition. The theme of the show was ”Red Threads” and many artists included this theme in their work. The official mural opening was a major feature of the exhibition. This was presented under the supervision of artist in residence Sally Heinrich. A group of artists were also invited as guests to exhibit their work during the exhibition. Works by Robert Hannaford, Alison Mitchell, Sally Heinrich, Max Lyle, Ben Manning, Dan

Murphy, Helen Taylor and Kon Heyer were on display. Many large sculptures were also displayed in the grounds, adding great interest and beauty to the overall presentation. Despite the bad weather over 100 people attended both the opening on 11th August and the book launch on 25th August 2012 at the conclusion of the exhibition. You couldn’t miss the display areas as you came along Brougham Place North Adelaide, for the red balloons and red material decorated the fencing and garden, at the entrance of the buildings. The food and presentation of nibbles and drinks were generously supplied for all visitors to enjoy. Thankyou to the sponsors for their generosity. Lincoln College Council through Dr Gregor Ramsey AM,Chair of the Council, staff and students are all to be congratulated on the presentation of this first combined venture with students and professional artists. The office and staff did a great job, being instrumental in taking entries and generally dealing with all matters with the exhibition. This was done always with a smile, done

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along with their normal duties for the College. They all worked so hard and learnt so much in dealing with many artists in our community. As this exhibition was so successful, a review has been held and another show is planned for September 2013. You will no doubt look forward to hearing more as planning gets under way next year - now that Lincoln College has made its mark in the cultural calendar. A big thank you to artists who were enthusiastic to participate and hopefully will in the future. A particular thank you to Bec Pannell, Principal of Lincoln College. Her initiative,enthusiasm and support were very much appreciated by all of us who worked closely with her. Bec was able to gather support from her sponsors which saw artists (both students and members of the wider community) share over $6000 in prize monies. Bec, with the support of her Council and her ongoing planning group, have many exciting plans to make this show even better in the future. This event will no doubt make its mark in the cultural calendar and setting of the South Australian Art Community.

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One important thing this show has done for me and I am certain for many other people – it has left many happy memories, where we have enjoyed the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Lincoln College. I am certain the student body will remember this special artistic occasion, and will wish to participate next year. Jack Condous

Retired Foundation President Friends of the South Australian School of Art

A big thank you to the judges, partners, sponsors and volunteers FSASA, RSASA, Sodexo, Sally Heinrich, Edwards Marshall, SANFL, DesignInc., Gate Uniques, UC Invest, Scarpantoni, SNAP Medindie, TATU, ProLab Imaging, Port Art Supplies, Premier Art Supplies, Haigh’s Chocolate, Burge Family Winemakers, CraftSouth, Spa on Brougham, Caledonian Hotel, Paramount Browns, Piccadilly Cinema, Booked at North Adelaide, Pimlott Framing, Openbook Howden, SARAH Judges: Cathy Speck, Gloria Goddard, Jack Condous, Chris Thornton and Sally Heinrich

Professional & Society Artist Winners:

Student Winners:

Overall Winner Professional Category Alan Louis Ramachandran

Overall Winner Student Category Matt Woliansky

Paper, canvas, made objects Lyn Robins, Esther Ratner & Sara Lim

Photography Prize Sha-Nin Cheong

Prize (paper) Ann Newmarch, Peter Schulz, Bev Bills & Julie Corfe

Painting Prize Chloe Hassell

Prize (canvas) Lois Turner, Coralie Armstrong Acquisitive prize (digital/photographic) Glenn Palmer

Best Work by a New Resident Emmerson Cole Highly Commended Works Georgie Traforti & Kate Watts

Prize (digital/photographic) Marilyn Palmer-Firth, Jack Condous & Alexander Bishop-Thorpe Prize (sculpture) Greg Johns & Kon Heyer People’s Choice Awards: Professional & Society Artist Category “Sunday Market” by Alan Louis Ramachandran Student Category “The Essence of Lincoln” by Kate Watts

Featured image (pg 19): Jack Condous presenting the Overall Student Winner Prize to College resident Matt Woliansky. Matt’s winning piece will feature on this year’s Lincoln College greeting card. Featured image (pg 20): Guests wandering through the corridor and rooms of historic Federation House at the Opening Gala of Lincoln College & FSASA Art Exhibition.

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Featured image: Alan Louis Ramachandran was named the Overall Winner of the professional category for his watercolour piece titled “Sunday Market�. He was awarded a $2000 prize money sponsored by Sodexo. Alan is also a finalist of the 2012 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.

