THE PAULINE 2014 - 2015
The Pauline 2014 - 2015 published by The Warden and Fellows of St Paul’s College, St Paul’s College Students Club and St Paul’s College Union in 2020. St Paul’s College, 9 City Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050 Tel. +61 2 9550 7444 – www.stpauls.edu.au ISBN: 978-0-6481698-2-6 Copyright © St Paul’s College 2020 The moral right of the authors has been asserted. All rights reserved. No part of this journal may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Every reasonable effort has been made to trace the owners of copyright and obtain permission to reproduce copyright material in this publication. The publisher apologises for any accidental infringement of copyright and would be pleased to rectify any errors or omission in future editions.
Front cover: The Chancellor confers a Bachelor of Arts degree to Andrew Busby Back cover: E G Whitlam, in Rowing Team 1938
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Contents ST PAUL’S COLLEGE...............................................................................................................................................................................4 Warden, Fellows and Officers.....................................................................................................................................................................4 Warden..........................................................................................................................................................................................................7 St Paul’s College Foundation....................................................................................................................................................................10 St Paul’s College Union..............................................................................................................................................................................11 St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation.................................................................................................................................................12 Chapel.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Senior Tutor................................................................................................................................................................................................ 15 University of Sydney Honour Roll........................................................................................................................................................... 18 Senior Common Room............................................................................................................................................................................. 20 Science and Medicine Faculty Dinner.................................................................................................................................................... 20 Old Pauline Great Contributors............................................................................................................................................................... 22
Humanities and the Church............................................................................................................................................................... 24
Science, Medicine and Engineering.................................................................................................................................................. 26
Government, Law and Civil Rights................................................................................................................................................... 28
International Leadership.................................................................................................................................................................... 30
Media and the Arts.............................................................................................................................................................................. 31
Industry and IT.................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Education.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 32 Sportsmen............................................................................................................................................................................................. 33 The Rawson Cup........................................................................................................................................................................................ 36 Rugby.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Cricket.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 36 Rowing.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 37 Swimming............................................................................................................................................................................................ 37 Soccer.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Tennis.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Senior Student............................................................................................................................................................................................ 46 Hon. Secretary............................................................................................................................................................................................ 47 Hon. Treasurer............................................................................................................................................................................................ 47 Convenorships............................................................................................................................................................................................ 49 Obituaries....................................................................................................................................................................................................74 Acknowledgements....................................................................................................................................................................................81
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St Paul’s College 2014 Visitor The Most Rev’d The Archbishop of Sydney
Warden The Rev’d Canon I.F. Head BA(UWA), BD(MCD), PhD(Glasgow)
Fellows The Hon L.D.S. Waddy, AM, RFD, QC, LLB(Syd) The Rev’d Dr J.G. Beer, MA PhD(Syd) M.R. Harrison, LLB MA(Syd) Chairman: A.G. Hatsatouris, OAM, BA LLB(Syd) J.R.G. Bell, BA LLB(Syd) The Rt Rev’d R.W. Hurford, OAM, BA MTh(Wales), ThDip(ACT), GradDipTh(Sarum), DipREd(Melb), FGMS(Lond), FGCM, MACE S.C.A. Ingate, BA LLB(Syd) Bursar: B.I. McWilliam, BEc LLB(Syd) The Rev’d Dr B.E. Douglas, DipTeach BA(Macq), BD(MCD), MTh(CSU), PhD(Newc) The Rev’d A. Sempell, BA(UNE), BTh DipMin(ACT) Deputy Chairman: G.C. Travers, BEc LLB(Syd) Emeritus Professor A.T. Atkinson, MA(Syd), MEd(Dubl), PhD(ANU), FAHA The Rev’d P.J. Bradford, MA(Syd), MTh M.S. White, BA LLB(Syd), BCL(Oxon) M.D.G. Gerber, BCom MIntStud(Syd) A.I. Sinclair, BEc(Syd) The Rev’d S. Edwards, BTh BA Dr C.S. Biscoe, BDS(Syd)
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College Officers Sub-Warden: Dr Mark Schembri, BVSc BSc(Syd), MPH(Harvard) MACVS Senior Tutor: Em Prof Alan Atkinson, MA HonDLitt(Syd), ME(Dubl), PhD(ANU), FAHA, HonFRAHS Director of Music and Licensee Salisbury Bar: David Drury, BMus(Syd) ARCO Assistant Sub-Warden: Matthew Campbell, BA BSocSc(Ottowa) LLB(Syd)
College Administration Executive Manager: Derek Watt Registrar: Mrs Caroline Christensen Finance Manager: Mrs Margaret Paheerathan MBus MTaxLaw (UTS) CPA FIPA MAICD Alumni Relations Manager: Selwyn Owen, BE(Syd) DipEd(Adel) Librarian: Ms Virginia Purcell BA(UNSW) DipLib(CCAE) Archive Services: The History Company – Ms Kylie Rees BAppSci(UTS) CMgmtHistDocs(UNSW) and Miss Kylee Nicholls BA(Syd) MA(Toronto)GDipInfMgmt(UTS) Office Administrator: Ms Kysha Davies Catering Manager: Trevor Radburnd Maintenance Officer: Vit Fedczkowski Gardener: Kazem Shariati Facilities Manager: Matt Stone Honorary Medical Officer: Dr Vincent Braniff MB BS(Adel)BA(Syd)
Alfred Stephen Honorary Fellows Robert Albert, AO, RFD, RD, BA LLB(Syd) The Hon John Anderson, AO, MA(Syd) The Hon Justice Dyson Heydon, AC, QC, BA LLB(Syd)
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(unless otherwise stated, academic positions are at University of Sydney)
Emeritus Professor Alan Atkinson, MA HonDLitt(Syd), ME(Dubl), PhD(ANU), FAHA, HonFRAHS Senior Tutor Dr Alastair Blanshard, MA(Qld), DPhil(Oxon) Senior Lecturer in Classics & Ancient History Mr Nigel Butterley, AM Composer The Hon Frank Callaway, RFD, QC, LLM(Melb), FRGS Former Judge of the Court of Appeal of Victoria Dr Andrew Charlton, BEc(Syd), DPhil (Oxon)
Professor Martin Johnson, MA PhD(Cantab), FRCOG (ad eundem) Professor of Reproductive Science, Cambridge University, & Fellow of Christ’s College Professor John Keane, BA(Adel), MA (Toronto), PhD(Cambridge) Professor of Politics Professor John Leslie, BSc(Dallas), MSc PhD (Wisconsin) Professor of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University Dr Dugald McLellan, BA LLB PhD (Melb) Former Senior Tutor
Associate Professor Bruce Conolly, AM, FRCS, FRACS, FACS Clinical Associate Professor ; Director, Hand Unit Sydney Hospital since 1969; Associate Professor of Hand Surgery, University of New South Wales;
Professor Peter Morgan, MA, PhD(Monash) Foundation Professor of European Studies
The Revd Canon Dr Scott Cowdell, BSc(Griffith), BTh (BCT), BA PhD(Qld) Associate Professor of Theology, Charles Sturt University; Canon Theologian, Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn
Emeritus Professor Frank Nicholas, BAgSc(Syd), PhD(Edin) Formerly Professor of Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney; President, Australian Society of Animal Production
Professor Bob Gilbert, BSc(Syd), PhD (ANU), FAA, FRACI Research Professor (Chemistry & Nutrition), University of Queensland Professor Anne Green, BSc (Melb), PhD (Syd) Professor of Astrophysics Professor Robert Jansen, BSc MB BS MD (Syd), FRACP, FRANZCOG, CREI Clinical Professor, Reproductive Medicine & Surgery; Managing Director, Sydney IVF
Dirk Moses, BA(Qld), MPhil(St Andrews), MA(Notre Dame), PhD (UC, Berkeley) Associate Professor in History
Professor Bruce Robinson, MB BS MSc MD, FRACP, FAICD Dean, Sydney Medical School Dr Ben Saul, BA, LLB(Syd), DPhil(Oxford) Director, Sydney Centre for International and Global Law; Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law Professor Gillian Triggs, LLB(Melb), LLM(SMU), PhD(Melb) Dean, Sydney Law School
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Warden London-based Dr Ken Kwok. The median ATAR intake for the year was above 95.0 for the 62 entrants. To some real extent offers took places prior to ATAR availability. Our graduate intake was down this year. And indeed the ATAR was not the critical measure at interview. The Senior Tutor was honoured over the Summer at ANU as a great Australian historian and academic at a Conference “History From Within: A Conference in Honour of Alan Atkinson”.
Prof Alan Atkinson Christine and I were guests at Admiralty House in February for a farewell function for the Governor-General. The new Governor-General had spoken in our Hall when he was Australian of the Year. The year also began with an advisory to men about the current spate of violent assaults in the city. Formal Dinner on the second Monday of Semester was packed with ten men moving to High Table. Brent Sanders gave the annual “Law, Alcohol, Relationships and Consent” address. The routine of Heads of College meeting with the VC continued. The Sancta Sophia Graduate House opened. In May, the Warden organised a public lecture in the History Theatre. The topic was in the zone of non-violent atonement theory and was given by Dr James Alison. It carried the title “Can the Father forgive us without killing his Son?” On a more sociable note, the Warden and Mrs Head returned to Government House on 3rd June for a reception to celebrate the life of Arthur Phillip. Back at College, that wonderful group the St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation celebrated their Winter Cocktail Party in the JCR. During the Semester the now typical Palladian Cup schedule ran, as did Rawson Cup. With respect to rowing, a new rowing Eight, named BoomalaKKa, with two capital Ks, was “christened” at Leichardt as a result of a gift by
During the Semester, the Warden continued to run the participatory NT Greek reading group regularly with Prof Vrasidas Karalis whose superb mastery of all forms of the Greek language from ancient to modern enabled us to recreate the setting in which our own St Paul’s letters could be heard as read aloud in far off days – and then discussed via the English translation interlinear. These were cultural highlights of the year and long memorable – anamnetic even. The Anzac Day Service and Choir Concerts were as good as ever. During First Semester, the College enriched the University lives of its men with a series of distinctive speeches and Q & A that happened routinely. Dr James Renwick spoke on ‘From Guantanamo to Afghanistan: Thoughts on a Career in Law’. His Honour Justice Stephen Gageler spoke at the College and University Dinner, which also attended by the Archbishop and Mrs Davies. Turning to praise athletic ability, College welcomed back Tim Davidson who speak memorably on the topic “Thoughts from a SUFC First Grade Captain after 10 years.” Just to stay Teutonic for a moment, The Hon Frank Callaway spoke to interested men on “Schopenhauer” whose will to win had some crossover with Rugby. The Warden’s caution about Schopenhauer only got as far as offering an impromptu limerick on Mrs Schopenhauer who was sent to do the shoppin’ now. Returning to the heights of a great Semester, Justice Mark Leeming returned to College and spoke at a Law Dinner full of true luminaries. The Semester also saw Prof John Leslie of Kansas State stay with us. Other visitors to College that Semester included Dr Dugald McLellan, former Senior Tutor, who was here for six days in the then Lodge Guest Flat, and he and the former Sub Warden Hamish Milne were guests for dinner and for the Choir Concert 22 May. John Hendry from Geelong Grammar School was a guest in College 29 May -1 June in connection with Positive Education. John was subsequently honoured in the Queen’s Birthday awards. Paulines and related friends of College received Honours, including our one-time law tutor John Kennedy McLaughlin. Attention turned to the vastness of the countryside via engagement with the Royal Easter Show. The Sub Warden’s role in the veterinary world saw dinner with him, Lloyd Waddy and the Students Club Committee out at the Easter Show, followed soon after by participation in a Reception at Government House for Country RAS members. Simon Ford and Matthew Playfair organised a tour of the 9
St Paul’s College Australian Club Art Collection for twelve SPC men and twelve TWC members. Dr and Mrs Head and Dr Amanda Bell both participated. Two hundred and thirty attended the Fathers and Sons Dinner. Council enabled me to be away from College 25 June to 25 July on annual Reading and Recreational Leave which turned into a busy schedule. I spent time reading in European history at the Gladstone Library in North Wales and then attended a thee day Colloquium on Violence and Religion at the Kardinal-Doepfner-Haus in Freising near Munich, in cooperation with the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingoldstadt. The topic was ‘Battling to the End: 1914-2014’. The Escalation of Violence and Victimization: Rene Girard and Jean-Luc Mario. I presented a paper. Within that period of Leave Christine and I also attended the Summer Reception of the Sydney Alumni at the Houses of Parliament in London and a memorial event in Bath for the 200th anniversary of the death of Governor Arthur Phillip, an event attended by Her Excellency The Governor,
Professor Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW. The committee associated with this memorial was raising funds to sponsor a dual direction England-Australia Graduate Scholarship and there was talk of this also being associated with the proposed Graduate House. The year was not without loss and sadnesses. I co-ordinated the memorial service in the Great Hall on 4 August for Prof Robert Jansen 1967-69. Robert was a personal friend and a professional colleague and I was able to offer some professional support to him in the role of Chair of a NHMRC HREC. Robert was an active supporter of College in many ways. Pauline and personal friend, Brian Watson (1960-63) was in palliative care in Wahroonga and died on the morning of 12 August. I had visited him in the hospice and remain in contact with the Watson family, whose friendship has marked Christine’s and my time here. As a third sadness in the year, a Funeral Service for Mr Andrew Busby (1997-99) was held in the Chapel in September. Ivan Head Warden
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Council Council wishes to place on record its appreciation and gratitude to Mr Bradley McIntyre, the Senior Student and the Student Club Committee for their personal attention and commitment in coordinating student club activities throughout the year and maintaining close ties and liaison with Council and the College Executive. Council approved an extension of the Warden’s current appointment to 31 December 2018. The Positive Education program continued with the support of the Honourable Frank Callaway under the formal responsibility of the Sub-Warden with 15 men qualifying for the St Paul’s College Certificate of Positive Education in Semester One. Physical Fitness Programs operated through the year under the auspices of Human Performance and its founder, former Waratah, Tom Carter. There were five First Class Honours results among men still in College and amongst recent leavers there were six First Class Honours and one University Medal awarded. Congratulations are extended to Benjamin Veness (20102014) who was awarded the Edmund Barton medal for Masters by Coursework. Benjamin combined an interest in youth mental health and public policy with advocacy for students, through becoming a student Fellow of Senate as well as national president of the Australian Medical Students Association. Following the approval of the Master Plan by the Council of the City of Sydney in August 2013, Council has been considering its priorities and proposals for the staging of the development. The College’s Strategic Plan, published in 2009, contemplated the enhancement of the College infrastructure in a manner which expands the accommodation for undergraduates and increases the number of graduate, postgraduate and academic places without compromising the present model of an integrated residential community. Council is yet to make a decision as to how to progress any proposal and the staging, prioritising and financing of any proposal. It is anticipated that all of the approvals and consents necessary for the Registration of the Plan of Subdivision and compliance with the preconditions of sale requirement of the Australian Institute of Nano-Science land will be complete early in 2015. At that time Council will consider and prioritise its options for the staging and financing of
development and determine what can be started. As part of this strategy, Council has authorised the preparation of a Strategic Plan for Fundraising. All members of Council have worked extremely hard in their respective roles on various committees. In addition, Council is also served by members of the Graduate House Advisory Committees, which comprise members with senior building and planning experience, senior banking experience, representatives of Council, the College Executive and the University. The various committees have given advice in terms of the proposals for the project and the development and their work will be increasingly important upon completion of the sale. The Foundation’s generosity continues to astound us, as again, notwithstanding the provision of a one-off grant of $500,000 last year which enabled the Council to undertake much needed improvements and upgrades to the College, a further grant of $260,000 was allocated as there was an urgent need to ensure compliance with proposed new fire safety standards, to enable this to occur. I would like to acknowledge the contribution of Emeritus Professor Alan Atkinson, the Senior Tutor and Fellow, for his work through the year as Senior Tutor and continuing to contribute to the academic life of the College generally. ouncil congratulated him on receipt of advice that his nomination for the award of an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the University of Sydney had been successful, and this will be conferred in 2015. Matthew White SC has continued to represent the College on the Joint Colleges & University Working Group to finalise a Joint Investigation Protocol. A draft protocol has been submitted to all College Councils for their respective approvals which should be given early in 2015. Finally by reading this edition of the Pauline, you will discover that the College continues to be a community where a tradition of excellence and high achievement exists with great commitment in an environment of mutual respect. Angelo Hatsatouris OAM Chairman of Council
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St Paul’s College Foundation Although there had been a quiet upwards trend in share prices in the earlier part of the year, this was reversed in the September quarter as geo-political events in the Middle East coincided with concerns about Chinese and European growth. The US dollar strengthened and commodity prices eased, especially in iron ore. Overseas investors in Australian higher yielding investments began to take profits and this was especially evident in bank stocks. The pending Murray enquiry into the banking industry added to the concerns as it may recommend an increase in capital requirements which would impact adversely on banks’ profiability. In view of the global threats that have developed, any forecast on markets is somewhat speculative. In this environment maintaining a relatively high level of cash and a balance between asset classes seems prudent and that is what we did. Nevertheless as at 30 September the fund was valued in excess of $17.8 million despite the additional inroads made earlier this year by the increase of $50,000 in our annual grant to College and the special grant of $500,000 for the “Garnsey” project. The good news is that by year’s end further donations and tax rebates totalling some $250,000 had been received, bringing the total value of our fund to more than $18 million. Turning to domestic matters, by year’s end we had received over $230,000 in donations, a reasonable result. We received 134 individual donations (120 last year); we had six first- time donors (seven last year) and six Paulines became Life Members. Again a solid number of studentsin-residence donated a total of almost $30,000, an excellent result. There is no doubt that the continuing fall-out from the global financial crisis continues to impact on the availability of discretionary funds to support Foundations such as ours. The Foundation was able to make an increased grant of $550,000 to the College out of dividend and interest income, and this coming year there will be more than enough to maintain that amount. Those funds were allocated as to $420,850 for scholarships, and $129,150 for heritage maintenance projects. Just to report some of the details of the work carried out by College during the year using the special grant of $500,000 referred to above as well as the $129,000 heritage grant: the Garnsey wing was extensively refurnished with completely new bathrooms, new fire safety measures, new bookcases
and all rooms and corridors were patched and painted; completely new bathrooms were installed in Tower and all bottom rooms in Radford and Blacket were patched and painted. The top rooms in those wings are to get similar treatment and the Blacket bathrooms refurbished. And another sobering reminder: College needs a complete upgrade of the hot water system and kitchen freezers! We reminded you last year that some years ago the Foundation was able to provide an annual grant to enable College to undertake and complete a long-term lifecycle heritage building restoration and refurbishment program which allowed, amongst other things, for all the heritage stonework (including all the chimneys and some slate roofs) to be brought back to first-class condition. Well, some of that very same program has had to be started all over again, and just last July stonework on the south Blacket wall was carefully surveyed and some emergency work had to be carried out. The entire wall will soon need re-pointing - and that is just a small example! So there you have it - a pleasing valuation in all the circumstances, a very satisfactory year all things considered, but a sobering look into the future. As usual we do keenly want more Paulines to join our ranks in order to take some of the pressure off our stalwarts. We must continue to bear in mind that each year, as College fees must inevitably rise, the cost of providing the Foundation Scholarships rises too, and this slowly but surely decreases the discretionary amount available for heritage maintenance. Our capital fund must continue to grow so that available income grows with it. So how about it! Robert Albert - Chairman Lloyd Waddy - Vice Chairman
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St Paul’s College Union Boomalakka There were three issues of Boomalakka since the 2013 AGM - Nos. 44 (May 2013), 45 (December 2013), and 46 (April 2014). The publication continues in full colour in an 8 page format. Mr Selwyn Owen, as editor, continued to provide great service to this publication is to be congratulated and thanked for his work.
New Members The leavers for the 2013 will be elected as members of the Union at the present meeting and their subscriptions of $37,106.00 subsequently transferred to the Union Life Membership Fund by the College. No list for the 2014 leavers is yet available.
Victoriana! The 50th season was an outstanding success, and resulted in a profit of approximately $13,000 being transferred to Union funds.
Union Dinner A successful Union Dinner was held on 7 March 2014 with Australian cricketer Ed Cowan (2001-2004) as guest of honour. 204 people attended. A small profit of $400 was made. Christopher North, Pete Sanders and Simon Crossley-Meates did a terrific job shouldering the organisational work between them including Pete’s innovative work on streamlining the booking system..
Union Study and Travel Awards No grants were made in October 2014 as the budget for grants in 2014 was used up in the April round of applications. The Union made the following grants since the last AGM in 2014: • Heath Sloane ($1,000) to assist with costs of travel and accommodation in attending a Summer School Intensive Course at Peking University in July 2014. • Marian Emmanuel ($1,000) to assist in costs of attending an exchange semester at the University of Pennsylvania in late 2014.
The total funds awarded were $3,000. Written reports from previous grant recipients Ronald Fung and Jacob Cao were received and sent to the Alumni Officer, but have not been published in Boomalakka.
Organisational restructure Following receipt of advice from Moore Stephens, accountants, the Committee resolved on 6 February 2014 to take steps towards constituting the Union as an incorporated association. Application has been made to reserve the name “St Paul’s College Union”, after which the Union has three months in which to lodge the application for incorporation. The Committee will work towards submitting a proposal to effect his change in structure to an EGM later in 2015.
Meetings The Committee met on 6 February and 26 May. The Committee elected at the AGM on 7 March 2014 for the 2014 year was:
President: (ex officio): The Warden Vice Presidents: Mr Robert Albert
Mr James Bell Mr John Currie Mr Malcolm Harrison Mr Stephen Ingate Mr Simon Ford
Honorary Secretary: Mr Matthew White Assistant Hon. Secretaries:
Mr Christopher North (non-resident) Mr Simon Crossley-Meates (non-resident) Mr Peter Chen (resident)
Honorary Treasurer: Mr Richard Morgan Committee:
Mr Shane Treeves (non-resident Mr Julian Brun (non-resident) Mr Peter Sanders (non-resident) Mr Selwyn Owen (non-resident) Mr Henry McMahon (resident)
M.S. White Honorary Secretary
• Patrick Mitchell ($1,000) to assist with the costs of attending an International Placement Programme in France run by the University of Sydney Business School.
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St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation The St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation (SPCWO) had a busy year in 2014. Once again we held our established annual events that support the College and put parents in touch with College life. Again this year our Patron, Mrs Christine Head, the Warden, and all the members of the SPCWO’s Executive and Committee, generously supported the work of the SPCWO, enabling us to promote greater friendship among the College’s past and present parents and friends. Our 2014 functions started with a successful Freshmen and Parents Afternoon Tea in the Junior Common Room on 24 February. This function is held on the freshers’ first day in College, and provides an early opportunity for our members to welcome the new men and their parents. This year one new parent’s thankyou letter to the Committee well captured the purpose of this function, saying “the fresher afternoon tea transformed what could have been a daunting day into a very pleasant one”. And this year the SPCWO encouraged new members joining after this afternoon tea to use the SPCWO’s direct payment facilities, a factor that helped to increase our new membership this year. At our Annual General Meeting on 6 May many new and present members volunteered to serve in SPCWO Committee and Executive positions. I was honoured to be able to thank Paddy Mullin , a very hard working and dedicated member of the Committee, who is retiring in 2014. Paddy has served as President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the SPCWO . The SPCWO’s 2014 Annual Financial Statements were passed at this meeting. I wish to make special mention of our Honorary Auditor, Mr Doug Farram of Carruthers Farram and Co, who has generously audited the SPCWO’s accounts for many years. His volunteer assistance continues to ensure that the SPCWO meets the required standard of financial reporting and integrity in its accounts, for which I thank him. First Semester closed with the Winter Cocktail Party, which was attended by many present parents. Held on 6 June in the Junior Common Room, this function presents a special opportunity for parents to hear from the Warden and share reflections about their sons’ College experience. This year the College’s Dennis Van Rooyen entranced us playing several classical guitar pieces. This was followed by the University’s Barbershop Quartet’s singing old favourites. 14
Several Old Paulines sing in the Quartet. The Warden also awarded the SPCWO’s annual book prize to Adam Khadra. The SPCWO funds this prize annually to assist a well-performing student with the purchase of University textbooks. The SPCWO celebrated this year’s special 51st Anniversary performance of Victoriana! on 18 July. Again, all the tables on the night were set with the silver candelabra, which the SPCWO has purchased for the College’s use. Victoriana! is an annual fundraiser. The Victoriana! Committee again in 2014 generously supported the SPCWO by returning to it part of the ticket price of the SPCWO’s Victoriana! bookings. Our Annual Bridge Day on 1 August was well attended this year, with many tables of committed players turning the Junior Common Room into a very lively scene. The Bridge Day’s continuing popularity makes it our best fundraiser. The day only takes place because of the major efforts of so many individual Committee members. Each year the SPCWO makes a gift to the Students’ Club to improve the amenities at College. In October last year the SPCWO donated funds to match the moneys contributed by the College and the Students’ Club to assist the establishment of a new gym at the College. The total value of these gifts was over $8,000. This year we were able to supplement that gift by donating two ergometers for the gym. The SPCWO continued this year to fund and organise the framing of the College’s annual sporting photographs. With the assistance of Lyndy Cornwall and Janet Marples the SPCWO was able to renew and reprint all its stationery this year. We held our annual Committee Christmas lunch at the Queen’s Club on 4 December attended by our Patron, Mrs Christine Head. At the lunch I was able to thank our Patron and all the Committee for their generous support for the SPCWO during 2014. I also now wish to thank the Warden for his ready advice, support and assistance, which enabled us to focus the SPCWO’s contribution to the College throughout the year. Finally, I thank all the SPCWO’s function organisers and volunteers who have given ready assistance and warm friendship to ensure the success of all we did during the year. Each of you has ensured that the SPCWO still fulfils its 1927 formation aim, “to unite all women who through kinship, affection or sentiment are interested in the traditions and welfare of St Paul’s College Melissa Slattery, President
Chapel Evensong with the Choir was celebrated each Tuesday in Semester One and Two. The Warden posed the theme ‘Who was St Paul, Actually?’ and this led to an emphasis on Art, and Scripture as this dramatic interpretation of Paul’s conversion indicates.
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I conducted a Memorial Service for Robert Paul Siebrand Jansen on 4 August in The Great Hall. I gave the address at a Memorial Service in the Great Hall for Brian Harvey Watson on Friday 22 August. On the 11 September a special Service marked the Anniversary of the Death of Brian Colden Antill Pockley on 11 September 1914 and to Honour all the 20 Men from St Paul’s College and the University of Sydney who lost their lives in the War. Professor Atkinson and others had done significant primary research to prepare and mark this day, and family members attended. On Wednesday 17 September, a funeral service was held for Andrew Robert Busby. The service had the moving theme A Boy who Loved to Sing.
The image was of interest to Dr Schembri who is a large animal Vet with an interest in horses, and also has Maltese heritage, the locus of St Paul’s shipwreck and the story of the Viper. Special Services were held for O Week, Anzac Day, College and University Dinner, Valediction, and for the annual Carol Service. Anzac Day and the Carols were once again ‘full house’. In May, I organised an open lecture in the University on the topic ‘Can the Father Save Us without Killing His Son?’ It was given by Dr James Alison, a systematic theologian by training, and was based on his recent book Jesus the Forgiving Victim. Alison made use of insights into desire and as developed in the work of René Girard. Second Semester brought a weight of mortality to the College and the Pauline world and to the City.
Amidst all this, the marriage of Alexander Head and Kelly Brown was conducted by the Warden en plein air at an apt location in the Barossa Valley. The year was then marked by the violent and appalling Lindt Café hostage event, in which good people suffered grievously. The Warden spoke at a special ‘in the week’ memorial at St James’s King Street and began with these words directed in response to the death of Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson: “My attempt to make an offering here on behalf of Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson is in a few words, fewer in number than the beautiful flowers that fill Martin Place, which with their perfume silently witness to the city about love, compassion, solidarity, and personal qualities that never fade.” Rev’d Canon Dr Ivan Head Warden
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Senior Tutor’s Report Academic achievements Viewed in the long term, academic results for the College follow a trajectory which is hard to predict or explain. From about 2006 they seemed to stabilise at a satisfactorily high level. Then, during 2009-12 they moved upwards in such a way as to make us think they would go on improving forever. Improvement then stalled, and for 201314 they have been good, but not brilliant. However, there are signs now of a new upward cycle, insofar as many of the freshers of 2014 did particularly well. Of the thirteen men who received HD averages last year seven were Freshmen, and likewise seven of the nine who received at least five High Distinctions each. Among those who have lately left College, Christopher Watson (Neuroscience) secured the University Medal, and First Class Honours went also to Tim Blomfield, Edward Emmett, Tom Marr, Michael Nolan, Owen Elsley and Sam Pickover. Among men still in College the following received First Class Honours: Edward Armitage and Alistair Kitchen (both in English), Tom Ryan (Computer Studies), Andrew Swan (Applied Mathematics) and Brandon Munn (Physics). Of these, Andrew Swan will be beginning his doctorate at Cambridge in 2015, at Clare College, and Edward Armitage, Student Dean, will go to Oxford (Magdalen College) to do a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence, the Oxford equivalent of an LLB. Also, Andy Thomas, BEcon (University Medal), LLB (in College 2008-10), has won the Menzies Scholarship at Harvard, where he will work for an MBA, specializing in social entrepreneurship and building on his experience as one of the founders (while in College) of the Manjeri School Project in Central Uganda. Andrew Cooper completed his PhD in Philosophy this year and his thesis has been given the rare honour of being passed without amendments. It was assessed by an American examiner as “one of the best dissertations I have read over the past 30 years”. We have had no Convocation Medallists in 2014, but Ben Veness, a medical student doing his Masters in Public Health, received the Edmund Barton Medal, the equivalent to the Convocation Medal for students doing coursework masters’ degrees. Ben has an on-going interest also in youth mental health, including that of students, and he spent he earlier part of the year with a Churchill Fellowship, doing research in various countries on the subject of
Youth Mental Health. He has been at work in the same field among the students of Sydney University. In 2013 he served for a year as President of the Australian Medical Students’ Association. The National Convention for which he was responsible that year was the largest-ever student conference – in world terms - with an attendance of 1400. It focussed especially on issues of mental health, refugee health and medical training. During his presidency Ben made a variety of media appearances and he wrote lucidly and forcefully for the newspapers and medical publications, especially in the areas of student internship and rural health services. Tutorials The tutorial system is driven by the students, who work under two basic administrative principles. Instead of waiting for students to ask for classes, we set them up (as far as possible) in all subjects where there are at least three or four students enrolled. That allows us to start classes in week two. In some cases, we bring in students from other colleges (especially Women’s) in order to make a class viable. Secondly, we expect (though we cannot require) students to attend the classes provided. For the great majority of Paul’s students, tutorials are therefore integral to the College experience, which is less true of other colleges. During 2014 we had between 40 and 50 classes in each semester. The Area Tutors provide a level of administration and initiative between the Senior tutor and the Tutors as a whole. In 2014 we tried two innovations, both in the area of Humanities. Tutoring in the Humanities is always challenging. The classes are small, partly because of overall numbers and partly because enrolment tends to be dispersed among various Units of Study. Also, the need for tutoring is often less continuous than in some other subject areas. We therefore subdivided the Humanities among mini-Area Tutors, partly with the hope that students might be attracted to classes run on more generic lines. This was not entirely successful. Also, with a fair number of men enrolled in languages this seemed to be a good moment to make a push in that area, with an Area Tutor who might concentrate on drawing language students together from other Colleges, especially Women’s, so as to create viable classes and even conversation groups. Again, we were disappointed, but we made enough progress to know how to capitalise on the effort in 2015.