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sam’s heading story Honouring the Legacy and Life of the Extraordinary Datuk Dr Sam Abraham A book honouring the life of Alumnus Datuk Dr Sam Abraham was launched on 25 August and was witnessed by Datin Dulcie Abraham, her daughter Karen Abraham and granddaughter Thea who have travelled from Malaysia for the Adelaide launch. Other distinguished guests include Hon Greg Crafter AO, the former Chancellor of the University of Adelaide the Hon John Von Doussa and his wife Julie, Professor Kent Anderson, the Honourable Chris Sumner, Professor Jack McLean, Mrs Robyn Brown and Principal Ms Bec Pannell. Sam was integral in bridging the gap between Australian and Asian students at the College, and through his good humour he gained a respected reputation that lives on at Lincoln College today. A committed social activist, Sam worked for 30 years for the Malaysian Government Medical service, dedicated to the improvement of services to the poor and marginalized people. “It started with the ideas of past principal Rev Frank Hambly as he cajoled, questioned and encouraged his student-residents, but it came

alive with men like Sam Abraham who over meals, drinks and sport discussed how we could make the world a better place. And then, they went out and did it”, said Ms Pannell. The book launch was an opportunity for friends of the Abrahams to reconnect and share stories. Proceeds from the sale of the biography will go to Lincoln College’s Colombo Spirit Scholarship Fund. The Colombo Spirit Scholarship is not only a symbolic gesture of intercultural respect, it is a practical way to support residents who will make a positive change in the world, in the way that Colombo Plan scholars like Sam has done. Sam’s Story: The Legacy and Life of the Extraordinary Datuk Dr. Sam C.E. Abraham is now on sale. (Please refer to page 33.) Featured image: Datin Dulcie Abraham signing Sam’s Story for Professor Jack McLean. Inset image: Karen Abraham with the recipients of the 2012 Colombo Spirit Scholarships, Jessica Alderslade and Aaron Soh.

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Q&A with... This issue, we have interviewed two of our international students, Yuka Kondo (Japan) and Tigan Woolson (USA) to hear about their decision to travel to Adelaide to study, and what they love about life at Lincoln.

Tigan Woolson

Yuka Kondo

Where are you originally from? I grew up splitting time between Ithaca NY and Fredonia NY.

Where are you originally from? Osaka, Japan.

What are you studying? I study Anthropology. Why did you decided to come to Adelaide? I came to Adelaide because it has a fantastic anthropology program, and it a lovely city. What is something that you love about Lincoln? I love how wonderful everyone here has been to me since I showed up here. I was nervous about being the only person from my program, or even the States, coming in halfway through the year. However, absolutely everyone has been helpful and kind to me. What are you plans 10 years from now? My plans for the next ten years are flexible, but they involve being a flight attendant for a few years and then law school for international law. 24 | LincolnLine

What are you studying? Education – but not Teaching. I’m doing research in Education, and I’m especially interested in classroom diversity and interaction between students and teachers. I have undertaken some fieldwork to describe and analyze what happens in a Year 6 class. However, now I’m also taking some teaching and HUMSS courses – they are still really enjoyable for me. Why did you decided to come to Adelaide? There were two main reasons. Firstly, Adelaide Uni and my home university in Osaka have an exchange agreement. But more importantly, I wanted to compare education methods in Australia , especially for international students, with what we do in Japan. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to improve my English. I found this was totally true.

Nastasia Bassili (Nat Bass)

the beginning of their new school year.

This semester I am heading to Kingston, Ontario, Canada doing an exchange with the University of Adelaide and Queen’s University.

I am really excited to head to North America and catch some of their summer before heading into the cold Canadian winter, which I am totally unprepared for and have been told it is unbelievably cold.

Kingston, which was originally the capital of Canada, is located halfway between Toronto and Ottawa, the capital of Canada. I arrive mid-August, during the end of their summer and will stay until late December (exams finish a few days before Christmas). The semester will begin in September, also What is something that you love about Lincoln? The friendly atmosphere and supportive attitude. Everyone respects my personality and helps me a lot. I cannot feel lonely while I’m at Lincoln. What are you plans 10 years from now? I found it so exciting to step into the wider world through my exchange study. I hope to find a job letting me to teach overseas, but this means I need to brush up on my English even more!

While in Canada, my friends and I are planning to put together a kind of bucket list and I hope to go on a dog sled, sleep in an igloo hotel (everything is made of ice!), see the Rocky Mountains, go skiing, and SO MUCH MORE! See you all in 2013!