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Area Tutors 2014 were as follows: English: Aaron Davis (BA) History and Government: Harry L’Estrange (BA) Philosophy: Alistair Kitchen (BA) Engineering: Wenray Wang (BE/BDesArch) Medicine and Science: Victor Lu, BSc (MB BS) Law: Peter Chen, BEc (LLB) Commerce and Economics: Cedric Jean-Baptiste (BE/ BCom) Master of Tongues: Heath Sloane (BA[Lang]). In our system, everything depends on the students wanting to learn and wanting to teach. If a student wants a class, can gather the numbers and has someone to teach it he can set it up himself, as early as he likes. It can then be timetabled and the tutor registered for payment. The high intellectual calibre of our students makes it possible to rely on them as the best judges of academic need and teaching ability. Mistakes are made, but if classes fail no payment ensues, and by encouraging energy and initiative within the system we also encourage commitment, so that men take more whole-hearted responsibility for their own academic careers. They also learn to see things from both sides of the teaching relationship. Ultimately, Paul’s aims to teach intellectual leadership, a fundamental skill in the world of work. Student Dean The Student Dean is the main connecting link between the Senior Tutor and the students. Student Deans tend to shape their responsibilities to suit their interests and enthusiasms, but in general they are responsible for strengthening academic priorities among the student body, ensuring a proper balance with all the other activities which engage the collective imagination. The tendency lately has been for the Student Dean to make a particular effort with visiting speakers. The Student Dean in 2014 has been Edward Armitage (English Honours), a former Asimus Medallist. Edward has also taken a particular interest in the Positive Education program, and in the formation of a poetry group. An intellectual of the best type, wonderfully energetic and forward-thinking, he has been altogether a model Student Dean, and I am very grateful to him. Library There are several problems hindering the usefulness of the Library collection: we need to be able to sort the books more efficiently, for shelving and for disposal; only part of the collection is on the electronic catalogue; and we do
not have a maximally effective system for coordinating accessions with tutorial needs. These are problems we need to confront in preparing for our move to the Library-Study Centre in the new undergraduate building, planned for completion in 2017. Positive Education In 2013, in collaboration with Sydney’s Positivity Institute, we initiated the St Paul’s College Certificate of Positive Education, which in 2013 and 2014 was awarded subsequent to a ten-week course (one hour per week in Semester Two, open only to men at Paul’s. In 2014 (thanks largely to the initiative of Ben Veness) this was complemented in Semester One by a shorter course on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, run by the Sydney firm Openground, with Dr Libba Granger, and also (thanks largely to Mark Schembri) by physical fitness programs which operated through the year under the auspices of Human Performance and its founder, former Waratah Tom Carter. 13 men completed the Certificate course in Semester Two. Paul’s is now regarded as a model in Australia for Positive Education at the university college level. A new program at Queen’s College, University of Melbourne, is an adaptation of our offering, and King’s College at the University of Queensland is similarly interested in comparing notes between our work and their own. In both cases, much is due to our own founder, the Honourable Frank Callaway. Faculty dinners, seminars, forums and talks We have been particularly lucky this year with our academic and other visitors. The College and University Dinner is one of the great occasions of the year, and the guest speaker this time was the Hon Justice Stephen Gageler, of the Australian High Court, who delivered an interesting talk on issue connected with the plain packaging of cigarettes. The Archbishop of Sydney, who is College Visitor, and Mrs Davies, were present at this dinner. We also staged our first Music Dinner, as a variant of the traditional faculty dinners, and it was a brilliant occasion, with several musical performances from our own students and a diverse, music-loving audience. Speakers on these occasions will be asked to talk about their appreciation of music, and our speaker this year, Bob Carr, was wonderfully instructive and engaging. Thanks go to the convenor, Adam Cooper-Stanbury, Master of the Warden’s Music, and to Derek Watt, Executive Manager, whose
St Paul’s College music networking was an enormous help., Note too, in this connection, Adam Cooper-Stanbury’s achievement in keeping up a good program of performers, musical and otherwise, for our ordinary Monday night dinners. The Music Dinners are designed to build connections with the Conservatorium. The other Faculty dinners were also highly successful: Law 12 May Speaker: Justice Mark Leeming, Supreme Court (Old Pauline) Economics 26 May Speaker: Mr David Kirk MBE, former CEO of Fairfax Media and former captain of the All Blacks Arts 12 August Speaker: Dr Christopher Allen, Sydney Grammar School, and art critic, The Australian Music 19 August Speaker: The Hon Bob Carr, former New South Wales Premier and Australian Foreign Minister Engineering 26 August Speaker: Dr Michael Myers OAM, founder of ReEngineering Australia Science 1 September Speaker: Professor Brian Schmidt, AC FAA FRS, Nobel Laureate Medicine 8 September Speaker: Professor the Hon. Dame Marie Bashir, on her second recent visit to the College, with which she has been connected for over 50 years Veterinary Science, September Speakers Anthony Bennett and James Carroll, “The Village Vets” from the Lifestyle Channel. There were also a good series of other invited speakers, most of whom gathered audiences in the Junior Common Room: 31 March - Dr James Renwick QC, with “From Guantanamo to Afghanistan: Thoughts on a Career in Law” 15 April - Dr Dugald McLellan, former Senior Tutor, on “Signorelli and the 16th Century” 28 April – Mr Tim Davidson, with “Thoughts from a SUFC First Grade Captain, Retiring after 10 Years as Such”
5 May - The Hon. Frank Callaway, Honorary Academic Fellow, on Schopenhauer 27 May - Dr Tom Doughty, lecturer in Philosophy, on “The Natural Law Tradition” (Tom Doughty stayed in College during Semester One) 11 August - Professor Gillian Triggs, Honorary Academic Fellow, on her work as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission 18 September - Mr David Malouf, in launching The Europeans in Australia, volume three, by Alan Atkinson 7 October - Mr Tim Wilson, on his work as Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner 13 October - The Hon. Frank Callaway, Honorary Academic Fellow, on “Friedrich Nietzsche (1844- 1900)” Also, on 29 May the Warden organised an Open Lecture in the University’s History Theatre by Dr James Alison, on the subject “Can the Father Save Us without Killing His Son?”. Dr Alison is a Roman Catholic theologian and priest, well known as a learned critic of his Church’s teaching on homosexuality. He also spoke to us in the Senior Common Room. All this, as well as Professor Vras Karalis’s brilliant series of workshops, also in the Senior Common Room, where we worked through several of St Paul’s letters, made for a wonderfully interesting year. Alan Atkinson Senior Tutor
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Honour Roll 2014 The following members of the College have been listed in the University’s Honour Roll for 2014. Those without dates were still in College last year.
Academic Merit Prize Luke Bouffler Jacob Cao (and second in his year in Medicine) Finnian McHugh-Dillon Campbell McLauchlan James Mohun Edward Voet (and top of his year in Arts)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences First Class Honours Edward Armitage – English Timothy Blomfield – Economics (left 2013) Edward Emmett – French (left 2013) Alistair Kitchen - English Thomas Marr – Latin (left 2013) Michael Nolan - History (left 2012) Samuel Pickover – English (left 2013) Nicholson Scholarship No IV for Latin: Peter Richardson Catherine Lumby Prize for Excellence in Media and Communication Studies: Finnian McHugh-Dillon
Faculty of Engineering and IT First Class Honours Thomas Ryan - Computer Studies Edward Wyburn – Civil Engineering Second Class Honours Jesse Grantham-Smith – Mechatronic (Space) Engineering (left 2012)
Business School Dean’s List of Excellence: Luke Bouffler
Law School Second Class Honours: Alvin Leung (left 2012)
Medical School First Class Honours: Martin Seneviratne – Medicine (left 2013)
St Paul’s College Faculty of Science: First Class Honours & University Medal: Christopher Watson - (Neuroscience) (left 2011) First Class Honours: Andrew Swan – Applied Mathematics Brandon Munn – Physics Owen Elsley – Mathematics (left 2013) Dean’s List of Excellence: Campbell McLauchlan
Faculty of Veterinary Science: Poultry Research Foundation Prize in Animal Science: James Baumann Veterinarian Magazine Prize for Written Communication: Henry Clutterbuck
The following were awarded College prizes in 2014: The Lehane Medal for Leadership: Edward Armitage & Alistair Kitchen Uther Prize for three years distinguished results and for service to the College: Wenray Wang Judge Humfry Henchman Prize for Final Year Law: not awarded McWilliam Prize for Law other than Final Year and for service to the College: Peter Chen Portus Prize for exceptional examination results in History, Economic History or Philosophy: Harry L’Estrange & James Mohun Sir Ian McFarlane Prize for exceptional results in Economics and/or Commerce and for service to the College: Phillip Zhang Asimus Medal for public speaking: Tom Baker Drury Medal for singing: Gregor Boyle Albert Medal for instrumental music: Jacob Bicknell
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Senior Common Room This year the Senior Common Room included the following Rev’d Canon Dr Ivan Head, BA(UWA), BD(MCD), PhD(Glasgow), Warden Emeritus Professor Alan Atkinson, MA(Syd), MEd(Dubl), PhD(ANU) FAHA, Senior Tutor Dr Mark Schembri, BSc(Vet), BVSc(Syd), MACVS MPH (Harvard), Sub-Warden, (enrolled MD) Matthew Campbell, BA BSocSc(Ottawa), LLB(Syd), Assistant Sub-Warden David Drury, BMus(Syd), Director of Music Dr Vincent Braniff, MB BS(Adel), BA(Syd), RAAMC, Hon Medical Officer, (enrolled MA) Dr Tom Doughty, BA(Oxon), PhD(MIT) (Semester One), Lecturer in Philosophy (Syd) Dr Nicholas Eckstein, BA PhD(Monash), Cassamarca Senior Lecturer (Syd) (on leave Sem One) Dr Jim Franklin, BSc(ANU) PhD(UTS), Research Fellow, UTS Oscar Berry, BA(Melb), (enrolled JD) Jacob Cao, BSc(Adv)(Syd), Area Tutor in Medicine, (enrolled MB BS) Campbell Chambers, BCom(Syd), (enrolled LLB) Peter Chen, BEc(Syd), Area Tutor in Law, (enrolled LLB) Tiernan Christensen, BA(Syd), (enrolled LLB) Andrew Cooper, BA(Syd), (enrolled PhD) Victor Lu, BSc(Syd), Area Tutor in Science, (enrolled MB BS) Rory Marples, BA(Syd), (enrolled MB BS - Notre Dame)
Andrew Unsworth, BEc(Syd), (enrolled LLB) Ben Veness, BAcc(UTS) MPH(Syd), (enrolled MB BS) Ruilong Zhao, BSc(Adv)(Syd), (enrolled MB BS) Xuelong Zhao, BSc MB BS(Syd), (enrolled PhD) Among the personal achievements of members of the SCR during the year: • Ben Veness spent nine weeks, January to March, as a Churchill Fellow travelling in the United States, Canada, the UK, Tunisia, China and Singapore, investigating innovative prevention and early intervention strategies to improve the mental health of university students, which led to a report, in May, to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Major Campuses and Student Engagement) at Monash University. • At a two-day conference at ANU in February (entitled “History from Within”), the Senior Tutor’s colleagues in the Australian historical profession presented papers on his work and related issues over the last thirty years, and later in the year the third and final volume of his book, The Europeans in Australia was launched in the JCR by David Malouf. • In July, Andrew Cooper received the examiners’ reports for his doctoral thesis, which was given the rare honour of being passed without amendments. The thesis, by Andrew’s account, “considers the ontological and political implications of Kant’s Critique of Judgment emerging in the writings of Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Castoriadis. In particular, it explores the links between philosophy and poetry, epistemology and political theory, and objective and democratic forms of value”. It was assessed by an American examiner as “one of the best dissertations I have read over the past 30 years”.
Science and Medicine Faculty Dinners When both a Nobel Laureate and a beloved Governor accept their invitations to be the guest of honour at a SPC Faculty Dinner, one simply must accommodate the pair. And so it was that in 2014, we split what had hitherto been one dinner into two. Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS is a Professor of Astrophysics at the Australian National University, but
St Paul’s College he speaks with an obviously American accent. Born in Montana in 1967, he completed his doctorate at Harvard University, which was where he met his Australian wife. They moved here together and live in Canberra, from where he flew to Sydney especially for the occasion of the Science Faculty Dinner on Monday, 1 September.
Her Excellency The Governor, Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir AD CVO graciously accepted our invitation to be guest of honour at the Medical Faculty Dinner, despite the occasion falling within her extremely busy final month as Governor of New South Wales, a post she had held since 2001.
Professor Schmidt arrived promptly and prepared, his MacBook and Keynote presentation at the ready. His 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics (the medal itself is on display in the Questacon Museum) was evidently a strong draw card for our guests. More than 40 distinguished visitors attended.
Dame Marie’s friendship of the College dates back to her university days in the early 1950s, when she was a resident at the Women’s College while studying Medicine at the University. She looks back with great fondness on that time and has always been a gracious recipient of invitations to revisit, including for a Victoriana! performance last year and the Medicine and Science Faculty Dinner in 2011 (for which her colleague in psychiatry, Professor Patrick McGorry AO, a Pauline and then Australian of the Year, was our guest speaker). Indeed, Dame Marie was married to her rugby union player husband Sir Nicholas Shehadie in 1957 by the then Warden of the College, Felix Arnott.
The Dean of Science was delighted to attend, as was the Hon Justice Annabelle Bennett AO, Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council, who came with her husband David Bennett AC QC, a former solicitor-general of the Commonwealth of Australia. Now back at the Bar, Dr Bennett enjoyed producing from his wallet a souvenir from a recent client: the first Recognised Details Certificate in our state to show a sex of “Non Specific”. He had successfully represented the respondent in the landmark High Court case, NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and the Marriages v Norrie  HCA 11. After the main course, Science student, Campbell McLauchlan, delivered a delightful, expansive speech to welcome Professor Schmidt to College. He then introduced our musical performer for the evening, Henry McIntosh, who played guitar while singing a superb and tender solo rendition of “Jerusalem”. After a brief recess in the Junior Common Room for tea and coffee, port and cheese, we headed upstairs for Professor Schmidt’s talk, which was titled, “The Universe as we know it – 2014”. Over the course of half an hour, he attempted to explain to us the work he and his colleagues had done to earn the Nobel Prize, which was to demonstrate that the universe is constantly expanding. Despite Professor Schmidt’s very accessible style of delivery and attractive visual aids, the material was challenging, with one guest summing it up thus: “Brian’s talk was fascinating – even if some of it was, so to speak, ‘otherworldly’. All in all, an enjoyable escape.” Professor Schmidt generously answered the stream of questions from the floor and was given an inscribed copy of Senior Tutor Professor Alan Atkinson’s most recent book, The Europeans in Australia, volume three, as a thank you gift.
Over 50 guests accepted our invitation to the dinner, not including the professor who wrote, “I’m going to accept with pleasure, but regret my inability, to use the old form of response to vice-regal invitations”. The hubbub of their mingling in the Cloisters and Quadrangle drowned out the classical music being played on strings by accomplished freshmen trio Campbell McLauchlan, Adam Khadra (whose father, Professor Mohamed Khadra, was our guest speaker last year) and Edward Voet. Professor McGorry returned Dame Marie’s favour from 2011, flying to Sydney a day early in order to attend. In Hall, Campbell McLauchlan was again invited to welcome our guest of honour, and did not disappoint, his speech this time contracted by the edits of a couple of senior men. Dennis Van Rooyen delighted the audience with his classical guitar performance that preceded dessert. After dinner, we retired to the Junior Common Room for Her Excellency’s speech. After sating themselves with the usual tea and coffee, port and cheese, as many men as possible squeezed in to stand at the back of the room, some resting on the windowsill and sideboard. Dame Marie delivered a charming and unscripted address that covered some of the highlights of her amazing career and was strong on kind words for the College and its men. She disclosed that she intends to enrol in an Arts degree at the University in her retirement, a thought that must strike fear directly into the heart of her future tutors, who could hardly expect to surpass her encyclopaedic knowledge of Australian history, in particular.
The Pauline 2014 From start to end, all of us in the crowded room looked on with the deepest of respect for one of the most accomplished yet humble and humane leaders in Australia’s history. Benjamin Veness and Victor Lu
Great Contributors You do not need to be a believer in Key Performance Indicators to wonder whether there is some way of measuring the success of a university college such as Paul’s. It might be possible to argue that as long as we are keeping up with competitors in the market for student accommodation then we are doing all that can be expected from us. And yet, there seems to be no move to redefine College inmates as “customers”, as there is, say, with trains, planes and hospitals. That alone suggests that Paul’s looks beyond market criteria for evidence of its success, a point confirmed by common sense, by the everyday language and labour of staff and students, and most clearly by the way the College depends on gifts (let alone the fact that for tax purposes the College is defined as a charity). In the world of philanthropy, the language of the market still applies, but sales and donations are both at issue, and indicators have to relate not only to the judgement of consumers but also to the larger judgement of possible benefactors.
The Governor of NSW and Chancellor of the University, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, addresses residents and guests in the JCR after the Medical Faculty Dinner (photo: Angelo Hatsatouris)
Through the year there had been a number of Academic and Faculty Dinners which have been resounding successes. These include the Music Dinner, at which the Honourable Bob Carr, former Foreign Minister and State Premier and Minister for the Arts, spoke on the importance of music in his life, the Economics Faculty Dinner at which David Kirk, former All Blacks captain & CEO of Fairfax Media spoke, the Science Faculty Dinner, with Nobel Laureate 2011 (Physics) Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC, FRS, FAA, speaking on “The Universe As We Know It - 2014,” The Medicine Faculty Dinner, at which the Governor of NSW, Her excellency Professor, the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, enthralled an impressive audience of residents, distinguished Alumni and academics. The Academic Dinner was attended by the Honourable Justice Steven Gageler SC, of the High Court of Australia, as Guest of Honour and speaker. At this dinner the students of the College were honoured for their academic work and also celebrated the place of the College within the University.
So it is also a question of productivity. Is there a way of measuring the output of a place such as Paul’s? There are Rawson Cup wins, Rhodes scholarships, and so on, and from year to year it is possible to measure academic results with great precision. So we know, for instance, that during the time of the present Warden, the proportion of students achieving, on average, at Distinction and High Distinction level each year has increased from somewhere between a fifth and a quarter to something like a third or more. It is not the first time we have seen a good number of exceptional number of exceptional high achievers. The same happened with Felix Arnott and Max Thomas. The present Warden’s particular achievement has been to lift all boats. The number failing has been reduced as well as the number of mere passes. In that sense at least, the present College is more successful than it has ever been, and, of course, with generalised academic success the world is your oyster in other ways as well – as we have found over the last few years. That is good, but there is an added usefulness in looking at productivity in the long term, over generations. In the first place, lives are lived in the long term. Education is for the long term, so that later careers indicate value at least as well as annual academic results. Secondly, the long term exposes more diversified value – not just academic. Finally, long-term assessment can uncover the deep ingredients of success as far as the institution is concerned, which have, or should have, implications for ongoing policy. 23
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Unfortunately, the more ambitious you try to be in this sort of quantification the more arbitrary and arguable the means of measurement. For some time now the College website has included lists of former students who have contributed to society at what might be called a national level. New names have been added from time to time, as they come to light. A good deal of care has been used in deciding who ought to go on the list. So it includes: • anyone honoured at the level of AO, CMG or equivalent, in Australia or elsewhere; • bishops, members of Federal Parliament, government ministers and party leaders both State and Federal, and judges above district court; • members of one of Australia’s four peak learned academies (Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Technology and Engineering), or overseas equivalent (we have three Fellows of the Royal Society, for instance); • anyone listed in the Australian Dictionary of Biography or Wikipedia (the latter is very arbitrary, or course), has had a book written about them, or has been given a substantial obituary in some highly regarded publication; • sportsmen at the national level – the Wallabies, the Olympics and so on. Unfortunately, the nearer you get to the present the more defective these guidelines are. There are many ways now of representing Australia at sport. Even more glaring is the way this system tends to leave out the current world of business, unless the individual has an AO or something equivalent. On the other hand, it is also easier now to meet such cut-and-dried criteria early on, before middle-age even. Be that all as it may, the lists appear below. There are some interesting patterns. Taking into account the changing size of the College, the periods which have turned out the most high contributing men have been the 1880s, the 1920s and the 1950s – especially the 1950s, Felix Arnott’s heyday, when there was a particular boom in Science, Medicine and Engineering. There were five bishops before World War One and only three afterwards, and educationalists fell off in the same way after World War Two. The great constant has been high achieving lawyers. Even leaving aside founders of schools and other educationalists, many Paulines have been interested in the health and welfare of children (Welch, Browne, Dodds, Reye, Benjamin, Huxtable). (All the men named are listed 24
below.) Mick Farrar, of course, also worked with the Children’s Medical Research Foundation. Among the Church leaders, several (Cranswick, Garnsey, Thomas) have advocated larger roles for women in the Church. Other Paulines have been pioneers in the area of women’s health (Armstrong, Wilson, Adam, Laverty), while Piddington led the movement for maternal endowment in the 1920s. As Prime Minister, Whitlam gave more room in government for women. There were activists - Marshall, an early environmentalist, Harvey, who led the campaign to persuade Australians of the dangers of smoking, and Graham, who campaigned for prisoners’ rights. Productivity depends on good organisational infrastructure. Wardens at Paul’s have understood that in their efforts for good academic governance, and it is surprising how many Paulines have applied the same lessons in their own careers. There was Burgmann at St John’s, Morpeth. Ritchie was one of the founders of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Ward of the Australian Academy of Science, Little, of the World Association of Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Surgeons, Sutton of the Inland Medical Service and St John of the Australian Peace Foundation, while Davies was a networker between science, industry and government. The same thing is obvious in the organisational efforts of Ware and Manning Bancroft, and in the writings of Andrew Charlton and Eric Knight (neither of whom are on this list, yet). There seems to be a straight line between robust student leadership – always typical of Paul’s - where initiative is shared and interactive, and long-term success, plus the give-and-take civility which the wardens of Paul’s have somehow always done well. But what’s new? Everyone who knows anything about universities and colleges knows that everything depends on getting the structure right, top to bottom. At Paul’s, that is how things have worked well in the past and it is the only way things will work in the future, though the calibre of the students as individuals will always make up for many sins. In this list most entries include source material at the end, including “ADB”, which stands for Australian Dictionary Biography. Alan Atkinson Senior Tutor
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Humanities and the Church The Ven Henry Alexander Woodd (1865-1954; in College 1884-86), Archdeacon of Gloucester, Archdeacon of the Hunter, both in the diocese of Newcastle. [ADB] The Rt Rev’d Henry Newton (1866-1947; in College 188688), second Bishop of Carpentaria, second Bishop of New Guinea. He founded St Paul’s College, Moa, Torres Strait, a training College for Indigenous Clergy. [John Garrett, Footsteps in the Sea: Christianity in Oceania to World War II (1992)] Leslie Cowlishaw FRSMed (1877–1943; in College 1894), a pioneer of medical history in Australia and a significant collector of historical texts. [ADB] Frederick Watson (1878-1945; in College 1897-98, 1902), edited most of the multi-volume Historical Records of Australia. [ADB; A.M. Mitchell, “Dr Frederick Watson and Historical Records of Australia”, Historical Studies, vol 20 (1982)] H.O. Lethbridge MBE (1880-1944; in College 1899-1903), a medical doctor who collected and translated very many Aboriginal songs, with music, during a career attending gratis to their needs [H.O. Lethbridge (ed.), Australian Aboriginal Songs (Melbourne 1952); W.S. [Bill] Oliver, The Great White Father: The Biography of a Great Australian: Dr H.O. Lethbridge (1880-1944) (Terranora, NSW, 1999)] H.M. Green (1881–1962; in College 1899), literary historian. He wrote, with much else, A History of Australian Literature Pure and Applied (1961), a fundamental text in the history of Australian writing. With Tom Inglis Moore (below), he was one of the three leading proponents for the inclusion of Australian literature in university and schools curricula. [ADB] The Rt Rev’d George Alexander Chambers (1877–1963; in College 1900), first Bishop of Central Tanganyika and a significant builder of Christian missions; founder of Trinity Grammar School. [Nancy de S.P. Sibtain, Dare to Look Up: A Memoir of Bishop George Alexander Chambers (1968)] The Rt Rev’d G.H. Cranswick (1882-1954; in College 1901- 03), Bishop of Gippsland. He was devoted to racial equality and the education of women, including their training in the Church. [ADB] The Rt Rev’d Leo Fortescue Ash (1882-1956; in College 1904-07), Bishop of Rockhampton. The Rt Rev’d Ernest Henry Burgmann (1885-1967; in
College 1909-11), Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn. He led the post-World War One movement to rethink Anglicanism for twentieth-century Australia, especially as editor of the national journal, the Morpeth Review, and worked to bring the Church to the centre of national life. [ADB; Peter Hempenstall, The Meddlesome Priest: A Life of Ernest Burgmann (1993)] The Rev’d A.P. Elkin CMG (1891–1979; in College 191214; Fellow 1935-66 [Chairman 1963-66]), one of the most significant Australian intellectuals of the twentieth century, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sydney, one of the founders of Anthropology in Australia, and an influential advocate of Aboriginal rights. In the 1930s he led the wholesale reconsideration of the position of Indigenous people in Australian life. [ADB] Gavin Long OBE, Officer of the Royal Order of the Phoenix (Greece) (1901–68; in College 1919-21, 1924), general editor of Australia in the War of 1939-1945 and a major contributor to the evolution of the Australian War Memorial. [ADB; Oxford Companion to Australian Military History] Rex Knight (1903-63; in College 1920-21), educationalist and psychologist, foundation Anderson Professor of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, and author, with his wife Margaret (Horsey), of the long-standing text, A Modern Introduction to Psychology. [Wikipedia] Tom Inglis Moore OBE (1901-78; in College 1921-25, Tutor 1932-34, Sub-Warden 1933-34), poet, novelist, teacher, literary critic and radio broadcaster. With H.M. Green (above), he was one of the two or three leading advocates for the inclusion of Australian literature in university and school curricula. [ADB] The Venerable Oliver Cordell (1900-83; in College 1923), missionary and teacher, translated the New Testament from the original Hebrew and Greek into Cigogo, the first such achievement with an East African language. L.F. Fitzhardinge FAHA (1908–93; in College 1927-29), historian. He wrote among other things the two-volume biography of William Morris Hughes. [Margaret Dent, “A Man and His Books: The Library of L.F. Fitzhardinge”, National Library of Australia News, June 1995] The Rt Rev’d David Garnsey (1909-96; in College 192730), Rhodes Scholar, Headmaster of Canberra Grammar School, Bishop of Gippsland. Within the Australian Church, he “played a formative role in the fields of education, ecumenism and the ministry of women”. Tom Dunbabin DSO (1911-55; in College 1928), Classics scholar an archaeologist, Fellow of All Souls’ College, 25
St Paul’s College Oxford; played a key role in organising local resistance in Crete against German invasion during World War Two. [Wikipedia] The Rt Rev’d Kenneth Clements (1905-92; in College 1930-32), Bishop of Grafton 1956-61, and Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn 1961-71; a founder of Burgmann College, ANU. [Wikipedia] Kenneth Eyre Read (1917-95; in College 1936-40), Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, and the “the first Melanesianist to directly address morality as a theoretical issue”, a fundamental insight for social scientists. [John Barker and others, The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond] John Russell Rowland (1925-96; in College 1942-44), poet and diplomat, author of five volumes of verse. [Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, John Rowland, 1925–1996: A Memento ; www.austlit.edu.au] The Rt Rev’d Max Thomas (1926-2008; in College 1943-47), Bishop of Wangaratta (afterwards Warden of the College). He had a keen interest in ecumenism and especially relations between Anglicanism and Orthodoxy, and led the move for the ordination of women in the Australian Church. [Wikipedia] Peter Garnsey FBA, FAHA (b 1938; in College 195660), Rhodes Scholar, Professor of the History of Classical Antiquity and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. Bruce Kapferer (b 1940; in College 1959), Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway; founder of the journal Social Analysis. He was awarded the Huxley Medal for his work on mythology and state formation. [Wikipedia] Alan Atkinson FAHA (b 1946; in College 1964, 196667, Senior Tutor 2010-16; Fellow 2011-16), Professor of History at the University of New England, author of Camden and of the three-volume The Europeans in Australia. David Marr FAHA (b 1947; in College 1965-68), writer. He is the author of biographies of Garfield Barwick and Patrick White and is a leading Australian political and social commentator; Walkley Award winner 1985, 1991, 2004. [Wikipedia] David Musgrave (b 1965; in College 1984-86), poet and multiple winner of various poetry awards (Henry Lawson Prize, Newcastle Poetry Prize, Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize). [Wikipedia]
Science, Medicine and Engineering Edward Pearson (or Pierson) Ramsay FLS, FRS (Edinburgh), FRGS (1842–1916; in College 1863-64), ornithologist and zoologist, pioneering taxonomist and collector, with a particular interest in species of Australian fish. [ADB] William Sutherland Dun (1868–1934; in College 1886-87), a pioneer in Australian palaeobotany and palaeozoology, especially in the areas of brachiopods and molluscs. [ADB] William George Armstrong (1859-1941; in College 1887), NSW Director-General of Public Health and President of the Board of Health, a major reformer in the areas of urban health and infant health [ADB] Clinton Coleridge Farr FRS (1866-1943; in College 189193, 1895-96), electrical engineer and physicist, Professor of Physics, Canterbury University College, New Zealand. He led the NZ magnetic survey and researched radioactivity in rocks and water. [ADB; John Campbell, “Clinton Coleridge Farr, 1866-1943”, New Zealand Science Review, vol 58] Sir Thomas Wilson Kt, CMG, FRACS, FROCG (1876-1958; in College 1893-97, Senior Student 1897), obstetrician, University of Adelaide. [ADB] Leslie St Vincent Welch (1879-1947; in College 1900). As Chief Medical Officer for Queensland schools, he was an “uncompromising advocate for children”, especially in remote areas; founded the Wilson Ophthalmic Hospital, Brisbane. [ADB] Edward Montague Wellisch (or Wellish) (1882-1948; in College 1900), Associate Professor of Mathematics, Sydney University. His research was in the area of the movement of electricity and electromagnetic theory. [ADB] Harold John Ritchie PRACP, FRCP (1884-1953; in College 1903-07), one of the founders of the Royal Australian College of Physicians. [Royal Australasian College of Physicians website] Hugh Kingsley Ward MC, FRACP (1887-1972; in College 1909-10), Rhodes Scholar, Bosch Professor of Bacteriology, Sydney University, founding member of the National Health and Medical Research Council, chairman of National Research Council and a founder of the Australian Academy of Science. [ADB] Sir Denis Browne KCVO, FRCS, FRACS, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (1892–1967; in College 1910-14, Senior Student 1914), surgeon. He is described as “the father of paediatric surgery in the United Kingdom”. [ADB; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; P.M. Dunn, “Sir
The Pauline 2014 Denis Browne (1892-1967) and Congenital Deformities of Mechanical Origin”] Sir Ralph Whishaw Kt, CBE, FRACP, FRCP (1895- 1976; in College 1914), cardiologist, foundation member and Vice-President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and photographer. [Royal Australasian College of Physicians website] W.C.B. Harvey CBE, FRACP (1899-1981; in College 191520), thoracic physician and anti-smoking crusader. He was a leading figure in persuading Australians of the dangers of smoking. [ADB] Sir Lorimer Dods Kt, MVO, FRACP, FRACG (1900-81; in College 1918-22), Professor of Child Health, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Sydney. He was a pioneer in research into the diseases of children. [ADB] George Halliday Kt, FRCSE, FRACS (1901–87; in College 1920-25), surgeon and otolaryngologist. He introduced to Australia the fenestration operation to cure deafness caused by otosclerosis. [ADB] Sir Allan Callaghan Kt, CMG (1903-; in College 1922- 24), Rhodes Scholar, Principal of Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australian, and South Australian Director of Agriculture. [Encyclopedia of Australian Science] Stuart Campbell, Commander of the Order of the Crown of Thailand, FRGS (1903-88; in College 1922-25), aviator, explorer, businessman. He pioneered flying in Antarctica and wrote the popular text Fundamentals of the Thai Language. [ADB] Ian Beveridge (1908-2006; in College 1927-30), Professor of Animal Pathology, University of Cambridge, and President of the World Veterinary Association; specialising in cancer in domestic animals. [Wikipedia] K.N.E. Bradfield OBE, Papua New Guinea Independence Medal (1910-2006; in College 1930-33), Civil Aviation Advisor to the government of Papua New Guinea, and Australian representative on Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation. G. W. Shedden Adam FRCOG, FRCS (Edinburgh (190873; in College 1930-32), Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Queensland, and a highly influential clinical obstetrician and teacher. [ADB] Harrold Consett Davis (1913-44; in College 1931-36), a brilliantly promising entomologist, awarded the DSc by Sydney University at 30 years old; a member of the AIF and of the Commonwealth Scientific Liasion Bureau when he was killed in a plane crash in New Guinea, 1944 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of NSW, 1945]
R.D.K. Reye (1912-77; in College 1931-36), pathologist. His work at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, led to the definition of two malignant tumours of childhood, Reyeoma I and II, and the Reye syndrome. [ADB] S.C. Baker (1910-92; in College 1933-34), Professor of Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. [Encyclopedia of Australian Science] Peter Orlebar Bishop AO, FAA, FRS (1917-2012; in College 1935-40), Professor of Physiology, University of Sydney and at the Australian National University. He provided increased understanding of people’s ability to see in three dimensions. Awarded the Australia Prize, 1993, as “one of the three or four world leaders in visual science”. [Encyclopedia of Australian Science] David Harvey Sutton MBE (b. 1918; in College 1937-42), Cloncurry, hospital superintendant and part-time flying doctor, founder of the Inland Medical Service, Queensland. [R.E.M. Armstrong, Beyond the Call of Duty: Frontier Doctor David Harvey Sutton] Jock Marshall (1911-67; in College 1939-41), as an intelligence officer in World War Two, leader of “Jockforce” in Papua New Guinea; author of Journey among Men (1962; with Russell Drysdale) and The Great Extermination (1966), a foundation text on Australian biodiversity; foundation Professor of Zoology, Monash University [ADB] Louis Davies AO, FAA, FATSE (1923–2001; in College 1941), Rhodes Scholar, radiophysicist, Director of Amalgamated Wireless Australasia and Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of NSW. He was influential in building links between university physics, industry and Federal government. [Encyclopedia of Australian Science; Australian Academy of Science website] Russell Ashton CB (1925-2003; in College 1943-46, Senior Student 1945, 1946), engineer, commissioner, Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission. Grahame Budd AO (b 1930; 1947-52), physiologist. He has led research in the area of human acclimatisation in extreme climatic conditions, especiallly the Antarctic. Richard Champion FASSA (1925-99; in College 194850), Professor of Psychology at the University of Sydney, specialised in research in Pavlovian conditioning. [JJ Furedy, “A Pavlovian in Spirit: Richard Annells Champion (1925-1999)”, Integrative Physiological and Behavioural Science, vol. 35
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Part of monument beside the Mt Isa Highway, west of Cloncurry, which was built by David Harvey Sutton in 1988, in support of the Mitakoodi Aboriginal Corporation for the Australian Bicentennial Year.
Michael Hall FRS (b 1931; in College 1949-54), mathematician and physicist. A leading researcher in the area of fluid aerodynamics, most recently on and was elected to the Royal Society in 1993; invented the multigrid Euler equation solver. [Royal Society website] Bruce Benjamin OBE, AO (b 1931; in College 1950-53), laryngologist, specialising in ear, nose and throat diseases in children, a pioneer in the development of relevant equipment and techniques, including photography; Clinical Professor of Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery, Sydney University, and Foundation President of the Australasian Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology. [Sydney University Medical School website]
Ray Stalker AO, FAA, FAIAA, FIEAust, FTSE (1930-2014; in College 1950-53), engineer, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Space Engineering, University of Queensland. He invented the shock tunnel (known as the Stalker tunnel) and the scramjet. [Encyclopedia of Australian Science] James McLeod AO, FAA, FRCP, FRACP, FAATSE (b 1932; in College 1950-53, 1956-58, 1961, Senior Student 1953), Rhodes Scholar, Bushell Professor of Neurology, University of Sydney. He researches in the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis. [Sydney Medical School website] Bob Jolly DSc, FRSNZ, MNZM (b 1930; in College 195154), Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Science, Massey
The Pauline 2014 University, New Zealand; specialist in animal pathology, and in the use of animal models for human disease. [Wikipedia]
University of Western Australia, founder of the Lions Eye Institute, Perth, and chair of the WA State Science Council. [Wikipedia]
James May AC, FRACS, FACS (b 1934; in College 195257), Bosch Professor of Surgery, University of Sydney. He has been an international pioneer in endolumnial methods of treating diseased arteries.
John Copland AO (b 1940; in College 1960-67), veterinary scientist, in the area of parasitology and fish pathology. His work on rodent control and on poultry has had a wide impact in South-East Asia, and he has led work with fisheries in the South Pacific and Papua New Guinea.
Colin Johnston AO (b 1934; in College 1952-56), Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, specialising in hypertension. Miles Little AO, FRACS, FRSM, FRSA (b 1933; in College 1952-58), medical researcher, poet and ethicist. He has been Professor of Surgery at Westmead Hospital and a CoFounder of the World Association of Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Surgeons, and is described as “one of the most original and engaging voices in contemporary medical ethics and philosophy”. [Sydney Medical School website; Wikipedia; I. Kerridge, C. Jordens & E.-K. Sayers, A Miles Little Reader: Restoring Human Values to Medicine (2003)]
Robert Jansen AM (1946-2014; in College 1967-69), “one of the world’s leading human fertility researchers and pioneers of IVF in Australia”; founder of Sydney IVF [Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December 2014] Patrick McGorry AO (b 1952; in College 197174), Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Executive Director of Orygen Youth Health and founder of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. He is a world leader in the area of youth mental health and was 2010 Australian of the Year.
Donald Cameron AO (b 1938; in College 1956-61), Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland, with research in the area of diabetes and endoctrinology.
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James Lance CBE, FAA (b 1926; in College 1953-56, tutor 1956-60), Professor of Neurology, University of NSW His area of research has been headaches and migraines. [Australian Academy of Science website]
Francis Edward Rogers (1841-1925; in College 1857-58), district court judge and many times royal commissioner in NSW. [ADB]
Colin Laverty (1937-2013; in College 1955), a pioneer in research in cervical cancer and in the usefulness of Pap smears. Also, with his wife, Elizabeth, a major collector and publicist of Australian art, especially Aboriginal art. [Wikipedia] John Chalmers AC, FAA, FRACP (b 1937; in College 1956-60), Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney and Flinders University. His work in the area of high blood pressure and the prevention of heart attack and stroke has influenced the treatment of countless patients. John Uther AO, FRACP (b 1939; in College 195662), Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney; a distinguished cardiologist, especially in the area of electrophysiology. Colin Chesterman AO, FRACP, FRCPA (b 1940; in College 1958-63) Scientia Professor in the Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, specialising in occlusive vascular disease. Ian Constable AO, FRCS, FRACS (b 1943; in College 196064), Foundational Lions Professor of Ophthalomology,
George Henry Thorn (1838/40-1905; in College 1858), Premier of Queensland. [ADB; there is some confusion as to the identity of this man] The Hon Robert Pring (1853–1922; in College 1870), NSW Supreme Court justice, and acting Chief Justice. [ADB] The Hon A.B. Piddington (1862–1945; in College 188083, Vice-Warden 1883-84), High Court justice (appointed but did not sit) and Royal Commissioner; as chair of the Royal commission on the Basic Wage was “Australia’s outstanding advocate of child endowment”; argued strongly for women’s rights and the better distribution of wealth. [ADB] The Hon Sir Philip Street, KCMG, KStJ (1863–1938; in College 1881-83), NSW Chief Justice and LieutenantGovernor. [ADB] Thomas Roseby (1867–1929; in College 1889), Chief Judge, Condominium Court of the New Hebrides, Chief Judge Supreme Court of Mauritius. [Sydney Morning Herald, 2 Oct 1929; The Times (London), 12 November 1929]
St Paul’s College Richard Windeyer (1868-1959; in College 1889-90), barrister, acting NSW Supreme Court justice. [ADB] The Hon Edward Milner Stephen (1870–1939; in College 1890-91), NSW Supreme Court justice. [ADB] The Hon Sir John Peden (1871-1946; in College 1891-99 [Vice-Warden 1892-99], Fellow 1898-1928), Professor of Law at Sydney University and President of the NSW Legislative Council. [The Times (London), 9 Nov 1945; ADB] James Leslie Williams, CMG, MBE (1870-1949; in College 1891-92, Fellow 1908-42), Chairman of the NSW Public Service Board. Norman de Horne Rowland (1865–1931; in College 189294, Vice-Warden 1903-04, Sub-Warden 1908-09), judge in Papua New Guinea, Crown Prosecutor, Sydney Quarter Sessions [Sydney Morning Herald, 27 June 1931] The Hon Sir Michael Bruxner, KBE, DSO, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (1882-1969; in College 1901-03), NSW Deputy Premier (Country Party). [ADB] The Hon Sir Kenneth Street, KCMG, KStJ (1890–1972; in College 1908-10), NSW Chief Justice and LieutenantGovernor. [ADB] The Rt Hon Sir Dudley Williams, PC, KBE (1889–1962; in College 1909-11), High Court justice and Acting Chief Justice. [ADB] Roland Green, FRGS (1885-1947; in College 1910), sailor and explorer, Federal MP (Country Party). The Hon J.P. Abbott, OBE (1891–1965; in College 191013), Australian Minister for Home Security (Country Party). [ADB] The Hon Sir Vernon Treatt, KBE (1897–1984; in College 1915-16, 1920, Sub-Warden 1925-29), Rhodes Scholar, NSW Minister for Justice (Liberal Party). [ADB] The Hon Sir Alan Mansfield, KCMG, KCVO, KStJ, CBE (1902-80; in College 1920-23), Chief Justice, Queensland Supreme Court, Governor of Queensland, Chancellor of the University of Queensland. [ADB] Donald Cameron, OBE (1900-74; in College 1918-20, 1922-27, Senior Student 1925-27), Federal Minister for Health (Liberal), High Commissioner to New Zealand and in Queensland one of the founders of Meals on Wheels. [ADB] The Hon Frank Carter Stephen (1901-71; in College 1920- 25), NSW District Court Judge and Acting Supreme Court Judge.
Sir Leslie Melville, KBE (1902-2002; in College 1923), Assistant Governor, Commonwealth Bank, ViceChancellor of the Australian National University, chairman of the Australian Tariff Board and of the Commonwealth Grants Commission [I.J. Macfarlane, “Sir Leslie Melville: His Contribution to Central Banking in Australia”, Reserve Bank of Australia Bulletin, April 2002] Clive Evatt, Commander of the Royal Order of the Phoenix (Greece) (1900-84; in College 1924-26), distinguished barrister, NSW Minister for Education, and later Housing (Labor Party). [ADB] Ewan Robson, CBE (1906-74; in College 1924-25), Leader of the Opposition, NSW (Liberal Party). [ADB] The Rt Hon Sir William McMahon, PC, GCMG, CH (1908–88; in College 1927-33), Australian Prime Minister (Liberal Party). [ADB; “People of the Liberal Party: Sir William McMahon”, Liberals.Net] The Hon Sir Nigel Bowen, AC, KBE (1911–94; in College 1928-30), Federal Court judge, Australian Foreign Minister (Liberal Party) [Wikipedia] The Hon Geoffrey Lucas, AC (1912-92; in College 193032), Senior Puisne Judge of Queensland Supreme Court; royal commissioner, 1967, inquiring into the collision of HMAS Voyager and HMAS Melbourne. Edward St John (1916-94; in College 1934-38), Federal MP (Liberal Party), a leading figure in the International Commission of Jurists, founding member of Australian Lawyers for Nuclear Disarmament and co-founder of the Australian Peace Foundation. [Wikipedia; E.H. St John, A Time to Speak (1969)] The Hon E. Gough Whitlam, AC (1916-2014; in College 1935-42, Senior Student 1941), Australian Prime Minister (Labor Party). [Jenny Hocking, Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History (2008), and Gough Whitlam: His Time (2012); Wikipedia] Air Marshall Sir James Rowland, AC, KBE, DFC, AFC (1922-99; in College 1940-41), Governor of New South Wales and Chancellor of Sydney University. [Wikipedia] John Russell Rowland (1925-96; in College 1942-44), poet and diplomat, Ambassador to the Soviet Union and to France and Morocco. [Oxford Companion to TwentiethCentury Poetry; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, John Rowland, 1925–1996: A Memento [1997?]; Austlit website] The Hon M.H. (Moss) Cass (b. 1927; in College1945), Federal Minister for Environment and Conservation (Labor Party). He failed to prevent the flooding of Lake
The Pauline 2014 Pedder but laid the groundwork for the conservation of Fraser Island and the government protection of the Great Barrier Reef. [Wikipedia]
Nicholas Cowdery, AM (b 1946; in College 1963-66), NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, President of the International Association of Prosecutors. [Wikipedia]
The Hon Jerrold Cripps (1933-2016; in College 1950-55), Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court, Judge of the NSW Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Court, and commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.
The Hon Andrew Refshauge (b 1949; in College 1968-70), NSW Deputy Premier (Labor Party). [Wikipedia]
Anthony Dingle (1932-2001; in College 1951-54), successively High Commissioner to Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia, Ambassador to Denmark and Iceland, and Ambassador to Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama. Julian Beale (b. 1934; in College 1952-53), Opposition spokesman with various portfoliois (Liberal Party). The Hon W.V. Windeyer AM (b 1936; in College 1954-56), NSW Supreme Court judge. Malcolm Dan (b. 1935; in College 1952-57), Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay, and to Chile. The Hon Terence Cole, AO (b 1937; in College 195559), NSW Appeals Court justice, royal commisisoner and deputy judge-advocate, Australian Defence Force. [Wikipedia] The Hon Sir Robert Kynnersley Woods, Kt, CBE (b 1939; in College 1957), judge of the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea. Oliver Cordell (b. 1938; in College 1956-59), Ambasador to Hungary and High Commissioner to Nigeria. Jack Grahame (1933-2013; in College 1957), prisoners’ advocate and prison reformer; joint founder of the Penal Reform Council. [Sydney Morning Herald, 10 March 2014] The Hon Lloyd Waddy, AM (b 1939; in College 1958-61), Family Court judge. The Hon Henric Nicholas (b 1941; in College 1958-61), NSW Supreme Court judge. The Hon John Lehane (1941-2001; in College 1960-63), Federal Court judge.
The Hon Robert Tickner (b 1951; in College 1970-71), Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (Labor Party). [Wikipedia] Peter King (b 1952; in College 1971-75), Rhodes Scholar, barrister, NSW State President of the Liberal Party and Federal MP (Liberal Party). [Wikipedia] The Hon Sandy MacDonald (b 1954; in College 1972-73), Senator for New South Wales (National Party). [Wikipedia] The Hon David Yates (b 1954; in College 1973-76), Federal Court justice. [Wikipedia] The Hon John Anderson AO (b. 1956; in College 197576), Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party. [Wikipedia] The Hon Robertson Wright (b. 1955; in College 1978-85), NSW Supreme Court judge and first President of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Miles Armitage (b 1964; in College 1982-85; Senior Student 1985), Ambassador to East Timor, and for Counter-Terrorism. The Hon Mark Leeming (b 1969; in College 1987-90), NSW Supreme Court judge. Peter Phelps (b 1968; in College 1990-93), Member of the NSW Legislative Council (Liberal; self-described “libertarian with social-conservative tendencies”). [Wikipedia] Ben Saul (b 1976; in College 1995-97), Challis Professor of International Law at Sydney University and a leading human rights advocate, including especially the rights of refugees. [Wikipedia]
Hugh Wyndham (b 1942; in College 1962-64), Ambassador to Argentina.
F.R. de Bertodano y Wilson, 8th Marques del Moral (1871-1955; in College 1888-91 [known as Lopez]), Spanish nobleman; as an intelligence officer in the Boer War managed the investigation against “Breaker” Morant; in the Spanish Civil War organised pro-Franco public opinion in England.
Colin Willis (b 1944; in College 1962-66), High Commissioner to Malta.
Sir Ferguson Crawford, KBE, CMG (1894-1978; in College 1913-14), Rhodes Scholar, Governor of the
The Hon J Dyson Heydon, AC (b 1943; in College 196064, Senior Student 1964), Rhodes Scholar, High Court justice. [Wikipedia]
St Paul’s College Northern Province of Sudan and head of Middle Eastern Development (from Cyprus and Turkey to Ethiopia and Pakistan) in the British Foreign Office.
broadcaster, author of The Naked Island, an account of his time as prisoner of war in Changi, which sold more than a million copies. [Wikipedia]
Kim Mackay (1902-60; in College 1925-26), founder of the Australian Institute of Political Science, author of Federal Europe (1941), British MP (Labour), founder of the European Union of Federalists 1946, and chair of the European Parliamentary Union 1949. [ADB; K. Gildart, “An Australian Socialist in England: Kim Mackay, the British Left and European Federalism”, History Cooperative)
Aslam Azhar, Tamgha-i-Pakistan (b. 1932; in College 1948), founder of Pakistani Television (PTV) and of Dastak, a politically progressive theatre group in Karachi committed to energising working people against “feudal” Pakistan. [Wikipedia, etc]
Nicholas Davis FRSA (b 1978; in College 1997-2001), Senior Director and Head of Europe, World Economic Forum. Nat Ware (b 1988; in College 2009-11), Rhodes Scholar; founder of the international social enterprise consulting 180s Degrees Consulting, the world’s largest consultancy for non-profit and social enterprises.
Media and the Arts Ernest Docker (1842-1923; in College 1860 and probably 1861), photographer, poet and district court judge. He was a significant technological pioneer and promoter of Australian photography. [ADB] Dowell O’Reilly (1865–1923; in College 1886), poet, one of the founders of the “bohemian” style of Australian poetry. [ADB] Max Maxwell (1891-1938; in College 1911-12), one of the leading and most ingenious wildlife photographers of his day, working in east Africa. [The Times, 22, 23 April 1938; Nature, no. 141 (May 1938)] Sir Warwick Fairfax Kt (1901-87; in College 1920), newspaper proprietor (John Fairfax & Sons). [ADB] John Mansfield (1906-65; in College 1924-28), architect, a significant designer of new buildings (including the College chapel) and ahead of his time in remodelling old ones. [ADB] Sir Alexis Albert Kt, CMG (1906-96; in College 1926-28), radio pioneer and music publisher. Russell Ashton CB (1925-2003; in College 1943-46, Senior Student, 1945-46), photographer, especially as Commissioner of the Tasmanian Hydro Electric Commission; collection of 812 pictures National Library of Australia. Russell Braddon (1921-95; in College 1946-48), writer and 32
Michael Blakemore AO, OBE (b 1928; in College 1948), actor, writer and theatre director. Tom Heath (1931-88; in College 1949-53), Research Professor of Design, Queensland University of Technology, author of several books, editor of Architecture Australia 1980-90, and an influential architectural theorist. [Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture] Terence Clarke AM (b 1935; in College 1952-55), composer, theatre director and teacher, mainly with the National Institute of Dramatic Art. [Wikipedia] Robert Albert AO (b 1934; in College 1953-56), music publisher. James Halliday AM (b. 1938; in College 1956-61), “Australia’s leading wine writer”. [Wikipedia] Michael Rubbo (b. 1938; in College 1959-61), documentary filmmaker; pioneered (in Canada) personal, subjective documentaries, including more reently for the ABC; also wrote and directed children’s films. [Wikipedia; familyartstoriesrubbo.wordpress.com] John Gaden (b 1941; in College 1959-61), actor, and Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company. [Wikipedia] Martin Sharp (b 1942; in College 1961), artist, underground cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker. Described as Australia’s leading pop artist. [Wikipedia] Peter Cousens (b 1955; in College 1975), composer, actor and singer. He has acted mainly with the Sydney Theatre Company and the Queensland Theatre Company, but is best known for musical theatre. [Wikipedia; www. petercousens.com] Tony Jones (b 1956; in College 1975-77), journalist and television presenter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and four times winner of Australia’s leading journalism award, the Walkleys. [Wikipedia] Damian Furlong (b 1955; in College 1976-78), a founder and chairman of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world. Sir Jonathan Mills Kt, AO, FRSE (b 1962; in College 1981),
The Pauline 2014 Director of the Edinburgh Festival. Tim Freedman (b 1964; in College 1983-84), lead singer and keyboardist of The Whitlams. He received an ARIA Music Award for “Song of the Year” 1998. [Wikipedia] Morgan O’Neill (b 1973; in College 1992-95, Senior Student 1994), television and film actor, singer, writer, director, producer. He acts in Sea Patrol, and has directed two films, Solo and The Factory. [Wikipedia] Adam Spencer (b 1969; in College 1992-95), radio and television host, best known for his presentation of the TV science show, Quantum. At University he was one of the world’s top-ranked debaters. [Wikipedia] Sebastian Smee (b 1972; in College 1990-92). Art critic, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism 2011, for his work with the Boston Globe, for “vivid and exuberant writing about art, often bringing great works to life with love and appreciation”. Chris Taylor (b 1973; in College 1992-93), comedian, best known for his work on the ABC television shows CNNNN and The Chaser’s War on Everything. [Wikipedia]
Industry and IT G.B.S. Falkiner (1907-61; in College 1926-30), sheep breeder (owner of Haddon Rig), pioneer of rural air transport and major benefactor to the University; initiated the production of parachutes for dropping supplies to troops in New Guinea during World War Two. [ADB] Sir John Dunlop KBE (1910-83; in College 1928-30), chairman of Edwards Dunlop and of CSR. [Age, 17 October 1983] W.L. Hughes CBE (1917-99; in College 1934-39), Rhodes Scholar, played cricket for Oxford, ship-builder and exporter, chairman of Walkers Ltd and of Export Finance and Insurance Corporation. Sir Ian McFarlane Kt (1923-2008; in College 1941-44, 1946), a resources engineer who devised new methods of drilling for oil shale in Queensland; donated the McFarlane Scholarship. [Sydney Morning Herald, 30 October 2008] D.D. Benbow (b 1938; in College 1957-61), general manager of Magellan Petroleum; chairman of the Natural Oil and Gas Institute. Nick Paspaley AC (b 1948; in College 1967-68), executive chairman of the Northern Territory pearling firm, Paspaley, and a major innovator and contributor to NT commercial life.
Rick Compton (b 1960; in College 1979-82), VicePresident of System Product Engineering, U.S.A.; pioneer in the field of 3G and 4G wireless technologies. Nick Leeder (b 1969; in College 1988-91), CEO of Google France; former managing director of Google Australia & NZ.
Education The Rev’d F.T. Perkins (1877-1969; in College 1896-98, Vice-Warden and Fellow 1918-29, 1938-43), Headmaster of The Armidale School and founding Headmaster of Cranbrook School. [ADB] The Rev’d Jerry (Garnet Vere) Portus (1883-1954; in College 1903-05), Rhodes Scholar, historian and educator, Professor of History and Political Science at the University of Adelaide, radio broadcaster and life-long advocate of adult education. [ADB] The Rev’d Canon H.K. Archdall (1886-1976; in College 1904-09), preacher and lecturer, successively Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Headmaster of The Armidale School and of King’s College, Auckland, Principal of St David’s College, Lampeter, Wales, and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. [The Times, 3 March 1976; Wikipedia] Charles Huxtable, MC and bar (1891-1980; in College 1910), founder, while working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, of the Bush Children’s Education Foundation, and a keen advocate of bursaries for Indigenous children; prisoner of war in Changi, World War II [Charles Huxtable, From the Somme to Singapore: A Medical Officer in Two World Wars; Wikipedia] Rex Knight (1903-63; in College 1920-21), educationalist and psychologist, foundation Anderson Professor of Psychology, University of Aberdeen (“a superb lecturer, an ingenious showman and attracted mass audiences”); an authority on intelligence testing; author, with his wife Margaret (Horsey), of the long-standing text, A Modern Introduction to Psychology. [Wikipedia] The Rt Rev’d David Garnsey (1909-96; in College 192730), Rhodes Scholar, Headmaster of Canberra Grammar School and Bishop of Gippsland. Within the Australian Church, he “played a formative role in the fields of education, ecumenism and the ministry of women” and worked lifelong with the Student Christian Movement. [Wikipedia] Clive Nield (1908-77; in College 1929), progressive educationalist; founder with his wife Janet of Koornong School, Warrandyte, which applied new methods of 33
St Paul’s College Freudian psychoanalsis to teaching. [C. Chapman, Portraits in Psychology] Peter Moyes AM OBE (1917-2007; in College 1936-38), Headmaster of Christchurch Grammar School chair, Headmasters’ Conference; founder in Australia of low-cost, co-educational community Anglican schools. [Wikipedia] B.H. Travers AM OBE (1919-98; in College 1938-39), Rhodes Scholar, Headmaster of Shore 1959-84. Played rugby union for England (flanker), and cricket, played first class cricket for Oxford University (right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler). [Wikipedia] Paul McKeown AM (1923-2010: in College 1948-49), Headmaster of Canberra Grammar School 1959-85, and transformed that school and managed several others in difficult times. [Obituaries Australia] Jack Manning Bancroft (b 1985; in College 200305), founder of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, which has raised the educational standards of thousands of Indigenous children.
Sportsmen George Gipps Deas Thompson (1845-77; in College 1863), a founder of rugby in New South Wales. Monte (Henry Montague) Faithfull (1848–1908; in College 1866-68, 1873-74), played rugby and cricket for NSW. Percy Colquhoun (1866-1936; in College 1891), played rugby and tennis for NSW. Harrie Dalrymple Wood, CMG (1869-1937; in College 1891), in rugby union, played for NSW (full-back – “one of the finest players in that position the State has possessed”), and as an administrator led the post-War revival of the code. [Sydney Morning Herald, 30 July 1937] Roger Barton (1875-1957; in College 1894), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (flanker). Alfred White (1879-1962; in College 1898-1900), cricketer, played for NSW (right-hand batsman). Granville Sharp (1878-1964; in College 1898-1903), tennis player, NSW singles and doubles champion, and member of the Australasian Davis Cup team 1909. [ADB] Johnnie (Arthur) Verge (1880-1915; in College 18991904, Senior Student 1904), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (half-back). Frank Futter (1880-1941; in College 1900), rugby union, 34
played with the Wallabies (centre). Mick (Ernest) Waddy (1880-1959; in College 1902-04), cricketer (right-hand batsman, right-hand medium pace bowler), played for NSW and for Warwickshire against Australia (top-scored). Cuthbert Verge (1882-1929; in College 1903-10, Senior Student 1908-10), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (full back). Robert Waley (1888-1939; in College 1906-08), rowed in the Men’s VIII, Stockholm Olympics (cox), 1912. Alec Doyle (1888-1984; in College 1907-10), rower, reserve for the Men’s VIII, Stockholm Olympics 1912. [ADB] Leo Reynolds (1888-1957; in College 1908-11, Senior Student 1911), rugby union, NSW captain, played with the Wallabies (forward). Hugh Ward (1887-1972; in College 1909-10), Rhodes Scholar, rowed in the Men’s VIII, Stockholm Olympics 1912. Claude Tozer (1890–1920; in College 1909-13, Senior Student, 1913), cricketer, played for NSW, selected to play England (right-hand batsman). Jack Massie (1890-1966; in College 1910-13), rugby union (second-rower), selected to play NZ, cricketer (left-arm fast bowler), represented NSW, and amateur heavyweight boxing champion, NSW. Also University Medallist. “Banjo” Paterson said of him (in Happy Dispatches) that he was “strong and rugged as an iron bark tree … about six foot two in height [he was 6 ft 4 in], broad in proportion, and he must be all brains”. [ADB] Jim Phipps (1908-88; in College 1927-32, Senior Student 1930-32), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (hooker); prisoner of war in Europe, World War Two. Max Lawrence (1911-97; in College 1928-3), rifleman, won of the three top scores at the Imperial Universities Rifle Match 1929. William Woodward (b 1920; in College 1939-40), Rhodes Scholar, rowed in the Men’s IV for Britain, London Olympics 1948. Neville Emery (1924-91; in College 1948-50, Senior Student 1950), rugby union, played with the Wallabies; in England coached rugby (Whitehaven RLFC – a new team which he made highly competitive) and played county cricket (batsman, Whitehaven). Mac (Norman McLaurin) Hughes (b 1932; in College 1953-56), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (flanker).
The Pauline 2014 Ted Pain (1925-2000; in College 1955-57), rowed in the Helsinki Olympics, 1952 (bronze medal); afterwards Judge of the NSW District Court. Tony Abrahams (b 1944; in College 1964-65), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (lock). Jim Roxburgh (b 1946; in College 1964-66), rugby union, played with the Wallabies (prop). Mark Bethwaite (b 1948; in College 1968), sailed in the Olympics, Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976. Michael Hawker (b 1959; in College 1978-82), rugby union, NSW captain, played with the Wallabies (fly-half).
Ed Cowan (b 1982; in College 2001-02), test cricketer (lefthand bat). [Wikipedia] Tim Davidson (b 1982; in College 2002-03), rugby union, Western Force, Waratahs (back rower). Daniel Halangahu (b 1984; in College 2003), rugby union, played for NSW and for Australia A in the Pacific Nations Cup (five-eighth). Luke Inman (b 1977; in College 2003-06), rugby union, Commonwealth Games rugby 7s.
David Dix (b 1967; in College1987-91), rugby union, played with the Wallabies.
Lachlan Renshaw (b 1987; in College 2006-07), athlete, Olympics at Beijing 2008, World University Games 2009, and Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 (800 metres).
Brian Power (b 1974; in College 1995-97), judo in the Atlanta Olympics, 1996.
Mitch Inman (b 1988; in College 2008-09), rugby union, played for the Wallabies (centre or wing). [Wikipedia]
Al Baxter (b 1977; in College 1996-98), rugby union, played with the Wallabies.
To be continued in future editions of The Pauline. Readers are invited to submit profiles of Paulines for publication to the Director of Community Development or the Alumni Officer at the College (Ed).
Al Gordon (b 1974; in College 2001), rowed in the Sydney Olympics, 2000.
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Rawson Cup (remarks and results taken from Sydney University Sport and Fitness website, and thanks to John Sergeant and Mel D’Arcy) In 2014 the Intercol Committee and community faced some significant challenges throughout 2014, particularly during Rawson events and due to poor spectator behaviour. Incidents of a serious nature occurred at Cricket, Swimming, Soccer, Rugby and Basketball. The operation of each event has been successful, with no major administrative issue experienced on the various match days. This can be largely attributed to the work of the Committee, the sports reps and relevant captains. The overall level of competition between the colleges remains strong. Congratulations must go to St Andrew’s College for winning both the Rawson and Rosebowl competitions for the fifth year in a row. Rawson Cup competition overall points for 2014:
Round 1 – Monday 12 May St Andrew’s 36 (J. Clancy, N. Clancy, Stoltz, Whitely, Edwards tries, O’Donnell 4 conversions, 1 penalty) def St John’s 35 (Ball, Tooth, J. Redden, Beach, Fletcher tries, Newsome 5 conversions) St Paul’s 54 (Rayner 3, King, L’Estrange, White, McLelland tries, King 5 conversions and 3 penalties) def Wesley 17 (Lee-Warner, Mill, Fleming tries, Fourie 1 conversion)
Round 1 - Monday 10 March St Andrew’s 2/242 (Sutcliffe 75, Shaw 98 n.o., Smith 39 n.o., McMahon 3/10, Pryke 3/16, Clayton 2/18) def Wesley 56 (Evans 13, Carvusso 1/46) at Oval No. 2 St Paul’s 7/158 (Rayner 36, Ryan 5/10, Tridgell 3/22) def St John’s 10/64 (Kennedy 22, Wallis 2/29, Watt 2/30) at St Paul’s Oval (Paul’s point not accrued)
Round 2 – Tuesday 20 May St Andrew’s 46 (McCalman 3, N. Clancy 2, Kennelly, O’Donnell, O’Donnell 4 conversions and 1 penalty) def Wesley 10 (Whittaker and unknown tries) St John’s 29 (Beach 2, Woods, Redden, Newsome 3 conversions and 1 penalty) def St Paul’s 27 (Date, McClelland, Barret, Laurie, Laurie 2 conversions, Ryan 1 penalty) Round 3 – Wednesday 4 July St John’s 31 (Ball, Beach, Newsome, Fletcher, Smith, Newsome 3 conversions) def Wesley 7 (Caranua and Spencer conversion) St Andrew’s 41 (Quinn 4, CluniesRoss, Stoltz, J. Clancy, 1 conversion) def St Paul’s 3 (King penalty)
Round 2 - Wednesday 12 March Wesley 6/90 (Khalfan 20 n.o., Carvosso 4/20, Hope 3/20) def St Paul’s 10/89 (Tridgell 21, Date 3/24) at St Paul’s Oval St Andrew’s 10/96 (Sutcliffe 14, Smith 4/10, Pryke 4/16) def St John’s 10/53 (Redden 26, R. MacMahon 4/13, Ryan 2/25) at Oval No. 2 Round 3 - Wednesday 19 March St Andrew’s def St Paul’s College (St Paul’s College forfeited) St John’s 9/249 (McMahon 102 and 4/39, Wallis 58 and 4/20) def Wesley 10/156 (Page 27, Kershaw 2/20) at St Andrew’s Oval Cricket Points Table
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At the launch of BoomalaKKa!, Rob Morris, Blake Carroll, Lachlan Pullar, Christine Head and The Warden. (photo: Selwyn Owen)
Rowing The 2014 rowing season began in the final weeks of 2013 when an extraordinarily generous anonymous donation saw the St Paul’s College Rowing team able to purchase its first VIII. Fittingly christened “BoomalaKKa” by Mrs Head , this allowed the rowing programme to scale new heights in our quest for Rawson glory. This, together with the formation of a relationship between St Paul’s and Leichhardt Rowing Club, allowed the VIII to extend the season into the winter months. This made for a massive improvement on the previous season.
Rawson Cup Rowing results, at Penrith on 16 April, a 2000m race starting at 10:00am
However, our efforts were not enough. The men of St Andrew’s College similarly stepped up a level of college rowing, with Paul’s finishing a close second.