Rockney Wates (2007-2008) Winner of 2008’s Art Exhibition Rockney’s ink drawing ‘I Spy’ (below) was on display at this year’s exhibition. Please email if you are interested in ordering the artwork. Facebook page: RWates Design

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alumni reunion Lincoln College’s Greater Northern American Alumni Reunion, Washington DC, USA Date: 20 October | Venue: Local 16 Address: 1602 U Street NW Washington DC, DC 20009 Book your flights, bring your best stories and we look forward to welcoming you to the first United States, Canadian and greater Northern of the Americas reunion event! First round of drinks are on the house and opportunities to get re-involved with Lincoln College and the Alumni Association will be available. More information to come, please feel free to invite your Lincoln College Alumni friends. Merchandise and Lincolns 60th Anniversary memorabilia will be available for ordering on the night, in addition to the chance to catch up with your mates. The in-country Alumni Representative for this event is Helen Ahrens (Lincoln College Alumni volunteer) who can be contacted via Facebook as a host, on email at or on her cell at (757) 945-6404. RSVP’s are highly encouraged via email, text, call, Facebook event or to the College 26 | LincolnLine

Please check the Facebook event page for updated details. No registration for Facebook is required to check this web page. events/358199380924825/

Helen Ahrens (2009-2011) • Former Social Secretary and former Residential Tutor • Represented Lincoln College as Head of the 1st UN Peace Camp in South Korea • Receipient of Colombo Spirit Scholarship • Currently in the USA on exchange at the College of William and Mary

(L-R) Rebekah Heaney (UK), Helen Ahrens (Aus), Lori Caruso (Aus) and Edward Gainer (Aus) at the Convocation ceremony where new, transfer and exchange students are formally inducted into the College of William and Mary.

student success

Alumnus Tim Hodgson (2010-2011) is currently studying his final year in a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Screen Production at Flinders University. This year he’s been producing an honours web-series which is set to be released in December. He’s also been busy directing a TVC for Prison Fellowship SA, working on an Independant feature entitled ‘The Follower’, as well as shooting several short dramas. Tim recently came back from doing a summer course studying abroad in Indianapolis, Indiana. The course lectured on TV & News Production and he learnt the ins and outs of producing a live televison show. Highlights of the course included watching the national broadcast of NBC News in the Chicago and a visit to the production truck of the Indians baseball team.

Congratulations to: • Dr Stephanie Walls (Dental Surgery) • Dr Deborah Elijah (Dental Surgery) • Dr Sanjaya Gamage (Dental Surgery) • Dr Ravi Theja Kamisetty (Dental Surgery)

Tim’s currently building his website as part of his degree, and is looking to launch it in late November. If you know anyone who needs any video work produced, feel free to pass on Tim’s information. He can be reached on Check out some of Tim’s work on: LincolnCollegeAust or timmybinatree

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thanks for dropping in Ursula Hickey hasn’t visited Lincoln College since she left in 1987. Ursula stopped by to pick up some Lincoln College merchandise. Nick Luangrath (1973-75) visited the College during his visit to Adelaide from Sydney. Nick is from Laos and hasn’t been in contact since he left the College. He studied Electrical Engineering at the South Australian Institute of Technology (SAIT), now known as UniSA. Professor James Fleming (1967) and his wife Christine dropped in to college while visiting Australia from their home in New York. He lived at Lincoln College while he was a Rotary Ambassador Scholar in the Politics Department at the University of Adelaide. Oscar Saunders (2008-2010) dropped by to pick up some College merchandise. Oscar is the older brother of current residents Josiah and Gwilyn.

Dr Philip Parker (1979-80) visited the College with daugther, Megumi. He is the founder of P.J. Parker & Co, the largest patent broker in Japan. David Taylor (2001-2002) is currently working at Netcraft. Netcraft looks after the College’s network and server. Tran Tai (1972-76) and his wife Rosie came back to Adelaide to visit old friends. Originally from Vietname, Tran and Rosie now live in the ACT. They dropped by to revisit the Dining Hall where their wedding was held. The wedding was witnessed by Rev John Whitehead and fellow collegians. Michael Haines (1984) was at College taking some photos for the Adelaide City Council’s Newsletter. Michael is a commercial and advertising photographer.