In the wake of a lacklustre campaign at the London 2012 Olympics, the much-maligned Australian swim team required a cultural revival of hard work and cohesion to maintain pace with the Americans. Troubled by the thoughts of our 2012 Rawson campaign, the senior members of the St Paul’s College Swimming and Diving team sought to instil similar tactics to combat the force of St Andrew’s College. This was attempted by rigorous squad training three times a week for the six weeks preceding the event, a ninefold increase on the previous year.
Every season, Rawson rowing evolves into a more and more professional endeavour, and over the past two years Paul’s has closed the gap on St Andrew’s. There is no longer an expectation of a six-week season, with pre-season training starting months before first semester. As the demands of the season increase, so does our hunger for victory. Within the next few years, we will prevail.
St Paul’s College The effect was clear at the event, with Thomas Lysaght heading an extremely strong contingent of Freshmen. Divers Billy Browning and Luke Porter finished in a combined first place, an outstanding achievement for those men and the College. Last but certainly not least was the rousing performance of both relay teams. The ‘B’ relay, led heroically by Sam Cornwell, were comprehensive victors, and the ‘A’ relay placed second by a touch, demonstrating that it was depth and teamwork rather than individual brilliance that characterised the St Paul’s College swim team. With this, we achieved our goal and look forward to a successful future, undoubtedly aided by the impending retirement of Michael Phelps of Drew’s. Rawson Cup Swimming results, at Homebush on Wednesday 30 April First
Ed Slattery and Billy Browning
Soccer Round 1 – Monday 4 August, St Andrew’s Oval St Paul’s 2 played St John’s 1 (Game abandoned – no points awarded) Wesley 2 (David Chambers pen., Jack Ratcliffe) def. St Andrew’s 2 (Alex Shaw 1 + penalty) (4-3 on penalties) Round 2 – Tuesday 13 August, St John’s Oval Wesley 3 (William Nash 2, Scott DeSantis) def. St John’s 2 (Paddy Ryan, Josh Holmes) (a.e.t)
Tennis St Paul’s College won the Rawson Cup Tennis for the second successive year in 2015, defeating John’s, Wesley and St Andrew’s. The first fixture against St John’s College saw strong performances from Harry Guest and Jack Leggat, who won their doubles 6/0 6/0. On that day, the team strode to victory six rubbers to one, settling the nerves and establishing them as a dominant force in the competition. Success continued in the second round against Wesley College. Paul’s relied on Freshmen talent, Richard Palmer and George Barlin, to lead the team to a 6-1 victory; both men recorded victories in singles and doubles. Following these two wins, Paul’s entered the final against a seasoned St Andrew’s outfit. Having come within one match of victory last year, Andrew’s had been performing competitively, and also secured comfortable wins against St John’s and Wesley College. After a tense start, the opening doubles matches gave Paul’s a slight edge; two rubbers to one. This lead was quickly extended, with outstanding individual performances in the singles. Special mention should be made of Nick Talbert, who drew on his extensive experience to lead and inspire. However, with only one win left for Rawson victory, momentum seemed to shift momentarily. Thankfully, hopes of a St Andrew’s comeback were quickly extinguished, with Al Whitman surging through his final games to seal the St Paul’s victory, six rubbers to three. The team wishes to thank the gentlemen of St Paul’s College for their huge support, both in the lead up to, and during, the competition. Furthermore, huge thanks must go to the College itself for its continued support. Hopefully this result places Paul’s in good stead for future years. Boomalakka!
St Andrew’s 4 (J. Stubing 2, J Brosnan 2) def. St Paul’s 1 (Daniel Baker)
Rawson Cup Tennis results, Wednesday 3 September
Round 3 Not played.
Paul’s def. Wesley (6-3)
Soccer rankings 1st Wesley 2nd St Andrew’s =3rd St John’s =3rd St Paul’s
Palmer and Whitman (Paul’s) def. Corbett and Brennan (Wesley) 6-4 2-6 14-12 Guest and Talbert (Paul’s) def. Church and Rigter (Wesley) 6-2 6-3 Page and Ellis (Wesley) def. Unsworth and Leggat (Pauls) 6-3 7-6 Whitman (Paul’s) def. Page (Wesley) 6-3 6-4 Leggat (Paul’s) def. Ellis (Wesley) 2-6 6-2 10-7 Guest (Paul’s) def. Price (Wesley) 6-3 6-2 Brennan (Wesley) def. Unsworth (Paul’s) 6-1 6-3
The Pauline 2014 Palmer (Paul’s) def. Church (Wesley) 6-0 6-0 Andrew’s def. John’s (6-0) Stern and Berrigan (Andrew’s) def. Wallace and McMahon (John’s) 6-0 6-1 Bukit and Hamilton (Andrw’s) def. Williams and Wallace (John’s) 6-2 6-0 Griffiths and Woodrow (Andrew’s) def. McKinnon and Schnelle (John’s) 6-1 6-1 Stern (Andrew’s) def. Schnelle (John’s) 6-0 6-4 Berrigan (Andrew’s) def. Crosby (John’s) 6-0 6-0 Bukit (Andrew’s) def. McKinnon (John’s) 6-0 6-2 Round 2 Andrews def. Wesley (6-3) Corbett and Brennan (Wesley) def. Stern and Berrigan (Andrews) 6-2 6-3 Bukit and Hamilton (Andrew’s) def. Rigter and Church (Wesley) 6-2 6-4 Griffiths and Woodrow (Andrew’s) def. Page and Ellis (Wesley) 6-2 6-2 Stern (Andrew’s) def. Echesortu (Wesley) 6-0 6-1 Berrigan (Andrew’s) def. Page (Wesley) 7-6 6-2 Brennan (Wesley) def. Green (Andrews) 6-1 6-4 M. Bukit (Andrew’s) def. Price(Wesley) 6-0 6-1 Corbett (Wesley) def. Woodrow (Andrew’s) 6-1 6-1 Hamilton (Andrew’s) def. Church (Wesley) 6-3 6-3 Paul’s def. John’s (6-2)
Berrigan (Andrew’s) def. Leggat (Paul’s) 6-0 6-0 Stern (Andrew’s) def. Lysaght (Paul’s) 6-0 6-3 Guest (Paul’s) def. Griffiths (Andrew’s) 6-2 7-6 Bukit (Andrew’s) def. Unsworth (Paul’s) 6-7 6-2 10-6 Palmer (Paul’s) def. Hamilton (Andrew’s) 6-1 6-0 Talbert (Paul’s) def. Woodrow (Andrew’s) 6-2 6-1 Palmer and Guest (Pauls) def. Stern and Berrigan (Andrew’s) 6-0 6-4 Wesley def. John’s (6-1) Corbett and Brennan (Wesley) def, McMahon and Crosby (John’s) 6-0 6-0 Ryan and Wallace (John’s) def. Church and Rigter (Wesley) 6-2 6-4 Page and Price (Wesley) def. Schmelle and Williams (John’s) 6-0 6-0 Echesortu (Wesley) def. Crosby (Johns) 7-6 6-3 Brennan (Wesley) def. Wallace (John’s) 6-1 6-2 Corbett (Wesley) def. Ryan (John’s) 6-1 6-0 Church (Wesley) def. Williams (John’s) 6-1 6-1 Tennis Points Table
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James Palmer and Al Whitman
Palmer and Whitman (Paul’s) def. Williams and Wallace (John’s) 6-2 6-1 Guest and Talbert (Paul’s) def. Fern and Crosby (John’s) 6-0 6-0 Unsworth and Lysaght (Paul’s) def. Schnelle and McKinnon (John’s) 6-1 6-1 Leggat (Paul’s) def. Schnelle (John’s) 6-3 7-5 Palmer (Paul’s) def. Wallace (John’s) 6-1 6-0 Shim (Paul’s) def. Williams (John’s) 6-4 6-4 Round 3 Paul’s def. Andrew’s (6-4) Palmer and Guest (Paul’s) def. Bukit and Hamilton (Andrew’s) 6-1 6-2 Unsworth and Talbert (Paul’s) def. Stern and Berrigan (Andrew’s) 6-4 7-5 Woodrow and Griffiths (Andrew’s) def. Lysaght and Shim (Paul’s) 6-2 6-3 39
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Standing: Jack Leggat, Jack Remond, Ollie Tridgell, Tiernan Christensen, Andrew Unsworth, William Rayner Seated: Ed Slattery, Patrick Kelland, Jim Ryan, Jason Date, Tom Harbison, Rob Ward
Rawson Cup Rowing VIII – Runners up Standing: Nick Clifton, Jacob Bicknell, Noah Kaplan Seated: Jimmy Holyman, Ian Cameron, Lachlan Pullar, Sam Cornwell Absent: Eden Taylorwood-Roe, Sid Pye, Rob Morris, Blake Carroll 40
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Back row: Angus McClelland, Elliot Barrett, Jack Blair, Dylan Oldfield, Doug Laurie Middle row: James MacAlpine, Tim Allworth, Jack Bliss, Hugh Morgan, Jimmy Holyman, Ben Sive, Will Rayner, Jim Ryan, Tom Harbison
Back row: Charles Collins, Tom Brodie, Edward Slattery, Luke Rooney, William Lysaght Front row (seated): Samuel Patrick, John McMahon, Thomas Lysaght, Samuel Sleigh, Marcus Ho 41
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Standing: James Mohun, Sam Read, Alex Harris, Gregor Boyle, Jack Leggat, Al Whitman Seated: Nick Talbert, Brad McIntyre, Danny Baker, Oliver Read, Alex Still, Tiernan Christensen, Hugo McWilliam
Winning Rawson Cup Tennis Team Standing: William Lysaght, Harry Guest, James Palmer, Matthew Shim, Al Whitman Seated: Andrew Unsworth, Nick Talbert, Thomas Lysaght, Jack Leggat 42
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Winning Rawson Cup Basketball Team Standing: Scott Muirhead, Alex Corsaro, Eden Taylorwood-Roe, Jack Blair, Sam Patrick, Clinton Geissler, Ollie Tridgell
Standing: Henry McIntosh, Scott Muirhead, Jack Leggat, Ollie Tridgell, Angus McClelland, Alex Harris, Jack Remond Seated: Oscar McNulty, Fergus Dye, Danny Baker, Ian Cameron, Patrick Kelland, Ed Slattery, Sam Sleigh, Aunghus McEwen On ground: Hugh Berkman 43 Absent: Andrew Thomas
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Senior Student’s Report 2014 has certainly been an unforgettable year for St Paul’s College. It is difficult to sum up an entire year so briefly and encompass the experiences of every individual. As with every year, life at St Paul’s has been inherently busy and suitably stimulating. The calendar has been overwhelmed with events, from Wine Cellar luncheons on glorious Sunday afternoons in the Quad, the spirit of conviviality that is ANZAC Day, Faculty Dinners, Rawson sports, Palladian events, O-Week, Silly Season, the JDD, the Formal, Surreal Sounds or a Wednesday night at the Sals. With the addition of the King’s College Rugby exchange, Trinity College Sports Tour, inaugural Beer Cellar Luncheon and the return of Culture Week, 2014 has provided us with a vast number of fond and lasting memories. However, it does not end there, we still have two Victory Dinners, the Sportsmen’s Dinner, the Full Moon Party and Valedictory to come. The 2014 Rawson campaign has been especially interesting. In my first year at St Paul’s, 2012, we won one sport, Basketball. We came third in the Rawson Cup behind Drew’s and John’s. Last year we won two sports, Soccer and again Basketball. We came second overall. In 2014, we have won Tennis and Basketball, have come second in Rowing, Swimming and Athletics and third in Rugby, and we suffered zero points penalties in two sports. Despite this we have still managed to come a comfortable second in the Rawson Cup and this year has arguably been our best in terms of performance during my time at Paul’s. We can discuss the “ifs”, “buts” and “maybes” of the campaign, such as if we had kept our points from cricket and beaten Drew’s in the final game and if we had not been disqualified and beaten Wesley in the final game of football then we would have won the Rawson Cup. This might be mathematically true, however there is no point in looking back in this way. We need to look back and learn from our mistakes this year, which have admittedly been far too many. As a result, spectator behaviour is something that will from now be on the forefront of everybody’s minds when they return to College next year. This negative or inappropriate behaviour has no place at St Paul’s, it never has and I am sure it is not to appear again. However, I do take great hope from this year. In terms our performance it has been exceptional. The results I mentioned before are a testament to this. Congratulations to the Tennis players and Basketballers on their successful Rawson campaigns, their victories we will share as a College at the upcoming Victory Dinners. For most 44
basketballers especially, this rounds out a successful three- year campaign, congrats again on the “three-peat”. With a strong group of Freshmen and returning men I am confident that the Rawson Cup is one step closer to being returned to St Paul’s in 2015. Our Palladian campaign lacked the controversies of our Rawson campaign but it also lacked such a strong performance. In saying this, I must say the individuals that did represent us, performed extremely well and I am very proud of these men. A great deal of thanks must go to them. At times a lack of College support and enthusiasm to audition and get involved was evident. Special mention must go to Gregor Boyle for his third place in SoloVocal with his unorthodox beat-boxing approach. The debaters also fought very hard to return the debating cup to Paul’s after a shock loss last year, only to be defeated in a contentious tie-break. Thankyou to Eli Clibbon and William Khun, our Palladian convenors, for their tireless efforts throughout the year. Paul’s has undoubtedly upheld its reputation in hosting the best College events this year. From O-Week and the Beach Party, Surreal Sounds, JDD, Victoriana! and Formal the events have been first class. Thanks must go to all committees involved in organising these events. In addition the Salisbury Syndicate must be thanked for their work throughout the entire year. Beginning before O-Week and working until the last Wednesday of semester, the Salisbury Syndicate has ensured a positive and welcoming atmosphere in the bar for 2014. After dealing extensively with the College executive this year I have come to appreciate the extraordinary amount of work they do for the men. Firstly, I would like to thank the Senior Tutor, Alan Atkinson, for his work in developing and maintaining the academic life of the College. The academic results this year have been incredibly strong, and no doubt Alan is to be thanked for the role he has played in this. The Sub-Warden must also be thanked for his role this year, he has been very easy to work with, and his work ethic has made our year a lot easier. My thanks also to the Warden for being an infinite source of wisdom and for having the best interests of the St Paul’s men at heart. My thanks also to the other six members of the Students’ Club Committee. We have faced a number of challenges but have worked well together to advocate for the men and improve the experience of these men during their time at St Paul’s. Slatts and Clinton, thank you for doing the thankless job of House Committee, although perhaps not always the most glamorous of roles, your work behind the scenes has
The Pauline 2014 been fantastic. McEwen and Tierno, thank you for your efforts in what has been an extremely difficult year on the Intercol front. Furthermore, particularly to Aonghus, your work in promoting the proposed changes to the intercol constitution from the St Paul’s SCC, regarding the participation of non-Sydney University students has laid a solid foundation for discussion and we look forward to positive results in the future. Also your presence prior to O-Week was invaluable in this preparation time. Louis, thank you for all of your work as Honorary Treasurer. After inheriting an overwhelmingly significant Students’ Club debt you have done an incredible job in retrieving past debt and minimising the use of SClub debts this year. The Students’ Club is in a much better financial position after your efforts, the future men of the College and particularly the incoming treasurer certainly owe you a great deal. Heatho, thank you for work as Honorary Secretary this year. With arguably the toughest job on the committee this is no easy feat, your support has made this year much more manageable and a lot less stressful. Last, and certainly not least, a massive thanks must go to all of you, the 204 members of the Students’ Club for making this year memorable. It has been an incredible honour to serve as your Senior Student this year, and I thank you for the support you have given me. It has been a tremendous learning experience and a year that I will truly never forget. I wish each of you the best of luck in all of your future professional and personal endeavours, and wish the absolute best of luck to St Paul’s College in 2015. I wish all the best to the men of the College for 2015. I hope that it is a happy and successful year in all areas. ‘I’ll allow it’ Bradley McIntyre
Hon. Secretary’s Report My role as Hon Sec was to ensure that the College’s fine reputation in this area was maintained by encouraging convenors to represent themselves and the College with pride. Thanks to the efforts of the boys, the quality of convenorships, both great and small, in 2014 far exceeded anything seen in the past. O-Week was an overwhelming success and needless to say the newly appointed Salisbury Syndicate introduced our fine new intake to College life without going overboard. Surreal Sounds was exceptionally well run, with the inclusion of the first silent disco to grace a Sydney University College party. Similarly, the JDD and Formal were both phenomenal successes, which saw the College brilliantly transformed into the Russian Winter Palace and the canals of Venice respectively. Our sports convenors were similarly exceptional in organising our
College’s teams, which all represented the College with pride. Further to this, even the minor convenorships which have a tendency to be neglected were run with exceptional pride. In this regard the College operated brilliantly in every aspect that was “for the boys”. However, quite apart from being an enjoyable cruise marked by an array of phenomenal events, 2014 presented the S-Club Committee with difficulties at every turn. In looking back on the year, it is rather easy to let these lows define my experience as Hon Sec. Such reflection however, does an injustice to the fact that whilst we were indeed an unconventional and controversial S-Club at times, we nonetheless achieved what we set out to do, which was in creating a true sense of camaraderie between the boys and rekindling pride in the institution of St Paul’s College. Herein, whilst indeed that S-Club committee of 2014 was in many ways a “one trick pony” on the surface, the true value of the 2014 committee was in promoting St Paul’s as a College that is run “by the boys, for the boys”, a notion that has and will continue to ensure St Paul’s remains the foremost college for men in Australia. Julian Heath
Hon. Treasurer’s Report The Treasury has traditionally been haunted by both the ‘Treasurer’s curse’ and S-Club debts. I am proud to announce that 2014 has been a year, were both issues have been resolved (the ‘curse’ to a lesser extent). In previous years, S-Club debts have seriously threatened the financial stability of the Club. Having inherited over $31,483 in outstanding Students’ Club debts from 2013, I made the decision that 2014 would mark the end of the ability to borrow from the club. Major moves included; • Collecting Monies raised from Fresher Auction on the night. • Pre-purchasing of tickets to the JDD. • Giving Sporting subsidies directly to the convenors, who then had to personally chase up any extra expenditure. • Purchasing tickets to extra activities such as Lawn Bowls, Young Henry’s visit and Day at the dogs. • Sending letters to Old Paulines and the payer of their fees to collect unpaid debts. As a result, S-Club debts have dramatically dropped from $32,960 in 2012 and $31,483 in 2013 to $12,895. This resulted in the reduction of outstanding S-Club debts by 59%, with the majority of debt consisting of money incurred in 2012 and 2013. Incredibly, outstanding freshman debts have only totally $1401.35. 45
St Paul’s College The success of these measures has proven that Paul’s can operate without S-Club debt. Undoubtedly, the Students’ Club now operates using a more sustainable model. I would like to thank the men for their patience and support this year as we experimented with different models. Further, I encourage future Treasurers to continually improve the processes implemented. This year marks an outstanding success for the financial stability of the Students’ Club, with the treasury running a surplus of $12,142. I am confident in saying that the Treasury is ‘in good heart for a handover’.
Deo Patriae Tibi, Louis Penna
Arts Faculty Dinner On the 12 August this year St Paul’s hosted our annual Arts Faculty Dinner. Celebrating the achievements and quality of Paulines’ endeavours in the humanities, it was, as always, an evening of great discussion, interaction and conviviality. Throughout the pre-event drinks and dinner in the Hall, the sound of sparking conversation and beverages could be heard bubbling through the night, with voices raised both in cheer and in insightful debate. Following the course of the dinner, attendees adjourned to the Junior Common Room, where guests and students alike were graced with the presence of Dr Christopher Allen, teacher, and renowned art critic. His discussion on the nature of education, and the value of having a well-rounded, critical, humanistic upbringing and way of thought was well received. The questions following were equally insightful, with both previous students of Dr Allen 46
at Sydney Grammar and those for whom this was their first encounter engaging in intellectual debate late into the night. Overall, it was a great success for the College and a rightful recognition of the students’ intellectual endeavours.
Palladian Cup The 2014 Palladian Cup was marked by limited success in capitalising on existing talent and potential. Although the Freshmen and Seniors possessed an immense range of talents, the broader events of the year, especially in the College’s Rawson campaign nevertheless took their toll. However, despite a somewhat lackluster engagement, the campaign was nevertheless able to achieve success in many of its endeavours, with memorable performances across drama, dance and musical performance. The College’s debators also performed admirably, with only a well-fought and close defeat against Wesley in the finals preventing the College from regaining its crown. However, the final outcome in no way reflected the quality of those who did compete, it is the nature of such competitions that huge amounts of work, effort and skill are necessarily reduced into simple numbers; nothing but the highest praise can be conferred upon Paul’s Palladian competitors.
The Pauline 2014
Convenorships Beer Barons The year has been thoroughly successful for the elusive Beer Barons, who brewed an unprecedented amount of beer for consumption by the men. Not only did the Barons shine with regard to quantity (an estimated 300L this year!) but they also outdid themselves with regard to variety. Over the year, the Barons were a veritable fountainhead of beverages, ranging from hoppy American Pale ales, Apple Ciders, Ginger Beers to – our latest project – a mandarin infused cerveza (drink at your own peril). To back up their excellent activities, the Barons had a far greater social media presence this year, posting witty remarks under the alias of Rex Banner on the St Paul’s College Facebook page. A fitting end to the year for the Beer Baron came in the form of the inaugural St Paul’s College Beer Cellar Luncheon. The day reflected how this year’s convenors have grown the Beer Barony into a worthwhile and enjoyable convenorship for all men of the college. Long live the Beer Barons! Alex Still and Robert Ward Underbrewers: Al McMurdo and Liam Carmody
A Day at the Dogs As the days became shorter and the moon began to fill, it was only appropriate for the men of St Paul’s to embark on a trip to watch the closest thing we have to werewolves. We are referring, of course, to the excursion to Wentworth Park for the concluding fixture of what was a great Silly Season ’14 – A Day at the Dogs. At this very popular event, we enjoyed a corporate box at the stands of Wentworth Park greyhound track, while the TAB enjoyed our hardearned money. Despite the men attempting to take a Brad Pitt “Moneyball”-style approach to the night, using statistics to create an easy arbitrage profit, the race advice distributed by the convenor can be compared to the Sydney Swans in the AFL grand final – viz. completely useless. Nonetheless, it was a great night and an enjoyable end to the first week of semester two for the College.
calling the games and a frequent player being elected to the SCC. With these customs still firmly in place we can say that all is right with the convenorship, and will hopefully be continued bigger and better by next year’s players. One tradition however, there has been a notable decline of is the so-called “Big Hit” (aka “Shoulder Charge”), which seemed to us to be a more regular occurrence in our freshman year. Maybe this is due to Freshers moaning about these matters—or to put it in more eloquent words “G-ing Up” — however it is most likely the case that everyone has developed a much better understanding of one-another and that St Paul’s College is a more harmonious, civilised, better-bloke place to live and study. Henry Holden and Ben Sive
Fresher Revue A grand and long-standing tradition amongst the men of St Paul’s College and their counterparts at the Women’s College is the Fresher Revue. Infamous for its ability to present the seniors from both colleges in the best possible light, under the direction of Jack Kincaid and Jeffrey Li the 2014 show turned out to be a complete failure in this regard. These two “enthusiastic” artistes and aesthetes, ably assisted by a small horde consisting of Thomas Arnott, Sidney Holden, James Levy, Jack Bliss, Lachlan Pullar, and George Beniac, resorted to the lowest common denominator of comedy—sarcasm, nudity, and debauchery. This came as a great surprise to the audience. The show was named “College for Dummies’”, and there was an abundance of material to justify the name. Indeed, devising sketches aimed at prodding the emotionally vulnerable wasn’t difficult, but such giants of the college imagination as Louis Penna, Sam Patrick, and Blake Carroll took it in good humour. One of the Frevue’s finest moments was lampooning the air travel habits of Sam Patrick and Ethan Atkins, the two being long-time devotees of Sir Richard Branson’s airline.
The Fresher actors press-ganged into the world of the stage did not disappoint, providing some obscenely good— and some obscene—performances. The results of these can be seen by the new shade of carpet in the Women’s library, courtesy of Shameel Durham and Alex Harris’ exceptionally good parody of the boorish traits of some men.
Once again it has been a fruitful year for the Tip convenors, with well-honoured traditions remaining at large, like forward passes being allowed, no interceptions, overemphasising the meaning of “touch’”, only one person
Arguably the College’s most culturally potent event, the Sydney Morning Herald acclaimed the show as one “stepping on the shoulders of giants, a show so iconic to rival even that of the Royal Shakespeare Company.”
Rob Ward and Doug Laurie
St Paul’s College Never has the newspaper been so inaccurate, which is an achievement in itself.
The New York Times best-selling author Kevin Kurse once said, “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and smelling so damn Fresh.” I think a great lesson can be learned from the big Kev, that a man who scents his room ticks boxes, gets things done and gets what he wants. Furthermore, the great wizard Ron Weasley asked me recently, “What do you consider a truly freshened room?”. I replied, “To have level 99 freshening power is only achieved when one can mask the smell of Penna’s room for 24 hours; to freshen it for a lifetime is simply impossible.”
BBQ As always, the barbeque convenorship was an integral part of the College this year. Whether at a rugby game against the Old Paulines, or (almost) first thing in the morning at Rawson tennis, we were there. The Frevue Crew 2014 Jack Kincaid, Jeffrey Li, Thomas Arnott, Sidney Holden, James Levy, Jack Bliss, Lachlan Pullar, and George Beniac
Fesher Binder From the success of Fresher Printer, there became a large need for all the loose pages to be bound securely, thus giving rise to FresherBinder. Fresher Binder was a valuable officer, who transformed assignments from a sprawling pile of leaves into a tautly-bound document, crisper and more professional than Mr Jules Heath’s 1920s haircut. Reviews of the binding were overwhelmingly positive—on receiving his bound pages, Rishabh Aneja said, “Thanks.” The busiest times saw binding reach an all time high of 140 pages in a casual three hours. Nevertheless, it is accurate to assume that Officeworks may have some sturdy competition. The binder itself is harder to control than Archie King on the morning after Formal 2013 but it may be a necessary skill to know for my Science degree. Through Fresher Binding this year I am “bound” to have made a good impression. Seb Gould
Air Fresherman As the College year comes to an end, so does a somewhat successful year of freshening air for the Air Fresherman. What did the Air Fresherman’s job entail? Providing only the highest quality scents for men of Paul’s, whether in the anticipation of the company of ladyfolk, work, acute nasal pleasure or simply because it is an inalienable right of all men to live and work in an olfactorily stimulating environment. 48
The barbeque was in a miserable and rusty state. Against the odds, we resurrected the great beast and went on to serve a great deal of sausage in First Semester. Without a doubt in our minds, the above two sports could not have been won without the supporters, and the supporters certainly couldn’t have cheered on an empty stomach. We knew what was at steak when we mustard the strength to take on the barbeque, so as to meat the expectations of Paulines. Barbequing is a rarely well-done medium, but we dangled our fat in the fire, and gave everyone a grate place to sauce some sustenance. In summation, some wise words from that giant of the culinary realm Sir Loin: “The barbeque convenors this year were the sauce of victory.” Jack Blair & Dylan Oldfield
Fresher Bowtie Being Fresher Bowtie has been a blessing and a curse. I often missed pre-drinks and other gatherings before formal parties, abandoning my date to sprint all over the College tying every tie I could find, and some I couldn’t. Highlights include Mr Clinton Geissler asking me to help tie his bowtie, apparently ignorant of the fact it was pre-tied. I would estimate that, over the year, from proactively roaming Radford and publicising my services, I have tied over 80 bowties. Considering about a third of that was for the Formal, that is a huge amount. The finger cramps were part of the fun. All in all, I enjoyed being Bowtie, and look forward to engaging the services of whoever gets it next year on an unnecessarily regular basis. Henry Mcintosh
The Pauline 2014 Fresher Cellar Hands This year the Cellar took a new leap forward in the world’s meteorological detection capabilities. We found that we were reliably able to precipitate precipitation, by spending an hour moving tables and chairs out of the Hall to the Quad for an outdoor lunch. (Cellar luncheons are held indoors in 2015. This contributes to the friendly and bubbly atmosphere of the events, seeing friendships mature among the oak of the Junior Common Room.) We hope that in supporting the Cellar and its convenors, we have helped to further a fine Paul’s tradition of tannins and pasta on a Sunday to start the week with convivial intercollegiate relations. The historical rate of 33% of Paulines marrying members of the Women’s College has surely been soothed along its way this year with Patrick Magee’s finest Fruity Lexia semi sparkling deluxe bottled edition. This year, a specially aged April vintage was served by the Cellar Hands, to the delight of all concerned. In passing the duct tape and roll of paper table-cloth to the new Fresher Cellar Hands, we leave a very large set of discarded screw tops, as a challenge to the incoming Freshers. Sam Read, Sam Biscoe and Adam Khadra
Fresher Coffee This year was the debut for the Fresher Coffee convenorship, and it has bean a very rewarding role. Waking up early in the morning after a night out to go on the usual coffee run was always a grind, but I realise it was important to energise the lads who were feeling a bit flat. The Paul’s men espresso-ed a latte of interest in placing their orders, and were usually frothing at the sight of their morning delivery. The barristas at Ralph’s always mocha-d me when I made my fourth or fifth visit within the hour, it was as if they had deja brew. You will probably just skim over this report, but I hope you see that a grande effort has been put in. Puns aside, the convenorship has been a great success and I’ve really enjoyed meeting all the boys through their love of a good brew. Scott Muirhead
Fresher Concierge This report has been audited by a professional body, ensuring its fairness and independence. This is therefore not an attempt to “hide more than the truth”.
As the convenors are both Asian, Concierge is a ruthlessly effiecient, 24/7 service. Its main service is dry cleaning, but it also aids men in courting, and assists with snazzy restaurant recommendations. The two biggest runs by far have been for JDD (35 suits) and Formal (67), surpassing the previous Concierge record of 57. Moreover, debts initially taken owed to one convenor by the men of the College extended high into the $500s. Individual dry-cleaning requests have always been met apart from times where a convenor takes vacation leave. Given the fitness of one lowly Rawson Basketball player with a work/rest ratio of 1:6, one must feel sympathy even though, coincidentally, his contribution seemed to follow the same ratio. Matthew Shim and Rishabh Aneja
Concordia This year has been another big year for the Concordia Convenors. John McMahon resumed his bell-ringing duties, assisted by Fresher William Lysaght. The ringing of the bell (called Concordia) continues in a meticulous and timely fashion, assisted by John’s synchronised watch. Monday through Friday we stumble towards the familiar steps leading into the courtyard in front of the Salisbury (also called Concordia), where we are tasked with four doubles at 6 pm followed by tendoubles at 6:20 pm. A typical session sounds something like this: “ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong” for the 6pm ring, and “ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong” for the 6:20 ring. It is a task which requires great precision and skill. Lysaght
Fresher Feng Shui Fresher Feng Shui became a luxury service that created aesthetically pleasing rooms for College men a quarter of the way through this year. Although it took some people hours to decide on a room layout (e.g. Sam Patrick), every request for assistance was met with a design, no matter how weird the request (e.g. Sam Patrick). The success of the room layouts soon resulted in bespoke items of furniture being designed to suit the Feng Shui of individuals’ rooms. After working on private projects, it became apparent that the more public Salisbury Shop was in desperate need of something to distract the eye from the three-month-old grease resting on the bench top. For the shop I designed 49
St Paul’s College and ordered a logo decal that is now displayed out the front. The decal, as well as the addition of posters, has made the environment a lot more pleasing to the merry eyes of the Salisbury’s patrons. Seb Gould
Fresher IT 2014 was a surprisingly quiet year for IT assistance, aided presumably by the absence of any real attempt on my part to publicise my existence. This proved a wise move as it permitted more time for adjusting to a life without Windows security updates - my laptop is running an operating system now thirteen years out of date. As Microsoft kindly reminds me each month, support for XP ended on 8 April. The seemingly benign moniker of service provider Cirrus proved to be a (low pressure?) front for a year-long deluge of internet complaints, and accordingly informing countless Paulines that “fixing the Wi-Fi” is outside the scope of Fresher IT. The year’s defining achievement was liaising with Cirrus techs, resulting in the South Chap wireless working properly for almost a week. A shout out to Tiernan Christensen for keeping me occupied, even though doing your PowerPoints wasn’t in the job description. Tom Glastonbury
Fresher Ironers Fortunately for the seniors, and unfortunately for us, this year the Fresher Ironers saw widespread exploitation. Particularly busy periods were those prior to events with the potential for female judgment – the Jazz Dinner Dance, Mothers and Sons Dinner and the College Formal being the largest. The condition of the shirts themselves ranged from “fairly good” to “not even a charity would accept this” in light of the eclectic range of stains we encountered in our efforts. Henry White & Henry Simpson
Keeper of the Condiments 2014 was a productive year for keeping condiments. However, the scope of what “condiments” actually are was widened this year, with hampers being prepared for both JDD and Formal. One in particular consisted of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, strawberries coated with white chocolate, ice cold beers (Little Creatures if you must 50
know) as well as salmon tarts, Brie, crackers and a variety of stuffed olives. Whilst the S-Club Comittee enjoyed a platter or two, activity was mainly centred around providing a few hampers before the main events. All in all an enjoyable year. Al Whitman
Fresher King Street The year of 2014 was a year of great culinary feats and gastronomical experience. The fine cuisine that presents itself upon King Street is experienced by many men yet supplied by few. We, Rob Chretien and Jack Leggat, have appeased the hunger of the men of the College through the dark times and the good times of what has been a very busy year. Through rain and shine, and with the help of our connections with the popular Istanbul kebab chefs and the Guzman burrito brothers we have delivered what the men needed to get through their day. From the crucial late Thursday morning bacon and egg roll supplied for Wednesday night Salisbury warriors, to the tactical Dominos pizza run to replace the sloppy weekend curry supplied at the College, we have provided in times of great need. Rob Chretien and Jack Leggat
Library Assistant Although highly contentious, many agree the war began in the 1970s ,when Bill Gates founded Microsoft. With the uprising of the technological army and its successful infiltration within our sandstone home, emerging victorious seemed almost impossible. It is no surprise that our army consisted of four brave soldiers and our one white knight, Patrick Ignatius James Hall, whom we relied on to lead us to victory. As Library Assistants, we picked up, collected and maintained our leader’s war plans. Our kingdom has always worked under the notion of quality over quantity – so it was with the amount of work we did this year. As in the Trojan War, one Achilles and a few noble men to are able to overcome great adversity. The objective has always been to support academic and intellectual vigour within St Paul’s. Only time will tell of the results of our efforts. So the war continues. Matthew Shim
The Pauline 2014 Fresher Measurer Fresher Measurer this year has shed light upon everything from the stains on Alex Harris’ reputation to the number of tiles on the outer Chapel wall. Whether it be the distance to Sancta (measured in watermelons, of course) or the most direct route to Isty’s or Eastern Ave, the measurer has provided the College community with all of the most important measurements. To the Sub-Warden’s dismay, the rate at which his hairline is receding was revealed to be 0.127cm/day. The following is a set of measurements to top off the year: • Average angular velocity of spoons during a speech from Fire Chief, Jim Franklin: 4.64 rad/s • Stumbling distance from the Salisbury to the Grose, measured in cans of VB: 9120 cans • Age of Freshman Henry White (determined by radiocarbon dating): 4235 years. This is closely rivalled by fellow veteran, Alex Still, who comes in at 4198 years. Tom Rapson
Fresher Printer This year Fresher Printer has seen a bigger rate of growth than the Australian economy in 1984. With the main competitor (library printer) being ravished by “unexplained” problems, it was the perfect opportunity to try take control of the market share of the Paul’s printing services. This saw a staggering 3500 sheets of paper used, and ink consumption costing over $400. Unfortunately the federal budget had a major effect on small businesses and resulted in an increase in our fees. Although demand decreased for a short time, there has been a constant and steady flow of customers, like money to Epson. Overall it has been a busy and productive year for the old Epson XP-410, which has received love and care from many people. With Cirrus in charge of the internet and Sodexo operating the kitchen, it’s safe to say that Fresher Printer has provided the only reliable service at the College this year. Seb Gould
Rock, Paper, Scissors The year for Rock Paper Scissors has been rocky at best. With conflicts scattered here and there it was a near impossible task to officiate at all of them; of course, the Rock Paper Scissors convenor stepped up. As everyone knows, this humble game is responsible for resolving many of the world’s titanic struggles and it is safe to say that
2014 has been a remarkably good year for achieving fair outcomes between all squabblers. The pinnacle of the year was officiating at the Intercol tribunal over the events of Rawson Football. Unfortunately Paul’s lost in a heated contest. I really thought that our College would have been clever enough to go for a trustworthy “rock” when I was getting seriously sharp vibes from Women’s and Sancta. The Fresher year group, too, would be in disarray without the conflict management skills of Fresher Rock Paper Scissors and I believe they are all grateful. Without suitable officiating, it is unthinkable to imagine what the College would become. Seb Gould
Fresher Sunscreen When Australia experienced its hottest summer on record in 2014, Fresher Sunscreen expected to be busier than a rooster in a henhouse during the year’s outdoor sporting events. However, Fresher Sunscreen was robbed of this opportunity by the higher powers that governed intercol sport. At the beginning of the year Fresher Sunscreen was just beginning to hit his strides before an early disqualification of the Paul’s cricket team halted the sunscreen monitor’s crusade. The subsequent banning of spectators from attending Rawson games was seen a a subtle ploy to put Fresher Sunscreen out of business, with the men missing out on cricket, rowing and soccer. A lesser man would have given up on their quest after all of these setbacks. However, Fresher Sunscreen was finally able to shine at the Rawson tennis final, with the UV rating nudging “extreme”. Fresher Sunscreen was there, delivering sunscreen to the masses as the College watched our first victory of the year. All in all it has been a very interrupted year, but not a bad one, for Fresher Sunscreen. Angus McClelland
Fresher Taxi 2014 was quite the year for Fresher Taxi. The convenorship became so rampantly successful that extra taxis had to be brought in to meet demand, with Mack Bowman adding a valuable asset in the form of his Colorado ute. Following this, the combined taxis of Angus McClelland and Mack Bowman were able to satisfy all jobs required. The Fresher Taxi conglomerate has shifted numerous members of St Paul’s College all over the greater Sydney metropolitan area, with popular destinations being the airport, Eastern Suburbs and North Sydney. The hair salon
St Paul’s College for Samuel Brazel, and Istys for Louis Penna, became regular routes. Both of the Fresher Taxis would like to thank all of our loyal customers over the year. We delivered what we feel was a reliable, quality service as Fresher Taxi 2014. Angus McClelland and Mack Bowman
Keeper of the Bulk Whiteboard Markers Markers used on whiteboards are called “whiteboard markers” or “non-permanent markers”. We use them on whiteboards because their marks are easy to clean. Although demanding, the position of Keeper of the Bulk Whiteboard Markers is an extremely rewarding one, and the most important in the Paul’s community, after all other convenorships. However, I’ve had no fun with this convenorship, because I’ve done almost nothing. The whiteboards have been kept markered nicely throughout the year. There is almost nothing to write about. I just hate markers so much. Excerpt from a teacher’s method on keeping markers “juicy”: “Sit down at my feet and be regaled by my dry eraser wisdom… I started buying flowerpots for my classrooms to store my markers in… tip side down, of course… It’s satisfaction enough that I always have juicy markers, and one more thing to be smug about.” Hmm. Edward Voet
Sub-Warden’s Aide-de-Camp As a silly Fresher, I was wooed by the exotic grandeur of the title “Aide de Camp”. I didn’t really know what the role involved, but. The Sub-Warden’s idea of an aide-de-camp is at best ambiguous. In fact, I don’t think I deserved such a grandiose title at all. By definition, an aide-de-camp is a personal assistant or secretary to a person of high rank, usually a senior military or government officer, a member of a Royal Family or a head of state. I soon discovered that the Sub-Warden Dr Mark Schembri, being none of these, had pulled the wool over my eyes. Having said this, I honestly believe that I have enjoyed my convenorship more than any other Fresher this year has. Easter at the Easter Show was outstanding. It was there, amongst the Royal Agricultural Society’s elites that I was able to, for the first time, comprehend, and even share in, Schembri’s perpetual power-trip, which was a revelatory experience. This was only beaten in quality by my “private trip” to Melbourne to meet the Prime Minister… or perhaps by meeting Mark’s close friend, Her Excellency The Governor, Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir at Government House. James Rickard
Undersecretary to the St Paul’s College Students’ Club A few brief remarks on the role itself. The Undersecretary acts as a scribe during the weekly discussions of the St Paul’s College Student’s Club Committee. Making available a printed copy of the minutes for public contemplation in the Vestibule is an additional responsibility. Throughout my tenure, I have observed the fine calibre of spirited debate that takes place during each meeting. However, honourable mention must be made of the Honorary Treasurer, without whom my minutes would lack depth, flair, and panache. Mr Penna, I can only hope that my minutes have preserved your velvety words and flamboyant persona as in a crisp, earthy bottle of 2014 Penfolds “Penna” Grange. As a relatively reformed Freshman nearing the end of his incumbency, I can maintain that it has been a privilege to contribute to the College in this capacity. Aidan Hammerschmid
Boat Building This is just a short mention on behalf of the ten Freshers who gave up their Sunday in the lead up to the Formal. A full day was put in constructing boats, with exemplary carpentry skills being shown by all who were interested in room points. The boats were an enormous success, and we were proud to see them in action as Venetian punts on an artificial lake. The vessels are now seeing new life as garden beds around the main quad. Mack Bowman
Rugby League St Paul’s College plays an annual match of Rugby League against the Australian National University’s John XXIII College. This year it was Paul’s turn to head down to the nation’s capital to take on John’s, in what is always an enjoyable match. A great effort from the Pauline side led to an impressive two-try victory, and our bringing the coveted trophy home for the first time in its history. Special mention must Ollie Hassall for his conviction in the evening’s proceedings. Post-match activities saw the John’s boys take us on a guided tour of Canberra’s greatest attractions. We duly visited Questacon. Overall, the trip and match were a great success for the College and we look forward to welcoming the John’s men to Sydney next year, and to going down again in two years. Will Rayner and Jimmy Holyman
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St Paul’s College Students’ Club CONVENORSHIPS The Salisbury Browning, Begg, Cornwell, Date, Grafton, Grellman Surreal Sounds Hoskins, Brazel, Kincaid, Pullar, Brodie, Harbison O-Week Seniors Archie King, Matt Simpson, George Stanham O-Week Freshmen Tim Allworth, Elliot Barrret, Pat Kelland, William Rayner O-Week Post Graduate Andrew Thomas Cricket Kelland & Holloway Rowing Morris, Carrol & Pullar Swimming Lysaght, Sleigh, Mcmahon Rugby Allworth, Barret, Mclintock
Shop Pye & Co Fathers and Sons Dinner Morgan & White The Lords of Bung Stratton, Connolly, Corsaro, Kelland Lord of Yore Harry Anderson Tip Convenors Holden, Sive Rawson Live Feed McHugh-Dillon, Still, Bliss, Talbert, Ryan Golf Convenors Still, Talbert. IT Clifton-Bligh, Holman Tea Convenors Taylor, Sloane Lord Warden of the Mallets Selbie
Fresher Revue Kincaid, Li, Pullar, Arnott, Marshall, Holden, Magee, Clibbon, Clifton-Bligh
Vice-Regal Sub Warden of the Mallets Kelland
Crested Goods Li, Emmanual, Anderson, Lysaght
Keg Convenors McClintock, Sleigh, Harbison, Holyman, Rayner
Provedore Slattery & Christensen
Death Race Arnott, Holden, Frost. 53
St Paul’s College Humidor Armitage, Morris
Newspaper Convenor Marshall
Rogers Room Convenor McMahon
Canyoning Convenor McMahon
Beer Baron Ward, Still
Mothers and Sons Dinner Anderson, Mitchell, Baker, Arnott, Talbert, Clifton-Bligh
Plebs of the Pimms Pye, McClintock
Law Faculty Dinner Will Ryan & Pat Hall Arts Faculty Dinner Taylor & Khun Medicine & Science Faculty Dinner Ben Veness & Victor Lu Economics Faculty Dinner Levy, Beniac, Pullar Engineering Faculty Dinner Vogel & McMahon University and Collge Dinner Magee & Baker Culture Week Magee Editor of The Pauline Baker Investment Club Convenors Chen, Beniac, Morgan Bus Convenor McMahon Rugby League Rayner & Holyman Parking Convenors Lysaght, Vogel
AFL Convenor Sleigh
Senior Hair Consultants Levy, Pullar Keeper of the Courts Mitchell Boxing Cameron Chapel Warden McMahon Chaunter Baker Gym Convenors Morris, Pullar, Levy, Beniac Surfing Convenor Levy Day at the Dogs Robertson, Ward Salisbury Tailor Ryan, Holden Vexillologist Unsworth Video & Photography Convenor Clifton-Bligh, Ho Concordia McMahon, Lysaght Tennis Ball Convenor McHugh-Dillon
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St Paul’s College Students’ Club FRESHER CONVENORSHIPS Under Secretary Hammerschmid
Shop Hands Kaplan
Under Treasurer Zhang
Coal Convenors Chernov, Mcintosh, Cole
Sub-Warden’s Aide de Camp Rickard
Fresher Sunscreen McClelland
Lord Warden of the Mullets Fay & Laurie
Fresher Measurers Rapson
Fresher Carwash Chernov, Harris
Coin Convenor Howard, Biscoe, Vogel
Fresher IT Glastonbury,
Fresher Shoeshine Muirhead, Tridgell, Howard
King Street Convenor Leggat, Chretien
BBQ Blair, Oldfield
Rock, Paper, Scissors Gould
Keeper of the Bulk Whiteboard Markers Voet
Chewy Convenor Tridgell
Keeper of the Condiments Whitman
Fresher Statistician Morgan
Air Freshman McMurdo
Keeper of the Crabs Morgan
Fresher Contraception Mcalpine
Dunce of Yore Zhang
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Fresher Know-It-All Kaplan Fresher Gym Cleaner Kaplan, Macalpine, Woodrow Fresher Mailmen Caplan, Chryssafis, Collins, Lysaght Fresher Jester McLauchlan Fresher Printer Gould House Comm Fresh Van Rooyen, White, Clifton Precipitation & Acts of God Morgan Coffee Freshman Muirhead
Fresher Bowtie Mcintosh, Van Rooyen Most Fresh Barber Chernov Fresher Grommet Fay Fresher Cellar Hands Read, Biscoe, Khadra Fresher Concierges Shim, Rishabh Fresher Ironing White, Simpson
Most Disreputable Keepers of the Books Tagliaferro, Simpson
Coffee Shop in conjunction with Coffee Freshmen Muirhead, Gouskov
Library Assistants Siu, Shim, Cheung
Fresher Kickaround Tagliaferro
Fresher Wet Vac Bowman, Lysaght, Howard
Bung Boys Cheung, Laurie, Fay, Stace
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Reflections on leaving College
Stepping aboard the ship of possibility A defecting colonial, One displaced before he first took breath, One who transgressed before he could confess, I run. I run, denying sun-soaked Soil of my bastard birth Mother, empire, ravishing fire Father, land, ancient pyre, To join the loosely littered Laity who worship the divine absence That dwells between Glossy brochure and dusty relic Who chase the promised land Of new beginning, That placeless freedom found In cruise ship living. Yet - to run is ontology In which return’s possibility Finds its ground To double displace oneself Through movement In the task of enlightenment Enlightenment, though, is not an end A beginning Enlightenment is disembowelment Watching organs squeeze through Fingers, desperate to still fluidity In timeless order, One can, like mighty Prometheus, Know oneself for the first time When one sees the inside outside You can dialogue with your inner man Feel his intestinal complexity And bowl-like consistency Yet, unlike Prometheus I, the enlightened one, will come back I will give techne back to the gods Knowing that what I have learned Is not a power Or a language Or a theory Or how to ski But my limits. Perhaps then I can dwell In the stillness of my own land. Anon
enter into the space of the one drag your unwilling feet coerce those callous hands into gestures of prayer. you will discover, in the tumult of noise you call life that you crave peace that you are wounded by want. watch yourself disappear and you will find yourself – yes, your particular life – resting in the freedom of grace. Anon
Troth Most ask: will she be true to me I ask but will she be true for me. That truth be faithful to one’s desire Or faithful to objects that transpire Is difference so vast as potentiality Is but mere space for actuality. Yet perhaps I err in this collation For potence grounds fear on both occasion For one, the object is her gaze Which for another could but laze For me, the object is her being Vacuity deprives the whole would seeing. Thus to be true warrants no dismay For troth is to reach and feel the world as clay. Anon
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Top Arnott Standing: Campbell McLauchlan, Luke Bouffler, Will Howard, Adam Khadra, Jacob Bicknell (left guitar), James Wiseman
Fralley Standing: Al Mcmurdo, Alex Harris, Eden Taylerwood-Roe, Hugh Morgan, Scott Mirhead, Angus McClelland Playing FIFA: Louis Biscoe, Seb Gould, Harry Guest, Al McIntosh
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Top East Blacket Mounted on bicycles: Sam Brazel, Elliot Barrett, Oli Read
Wine Cellar Standing: Harry Anderson Seated: Pat Magee, Ross Ketelby, Jim Ryan, Liam Carmody, Alex Still
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Bottom Denison Around couch: Jeffrey Li, John McMahon, Lachlan Pullar, George Beniac, Oli Hassal (Shoebox), Russell Morgan On couch: James Levy, Benjamin Quittner, Jack Bliss
Top West Blacket Seated on couch: Maynard Frechtling, Nicholas Chambers, Fergus Dye
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Valetes 2014 Liam Alvey (2011-14) Alvey came to College an annoying, lazy New Zealander, and leaves College ... an annoying, lazy New Zealander. • He is more than happy to pitch in and do his share – as long as he doesn’t actually have to do much. • He has played lots of soccer at the College – on the playstation, of course. • He helped organise the incredible “British Raj” JDD in second year. • He has taken on an inordinate number of secretarial roles in his final year, including Pos Ed, where he did a good job, and Mummers, where he didn’t. Perhaps the most tempestuous time at College for Liam, came in second year, in the form of the four-month breakup of his relationship which resembled a mash-up of American Beauty with a Bullet For My Valentine video clip. Starring Hugo Rourke. Since his beginnings in Fresher Alley with good mates Stuart Bryan and Tom Heath, Liam has been a remarkably persistent character over the last four years –although, thank God, he stopped wearing a necklace somewhere along the way. He has the skill of fitting in anywhere, evidenced by his subsumation into the third-years in Top Radford this year, which will serve him well in future. Liam is genuinely a very caring individual, and – as long as he’s not tired and or busy - will offer a comforting pat on the back, and a kind consoling ear. Liam leaves College to become a management consultant, or maybe an entrepreneur – but definitely something successful.
Edward Armitage (2011-14) When the pallid, spindly frame of Edward Timothy Armitage first entered St Paul’s College in 2011, one could have been forgiven for thinking he had mistakenly walked off the set of a Tim Burton film. There was something fantastical about the man; evinced perhaps by his long, elastic stride and a sonorous, unapologetic laugh. And yet despite this otherworldly manner, it was soon apparent that nowhere could be better suited to Edward than St Paul’s. Teddy is endued with qualities that any
College man should aspire to: he is intellectually fearless, a fierce competitor, and possesses a fine wit. He is also a loyal, principled friend. And like the institution he called home for four years, Edward is something of an anachronism — something you can’t quite believe still exists in the 21st century. Many of these qualities were evident in his early years at College. His well-honed competitive instinct was particularly obtrusive. He once declared one of our essays to be, “Structurally sound, but extremely derivative; and viewed on the axis of time, rather monotonous”. Edward proclaimed his own essays were “cathedrals” by comparison, and he went on to state that he was the “inventor of their stained glass”. His essays do nothing less, he said, than “move thought to an entirely new place”. Such remarks should intimate another of Edward’s distinctive traits — an abiding love for the spoken word. A two-time winner of the Asimus Medal, Teddy’s delight in the possibilities of language is imbued in every grandiloquent, orotund piece of Demosthenian rhetoric he produces. During his exchange to Vienna in the first semester of 2013, he sent a letter to a number of College men, the opening line of which read as follows: “being on exchange is a dazzling mosaic; the travels, the discoveries, the small satisfactions, the learning of things from cookery to language, even witnessing the change of seasons in a different clime, they all create a beautiful whole”. We applaud his sense of wonder, as well as his daring yet subversive invocation of cliché. Ultimately the man was a true contributor to the world of St Paul’s. In his time before exchange, Edward was a conspicuous presence across the many forms of College life. Amongst other things, he was the College vexillologist, a member of the O-Week, JDD and Surreal Sounds syndicates, and heavily involved in Mummers. Yet for all the insights provided by Edward’s early years of College, these years provide but a glimmer of the man to be. Indeed, we would be remiss if we did not make one thing clear: 2014 was a year Edward can be proud of. The role of Student Dean was particularly becoming to the man. He used his oratorical skills to introduce fascinating guests and provided valuable counsel on the running of the Positive Education and tutorial programs. But his real contribution as Student Dean was as exemplar. By doing so himself, Edward taught the men of the College to be wholly unapologetic for their intellect. He never once lowered the scope or complexity of his thought or speech. He did not blink in embarrassment when deriding Derrida.
St Paul’s College He did not leave philosophy at the door when entering the pub. One could say — indeed, one must say — that Edward lives a life of fierce and spiteful rebuttal of the antiintellectualism of our culture. And we are all better for it. The writers of this valete certainly are. We were fortunate to spend unholy lengths of time, at all ungodly hours, in his proximity, each man either at work on his own English Literature thesis, or studying furiously the optimal positioning of Ninja Monkeys in Bloons Tower Defense. It was a time of madness and of joy. We think now of 4am, two nights before our thesis submission date. We remember heads laid on desks, not in rest but in sorrow. We remember panic, then resignation. And we remember Edward, standing in the door. “There’s a possum in the Quad!” Out we went. The 4am morning was a dull cool, and the sky had begun greying at the edges like an ageing scalp. Sure enough, in the darkness the three of us were greeted by two floating, glimmering eyes. Then: “That’s not a possum, Edward. That’s a fox. There’s a fox in the Quad.” In unison we approached, spreading out wordlessly in a pincer just as we had learned in Age of Empires. The fox looked at each of us, and in it each man saw a glimmer of his own soul. The vulpine spectre of unfinished theses was visited upon us, and we were afraid. For a silent moment our cunning Canid held us in captive stare, until in one unexpected motion it broke the spell and took flight. But to our shock it didn’t go out beneath the arches. Instead, it turned its back on us and fled up and through the vestibule. As one we moved in pursuit, sprinting barefoot across the Quadrangle, yelling and screaming in anticipation. Edward, perhaps the most struck in wonder, had taken the lead and was first through the vestibule. Cutting through the cold night air we tore down the path towards Arnott, and then watched our prey turn left at the Warden’s rose garden. There was no stopping now. Through the garden we sped, then out on to the drive, and then through the hedge and down the steps to the oval. “It’s crafty!” Edward screamed in Ahabian pursuit. “It’s crafty!” And sure enough, onto that pale fox each of us had cast his own terrors, and in our hearts it would bear the face of all we were yet to defeat. In the open sea of grass, somewhere near the cricket pitch, we lost that symbol to the darkness, and we were together, 62
alone again. We were three bare-footed young men standing on a dewy oval, panting in the darkness. We tell this story because when we are old and nostalgic it is the image with which we most want to remember Edward’s time at College. Here he is at his most pure of spirit — unbridled in his joy and wonder at the miracles of everyday life and unafraid to let that character show. Here is a man with a character that cannot help but carve a place in the world. And what a deserving niche it will be. It will surprise no-one that Edward, the man more Oxford than Oxford, was successful in his application to read the law at Magdalen College from 2015. We wish him all the best in his endeavours, and hope he never ceases in his pursuit of that crafty, crafty fox. Alistair Kitchen and Samuel Pickover
Ethan Atkins (2012-14) Ethan first joined St Paul’s as a freshfresh in 2012, and since then his overall contribution to College life has been about as prominent as his romantic encounters. In saying that credit must be given where its due as he managed to secure a room right next to the SS after receiving even fewer room points than Alex Woolcott. Ethan briefly rose to celebrity status when he took on Brad McIntyre in an erg-race. This was a battle for the ages where Ethan narrowly took first place and enjoyed his new home in room 26 for a full week. As a result of this his ego rose to a whole new level and he managed to woo an unsuspecting Drew’s girl. This was short-lived, but Ethan lives by the motto that any problem can be solved by a quiet eight beers at the Salisbury. Ethan, together with the next man I’ll be speaking about, Danny Baker, possess an awe-inspiring ability to switchon, get organised, make plans, and execute them – I have never seen anybody more motivated or more efficient than those two when planning pres for a big Wednesday night. Even without an extensive list of convenorships, Ethan has been a valued member of the College, contributing to the atmosphere and conviviality of almost all occasions. He will be missed by all. Ethan leaves College to found his sustainable avocado-start up in Robertson.
The Pauline 2014 Alex Brand (2012-15) From top Arnott, to top Garnsey and then top Radford, Brando soared through College. This could be attributed to his aero-dynamic body shape, or to the phenomenal amount of passion he puts into all facets of this College. His contribution to College Rugby was akin to that of Will Kingston, whilst he has never shied away from giving a helping hand to freshman. He ran silly season this year as the Women’s College representative. Brando is a larger than life individual, having spent more time in the gym than in class… and even more time spent in Manly playing in two final series for his beloved Marlins. Never shying away from a challenge, Brando single handedly ran the Fathers and Sons Dinner last year, co-captained the Rawson Rugby team and forged a brother-like relationship with his bestest mate Blake Carroll. If you don’t know him, you know of him. The future holds many things for Brando, but with a surprisingly bright mind and iron discipline hidden beneath his bluff exterior, his future career will probably be as a bartender.
Campbell Chambers (2011-14) In his final year Campbell Chambers hung around like something of an elder-statesman, providing advice and encouragement to his protegé, Penna. With a far-too attractive girlfriend, and an absurd amount of selfcontrol in that regard, it is an inevitable conclusion that Campbell will go far. He leaves College for the exciting and dynamic world of investment banking.
Liam Carmody (2014) Although only completing four out of the required five semesters at St Paul’s College, Liam Carmody valedicted with the rest of us. This “almost there” nature characterises Liam’s time at St Paul’s. Whether it be Formal Dinner, sporting events, or general day to day life at the College, Carmo has managed to almost be there. We aren’t quite sure where he is half the time but this almost-hipster certainly keeps himself busy. Liam however has contributed in a number of ways to College life, particularly through the Positive Education Program and the Wine Cellar. Furthermore, upon returning from exchange Liam also made his sporting debut late this year. In a last minute
and late night fixture on the Paul’s cricket oval, Carmo was able to take middle stump and hit a home run… Liam left us to return to his family home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and with one semester of Uni left – almost finished.
Blake Carroll (2012-14) Currently pretending to DJ at a night-club near you, Blake reached his peak at the beginning of Year Twelve when he won some sort of canoe race. Since leaving Grammar he’s learnt that the phrase “HOTR 2011” can no longer be used as a pick up line. These days you’ll find Mr Ashfield at the Parramatta Road smash-repairs sporting his signature silver suit, but it’s not all downhill from here. He moved out with a successful Phoebe, to the upper North Shore where they’ll start their family with a son “Cody”, of the Aryan persuasion, because, as we all knew, his job handing out meatballs in Woolworths just wouldn’t cut it. He may have ended up here by mistake on his way to Women’s, but Blake left his mark on this College through sporting pursuits and a tea convenorship that somehow got him just enough room points to make it into T-Rad. He is also a generous lad, whose never afraid to provide for his mates ... just ask Brando. A hard worker and a creative thinker, we wish Blake all the best for the future as he moves back home to the beaches, to finish his Bachelor of Commerce/Engineering.
Tiernan Christensen (2011-14) A wise man once said, “There’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking”. That man was not Tiernan Christensen. Tiernan “Mads not lads” Christensen entered Paul’s in 2011. However, his first two years of College weren’t actually spent at on campus. Instead, you would find him residing at his girlfriend’s Bellevue Hill estate, or minimising his eco-footprint by living off the land at his carbon-neutral family home in the Blue Mountains. However, by 2013, Tiernan “lads not mads” Christensen thought it time to become a College hero. Tiernan will be best remembered for a love of aesthetics that would put both Zyzz and Marcus Ho, to shame. The ingredients of Tiernan’s aesthetic success included: daily gym sessions; a strict vegetarian diet; twice-nightly Cardio with John’s girls; $90 hair-cuts with Glenn in 63
St Paul’s College Double Bay; and a wardrobe so full of Ralph Lauren that it would put Adam Khadra to shame. In fact, at last count, Tiernan had more in his cupboard than Wayne Ericson has hairs on his head. The result, at every intercol event, you’d often overhear Women’s, Wesley, John’s, Sancta and Drew’s girls describing him as a “Dreamboat”. No wait, sorry, that would be Tiernan talking about himself. Reflecting on his four years at College, Tiernan recently said his greatest regret was that he couldn’t take himself to the Formal. Over the years, Tiernan played three Rawson sports including: Athletics and Cricket – but it was the soccer field where Tiernan came into his own where he helped lead the College to soccer victory in 2013. To celebrate, he drunk his first alcoholic beverage out of the Soccer Trophy – a low-carb, light beer. Tiernan will also be remembered for his tendency to overreact. James Armstrong harmlessly left a handful of post-it notes in Tiernan’s doorway. Perturbed by this gross injustice and act of insensitivity, Tiernan disregarded any sense of reasonableness and proportionality, and emptied a whole bin of ash in Jimbo’s room. In what could only be described as apocalypse meets industrial revolution, the room was so damaged he was forced to move home for a week. Finally, Tiernan will be remembered as a leader: whose unrelentingly passion for food ensured the best provedore convenorship and highest quality food since Bill Travers was in charge. I believe he was also on Intercol. In all seriousness, Tiernan will remember as a principled, genuine and intelligent friend, and there is no doubt he will succeed as a lawyer at Allen’s (especially if he has a female boss.)
Maynard Frechtling (2012-14) Maynard epitomizes the kind of man that bottles up all emotions into a box except for his complete hatred and sheer disgust. When he is not complaining about how much work he has, he is often found recounting the unwanted details of a drunken night at the Sals. He is a strong man, often ignoring his girlfriend –which nobody else could bring himself to. His presence in Top West Blacket will never be replicated. Maynard took loyalty to a whole new level. He was often found heading out on a night sobre just to support a mate, which often ended in carrying someone home.
Maynard sadly did not fullfil his boast that he will never leave St Paul’s. Upon leaving college Maynard is most looking forward to securing a job and not have to take up tutoring at Scots full time.
Muneswaran Ganesan (2012-14) Now, most of you, if you know Muneswaran, know him as “Gary”, and that is the result of perhaps the most successful nickname ever. After graduating high school in Malaysia with four A*s, Gary knew he could go on to study anywhere he wanted. It is no surprise then that he ended up at an all-boys’ college. Although Gary started as a “superfresh”, his dedication to the College soon gave away to a fondness for the gym. As his biceps swelled, unfortunately, his HD average withered, though this is unrepresentative of his great brain. Gary leaves Paul’s to finish his Law degree and then begin a lucrative career in investment banking back in Kuala Lumpur.
James Jekyll (2012-14) James was a shy freshfresh: too shy to tell Arul not to put peanuts in the Sunday curries even after an anaphylaxis fit, and too timid to ask a Women’s girl to the Formal. This Jekyll, perhaps fortunately, lacks a Hyde. In fact, he’s had as much luck with girls as he has with his degree: starting in Maths, changing to Law and now doing Arts. However, it is James’s tinder profile—where thus far he has had a grand total of 0 matches—that best summarizes him as a man. On it, he writes: “I wear crocs for style not comfort and my hobbies include crochet, pottery, antiquing and heroin.” Genuinely, though, if only all men in College could boast such a dazzling array of interests. Although shy, James has enjoyed his time at Paul’s, and made a few, long-lasting friendships. James hopes to one day become a multi-millionaire, which is why next year he intends to undertake honours in English Literature. All the best with your thesis.
Ross Ketelbey (2012-14) Since arriving two and a half years ago, Ross (“my body is a temple”) Ketelbey has become a large part of
The Pauline 2014 St Paul’s College. A friendly, confident individual, Ross was quick to make friends and even quicker to charm the ladies. Following underhanded banter from Kingo over never making the Paul’s rugby team, Ross developed a reputation as one of the healthier men in College, notably following a diet in everything. He gained 80kg, with only a small portion of that being attributable to his long-term American girlfriend, “the eternal ball and chain”. A lover of inspirational quotes, Ross relates strongly to the idea “if at first you don”t succeed, try, try and in the case of MATH1015, try again”. Ross is also quite an entrepreneurial individual. His election to the 2014 Cellar Committee has seen an abundance of personally profitable opportunities fall into place despite the careful watching of one Jim Ryan. In similar vein, on the understanding that one should “follow their passion” when it comes to business ventures, he has undertaken two profit-seeking projects this year to do with lifestyle products. Firstly, on buying 30kg of raw protein to market to the young men of the College he found that not all men were as committed to shredding as he is. Secondly, in a joint venture with an American business partner he made it his 2014 ambition to win a top prize from McDonald’s Monopoly – despite a $500+ outlay we are yet to see whether this investment will pay dividends. Despite these and a number of other setbacks Ross seems on track for his medium-term goal of making a $1million by the age of 30. Whilst Ross’s future is somewhat uncertain one thing is clear above all is clear; his friendly demeanour, penchant for banter and ability to consume standard portions should help his transition when he finally moves to America.