Top row: (L-R) Ursula Hickey, Nick Luangrath, Prof James Fleming & Prof Christine E. Murray, Oscar Saunders Bottom row: (L-R) Dr Philip Parker & Megumi, David Taylor, Tran Tai & Rosie, Michael Haines

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alumni news 1. Alumna Sarah Ahern (2009-2011) was recently recognised for her talent when she was named student winner of The Adelaide Law School’s inaugural photographic competition. “Justice in the flux”, photography 2. Alumnus Tim Hodgson (2010-2011) caught up with alumna Katie Dowse in Bloomington, Indiana, while he was in America on summer exchange at Butler University, Indianapolis. Katie is currently earning her MFA in costume design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 3. Bing Ik Yap (former Senior Tutor), Georgina Irish (former tutor) and Dave Power (former College Club President) ran the Sydney Marathon in September. Bing raised $1750 for Lifeline, Georgina raised $2190 for Lifeline and Dave


raised $1300 for Headspace. Many Lincoln staff and alumni donated to these great achievements. They all finished in under 4 hours, a very impressive achievement! 4. Congratulations to alumna Chelsea Guymer (2005-2006) on her recent marriage to Lloyd Damp. Lloyd is alumna Ria Damp’s brother. 5. Congratulations to alumna Rachel Bills (nee Jennings) (2005-2006) on her recent marriage to Stephen Bills. Image: (L-R) Ria Damp (Alumna 2005-2009), Ashley Symonds (Alumna 2005-2008), Keren Strathearn, Rachel Bills, Stephen Bills, Peri Strathearn, Ben Densley and Nick Greb.





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LCAA & you Since the last edition of Lincoln Line we had our annual Alumni Dinner on the last Saturday of May. Following a very successful dinner the year before we again hosted it at The Lion Hotel in North Adelaide. This was a very fitting venue since a lot of Lincolnites remember it when it was literally the Old Lion Hotel and you could get cheap jugs of beer and dance the night away. I am one of them and it was there that I actually met our guest speaker, Melissa Mellen, for the first time. Mel is a very accomplished Lincolnite having studied Civil Engineering and going on to own her own engineering firm which led to her cleaning up at the local

and national 2010 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. It was however her recollections of College life that brought on the laughter and we greatly appreciated her spirit, taking her jacket off to reveal an outfit that she previously wore to a College ball during her speech! A very short AGM was held immediately prior to the dinner to elect a new Lincoln College Alumni Association committee. All positions were declared open for nomination with most of the previous committee returned with a few new editions. Since then Dot Eiffe has also taken on the role of Membership Coordinator. The committee and contact emails (courtesy of IT guru Phil) are as follows:






Carly Cannon


Vice President

Justin Ripper



Dorothy Eiffe



Ria Damp


Committee Member

Phil Kernick


Committee Member

Gwendolyn Huang


Committee Member

Rachel Bills


Committee Member

Scott Hammerton


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Our general email address is committee@ and we encourage you to contact the committee directly with any queries, comments and particularly event suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you! Our next event will be a casual Pub Afternoon at Hotel Wright Street in the City. It is designed to provide a time and place for ex-Lincolnites to catch up with each other. Feel free to organise to meet others there or come along by yourself to meet people with a common experience. Some of the committee will be there to help with the ‘meet and greet’. We will also be hosting a family-friendly BBQ at the College straight after the current students vacate. I look forward to seeing you sometime in the near future! Carly Cannon (Alumna 1994-96)

President Lincoln College Alumni Association

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Marshall Barr (Alumnus 1952-56)

John Ferguson (Alumnus 1957-64)

Dr Marshall Barr studied medicine at University of Adelaide, completing his final year of study at the new University of WA Medical School at Royal Perth Hospital, training in anaesthetics in 1962.

Mr John Ferguson, the man who who protected the SANFL’s rights in the move to Adelaide Oval has passed away. He joined the SANFL in Max Basheer’s era in the early 1970s.

The Lincoln College Community extends sympathies to the friends and family of Dr Barr. (Image source: The Advertiser)

Richard Willson (Alumnus 1952)

Mr Ferguson was awarded the league life membership in 2001 for his outstanding contribution to the SANFL. Our thoughts are with his wife Bev and the Ferguson family. (Image source: DBH website)

We are sad to advise that Dr. Richard Willson (Dick) passed away on 16 July 2012. Dick was one of Lincoln College’s foundation members in 1952. He lived in Lincoln College whilst attending the University of Adelaide to undertake general science before transferring to the University of Sydney for veterinary science. Dick was a good student and a keen equestrian. He was also a valued Life Member of the Clare Valley Racing Club. The Lincoln College Council, Staff and committee members extend their sympathies to the Willson family on the passing of Dr Willson. The College thank Graham Fricker AM for representing the College at Dick’s funeral.

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Lincoln Line Issue 51, Spring 2012  
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Lincoln Line is the official magazine of Lincoln College. It provides news and information about the College to alumni, students, parents an...