However, Alistair is also, perhaps uniquely, unafraid to make his own way, to run against public opinion, and to criticise Paul’s when necessary. With an independent mind, he evaluated the evidence at hand and, with all humility and honesty, come to a soundly reasoned conclusion. Alistair is thoughtful, extremely well-read and welltraveled, and witty, and he writes better than almost anyone else I know – certainly better than he is aware of. He fancies himself, and to a large extent is, a quintessential philosopher: quite retiring, a bluff demeanour, smokes a pipe, has a beard is in an open relationship. He is not afraid to call himself a feminist and he plays half-back for the Convicts, Australia’s first gay and inclusive rugby team. Nobody knows what Al leaves College for, but that is not really the point. If he can apply himself, Alistair will go far in whichever direction he chooses. Look to newspapers and websites in the near future.
Victor Lu (2010-14) Despite being at College since 2010, Victor claimed that technically, due to his Scandinavian exchange, he is only a fourth year. Nobody believes him. Looking young and keeping youthful company despite his decrepitude, Victor was an enthusiastic participant in all things College, up until his final year. He was particularly keen on pushing the inaugural Senior Common Room Date Night, kindly providing Oscar Berry with a JDD date. Victor is one of those figures at College who, although well known because of his omnipresent facebook banter, has had to put his Uni work first, proving the old saying that, once you go Albert, you go off the radar.
Victor left College to break all stereotypes and to make his parents proud, by becoming a doctor.
Joey hadn’t quite got the hang of a limerick’s rhyming scheme, but that didn’t stop him from having a go.
Alistair Kitchen (2011-14) Alistair contributed wholeheartedly over his time at Paul’s. He was committed to the usual great things about College: he organised an excellent formal in 2012; and has been a mainstay of the Outreach Syndicate during his time here. He also ran for Senior Student twice, because, in his words, he wanted to give the people a legitimate alternative. That’s probably not the catchiest slogan – and I think the election results agree.
(2011-14) Rory (“I’m teflon – I’m Jamie Oliver’s new frying-pan”) Marples followed a well-trod trail from Shore school to Paul’s, arriving at the erstwhile home of his successful, respected older brothers. Big shoes to fill – and fill them he did. I have almost only praise for Rory – most of all, he is passionate about this College more than about anyone else. Having conquered a Philosophy degree, it’s suitable that he has embarked upon a quest for understanding of the human body. I say “suitable” given his willingness on the rugby field to put his own body on the line, and, as he showed in this year’s Rawson Rugby, his opponents’ bodies 65
St Paul’s College as well. Having played some stellar Rugby and very solid cricket, the number of small but essential contributions he made to College are outnumbered only by his insecurities. Rory’s banter from the sidelines of Rawson sport was literally unparalleled. At Rawson Basketball, he had even Kristee Arkle chuckling with his observation about a certain player with an overdeveloped chest, “Can we get a legs day for number twelve?”
Tom’s straight-edge attitude fool you, however. His room contains quite a collection of spray paints, no doubt used for nefarious purposes.
Rory hoped to be the first Asian Senior Student since his brother, Harry Marples, but he was narrowly edged out in the voting by Oli Duchesne. Rather than become bitter or resentful, Rory took to his role on the committee with pride and application, acquitting himself with honour.
Modelling himself somewhat on former College legend Alex Horne, Rory is willing to hold forth on any topic you care to name – though, if at a loss for subject matter, he will fall back on his classic “So. Women.” The drive and application that got him into a Medicine degree, in spite of an utterly unscientific Arts degree, conceal far more shrewd intelligence than he will admit to, or perhaps even believes himself.
James Ryan (2012-14) Jim is a unique character. Jimbo gained the respect from a lot of his peers for his relentless pursuit of excellence on the sporting field, putting in the hard yards at the Sydney University Cricket Club, reflected in three stellar Rawson Cricket performances, while punching well above his weight on the both on and off the Rugby field. Jim has displayed a knack for wines, Italian language, same-day efficiency and accounting, organising a number of good cellar lunches and other events, particularly in his final year here. James will leave College to move out with mates, paying the rent in both stolen Redbulls and embezzled wine cellar funds.
Tom Ryan (2010-14) Tom Ryan was recorded as Ryan Thomas during O-week events. In spite opf this initial setback, Tom has shown great diligence in all his endeavours: his University career, swimming commitments and maintaining the sleeping patterns of a geriatric. Tom likes to focus on the journey and not the destination, on one occasion during his North Chapel glory days hitchhiking with a drug-addled conspiracy theorist into the Blue Mountains from an alley in Parramatta. Don’t let 66
Given that he is so well organised in his life, it is hard to grasp that Tom still doesn’t know what he wants to do, but whatever path he chooses he will succeed and we wish him the best.
(2009-14) Andrew (“Goose”) Swan holds the dubious honour of being a man whose fresher nickname has stuck with him all the way through to sixth year. He entered College as a candidate for the freshest fresh ever, and Col S Paul has succeeded in helping him mature from a boy who sleeps in past noon, can’t remember to lock his door and thinks dessert is all you need for a well-balanced dinner into – well, never mind. Loving College so much he stayed for not one but two honours theses, Goose embodies the last of the great 2009 Pauline vintage. His leaving marks the end of an era. As those at College who have been tutored by him can attest, the man is quite literally a genius, operating several planes higher than most of us, and appropriately for a man whose connection to reality has always been tenuous at best, Andrew intends to pursue further studies in Mathematics.
Andrew Unsworth (2011-14) Throughout his 30 years at St Paul’s College, Andrew Unsworth remained one of the most puzzling members of our community. When we think of mysteries and enigmas at College - we usually think of characters like Jimmy Youseff and where he siphoned all his money to? Of Nora, and whether she was actually Consuela from Family Guy? These are questions which regularly puzzle the College community. However, one question has remained without an answer for far too long. How is this slightly-built, Jewish intellectual and acclaimed sporting star, still not on the scorecard? How has he not tickled one down legside for a single and gotten off the mark? He is certainly no stranger with the bat. In fact, he’s been known to bat for days up in the attic, only coming up for air to read the latest issue of the Economist or to listen to some favourite and obscure German radio station, which sounds dangerously close to a Nuremburg rally address circa 1939. For those of us who demand answers for even life’s toughest
The Pauline 2014 questions it was only natural that some answers were sought to this one. So a consensus was taken from the fine female college next door.
both an MB/BS and an MPH while at Paul’s, and was the president of the Australian Medical Students Association in his fourth year.
• One girl deemed him “no funsworth” after she was told he was too busy with his legal studies to play a game of chess with her.
Although he walks like a character from a Tim Burton film, and although the Palace lads occasionally forgot to change his batteries, sending him rocketing to the far end of the autistic spectrum, Ben is a good man and loyal friend. It’s undeniable that Ben’s boundless vigour, sense of duty, and vision for this College, not to mention his connections, have done a great deal for the place – indeed his impact is arguably unmatched. In particular, with guests ranging from Bob Brown to Marie Bashir, it’s unlikely that Paul”s will see someone with Ben’s flair for organising dinners that raise the profile of the College so impressively, for a long time to come. Ben leaves College to begin his internship at RPA, where the poor bastards won’t know what hit them.
• Another said the man was usually “too bungsworth” after seeing him passed out after consuming a light beer on a Salisbury Wednesday. • Another claimed he had refused to pay for her meal on a rare date night, and had commented across the dinner table, “I’ve read too many Economist articles on this topic - paying for girls is bad for the economy.” These responses, however, appeared to raise more questions then answers, so perhaps its best to stick with what we know and argue that, behind Selwyn and James Franco Franklin, Uns is perhaps the most eligible bachelor St Paul’s has ever seen, based on his following attributes and achievements at College: • The man is an intellectual powerhouse. Studying Law and Economics (in the latter of which he achieved firstclass honours), Uns has used his sharp intellect to tutor both at the University and at Paul’s. • He is a prolific sportsman, having won the coveted Sportsman of the Year in 2012 for his contributions in cricket, athletics and tennis. Most recently, Uns showed a nimbleness that well-exceeded his geriatric appearance, hitting a between the legs winner in a crucial Rawson Tennis match. • His commitment to College life is unwavering. Andrew even took up the vexillologist convenorship. • Most importantly though, Andrew is one of the most down-to-earth and genuine guys you will ever meet. With a penchant for puns and a love for classical music and there is never a dull conversation with the man. We wish him all the best as he takes up an internship at Macquarie over the summer, Before moving in with his sister. That’s not a joke.
Benjamin Veness (2010-14) As we all know Ben likes nothing more than putting on big hits at touch, smashing some tinnies, then heading to the Sals and chasing some skirt. Having already studied Accounting and spent five years working at Westpac, Ben took the logical next step and arrived with a group of eighteen-year-olds at St Paul’s in 2010. He completed
Alexander Woolcott (2011-14) During their time at College, some men dream of achieving world peace and ending world hunger, but Alex Woolcott dreamt of achieving a three per cent body fat index, preacher curls and Bulgarian split squats. Despite not doing any Mathematics at high school, while at College Alex determinedly attacked an Agricultural Economics degree and, whilst not actually participating in any sport at Paul’s, he was self appointed diving coach in 2012, teaching the boys a variety of flawless acrobatic moves in and out of the pool – alarming his fellows in Top Arnott, and controversially receiving no room points. He was also a very accomplished guitarist, with several tracks doing the rounds on Triple J’s Unearthed. Woolcott leaves SPC with a plethora of screenshotted snap chats, bank of stories and a proud father …but no significant contributions to speak of. We wish Alex the best of luck in his application to join the Wesley College, where he will finally be able to fulfill his dreams of living a mere 30 metres from Sydney University’s Arena gym.
Ed Wyburn (2010- ) Ed (“Sorcery Speed”) Wyburn has long been known as a man about College ready to assist the rest of us in relaxing after a hard day’s work, often leading by example. Whether or not he actually did any work that day is not the point. For all those able to look past his lumberjack-inspired fashion sense, Ed is a solid friend, up for almost anything. He leaves with an almost unhealthy love for his major 67
St Paul’s College in Soil Engineering, which has nothing to do with what you can grow in it. Always pushing himself to achieve the very highest, Ed’s future plans involve moving home to Canberra and getting a job at Maccas.
Croquet Trophy in three successive seasons at no fault of his own. Despite this, his sporting contributions were not all insipid - he did once set foot upon the holy rugby grounds of the College, if only to referee the Salisbury Cup.
Fergus Dye (2012-14) Fergus Dye arrived at St Paul’s College in 2012 eager to contribute to the college and immerse himself in intercollegiate life. Despite his intimidating persona, Fergus consistently proved that he was the type of bloke to lend a hand to anyone that needed it. This attitude came as a great relief to many College Seniors’ in his fResher year who were initially apprehensive about asserting any sort of authority over a military trained Pauline. Fergus’ personality and time at Paul’s could be epitomised by his open door policy. In the true spirit of intercollegiate living if Fergus was in his room, his door would be open for a chat with friends. Fergus was also well known for his strictly disciplined (read as ‘military indoctrinated’) lifestyle which helped him regularly make it to 7am maths lectures. This disciplined lifestyle was a massive benefit to the college from an athletic perspective and during his time at Paul’s Fergus notched up an impressive Rawson Sport record. He represented the college four times (three times in Athletics and once in Rowing) and he was never in a squad that finished less than second place. In addition to his sporting contributions, Fergus was able to use his time at Paul’s to learn key life lessons on fashion and decorum whilst holding the role of Crested Goods convenor and Vice Regal Sub-Warden of Mallets. The St Paul’s community wishes Fergus the best in his future and knows that he will be able to brush off any obstacle moving forward.
Sam Woods (2012-14) Sam Woods, having followed a well-known path from Sydney Grammar School, will be best remembered by his peers at St Paul’s for his seemingly boundless enthusiasm. Indeed, his early contributions to college life was marked by time-intensive convenorships like fResher Taxi and Beer Baron before transitioning to a more senior role in the College’s League of Legends team. Having served under Sam’s reign as the Lord Warden of the Mallets, we acknowledge that his biggest disappointment in College may well have been failing to win the prized
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John Maitland Grahame St Paul’s College 1957 Died December 2013 The following obituary for Jack Grahame, by his daughter Emma, appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, 10 March 2014, and is reproduced with permission. For another account of his life, see Justinian, 10 April 2014. For the past two decades, NSW prisoners coming up for resentencing or parole had the chance to ask for ‘’the old guy in the hat’’ - Jack Grahame. For 22 years Grahame was with the Prisoners’ Legal Service of Legal Aid NSW, and his appearances before the Parole Board most weeks embodied his deeply held view that almost everyone was redeemable. John Maitland Grahame was born in Gosford on 30 November 1933. His father, William Grahame (1863-1945), had been NSW Labor Minister for Agriculture 1915-20, and was 70 when Jack was born. His mother was Myra (née Campbell). He went to Gosford High School, where he was a clever if rebellious student, and in 1952 won a scholarship to the University of Sydney. While studying English and philosophy, Grahame acted with the Genesian Theatre and theatre remained a great love in his life. He also discovered fine tailoring, sports cars and the excitement of investing in business, spending the small capital he inherited at 21 on some of each. He also endured compulsory National Service, developing a passionate dislike of arbitrary authority and a great talent for polishing boots. He appeared on behalf of prisoners before the subsequent Nagle Royal Commission into NSW Prisons in 1976. A long-time member of the Council for Civil Liberties, he also helped to form the Penal Reform Council and later a revived Labor Lawyers, hoping to improve prisons and the legal system. The dismissal of the Whitlam government in 1975 was a disillusioning experience for Grahame, and may have contributed to his decision in 1978 to go into business with some ALP friends, marketing a sales tax minimisation scheme. This was successful for a short time and Grahame invested in other business ventures. Then in 1985, he and the others were arrested in a blaze of publicity and charged with conspiracy to defraud the Commonwealth. He fought the charges, while also running two suburban legal practices single-handedly, until they were sold in anticipation of the trial. All charges were dropped in late 1990, the day before the case was to start.
From 1992, Grahame was a solicitor in the Prisoners Legal Service of NSW Legal Aid, where he worked until his 80th year. He made principled cases for parole for even his most notorious clients, including Russell “Mad Dog” Cox, John Lewthwaite and Graham Potter, and was outspoken when media and politicains tried to politicise the process. He and Rachel took every opportunity to travel abroad and around Australia. Grahame loved wandering a European city, eating in good restaurants, looking at art and architecture and extravagantly hailing taxis. The Grahames also pursued their joint passion for theatre, and were seen at almost every production in Sydney over the past 50 years. Jack Grahame is survived by Rachel and daughters Emma, Harriet and Martha and their families, and his brother Hunter.
John Richard Wilson St Paul’s College 1951-56 Died 3 June 2014 My father was born in Sydney on Christmas Eve in 1932 and was the third child of Edith and Milford Graham Wilson. Grandad and Dad both attended The King’s School and St Paul’s College, Milford Wilson (“Parson”) being in College 1921-24. They were both general practitioners in Toowoomba, and they were medical officers to the Toowoomba Turf Club and comperes for the Downs Club (gentlemen’s club) Melbourne Cup Calcutta (horse racing commentary) for 60-odd years altogether. Dad’s interest in horseracing and gambling possibly began in primary school at Toowoomba Prep when he rode his horse (which he had won in a raffle) from Colstoun, the family home, where the Grand Central Shopping Centre is now located. At Toowoomba Prep he played marbles at Stoneleigh and bet his prowess on the next round. During the war Toowoomba Prep was transferred to St Hilda’s at the Gold Coast in 1942, so Dad is one of the few boys to have attended this girls’ school. After Toowoomba Prep, Dad went to King’s from 1947 to 1950. He went by train all the way to Sydney and this took 24 hours. He excelled in boxing, cricket and rugby, playing frontrow. Following King’s, Dad went to Sydney University to study medicine and lived at St Paul’s College from 1951 to 1956.* Dad loved Paul’s and often said his time there were the best six years of his life. We were fairly sure he meant it! According to Dad, he was a better than average student. He won the Sydney University one-handed cigarette rolling competition and also fresher prank of the year. This 69
St Paul’s College prank involved him and Frederick Flower, Peter Kiss and David Asimus all dressing up as a horse, jockey and clerk of the course and entering the Randwick race-track itself, racing past the finish post. They were nearly arrested. The commentator at the race track openly stated it was the funniest thing he had seen or heard in racing in 100 years. I suspect that during this time Dad acquired his nickname of Wag. This probably does not support his claim of significant academic prowess. He graduated in 1956 and then went to Newcastle as a resident at Royal Newcastle Hospital where he met my mother and they fell in love and were married in 1959. They left for London for Dad to further his medical career at Great Ormond Street and Guy’s Hospital. His special interest was paediatrics and he did much of the paediatric work in Toowoomba before the specialists came in the 1980s. Dad had a great medical career and he was adored by his patients and respected by his peers. I still see people who say he saved their lives as a child. He was a very busy GP and saw up to 100 patients in a single day and despite this he was able to go home for lunch every day and have a meat pie, talk to my mother, listen to the stock market on the radio and water the garden. I do not know how he did it except to say that his ability to triage patients must have been phenomenal. The telephone would ring all hours at home and out he would go helping people. He also did anaesthetics for Harbison, Ferguson and Kelly, his three great medical mates, along with Farmer the other partner in the practice. He retired after an illustrious medical career in 1996. Dad had many friends. There was a tapestry of them that wove through Prep School (Roberts and Stirling), The King’s School (his brother Talbot, Barton, White, Mort, McWilliam, McKinney, Burgess, Goodrich and Carsens), Sydney University (Williams, Allport and Berry). The prevailing friendships that many of us remember were those he had for his partners in their love for the sport of kings (Krimmer, Hodge, Knauer, Mackay, McKinney, Cattanach, Custance and McIllwraith). They were a group of entrepreneurial entertainers who had formidable reputations for gambling and partying which extended from Clifford Park to the Downs Club to the Chevron Hotel at Surfers Paradise, with weekends away in Brisbane
for the Stradbroke and to Sydney for the Doncaster where often Pountney and Hadden joined the group. The partnership had some success with horse ownership and my father also had some success breeding racehorses. One of his favourite places was his small farm called The Curragh, twenty minutes out of Toowoomba. The family has spent many happy times there as Queen Street farmers and horse breeders. He seemed to read his horse breeding books more than the Medical Journal of Australia. His other special interests included family holidays at the beach and all that goes with that including beach cricket, touch football, fishing and boating. My Dad remained a Wag until his cerebral powers started failing in 2003. Anthony Graham Wilson Orthopaedic surgeon; third-generation Toowoomba doctor
Raymond John Stalker AO St Paul’s College 1950-53 Died 9 February 2014 The following obituary for Ray Stalker was written by his daughter Caroline, and is reproduced, with permission, from the Sydney Morning Herald, 17 February 2014 As a boy, Ray Stalker talked about building a rocket ship to Mars. As an adult, the search for a way to make space travel more accessible to the public became the primary purpose of his career. He was Australia’s first professor of space engineering and a pioneer of the world’s fastest jet engines, the scramjet. Raymond John Stalker was born in Dimboola, Victoria, on 6 August 1930, one of four children to Jack Stalker, and his wife Dorothy (née Nettlebeck). He won a scholarship to Geelong Grammar, a scholarship to Melbourne University, then a scholarship to the University of Sydney, which was then the only Australian university offering a degree in aeronautical engineering. He took a BSc in 1951 with the University medal in aeronautical engineering and the de Havilland prize in aeronautics. He then completed his masters of engineering science in 1955 and a PhD in 1957. Also in 1955, he married Judy Taylor. In 1958 the Stalkers moved to Canada for his work and later returned to Australia for Ray to take up a readership
* The Arnott Cup, donated by the then Archbishop of Brisbane, Felix Arnott, for a rugby competition between St John’s College, University of Queensland, and St Paul’s College, began in 1980 when G. Stuart Crow (his brother David Crow was at Paul’s 1981-83) and myself contacted the Archbishop on my father’s suggestion, since Arnott had been Dad’s Warden at Paul’s. The Archbishop was delighted to be involved and said he recalled that my father could “hold his own in many endeavours including consumption of liquor”.
The Pauline 2014 in physics at the ANU in 1962. He began working on a way of researching flight at very high speeds, or ‘’hypervelocity aerodynamics’’. During the 1960s he designed the first high-performance shock tubes, used for testing aircraft technology and aerodynamics at supersonic speeds. Optimistic about the future of space travel, Ray won a bet with a British colleague about how soon there would be a moon landing. In 1977, Ray moved to the University of Queensland to become Professor of Mechanical Engineering, then, in 1988, Australia’s first professor of space engineering. During his time at UQ, he developed a series of shock tubes, known as ‘’Stalker tubes’’, that allowed researchers to test new engine and spacecraft designs, and his skills and facilities were in great demand by international aerospace agencies such as NASA, DERA (British) and DLR (German). During the 1980s he started pioneering work on developing scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet) technology - a supersonic air-breathing engine. Scramjets have the potential to revolutionize both space and air travel, offering the possibility of flying from Australia to Europe in four hours, and to create ‘’task’’ spacecraft that are more economical than the Space Shuttle. Ray built up a research group, the Centre for Hypersonics, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the university and led pioneering work on scramjet technology until the late 1990s, when he went into semi-retirement after a stroke. He earned many accolades and honours during his career, including an AO in 2003. On being inducted as the only Australian fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2001, Ray said: ‘’I am most interested in space planes. If they come good, it will change the world.’’ Ray was always quick to acknowledge the work of his research group, and the collaborative effort behind his achievements. Even after retirement, he continued to be involved with his research group and contribute to realising his vision of an affordable Australian space program. His life work laid the foundations for a respected Australian presence in hypersonic aerodynamics. ‘’I think it will change the future of the human race’’ he said, on being awarded the ATSE Clunies Ross National
Award in 2008. “On Earth we’re clearly beginning to run into limits on the amount of energy we can use . out in space there’s all the energy you want, and the small contribution we’ve made . is a help along the way.” During the last few months of his life Ray was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the world’s highest distinction for aerospace achievement.
Andrew Robert Busby St Paul’s College 1997-99 Died 6 September 2014 Andrew Busby was born in Carlton, Melbourne, to Anabel “Annie” (née Coles) and Rob Busby. Expected in March, he surprised his family by arriving in January. The family later established itself in Sydney, and Andrew was educated at St Andrew’s Cathedral School, where he was a keen tennis player, talented singer, performer and debater. At the age of sixteen, barely ten days after his mother’s sudden death, Andrew was performing the role of Colonel Pickering in his school’s production of My Fair Lady, a performance the whole family had been anticipating with great pleasure. The previous year, on a school trip to the UK, he had met his grandfather’s distinguished cousin, Commander Jim Simpson RN, DSC, CBE, whom he later acknowledged as the inspiration for his Pickering. On completion of Year Twelve, Andrew embarked on a GAP year in the United Kingdom. Working at the Ivy House Hotel, Marlborough, from January 1996 he established himself in the local community, and later joined the Swindon Youth Opera group, being cast in the lead role in its production, The Happy Prince. Because of a bicycle accident, Andrew was unable to perform when the production opened. He attended the opening night regardless, showing support for his fellow cast members, and was asked to take a bow from the stalls. On a visit to London with his family that year, attending West End productions, he developed a passion for musical theatre. Back in Sydney, Andrew became a resident at St Paul’s for three years, representing the third generation of his family to become Paulines. While reading for a Bachelor of Arts, with majors in English and Performance Studies, he performed in the 1998 production of Victoriana! Following his passion, he later attended The Australian Institute of Music, Surry Hills, majoring in Musical Performance. During this time he also tried his hand at professional acting and was very pleased to be cast in The Matrix Reloaded (as a body double for Hugo Weaving,
St Paul’s College whom he met on the set). Andrew relocated to Armidale, in 2006 to take up the role of Boarding House Master in Croft House at The Armidale School. He was promoted to Deputy Housemaster and won wide acclaim in the school community for his pastoral work. He also became a well-known figure in the wider community of Armidale, through his job at the Caffeinds-on-Marsh coffee shop, whose proprietor described him as “the best ‘greeter and seater’ she had known”, and through his lead roles in the Armidale Playhouse’s productions of Sweeney Todd (2007) and Titanic (2008). While working at TAS, he resumed and completed his Arts degree at Sydney, without relocating. This was achieved by organising all his contact hours to occur on the one day of the week, and commuting the 500 km by air and rail – no mean feat for one who until then had shown no great flair for planning and organisation – or for one who did not like “small” aeroplanes. In 2011 he bought a townhouse in central Armidale, where he became known as a generous host to his many friends and visiting relations. Throughout his life, Andrew maintained his love for singing (becoming a noted karaoke performer), his passion for the Balmain Tigers, for being born a Victorian, and somewhat alarmingly for his dinner guests, for bok choy. Risk averse to the end, he declined to become a motorist, and avoided aircraft whenever possible. The last day of his life was spent, nonetheless, on a road trip to Melbourne with Rob, to spend a weekend with his sister and family. Conversation on the journey never flagged, and after a meal with his family, he passed away in his sleep that night, aged 36. Andrew died as he was born, prematurely, though quite peacefully. The funeral service, conducted by the Warden in a packed College Chapel, showed the amazing breadth of community touched by his short life. Andrew is survived by his father Rob, stepmother Sally, sister and brotherin-law Emily and Matt, nephew Tom, and his maternal grandparents, Ken and Helen Coles, all of whom express their gratitude to the College for the support the family has received.
Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC St Paul’s College 1935-41 Died 20 October 2014 Edward Gough Whitlam, Prime Minister of Australia 1972-75, died on 20 October 2014. He was at school at Knox and Canberra Grammar, and he spent six years at St Paul’s College, 1935-41, as an undergraduate in Arts (Honours in Classics) and Law. While at Paul’s he rowed in the Rawson Cup competition, managed the library, was Chapel warden, debated, added considerably to the biographical record of Old Paulines, edited the Pauline for four years and was a member of the Students’ Club Committee for two (briefly Honorary Secretary in 1940 and briefly Senior Student in 1941). After war service, Mr Whitlam was Honorary Secretary of the College Union and his administrative enthusiasm was essential to the Union’s post-war revitalisation – he continued afterwards as its “record secretary”. Finally, he was a Fellow of the College 1947-53. Mr Whitlam retained his connection with the College for the rest of his life. His son Nicholas came to Paul’s in 1963. A great admirer of Arthur Garnsey, Warden in his own day, he was also close to Felix Arnott, Warden 1946-63, and in 1974, as Prime Minister, he appointed Arnott to the three-person Royal Commission on Human Relationships. Mr Whitlam was guest of honour at two College Union Dinners, in 1973, while Prime Minister, and in 1982, and at the Academic Dinner in 1989 (in which year his portrait by Clifton Pugh was hung in Hall). He also came to a “HalfWay Luncheon” in 2004, for Paulines who had reached the age of 75. His last Paul’s occasion was the sesquicentenary dinner in the University’s Great Hall in 2006. The following obituary is adapted from one which appears on the ABC website. *** Born in the Melbourne suburb of Kew on July 11, 1916, Edward Gough Whitlam was the son of Martha and senior public servant Frederick Whitlam. When he was ten years old, his father, then the Commonwealth Deputy Crown Solicitor, was transferred to Canberra and the family moved to the national capital. Young Gough is distinguished as having been the only Prime Minister to have grown up there. In his twenties, Gough Whitlam studied Arts and Law at the University of Sydney and began his long married life with Margaret Dovey, the daughter of Justice Wilfred
The Pauline 2014 Dovey. The same year they married, 1942, he signed up to the Royal Australian Air Force and served as a navigator and bomb aimer, based mainly at the RAAF base at Gove, in Arnhem Land. By the time World War II came to an end, the Whitlams had two sons, Antony and Nicholas, and Gough Whitlam had joined the Australian Labor Party. His embrace of the political party was inspired by a Curtin government move to extend Commonwealth powers for post-war reconstruction, a move that failed when the required referendum was voted down. “My hopes were dashed by the outcome and from that moment I determined to do all I could to modernise the Australian Constitution,” he said later. After the war, he finished his studies and was admitted as a barrister in 1947. The family built a home in Cronulla, in Sydney’s south, and he was very active in local community organisations. He also became well known for winning the Australian National Quiz Championship in 1948 and 1949. His work as a barrister took on greater prominence when he filled in for his father-in-law as counsel assisting the Commissioner in the New South Wales Liquor Royal Commission. But politics had become his passion. Mr Whitlam stood for local council and state seats for the ALP without success. In 1952, it was a case of third-time lucky for the future PM, when he won a by-election for the southern Sydney federal seat of Werriwa with a record vote of 66 per cent. His political colleagues in Canberra dubbed him “the young brolga” for his imposing height and commanding manner and, particularly in ALP circles, he had to overcome a reputation of being a “silvertail”. But he was also recognised as an articulate contributor to debate, with a ready wit. In 1960, the Member for Werriwa became the deputy leader of the opposition under Arthur Calwell. Party reform became Gough Whitlam’s priority, particularly after the notorious “faceless men” episode of 1963. The two leaders were photographed waiting outside a Canberra hotel, while inside the members of the ALP Federal Council – “the 36 faceless men” - met to decide crucial party policy. Prime Minister Robert Menzies used the incident to great effect in a snap election later that year. In 1967 Mr Whitlam became Leader of the Opposition and was able to push on with his ideas to modernise the party. “It is a high privilege to be elected to lead the Labor Party at so decisive a time in its history and the history of the nation,” he said. His private secretary, John Menadue, laid out a timetable: “This year, the party; next year, the policy; 1969 – the people”. Mr Whitlam’s plan to reform ALP processes and its platform became known as “the Program” and triggered significant battles within the party. But, with
support from the rank-and-file, he achieved some success. Notably, parliamentary leaders were finally represented at the party’s national conference and on its executive. But the key political issue had become the war in Vietnam. Anti-war demonstrations plagued the Coalition government. In 1966, as deputy opposition leader, Mr Whitlam visited Vietnam to tour the 1st Australian Task Force area. He visited again as opposition leader in 1968, and criticised the Gorton government’s successive troop increases at the behest of US president Lyndon B. Johnson. “The important thing is, we ought to be trying to bring about an end to hostilities in South Vietnam. We will not achieve this by continuing an attack on North Vietnam,” he said. Labor’s opposition to the war in Vietnam and a new focus on health policy reform raised its standing with voters. The 1969 election saw the ALP gain 17 seats, coming within four seats of victory. Momentum for political change grew and Gough Whitlam seized on the mood, leading the ALP to the next election, in 1972, with the simple yet galvanising campaign slogan “It’s Time” - which was emblazoned on t-shirts worn by celebrities campaigning with the would-be PM. “Men and women of Australia! The decision we will make for our country on the 2nd of December is a choice between the past and the future, between the habits and fears of the past and the demands and opportunities of the future,” he famously proclaimed in his opening policy speech. Finally, on 2 December 1972, after 23 years in the wilderness of Opposition, the ALP won and Gough Whitlam became Australia’s 21st Prime Minister. Straight away breaking with convention, Gough Whitlam and his loyal deputy Lance Barnard were appointed as a “ministry of two”. They immediately moved to finalise the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam and release all draft-dodgers from prison. They recognised the People’s Republic of China and established the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, raising the issue to Cabinet level. During the Whitlam government’s three years in office, a record number of bills were enacted, and change swept through the nation. In the education sector, university fees were abolished and needs-based funding for government schools was brought in. The health system was forever changed, with the introduction of Medibank, now known as Medicare. The Labor government established Legal Aid, created a national Family Court, and brought in the world’s first no-fault divorce procedures. The voting age was lowered from 21 to eighteen and welfare payments were introduced to support mothers and the homeless. The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 ratified the UN 73
St Paul’s College convention. The Aboriginal Land Rights Act passed, and the prime minister officially handed over the title deeds of traditional lands in the Northern Territory to the Gurundji people at Wattie Creek. “I want to promise you that this act of restitution which we perform today will not stand alone,” he said. In the arts, Mr Whitlam launched the construction of the National Gallery of Australia and bought Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles for $1.3 million – setting a record for the highest price paid for a piece of modern art. He established both the Australian Film Commission and the Australia Council. On foreign affairs, he became the first Prime Minister to visit Communist China, resuming relations after 24 years of diplomatic disengagement. He travelled widely, also visiting Indonesia, India, Japan, the USSR, North America and Europe. He changed Australia’s stance on apartheid South Africa at the United Nations, and banned that country’s sporting teams from touring. But the Whitlam government was not spared from criticism and scandal. While a record number of bills passed the parliament, 93 were knocked back by a hostile Senate. Labor won a double-dissolution election in 1974 but bore heavy criticism for its handling of the economy. A perfect storm of dire economic conditions emerged. Commonwealth spending surged, wages exploded, industrial disputes escalated, inflation soared, and unemployment rose. The government cut tariffs by 25 per cent and boosted the Australian dollar by 25 per cent against the US greenback. And indeed money was at the centre of the scandal which eventually led to the Whitlam Government’s dramatic downfall. The beginnings of the “Loans Affair”, as it became known, came in late 1974 when senior ministers in the government considered circumventing the Loans Council to raise $US4 billion from the oil-rich nations of the Middle East. A London-based intermediary was engaged, Tirath Khemlani, who promised to secure the money from OPEC sources. Treasury officials opposed the deal but, in any case, Mr Khemlani never followed through with the money and the plan was officially abandoned. However, Minister for Minerals and Energy Rex Connor secretly kept in contact with Mr Khemlani and continued to pursue the loan. Treasurer Jim Cairns also signed a letter to a Melbourne businessman officially seeking foreign funds. In Parliament he denied having done so, or claimed he did not remember signing such a letter. Mr Whitlam was forced to sack them both. But that didn’t put an end to the political grief. Far from it. The “Loans Affair” gave opposition leader Malcolm Fraser justification to block the budget bills in the Senate, and in October 1975, without 74
supply, Parliament entered its worst stage of political deadlock. The Opposition hoped to force Mr Whitlam into calling an election, but he refused. Instead, on Remembrance Day – 11 November - the deadlock was broken in an explosive move by then Governor-General Sir John Kerr. For the first, and so far only, time in Australian history, the head of state used his constitutional powers to dismiss the government of the day. With a simple stroke of the Governor-General’s pen, Gough Whitlam was no longer Prime Minister. Malcolm Fraser was appointed caretaker PM while the country reeled from the episode – now known simply as “the Dismissal”. Standing on the steps of Parliament House, the deposed leader made his now famous declaration: “Well may we say ‘God save the Queen’ - because nothing will save the governor-general”. For Mr Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser would go down in Australian history as “Kerr’s cur”. The Governor-General’s stunning move triggered angry public debate. Gough Whitlam maintained to the end that the crisis was political rather than constitutional, and could have been resolved, through political negotiation, in his Government’s favour. But a double-dissolution election a month later resoundingly confirmed Malcolm Fraser as prime minister and ended three years of extraordinary transformation under Whitlam’s Labor government. Gough Whitlam returned to the rank of Opposition Leader for the next two years, and stayed on in Parliament until 1978. Among his many appointments in the years following, he was sent to Paris as the Australian Ambassador to UNESCO and was made chairman of the National Gallery of Australia Council. He and his wife, Margaret, were also part of the bid team which won Sydney the 2000 Olympic Games. A keen author, he recounted his time in office in several books and remained an active participant in Labor party politics. At times, he joined forces with his old political foe, Malcolm Fraser, to campaign for causes such as an Australian republic. In early 2010, at the age of 93, the former Prime Minister moved into an aged care facility in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay. He was reported to have declined physically but still be mentally alert and in good spirits. His wife of 70 years, Margaret Whitlam, who was one of Australia’s most influential and much-loved political wives, died in March 2012. “She was a remarkable person and the love of my life,” Gough Whitlam said in a statement. “We were married for almost 70 years. She encouraged and sustained me and our four children, their families, and many other people in a life full of engagement with Australians from all walks of life.”
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Cloisters (l to r):
Clinton Geissler, Aaron Davis, Alistair Kitchen, Jamie Holman, Nick Vogel, Tom Ryan, Ed Wyburn, Andrew Swan, James Jekyll
Second standing row: Liam Alvey, Hugo McWilliam, Seamus Frost, Harry Marshall, Benn Veness, Jonathan Clifton-Bligh, Tom Baker, Will Khun, Pat Magee, El Jack Bliss, James Thomas, George Beniac, James Levy, William Ryan, John McMahon, Andrew Cooper, Andrew Unsworth
First standing row: Gregor Boyle, Andrew Knowles, Brandon Munn, Alistair McIntosh, Sidney Holden, Angus Wright, Nicholas Leete, Tom Arnott, Finnian M Patrick Kelland, Alex Corsaro, Lachlan Pullar, Daniel Straton, Alex Taylor, Marcus Ho, Peter Chen
Sitting: Calvin Stewart, Nick Chambers, Dean Brockett, Dominic Wong, Maynard Frechtling, Rob Ward, Fergus Dye, George Macarthur-Stanham The Rev’d Canon Dr Ivan Head (Warden), Matthew Campbell (Assistant Sub-Warden), Dr Nicholas Eckstein, Louis Penna, Victor Lu, Ror
Second row (kneeling/squatting): Dylan Oldfield, Seb Gould, Doug Laurie, James McAlpine, Peter Richardson, Aidan Hammerschmid, Noah Kaplan, Matthew Shim, Adam Tim Gouskov, Luke Bouffler, Henry McIntosh, Dalton Wadey, Phillip Zhang, Hugh Morgan, Luke Rooney, Ollie Tridgell, Edward Voet, Nic
Front row: James Wiseman, Jack Blair, Alfie Tagliaferro, Alex Harris, Louis Biscoe, Jonathon Chryssafis, Al McMurdo, Adam Cooper-Stanbury, James Tom Rapson, Hugh Berkman, Shameel Durham, Chris Iredale, Al Whitman,Eden Taylorwood-Roe, Angus McClelland, Will Stevens
Absent: Tim Allworth, Rishabh Aneja, Edward Armitage, Ethan Atkins, Elliot Barrett, Jacob Bicknell, Tom Brodie, Billy Browning, Ian Cameron, J Marian Emmanuel, Muneswaran Ganesan, Tom Glastonbury, James Grafton, George Hancock, Samuel Harris, Tom Harris, Andrew Hart Luke Massey, Will McClintock, Campbell McLauchlan, Pat Mitchell, Scott Muirhead, James Palmer, Ben Quittner, Will Rayner, Braedon R Ruilong Zhao, Xuelong Zhao
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The Pauline 2015 Warden, Fellows and Officers.....................................................................................................................................................................3 Freshmen and their Schools.......................................................................................................................................................................6 The Warden’s reflection on the Formal.....................................................................................................................................................7 Warden..........................................................................................................................................................................................................8 Council .......................................................................................................................................................................................................10 St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation.................................................................................................................................................12 St Paul’s College Foundation....................................................................................................................................................................12 Chairman’s Address to Freshers ..............................................................................................................................................................14 St Paul’s College Union..............................................................................................................................................................................16 Chapel Choir ..............................................................................................................................................................................................18 The Senior Tutor writes - A Men’s College: The Paul’s Experience ....................................................................................................21 University of Sydney Honour Roll ..........................................................................................................................................................27 Senior Common Room ............................................................................................................................................................................28 Rawson Cup ................................................................................................................................................................................................... Cricket ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 29 Swimming ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 Tennis ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Rowing.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 30 Cultural Life ...............................................................................................................................................................................................30 Mummers ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 30 Palladian Debating .............................................................................................................................................................................31 College v Old Boys Debate................................................................................................................................................................33 Hon Secretary ............................................................................................................................................................................................32 Hon Treasurer ............................................................................................................................................................................................32 Student Dean .............................................................................................................................................................................................33 Dinners .......................................................................................................................................................................................................34 Schools Dinner ................................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Law Faculty Dinner............................................................................................................................................................................ 35 Arts Faculty Dinner ........................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Surreal Sounds..................................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Crested Goods..................................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Music Dinner Speech: Rules of Engagement ‘On Music and Listening’..................................................................................... 36 Tennis Racquets................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Valedictory Dinner: Speech .............................................................................................................................................................. 37 Obituaries ...................................................................................................................................................................................................48 1
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St Paul’s College 2015 Visitor The Most Rev’d The Archbishop of Sydney
Warden The Rev’d Canon I.F. Head BA(UWA), BD(MCD), PhD(Glasgow)
Fellows The Hon L.D.S. Waddy, AM, RFD, QC, LLB(Syd) Chairman: A.G. Hatsatouris, OAM, BA, LLB(Syd) J.R.G. Bell, BA, LLB(Syd) The Rt Rev'd R.W. Hurford, OAM, BA, MTh(Wales), ThDip(ACT), GradDipTh(Sarum), DipREd(Melb), FGMS(Lond), FGCM, MACE Bursar: B.I. McWilliam, BEc, LLB(Syd) The Rev’d A. Sempell, BA(UNE), BTh, DipMin(ACT) Deputy Chairman: G.C. Travers, BEc, LLB(Syd) Em Professor A.T. Atkinson, MA(Syd), HonDLitt(Syd), MEd(Dubl), PhD(ANU), FAHA The Rev’d P.J. Bradford, MA(Syd), MTh M.S. White, BA, LLB(Syd), BCL(Oxon) M.D.G. Gerber, BCom, MIntStud(Syd) A.I. Sinclair, BEc(Syd) The Rev’d S. Edwards, BTh, BA Dr C.S. Biscoe, BDS(Syd) Rev’d Dr James Collins, BEd(WACAE), PhD(Tasm), GradDipRelEd(CathPastInstWA), BTheol(Murdoch),CPE(RPH), PostGradDipArts, MA(ECowan) (elected 2015) A.J. Purchas, BEc, LLB(Syd) (elected 2015) D.E deM. Roberts, BEc, LLB(Syd) (elected 2015) Rev’d Dr M Wood, BA, LLB(Macq), BTh(CSU), PhD(Durham) (elected 2015)
St Paul’s College College Officers Sub-Warden: Dr M.A Schembri, BVSc, BSc(Syd), MPH(Harvard) Senior Tutor: Emeritus Prof A.T Atkinson, MA(Syd), HonDLitt(Syd), MEd(Dubl), PhD(ANU), FAHA Director of Music and Licensee Salisbury Bar: David Drury, BMus(Syd), ARCO Assistant Sub-Warden: Matthew Campbell, BA, BSocSc(Ottowa), LLB(Syd) Assistant Senior Tutor: Dr Andrew Cooper, BA, PhD(Syd) Honorary Medical Officer: Dr Vincent Braniff MB, BS(Adel), BA(Syd)
College Administration Executive Manager: Derek Watt Registrar and Executive Assistant: Caroline Christensen Advancement Officer: Kim Sanchez, BA, MIR(Syd) Finance Manager: Margaret Paheerathan, MBus, MTaxLaw(UTS), CPA, FIPA, MAICD Alumni Officer: Selwyn Owen, BE(Syd), DipEd(Adel) Librarian: Virginia Pursell, BA(UNSW), DipLib(CCAE) Archive Services: The History Company – Kylie Rees, BAppSci(UTS), CMgmtHistDocs(UNSW) and Kylee Nicholls, BA(Syd), MA(Toronto), GDipInfMgmt(UTS) Office Administration: Tanja Frugtniet Facilities Manager: Paul Ashton (Sodexo) Catering Manager: Trevor Radburnd (Sodexo) Maintenance Officer: Vit Fedczkowski Groundsman: Kazem Shariati
Alfred Stephen Honorary Fellows Robert Albert, AO, RFD, RD, BA, LLB(Syd) (at College 1953-56) The Hon John Anderson, AO, MA(Syd) (at College 1975-77) The Hon Justice Dyson Heydon, AC, QC, BA, LLB(Syd) (at College 1960-64)
Honorary Academic Fellows
(unless otherwise stated, academic positions are at the University of Sydney)
Emeritus Professor Alan Atkinson, MA, HonDLitt(Syd), ME(Dubl), PhD(ANU), FAHA, HonFRAHS (at College 1964-67)
The Pauline 2015 Senior Tutor Dr Alastair Blanshard, MA(Qld), DPhil(Oxon) Paul Eliadis Chair of Classics and Ancient History, University of Queensland Mr Nigel Butterley, AM Composer The Hon Frank Callaway, RFD, QC, LLM(Melb), FRGS Former Judge of the Court of Appeal of Victoria Dr Andrew Charlton, BEc(Syd), DPhil (Oxon) (at College 1997-99) Economist and author, former Prime Ministerial Advisor The Rev’d Canon Dr Scott Cowdell, BSc(Griffith), BTh(BCT), BA, PhD(Qld) Associate Professor of Theology, Charles Sturt University; Canon Theologian, Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn Professor Bob Gilbert, BSc(Syd), PhD(ANU), FAA, FRACI(1972-74) Research Professor (Chemistry & Nutrition), University of Queensland Professor Anne Green, BSc(Melb), PhD(Syd) Professor of Astrophysics Professor Martin Johnson, MA, PhD(Cantab), FRCOG(ad eundem) Professor of Reproductive Science, Cambridge University, Fellow of Christ’s College Professor John Keane, BA(Adel), MA(Toronto), PhD(Cantab) Professor of Politics Professor John Leslie, BSc(Dallas), MSc, PhD(Wisconsin) Professor of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University Dr Dugald McLellan, BA, LLB, PhD(Melb) Former Senior Tutor Professor Peter Morgan, MA, PhD(Monash) Foundation Professor of European Studies Assoc Prof Dirk Moses, BA(Qld), MPhil(St Andrew’s), MA(Notre Dame), PhD (UC, Berkeley) Associate Professor in History Emeritus Professor Frank Nicholas, BAgSc(Syd), PhD(Edin) (in College 1967-71) Formerly Professor of Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney; President, Australian Society of Animal Production Professor Bruce Robinson, MB, BS, MSc, MD, FRACP, FAICD Dean, Sydney Medical School Dr Ben Saul, BA, LLB(Syd), DPhil(Oxon) (in College 1995-97) Director, Sydney Centre for International and Global Law; Professor of International Law Professor Gillian Triggs, LLB(Melb), LLM(SMU), PhD(Melb) Dean, Sydney Law School
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Freshmen and their Schools Patrick Magee...............................................The King’s School Timothy Allworth................................................Scots College
Harold Marshall................................................................ Shore
Luke Massey....................................Calrossy Anglican School
Thomas Arnott.............................................The King’s School
Charles McCahey.......................... Geelong Grammar school
Tom Baker...........................................Knox Grammar School
William McClintock..........................Knox Grammar School
Elliot Barrett........................... Toowoomba Grammar School
Finnian McHugh-Dillon.......... Canberra Grammar School/
George Beniac.................................................................... Shore
...................................................................University of Sydney
Jack Bliss........................................................The King’s School
John McMahon.............................................The King’s School
Samuel Brazel...........................Farrer Memorial High School
Thomas Brodie.............................................The King’s School
Patrick Mitchell................................................................. Shore
Ian Cameron.................................. Geelong Grammar school
Russell Morgan...........................................SCECGS Redlands
Jacob Cao.......................................Sydney Boys’ High School/
Timothy Morgan.......................................St Aloysius’ College
...................................................................University of Sydney
Lachlan Pullar..................................Sydney Grammar School
Elijah Clibbon.............................Newcastle Grammar School
Sidney Pye.....................................................The King’s School
Jonathan Clifton-Bligh.......Australian International School,
Ben Quittner....................................Sydney Grammar School
William Ratcliffe...................................................Scots College
Tom Connolly................................ Sydney Boys’ High School
William Rayner....................................................Scots College
Andrew Cooper............................St Paul’s Grammar School/
Mark Robertson................................................................ Shore
...................................................................University of Sydney
William Ryan..............................Newcastle Grammar School
Alexander Corsaro..........................Sydney Grammar School
William Sayer...................................Sydney Grammar School
Marian Emmanuel......................Canberra Grammar School
Dean Schultz............St Pius X College/University of Sydney
Seamus Frost.........................................................Scots College
Andrew Selbie..................................Sydney Grammar School
Ronald Fung.......Sydney Grammar School/Univ. of Sydney
Benjamin Sive.......................................................Scots College
Patrick Hall................................................................ Riverview
Samuel Sleigh.................................Geelong Grammar School
Thomas Harbison.............................. Kinross Wolaroi School
Heath Sloane.................................................The King’s School
Andrew Hartwell...........................Langley School, UK/ANU
Alexander Still........................................................... Riverview
Marcus Ho..........................................................Barker College
Daniel Straton..................................Sydney Grammar School
Henry Holden......................................... Emanuel School, UK
Nicholas Talbert..............................Sydney Grammar School
Sidney Holden.......................................Narrabundah College
Alexander Taylor.............................Sydney Grammar School
Andrew Thomas.......................... Shore/University of Sydney
James Holman.................................................................... Shore
James Thomas.............................. Shore/University of Sydney
James Holyman....................................................Scots College
Nicolas Vogel...................................Sydney Grammar School
Harry Hoskins..............................................The King’s School
Patrick Kelland................................Sydney Grammar School
Robert Ward........................................Knox Grammar School
William Khun.......................................................Scots College
Rory White..........................................Knox Grammar School
Jack Kincaid...................................Geelong Grammar School
Scott Williams.......................................University of Adelaide
Nicholas Leete.................................................................... Shore
Thomas Williamson....Barker College/University of Sydney
James Levy........................................Sydney Grammar School
Angus Wright.......................................................Scots College
Jeffrey Li.............................................Smith’s Hill High School
Ruilong Zhao....................... James Ruse Agric’l High School
Thomas Lysaght............................................The King’s School 6
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Warden’s reflection on the Formal I watched the camels arrive at St Paul’s and it was an amazing experience to watch a non-appropriated camel walk down the drive and turn under our archway. As it moved towards the Quad, its head and neck became appropriated, then its hump, then on fully entering the quad, it was totally appropriated. It stood out as such at once. It was more glaring than the hump itself. But the camels themselves just appropriated the grass while they were patted and hugged. I put up a sign saying “Do not Kiss the Appropriated Camels”, but some took no notice. The last time I saw such appropriation was on a Christmas Card showing the three wise persons approaching a vaguely middle eastern person in Palestine. Each was carried by a camel. The camels did not drink any alcohol on the night and went home sober. We have a RSAC policy in place and it worked well. But the camels that came to St Paul’s were not Christmas Card camels but descendents of the camels that pioneered the outback of South Australia when Afghanistan nationals formed a core of early immigration and brought a nucleus of wild or feral camels with them.
In fact the early camel presence in Australia is coterminus with the founding of St Paul’s in 1856 in exact synchronicity with the camel as an ikon of the outback. It can be read as an apt multicultural reference of respect for Australian heritage. The College has a No Smoking Policy so there was no reference to Big Tobacco via this emblem Some of our vaguely central Asian dancers were bearded men dancing with swords. You may not have noticed but Paul of Tarsus, after whom the College is named, was not an Englishman, nor Scot, nor Welsh, nor Irish, but was himself vaguely middleeastern, probably bearded, and at home in vaguely Asia. His emblem is the sword and our College emblem includes two crossed swords and the Maltese cross in memory of a Mediterranean shipwreck. It’s all a mixed heritage thing. We have also appropriated William Blake’s 'Jerusalem' as a College song in which swords are actively referred to. A little theatre never hurt anyone, even at a party, but the puritans shut down Shakespeare and Co whenever they could. They found his appropriation of the world as it is far too threatening and banned it from the stage of life. But as the great Bill said “All the world is a stage . . . “
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Warden In my 21st year as Warden four men returned to College from study abroad programs and 68 freshmen entered, including some graduates. I noted last year that demand from graduates was down for 2014 and I note that it has rebounded strongly for 2015. Ten men in College were on the University’s talented or elite athletes’ program. We had four rugby players, two tennis players, two cricketers, one AFL, and two rowers. The College was well placed and competitive in all Rawson Cup Sports this year. The College’s Website was professionally redesigned with new branding and style alongside a new database which has been developed to enhance the student and alumni information capabilities. A new brand was also unveiled during the year. “Go Set a Watchman”. Senior officers of the College took a highly prudential and risk-averse approach to issues relating to alcohol, drugs, harassment, hazing and respect by inducting our men into the same outlook in O Week and early Semester. It was very sad also to note that the hostage taking in the Martin Place Lindt Café occurred on 15-16 December 2014 involving many Pauline and Women’s College families. The connections run on and on. The event occurred within the Parish of St James and their Friday afternoon ‘end of week’ Service was timely and helpful and led by Fr Andrew Sempell. My remarks are on the Parish website. The memorial at the University was the largest event of its kind I have attended. 2015 was in many ways a year of funerals and memorials. I found myself thinking quite often of Emily Dickinson’s 19th century take on the topic – in part “…Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality …”. Senior Tutor Enters Stratosphere. A year ago I reported that Alan Atkinson had been honoured at a Conference at the ANU. A year later we can all note with pleasure his receipt of the major literature award in the country, The Victorian Prize for Literature, (for Vol III of The Europeans in Australia). Later in the year he won the NSW Premier’s History Prize to add to the major Victorian Award. Alan was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the Arts Graduation at the University on 13 May when he gave the occasional address and we commend Alan for his success. With something of an eye on his History of the College, we can all look forward to the wider interest that 8
its publication will hold too. Congratulations Alan and thank you for your lifelong commitment to St Paul’s. The Chairman and I attended a Heads of Colleges, Chairs, and Senate Dinner at Women’s College on 18 February where all shared master plans and building plans. The Vice Chancellor spoke about his happiness with feederegulation. It seems that this will allow the University to increase social equity by using new surpluses to pay the way for disadvantaged students, directly. He commented favourably on the significant vision embodied in our plans for the new buildings. Heads of Colleges began an evaluation and renewal of the agreements and documents under which Intercoll, Intercoll Council, and Rawson and Rosebowl are conducted with input from a lawyer specializing in sports. College routines ran well and smoothly in Semester one. Following the JDD on Friday 15 May it was pretty well a straight run to end of Semester and Examinations. Warden’s Breakfasts were held on 18 March - Languages Students; 13 April- Rowing Breakfast; 1 May - Swimmers’ Breakfast; 8 May- Rawson Rugby Breakfast. The Positive Education Program has continued most Tuesdays and its benefactor the Hon Frank Callaway RFD stayed in the Lodge Guest Flat during May. It was sad indeed that Frank passed away at the end of the year. The Positive Education Program he funded was in its third year and has added value and made the cohort within more aware of their own potential and strength, and of the challenges and opportunities of life. Prof Maureen Gaffney, Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Society at University College Dublin and author of Flourishing, 2011 (Penguin), was hosted by College twice in 2015. Her addresses were in the area of ‘Risk and Opportunity in business and life’, ‘the value of negative and positive emotions’, and the advantages in life of ‘emotional intelligence’. The Sub Warden, Dr Mark Schembri, is the principal vet at the Royal Easter Show and hosted the Students’ Club Committee for Dinner in the Members Stand. The Hon Lloyd Waddy AM RFD QC, Mrs Christine Head and I had a wonderful evening with the men in that setting at Easter. On the 21 April I hosted the Head of St George’s College UWA Perth, Mr Ian Hardy, for some reflection on matters of common interest. On Thursday 23 April, Prof David Runia, Master of Queen’s College, Melbourne and Mrs Goni Runia were guests in the Lodge. On Monday 27 April
The Pauline 2015 Prof John Leslie from Kansas State University was our guest in Hall. John has visited College regularly since he lived here for more than a semester in 2002. In Semester One the College and University Dinner (Academic) was a great success on 14 April. The Senior Tutor was aptly the guest of honour. The Arts Faculty Dinner was held on the night of 21 April, the Law Faculty Dinner Monday 11 May was remarkable. The major marketing dinner for ‘Schools and College’ was held the prior week and 50 Year 12 men and 50 parents attended. All events fully tested our seating capacity. Fathers and Sons Dinner was held Saturday 9 May with 182 in Hall and 60 in JCR via AV link. The SPCWO held its AGM on Tuesday 5 May and committed over $5,000 for up-lighting the large Ficus in Chapel Quad. We thank them, current mothers and many mothers-past, for their remarkable support. In Semester Two the Benefaction Dinner was held on 18 August with Samantha Meares of the Nelson Meares Foundation as guest speaker. Members of the College community participated in the Anglicans Together Dinner at Tattersalls on 28 August. The Arts and Humanities Faculty Dinner on 31 August, the Medicine Faculty Dinner on 1 September with Assoc. Prof Munjed Al Muderis. Prof Muderis (world-leading osteoregenerative surgeon) arrived in Australia as a political refuee from Iraq by ‘illegal boat’ via Christmas Island and Curtin Detention Centre. He witnessed his senior surgeon at Baghdad Hospital being shot in front of all staff by the Iraqi military for refusing to cut of the ears of two bus loads of ‘deserters’. The Hon Pru Goward MP, NSW Minister for Medical Research, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, proposed the vote of thanks. The Victory Dinner for Basketball was held on 2 September, the Mothers and Sons Dinner on 5 September when numbers were lifted to 255 across the Hall and JCR with excellent audio-visual links, the Veterinary Faculty Dinner and Q and A Panel was held on 7 September. It was wonderful to finish the year with a Mummers Production right at the end (a Felix legacy from 1948) and the men did The History Boys. The House Committee meetings have discussed the uses and competing claims upon the Rogers Room along with a number of domestic matters (crockery, corridors and coal fires). WiFi was a good topic and its effectiveness in the Library and in the older rooms was discussed. A framed rugby jersey from King’s College, University of Queensland was displayed and it was decided to hang it in the Salisbury. The huge success of the coffee point off-
Rogers Room was noted. I took Study Leave in June to continue work on John Locke at the Lambeth Library and to meet with the new Community of St Anselm that the Archbishop of Canterbury is encouraging within that setting. Two new Clerical Fellows, Revd Dr Max Woods and Revd Dr James Collins were welcomed on to the Council in May. The College started full for Semester 2 with demand exceeding supply. Nine men left, five men began and six men returned after study abroad. Over 20 men ran the City to Surf as a sponsorship effort for Beyond Blue. During the mid-year break 14 men walked the Kokoda Track in a group led by Rob Ward and John McMahon (Committee) and by Andrew James (old boy) who led a dawn service on Day 6 of the track. The trip was subsidised by the Kokoda Fund and a discount arranged by Andrew James. After a thoroughly professional process, run with the help of relevant consultants, and made possible by the further generous gift of Stephen McMillan, Mrs Kim Sanchez was appointed as Advancement Officer to provide professional leadership and routinization of our Graduate House Appeal, annual giving and general benefaction. Henric Nicholas, former Chairman of Council, made a second gift of a significant work of Aboriginal art to College. Henric has involvement with the domain of Aboriginal archaeology and art history. Subsequently, he brought three works to College and we co-selected the one now in the JCR. It is a commonplace now that there is ‘too much on’ around College for all to go to all and in 2016 I won’t hesitate to tell the freshmen to back off the routines of Calendar if they get too much. The Salisbury Bar was well run, and even if many larger nights were run, I think that the exemplary ‘containment vessel’ works thanks to the management and leadership skills via Dr Mark Schembri, David Drury, Derek Watt, the Committee and the Syndicate. I continue to collect media reports on assaults in city and other pubs partly because some experts tell us that ‘it is too safe to drink in Colleges’. Council was focused on Graduate House in November. It goes without saying that the processes around the building project are “time-demanding” and at times exhausting for many, and I am mindful of how much has been committed by so many over the six years we have been thinking 9
St Paul’s College about it. Within this context we have the opportunity for Advancement. Kim Sanchez was focused on forming ‘the quiet phase list’ of Paulines and some others who may be able to contribute from their wealth to this great expansion of College. She has also been tidying up some very loose ends to do with one of our Medical Scholarships, and had a hand in the brunch in honour of Sir Jonathan Mills AO. The College received some crested silverware from the estate of the late Peter Reed. Peter was a Pauline and one time College architect.
Council Report The Warden and Fellows of St Paul’s College, otherwise known as the Council, have been privileged to serve the College community in 2015.
The Dinner and Evensong for the Valedictorians were the best we have had for some years, with uniformly apt speeches and ceremony.
The College continued the tradition of the welcome to freshmen at a Freshman and Parent Welcome Dinner on Monday 23 February, which has proved to be a successful introduction of freshmen and their families to the College and to all aspects of College life. In the cohort this year there was a 4th generation Pauline and several sons and grandsons of Paulines.
It has been a very stable year for the men and a quiet and orderly one with well-run events across the board. To that end I am indebted to Dr Mark Schembri as Sub Warden and to Pat Kelland as Senior Student and to the whole team who share a mindset that makes the place ‘look like normal’ even while a great deal is happening. I thank the men for their general maturity and camaraderie and respect for each other and the privilege of College. We are now finishing that sprint.
Members of Council again met informally at a luncheon with the Senior Student, together with other members of the leadership group within the College, the Students’ Club and the Salisbury Syndicate. This meeting continues to be a successful opportunity for members of Council and the Student Leadership to come to know each other, and to engage in an informal setting and it provides the basis for good communication between the Council and the leadership team.
Ivan Head Warden
Council places on record its appreciation and gratitude to Mr Patrick Kelland, the Senior Student, and the Students’ Club Committee and other members of the College leadership teams for their personal attention and commitment in coordinating all the Student Club activities throughout the year, and for working closely with the College Executive and Council. Congratulations are extended to Alistair Kitchen (201114) who was awarded the Convocation Medal for undergraduate achievement at the 2015 Alumni Awards, conferred by the Alumni Council of the University of Sydney. Alistair dedicated himself to a number of social justice projects throughout his time at University, collaborating with eight academics globally in producing the major study “Out on the Fields; Uncovering Homophobia in Sport.” With the registration of the Plan of Subdivision in April 2015, one of the conditions precedent for the completion of the sale of land on the College’s northern boundary to the University of Sydney, the College reached an exciting milestone in the implementation of its Master Plan for expansion and enhancement of the existing College and the establishment of a new graduate house, as that meant the proceeds of the land sale, and other moneys payable by the University, became available for the proposed developments. That land on the College’s northern
The Pauline 2015 boundary is now the site of the Australian Institute of Nano Scale Science and Technology, a world leading research and teaching facility, which is on the College’s northern boundary. Council through the year considered various financing options, and prioritising and staging proposals for the proposed developments, and at the end of the year committed to Stage 1 of the proposal, comprising a stand alone residential, recreational and study complex for the present College, including accommodation for over 100 additional students in studio apartments, a gymnasium, tutorial rooms, study complex and ancillary facilities. All of these additional amenities will be for the benefit of the whole of the current College. Depending on the start date, it is anticipated that the building could be open in 2017. Council is also preparing to commit to the construction, once sufficient funding and capital raising is in place, of a graduate house on the north-eastern corner of the College grounds, with a proposed opening in 2018. The graduate house, when completed, will accommodate men and women undertaking second and higher degrees in a separate complex. It will be stand alone, fully selfsufficient, with its own dining, library and study facilities, but as part of the greater St Paul’s College campus. It will have its own Dean of Studies reporting to the Warden. The level of amenity and proximity to the University will put our College at the forefront of residential and study facilities on campus at the University of Sydney, once this facility is completed Early in the year Council resolved to appoint a Director of Advancement and also another more junior officer who could support the development initiative by managing the Alumni office and website. Council appointed Ms Kim Sanchez as the College’s first Director of Advancement. Early in the year the Rev’d Dr Brian Douglas and the Rev’d Dr John Beer tendered their resignations from Council, effective 31 March 2015. Dr Beer provided outstanding service as a Fellow of the College for over 35 years (since 1980). He gave of his time freely in service to the College and as a Clerical Fellow, and he provided important pastoral support to the Wardens of the College during the time of his service. In the College forum he brought to discussions, valuable insights, with a primary concern, not only for the resident men but also for the women of The Women’s College, where he was for a time resident, and he assisted greatly in building and maintaining bridges between the two Colleges and their residents. Dr Douglas
travelled regularly from Canberra to attend Council meetings and was a valuable contributor to Council discussions until his increased responsibilities in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn made it difficult for him to continue. Congratulations are extended to Mr Andrew Purchas and Mr David Roberts, who were elected as Lay Fellows, each for six year terms and to the Rev’d Andrew Sempell also for six years, the Rev’d Dr Max Wood, for a three year term and the Rev’d Dr James Collins, elected for a one year term, on their election as Clerical Fellows at the Council Elections. The Electronic Voting System developed in 2012, and since fine-tuned, worked extremely well with 54% of those voting, electing to use the system, a 20% increase over those voting in the previous year. Voter participation increased significantly by 229 voters, an increase of 63% over the previous year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the retiring Fellows, Mr Malcolm Harrison and Mr Stephen lngate for their respective contributions to Council and the College over significant periods. Mr Harrison has given outstanding service to the College for most of his adult life, as an Executive of the Students’ Club, Senior Student, Sub Warden, Business Manager and as a Fellow of St Paul’s College for over 26 years. He shared a wealth of knowledge and experience with a genuine and personal interest and concern for the resident men and their ongoing amenity and provided an informed view of our relationships with the University, the Sports Union and other Colleges. Mr Ingate had given service and contribution as a Fellow of the College for 13 years and was an outstanding advocate for the improvement and upgrade of the student amenity and infrastructure of the College. He was a prime mover and supporter of the Raise the Roof Appeal and the Kokoda Appeal, which he continues to support. I also take this opportunity to thank every other Fellow for their respective contributions and to all other members of various advisory committees, who have given freely of their advice, time and expertise , which has been critical in assisting Council to make decisions in relation to the proposals for the development project. Our Clerical Fellows continue to provide important pastoral support to the Warden in affirming the Christian nature of the College and the important place of chapel and religious education in the life of the College community.
St Paul’s College I would also extend Council’s appreciation of the contribution which the Warden, Sub-Warden, Assistant Sub-Wardens, Senior Tutor and all other staff make to ensure our resident community continues to thrive. Mrs Melissa Slattery, who has provided valuable support to the College as President of the St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation retired during the year and has been succeeded by Ms Hanja Bicknell. The St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation provides valuable support to the College and engages, on different levels, the friends of the College and families, past and present of residents. Council highly values and appreciates the efforts of all the members of the Women’s Organisation who contribute significantly to the wider College community as well as the well-being of our residents. The Positive Education Program continued to be a successful part of College activity. This program has been funded by the Honorable Frank Callaway, one of the College’s Honorary Academic Fellows, who, I regret to report, died during the year. His contribution has assisted the College to maintain a program which focuses attention on character and career building and proves the College’s proactive concern for student welfare including mental health and resilience. Council’s congratulations to the Senior Tutor, Emeritus Professor Alan Atkinson, were recorded by a special minute at its February meeting. Professor Atkinson was conferred with an Honorary D.Litt by the University of Sydney. At that time he had won the Victorian Prize for Literature and later in the year he also won the NSW Premier’s Australian History Prize for the final instalment of a three volume history of British settlement in Australia titled The Europeans in Australia: A History; Volume 3. The motion also thanked him for all the work he has done for the College. Professor Atkinson continues to coordinate the History of University Life Seminars and a number of forums at the College, with a series of papers by distinguished academics, and to write the College history, which is hoped to be ready for publication sometime late in 2016. The College continues to be a vibrant active community with distinguished achievement and high commitment to all aspects of College life and activity. The next few years will present new and exciting challenges as our plans unfold and are progressively executed for the expansion of the current College and the development and creation of our new Graduate House community. Angelo Hatsatouris OAM, Chairman of Council On behalf of the Warden & Fellows 12
St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation The St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation (the SPCWO) had another busy financial year in 2014 - 2015. Once again we held our established annual events that support the College and bring parents in touch with College life and promote greater friendship among the College’s past and present parents and alumni. Many people made this possible. First I thank our Patron, Mrs Christine Head and the Warden for their ready advice, constant support and warm friendship to us all. Together they enable the SPCWO to make the best possible contribution to the advancement of the College. Secondly, I thank the dedicated members of the SPCWO’s Executive, Janet Marples, Lyndy Cornwell and Sandy Cowper who have all gifted their time and enthusiasm to the work of the SPCWO over the last year. And finally, I thank all the SPCWO Committee, especially our function organisers and other volunteers who have given their generous assistance to ensure the success of everything we achieved this year. Our year commenced with the Annual General Meeting on 6 May 2014, when many new and present members volunteered to serve in SPCWO Committee and Executive positions. At this meeting I was honoured to be able to thank Paddy Mullin, a hard working and dedicated former member of the Executive, who retired in 2014. The SPCWO’s 2014 Annual Financial Statements were passed at this May 2014 meeting. I wish to make special mention of our Honorary Auditor, Mr Doug Farram of Carruthers Farram and Co, who has generously audited the SPCWO’s accounts for many years. His volunteer assistance continues to ensure that the SPCWO meets the required standard of financial reporting and integrity in its accounts, for which I thank him. The first Semester last year closed with the Winter Cocktail Party, which was attended by many present parents. Held on 6 June in the Junior Common Room, this function always presents a special opportunity for parents to hear from the Warden and share reflections about their sons’ College experience. At the cocktail party the College’s Dennis Van Rooyen entranced us in playing several classical guitar pieces. This was followed by old favourite songs from the University’s Barbershop Quartet, which includes several Old Paulines. The Warden also awarded the SPCWO’s annual book prize to Adam Khadra. The SPCWO funds this prize to assist a well-performing Pauline with the purchase of University textbooks. On 18 July 2014 many SPCWO members and friends
The Pauline 2015 attended the 51st Anniversary performances of Victoriana! All the tables on the night were set with the silver candelabra, which the SPCWO has purchased for the College’s use. Victoriana! is an important annual fundraiser for us. Once more in 2014 the Victoriana! organising committee generously supported the SPCWO by returning to it part of the ticket price of the SPCWO’s Victoriana! bookings. Our Annual Bridge Day on 1 August 2014 was again very well attended. Many committed bridge players turned the Junior Common Room into a lively scene, decorated so creatively with Fiona Raffan’s floral artistry. The Bridge Day’s continuing popularity makes it our best fundraiser. The day only takes place because of the major efforts of so many individual Committee members. Each year the SPCWO makes a gift to the Students’ Club to improve College amenities. In October 2013 the SPCWO donated funds to match the moneys the College and the Students’ Club contributed to assist the establishment of a new gym at the College. The total value of these gifts was over $8,000. We were able to supplement that gift in the 2014–2015 year with a donation of two ergometers for the gym. The SPCWO has continued in the current year to fund and organise the framing of the College’s annual sporting photographs. Also in the current financial year, with the assistance of Lyndy Cornwall and Janet Marples, the SPCWO renewed and reprinted all its stationery. We held our annual Committee Christmas lunch at the Queen’s Club on 4 December attended by our Patron, Mrs Christine Head. Once again Cathy Malouf generously organised this delightful function. At the lunch I thanked our Patron and all the Committee for their generous support for the SPCWO during 2014. Our 2015 functions started with a successful Freshmen and Parents’ Afternoon Tea in the Junior Common Room on Monday 23 February 2013. This function is held on the Freshers’ first day in College, and provides an early opportunity for our members to welcome the new men and their families to College. In one important measure of its success, the afternoon tea led to a high number of mothers becoming new SPCWO members. The committee followed up this success with a 2015 initiative at our first committee meeting held on 3 March: we hosted welcome drinks in the Junior Common Room for new SPCWO members, and in particular freshmen’s mothers, to encourage them to join our committee. The last official function at which I represented the
SPCWO as President was the uplifting centenary ANZAC day service that the Warden conducted in the College Chapel. The Warden spoke movingly of the meaning of the ultimate sacrifice offered by so many ANZACs, including College men, for our time and our lives. Our committee members retiring from the Executive at this meeting need special mention and thanks. Our former President Sandy Cowper is stepping down after three years as Vice President. Sandy has continued to assist us all with her good advice and her good cooking over the last three years. Janet Marples stands aside after five years as Honorary Treasurer and Lyndy Cornwell after two years as Honorary Secretary. Janet has quietly maintained our financial health and been a sound source of advice within the Executive for a long time. Lyndy has revolutionised our IT systems, strengthened our communication with members and recorded everything of significance we have done. Thank you all. Finally, I am retiring at this meeting as the President of our wonderful SPCWO. It has been a great honour to serve in this role. But the greatest honour and pleasure of all over my last three years as President has been to work in committee with such an inspiring group of women. Your unstinting dedication to the wellbeing of the College reflects the very finest of the SPCWO’s rich traditions. Melissa Slattery President
St Paul’s College Foundation Investment markets had a lot to contend with over the year! We saw the turmoil over Greece’s problems, the US Federal Reserve Board’s machinations, the 3% devaluation of the Chinese currency, and the continuing unrest in the Middle East, not to mention our own instability in the upper ranks of the government! It is therefore likely that global investment markets and our own will continue to reflect uncertainty and remain volatile. In view of the continuing unrest any forecast on markets remained speculative. In this environment maintaining a relatively high level of cash and a balance between asset classes seems prudent and that is what we continued to do. At 30 September the fund was valued in excess of $17.7 million, slightly less than that time last year (and certainly less than its mid-year value), but that is despite the inroads
St Paul’s College made earlier in the year by our decision to maintain the increased annual College grant at $550,000 as well as make the special grant of $200,000 (which we noted in our midyear report) to assist the College to carry out a number of vital measures required for the College to overhaul its Fire Services. The good news is that by year end further donations and tax rebates totalling some $250,000 were received, bringing the total value of our fund to nearly $18 million. Turning to domestic matters, by year end we had received over $312,000 in donations ($230,000 last year) which looks like a fantastic result, but examined realistically, $200,000 was a one-off special donation towards the costs of the Graduate House and new Undergraduate Wing projects, and a further $93,000 of that was received from just seven major donors; so whilst we depend on those, we continue to be reliant on the large number of our smaller but hugely constant donors who will always be our life-blood. We received 124 individual donations (120 last year); we had 8 first-time donors (6 last year) and 2 Paulines became Life Members. Again some 160 studentsin-residence donated a total of almost $30,000, an excellent result. So all-in-all we did very well, but there is no doubt the continuing fall-out from the global financial crisis and the instability of the stock markets here and overseas continues to impact on the availability of discretionary funds to support Foundations such as ours. As we reported at mid-year, and noted above, the Foundation was able to make a grant of $550,000 to the College out of dividend and interest income, and in the coming year there will be more than enough to maintain that amount. Those funds were allocated as to $446,000 for Scholarships, and $104,000 for heritage maintenance projects. We also reported at mid-year that with heritage architectural advice all rooms and corridors in upper Radford and Blacket have been patched and painted and that the bathrooms in both wings were also upgraded together with those in Arnott. However, despite the massive work to overhaul the fire services earlier in the year as mentioned, that was only stage 1 of what is probably a four-year exercise, so a major amount of work in that area is still on the agenda. It is to be hoped the Foundation will not be called upon to assist with paying for it! And another sobering reminder: College still needs a complete upgrade of the hot water system, but at least the need for new kitchen freezers has been narrowly avoided! We remind you each year that some years ago the Foundation was able to provide an annual grant to enable 14
College to undertake and complete a long-term lifecycle heritage building restoration and refurbishment program which allowed, amongst other things, for all the heritage stonework (including all the chimneys and some slate roofs) to be brought back to first-class condition. Well, some of that very same program has already been started all over again, indeed some emergency work has had to be carried out, and that is just the beginning. Heritage buildings will always need ongoing tender loving care, and as we’re told over and over again, the need for many millions of maintenance dollars will never go away! So there you have it – a pleasing valuation in all the circumstances, a very satisfactory year all things considered, but a sobering look into the future. As usual we do keenly want many more Paulines to join our ranks in order to take some of the pressure off our stalwarts. We must continue to bear in mind that each year, as College fees must inevitably rise, the cost of providing the Foundation Scholarships rises too, and this slowly but surely decreases the discretionary amount available for heritage maintenance. Our capital fund must continue to grow so that available income grows with it. So how about it! Robert Albert, Chairman Lloyd Waddy, Vice Chairman
Chairman’s Address to Freshmen On arriving for the first time at the University of Sydney, one cannot help but be impressed by its early buildings, particularly the Great Hall, the Quadrangle and the buildings around it. It was the same for me on coming to St Paul’s, the oldest of the country’s university colleges and to see the beautiful Blacket buildings. This room in which we are all present tonight has an extraordinary quality which I never tire of enjoying. It quickly became apparent to me what was even more extraordinary was the academic community that I was privileged to join, and the calibre of the residents and tutors who it became my good fortune to get to know. Some of them became my mentors, many of them became good friends and acquaintances. All my tutors had distinguished academic and professional careers. There were eight University medallists during my time here, and many of the Paulines of that period and since have achieved great distinction and high office either academically, professionally or in public service as has been
The Pauline 2015 the tradition . The College still maintains this tradition of academic excellence with Paulines in the past two years receiving eight University medals and high distinction averages as well as enjoying a full and robust social and cultural life. It is to this community that I, on behalf of the Council of the College, extend to you a very warm welcome and every good and kind wish for a rewarding and enjoyable experience. I am especially delighted to welcome one of you, Harry White, who is the grandson of a colleague and dear school friend of mine and a fourth generation Pauline. Everything you find here may not be to your liking but the world is like that too. How you respond and meet to the challenges that life presents is what will define you. All of you are amongst the best and brightest attending the University of Sydney and are all part of our nation’s greatest resource; the youth of today and future leaders in whatever vocation you choose. If you think that something can be done better, then do your best to make that happen. Become involved and create the opportunity for action and be in the position to make that change happen. That means you need to get to know and respect each other, get to know other members of your new community and develop the networks and platform for mutual cooperation and understanding so your community can continue to prosper and flourish. One of the fascinations and constants of College life is the multi-disciplinary experience you can expect to enjoy if you get to know what others are studying and to know a little of their experience and maintain that contact. I want to share with you one story where my College contacts and networks assisted me and my family at a very difficult time. My youngest son was nine months old. Just before Christmas, as I was driving to Melbourne, we discovered he was bleeding from the back passage. This was investigated in Melbourne by a leading paediatricians and the condition settled. In January 1985, there was a crisis in blood transfusions as some blood was found to contain the HIV virus. There was also a surgeons’ strike. My son’s condition started again and his blood count was falling. It was necessary to arrange for a number of complicated tests on the Australia Day weekend and to arrange a surgical team once a final diagnosis was made. Fortunately for me, two of my College friends were Associate Professors at the Children’s Hospital, which was then at Camperdown and I was able to get the right advice and support to get the right diagnosis and a surgical team together to remedy the condition. If I had not known and remained in contact with my fellow
Paulines , time may have run out and there may have been a different outcome. I would therefore encourage you to get to know each other as quickly as you can and one of the best ways of doing this is dining in the hall, becoming involved in as many activities as your timetable will allow. You should also get to know all the other residents as well. The greater your involvement in College and University life on campus, the broader your leadership development experience becomes. There are many opportunities for involvement which will enhance your residential experience. As I have said before, successive Wardens, Tutors and Councils have done their best to provide opportunities for excellence in academic, sporting and cultural activities. The opportunities are there for you to take. My fresher year was one of the best years of my life. I had a small role in a Mummers play and had my first experience of the “Mummers or Demon” brew as well as assisting in a minor way in the production of two plays on campus, where I met and still know many fine actors who since have established acting careers. I was privileged to be in the athletics team and Rugby side which won their respective Rawson cup competitions, as well as being in a University Rugby side which won both the minor premiership and grand final and was undefeated. There are many stories from that year, only one of which I shall share with you. Martin Sharp, with whom I was at school and was a fresher with me, was studying architecture which he did not enjoy. On the pavement at the entrance to the College gates the words “Eternity” in a copperplate writing style would appear in chalk from time to time. We endeavoured to find out who was writing this and why. One chance encounter early one morning we saw an elderly man with a felt hat and a grey gabardine coat writing the word. He did not engage us in conversation but we were grateful that we had that brief encounter, a sense of engagement and contact with the author. We later found out his name was Arthur Stace, an eccentric former WWI soldier, a reformed alcoholic who had converted to Christianity after hearing a sermon at St Barnabas’s Church was inspired by the words “Eternity, Eternity, I wish that I could sound or shout that word to everyone in the streets of Sydney”. He became enamoured with the notion of eternity and spread his form of gospel by writing the word on the pavements of Sydney. Martin abandoned architecture to take up art, later in his artworks he took up Arthur Stace’s mission by prominently promoting “Eternity” in his Pop art for which he was to become famous. 15
St Paul’s College A group of us would assist Martin with ideas for cartoons for Honi Soit, often staying up all night to get it right and through that contact met many of the editorial staff who later had prominent journalist careers. We had a lot of fun and we hope you do too. Some of our enterprises were financial failures but we learnt a lot, especially about ourselves. There are not many residential colleges as well placed in the centre of campus as St Paul’s. All of you are young adults, some or all of you will make mistakes as we all do and hopefully you will learn from them. The only advice I can give you is whatever you do, do not lose control and if you think you may do so, be in the company of those who can take care of you and get you home safely. Respect your cohort, your College and members of the other Colleges in the same way you would respect your good name and that of your family and most of all respect yourself. I will leave you with a parting thought. Knowledge exists as a product of your own personal life experience, position in the community in which you live and perspective of the world. How you go about the pursuit of knowledge and contribute to your community and the wider community is up to you. Good luck and enjoy College Angelo Hatsatouris
St Paul’s College Union Boomalakkas There were two issues of Boomalakka issued in 2015 - No. 47 (May 2015) and No. 48 (November 2015). The publication continues in full colour in an 8 page format. Mr Selwyn Owen, as Editor, continued to provide great service to this publication and is to be congratulated and thanked for his work.
New Members – 2013-2015 leavers The leavers for the 2013 were elected as members of the Union by the Committee on 17 June 2015 and their subscriptions of $37,106.00 subsequently transferred to the Union Life Membership Fund by the College. The 2014 and 2015 leavers were elected to membership of the Union on 27 June 2016 and their subscriptions of $73,995.00 was transferred to the Union Life Membership Fund. As at 25 August 2016 the Union Life Membership Fund stood at approximately $600,000.00.
Victoriana! The 52nd season (2015) was a success, and resulted in a profit being transferred to Union funds. The season included a charity night in memory of the late Brian Watson, supported by the Watson family. The Union made a donation of $10,000 to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research’s Pancreatic Cancer Initiative from proceeds of the season. Mr Christopher North retired as Master of Ceremonies after the 2015 season. The Union acknowledges Christopher’s long and sterling service to the Union and Victoriana! as Master of Ceremonies, which he took on 15 years ago after Lloyd Waddy made his exit. Christopher still serves on the Union Committee.
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The continuing Committee was
The Union made the following grants in 2015:
President: The Warden (ex officio)
• Edward Voet ($750) to assist with costs of travel and accommodation for a research visit to North Korea in mid 2015.
Vice Presidents: Mr Robert Albert Mr James Ball Mr John Currie Mr Stephen Ingate Mr Simon Ford
• Peter Chen ($750) to assist in costs of attending the South East Asia Field School in Yogyakarta in mid 2015. • William Kuhn ($500) to assist with the costs of attending the World Bagpipe Championships in Glasgow in August 2015.
Organisational restructure The Union Committee continued to take steps towards incorporation as an association. A new constitution has been drafted and taxation advice sought. Meetings The Committee met on 17 June 2015. This was the AGM, but due to lack of a quorum the attendees sat in Committee. Consequently the Committee from 2014 continued in office, with the exception of Peter Chen and Henry McMahon, who had left College, and Pete Sanders and Malcolm Harrison, who resigned.
Honorary Secretary: Mr Matthew White Assistant Hon. Secretaries: Mr Christopher North (non-resident) Mr Simon Crossley - Meates (non-resident) Honorary Treasurer:
Mr Richard Morgan
Committee: (non-resident) Mr Shane Treeves Mr Peter Sanders Mr Selwyn Owen The Union thanks Peter and Henry for taking time to attend Union Committee meetings while in residence and Malcolm Harrison and Pete Sanders for their devotion to the College over many years, reflected in their fantastic service on the Union Committee. M S White Honorary Secretary
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Chapel The Choir was at full strength this year on each Tuesday at 7.45 pm in semester for evensong. Early in the year attendance was well into the 40s. The ‘Holy Sacrifice sufficient for the sins of the whole world’ was celebrated each weekday at 7.00 am from Ash Wednesday through the 40 days until Easter. On Friday mornings we had two hours of Greek translation and Bible discussion with Prof Vrasidas Karalis from the University. We are digging into our own St Paul in his primary Letter to the Galatians. On 23 April, the Master of Queen’s College Melbourne, Prof David Runia, was our guest for this, giving input on Philo and the New Testament. David is a world authority on Philo and stayed in the Lodge overnight while here on a Queen’s Alumni function. The event model ‘ed-tutorial’ and seminar bestpractice for the attendees too. During Holy Week I was able to extend hospitality to Archbishop and Mrs Carnley – in Sydney for the St James’ program for the Week. Dr Carnley was my Archbishop in Perth from 1979 to 1990 and one of the most able leaders the Anglican Church in Australia has seen. I conducted Holy Baptism on one occasion. A five week ‘Religion in Cinema’ screening was a joint venture with Prof Karalis in and the first semester series explored ancient Greek religion and the main denominations of Christianity, to be followed in Semester 2 by films on Judaism, Islam and Buddhism. The Anzac Day Service was again very fine and I enjoyed the opportunity to ponder aspects of the centenary in the light of contemporary issues in the Middle East, such as the revival of a caliphate – given that Ataturk abolished it. The old notion of Empire was never far away in my thoughts. Bishop Forsyth retired after 15 years as our Regional Bishop. IHW Warden
A concert of choral and instrumental music St Paul’s College Chapel 8pm Thursday 28th May, 2015 Prelude & Fugue in B flat - J. S. Bach (1685-1750 Marlowe Fitzpatrick - organ Valet will ich dir geben - J. S. Bach (1685-1750) David Drury - organ Adagio (from Clarinet concerto) - W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) Marlowe Fitzpatrick - clarinet Hommage à Debussy - Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) Dennis van Rooyen - classical guitar Spiritus Sanctus Vivificans Vita - Hildegarde of Bingen (1098-1179) Elise Morton – soprano & harp Sicut Cervus - G.P. da Palestrina (1525-1594) Ubi caritas Tota pulchra es Maria Tantum ergo Tu es Petrus - Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) Funeral Icos The Lamb - John Tavener (1944-2013) In Flanders’ Fields Elise Morton (b. 1997)
Pater Noster God be in my head The Birds - David Basden (b. 1957)
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A concert of choral and instrumental music
A service of nine lessons and carols
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St Paul’s College Chapel Sunday 22nd November at 7:00pm
8pm Thursday 15th October, 2015 Sonata in d minor Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) affettuoso – presto – grave - allegro Matthew Ryan - recorder, David Drury - organ
Minuets from Suite No.1 in G Major - J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Emma Rayner - cello Sanctus for violin & organ - Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933) Annabelle Carter - violin, David Drury - organ
Congregational Carol Once in royal David’s city Silent Night Arranged: David Drury Away in a Manger - David Drury (b. 1961) Congregational Carol While shepherds watched their flocks by night The Three Kings - P. Cornelius, Arranged: Ivor Atkins
O Virgo Ecclesia - April Mills
Congregational Carol God rest you merry, gentlemen
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G - Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924) Chloe Robbins - soprano, Richard Bell - baritone
In the bleak midwinter - Harold Darke
Gloria - Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) gloria - et in terra pax - laudamus te - gratias agimus tibi - domine deus - domine fili -domine deus agnus dei - qui tollis - qui sedes - quoniam tu solus sanctus - cum sancto spiritu Soloists: April Mills, Elise Morton, Emma Rayner, Chloe Robbins
O Little One Sweet by J.S Bach
Congregational Carol The first Nowell the angel did say Dormi Jesu - John Rutter
Congregational Carol O Come All Ye Faithful
Orchestra: Fiona Ziegler - 1st violin, Leonie Ziegler - 2nd violin, Valmai Coggins - viola, Rosemary Quinn-Milch - cello, Dorit Herskovits - double bass, Hamish Spicer - oboe, Matthew Manchester natural trumpet, Marlowe Fitzpatrick – chamber organ
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The Choir Sopranos:
Lydia Burt Annabelle Carter Emma Elsley April Mills Elise Morton Emma Raynor Chloe Robbins
Malia Emberson-Lafoa’i Niki Johnson Hayley Kaplan Rebekah Kwa Stella Quast Abby Regan
Thomas Glastonbury Jack Kinkaid Campbell McLauchlan Samuel Perotti Jeremy Richmond John Walker
Jack Bliss Adam Cooper-Stanbury Marlowe Fitzpatrick Jeffrey Li Andrew Muthurajah Matthew Stuckings Dennis Van Rooyen
Director of Music: David Drury
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The Senior Tutor writes A Men’s College: The Paul’s Experience St Paul’s College is now one of only four university colleges in Australia which take men only. The other three are at the Universities of New South Wales (Warrane College) and Queensland (King’s and St Leo’s). There are five colleges limited still to women, and again three of them are at the University of Queensland. In the United Kingdom, where university colleges as we now know them first evolved, all that remains of single-sex at the major universities are the three colleges for women at Cambridge (Newnham, Murray Edwards and Lucy Cavendish). The last all-male college at Oxford (Oriel) changed in 1985 and the last at Cambridge (Magdalene) in 1988. Single-sex is common in China and South Korea, including, apparently, 66 for men, the majority of which are rabbinical (Jewish). There are several paired arrangements. Yeshiva University, a Jewish university in New York, has two residential colleges, Yeshiva for men and Stern for women. So does the University of Richmond, in Virginia - Richmond College for men and Westhampton for women. In up-state New York two adjoining liberal arts colleges, Hobart, for men, and William Smith, for women, are paired in a “co-ordinate” system, symbolised by a large sculpture - a pair of scissors - stuck in the lawn between them. According to their joint website, at Hobart and William Smith, “All students share the same campus, faculty, administration and curriculum”. At the same time, “each college maintains its own traditions, deans, student government and athletic department, giving students additional leadership opportunities”. For many centuries all university colleges were for men only, because women were not admitted to university at all, or indeed to any of the main ceremonies, the inner magic and power, of established religion and higher learning. Since the 1880s, women have been entitled to graduate, Sydney University being a pioneer in that respect, but only in the 1960s and ‘70s did single-sex colleges cease to be the norm. Of the four men’s colleges at Sydney University, Wesley became co-residential in 1969, St John’s in 2000 and St Andrew’s in 2002. The Women’s College remains singlesex, but for several years now Sancta Sophia, originally only for women, has enrolled men at the graduate level. Exceptions notwithstanding, nowadays the argument for co-residence at this level is usually taken for granted. Its
truth is supposed to be too obvious to be worth stating. Single-sex colleges, apparently, like single-sex universities, belong to the past, while co-residence belongs to the present and future. But why, after such a long history of one method, replete with both positive and negative, has there been such a sudden and absolute transition to the other? Men’s colleges have apparently converted even more readily than women’s have done. Why, and does any differential motivation still apply? Only a couple of issues are sketched here, in the context of Paul’s. How has men-only made sense of itself and, when it comes to residential education at this level, does such thinking jar altogether with the best principles of modernity? *** At Sydney the higher – but separate - education of women was taken seriously from the start among the families connected with St Paul’s College. In the 1850s, in London, Henry Hose, who was to be first Warden of Paul’s, was one of a group of men who taught at the new College for Ladies in Bedford Square, afterwards Bedford College, in the intellectual shadow of the new University of London. Those men worked on the assumption that women had a right to learning of that sort. At Sydney too, Hose and several other leading figures on the original Paul’s Council were among the founders of the Australian Ladies’ College, set up in 1857 on something like the Bedford Square model. This effort was too far ahead of its time for Sydney, but by the 1880s, the right of women to equal rights in property, at work, in voting and so on, had become powerful popular issues. Several Paul’s families contributed leaders to the women’s cause. Rose Scott, Sydney’s most distinguished feminist, made the reform of women’s rights look like common sense, and she had various family connections with Paul’s, including four Merewether cousins, in residence 1880-95. Mary Windeyer, equally important in the women’s suffrage cause, had a son in College 1889-90. Fundamentally, in Australia and abroad, the great question involved the creation of widely accessible semi-public institutions in which each sex could participate in its own way but on equal terms. In the United States, the coordination of Hobart and William Smith was planned from this point (achieved in 1906) and so was the founding of Westhampton College for women by the board of the men-only Richmond (achieved in 1914). A careful, pragmatic feminism, such as Rose Scott wanted, on the principle of separate equality, was neatly symbolised by this paired-college arrangement – that is, as long as resources were indeed equally shared. Somehow, the men often attracted the lion’s share. 21
St Paul’s College In Australia, the first university community for women was founded in 1886 by the Fellows of Trinity College, Melbourne (Anglican, like Paul’s), as a subsidiary to their own institution, and named Janet Clarke Hall. In Sydney in the following year the initial push came from women such as Rose Scott and Mary Windeyer, but it included men such as Henry Latimer Jackson, rector of St James’s King Street and a Fellow of Paul’s, and the current Warden, William Hey Sharp, was also involved. Jackson had lately come from Cambridge, where there were already three colleges for women. He was therefore the only one of the Women’s College founders who had direct experience of women’s higher education in its latest form, and his authority might explain why the method used in Sydney was different from the method in Melbourne. Here the women’s institution was not contingent on the men’s. Instead, Sydney’s Women’s College, though founded largely by Anglicans and next door to Paul’s, was independent and non-denominational, on the Cambridge model. Among the male candidates to the first Women’s Council many had some close connection with Paul’s, and several more took a lead in other women’s causes. Chief Justice Sir Alfred Stephen, who had been the main founder of Paul’s in the 1850s, was well known by this time as a judicial activist for the rights of women, especially in cases of divorce. So was Mary Windeyer’s husband, Sir William Windeyer, also a Supreme Court justice. Their main concern was the suffering of brutalised and deserted wives. Windeyer’s associate at this point was a younger Pauline, Albert Piddington, in College 1880-83, who went on to become a great industrial lawyer, best known as the champion of child endowment, to be paid to mothers. Such habits of thought echoed through several generations. In the years before World War One, some College men might have read the patriotic verse of Dorothea Mackellar (“I love a sunburnt country”), niece of Tom Buckland (in College 1874-77) and/or the realist novels of Rosa Praed, sister of Hervey Murray-Prior (1875-77). But they are more likely to have received hints of the feminist message by going to the theatre, always been a place where women braved the public in unique ways. At Paul’s, the stage often drew large numbers. When the University Dramatic Society began in 1889-90 nearly all the male parts were taken by Paulines, including Alfred and Edward Stephen (Sir Alfred’s grandsons, at Paul’s in 1889 and 1890-91). New playwrights confronted head-on the question of the rights of women, especially as wives. Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, about a woman who leaves her husband in order to “be herself ”, caused a particular stir when first performed in Sydney in 1889 and in due course, at Paul’s, 22
Adrian Consett Stephen (1910-12), nephew of Edward and Alfred, pushed this new realism. Stephen took to the stage with his brother Monty (1906-08). He was an innovative playwright, as well as being editor of The Pauline and Hermes. An influential man in College and University, he was obviously aware of how the new theatre upset old ideas about women and their relations with men. And again, two of the best-known Australian feminists in the 1920s and ‘30s were Albert Piddington’s wife, Marion, and Jessie Street, wife of Sir Kenneth Street (in College 1908-10). A third, Ruby Rich, was a sister of Vivian Rich (1906-11). During these early generations many men in College might have been ignorant or careless about women’s rights, but for many, including the most influential voices, they were part of common conversation at home. *** Paired equality means separate spaces separately controlled, but during the twentieth century, for Paul’s and for everywhere, lines of separation became increasingly complicated. Boundaries remained but they were much more often crossed, so that gradually, during the twentieth century, women became more evident, not just throughout the University but also within the territory of the College. In 1913 the Paul’s Council decided to employ wholly female household staff (except for the porter), and a series of matrons followed, offering an ever-present lesson to male students about women’s managerial abilities. After the war, women were deeply involved in fundraising for the College. The seven members of the campaign committee set up in 1920 included three women, with Enid Armstrong, an MA student and the Warden’s niece, as secretary. Such efforts, especially in raising money for building the Oval, led to the foundation of the College’s Women’s Organisation in 1927. Something roughly approximating a paired arrangement with the Women’s College had existed since the 1890s, complicated by the fact that Women’s had other men-only neighbours (St Andrew’s and Wesley). However, for thirty years or more dealings across the Women’s-Paul’s fence were apparently limited. In the late 1930s that all changed, partly a result of a slow transformation of manners, but partly because of a change at the top. In 1935, the anthropologist Camilla Wedgwood became Principal of Women’s. Miss Wedgwood had worked in New Guinea and Nauru, and she was afterwards a lieutenant-colonel in the Australian Army. She and her successor, Betty Archdale (1946-57), cricketer and barrister, were women with new ideas. Both were close friends with Felix Arnott, himself a modernist.
The Pauline 2015 In the 1940s, especially after the war, women students started to be part of organised activities at Paul’s. Intercoll was more expansive, mainly because Paul’s men wanted more collaboration with Women’s. Apart from the Rawson Cup, up to this point the most important intercoll competition was debating, but it was for men only. In 1943, thanks to Charlie Arnold, a Pauline (1937-43), membership of the SRC’s Intercoll Delegates Committee was extended to Women’s and Sancta Sophia, and as a result, both joined intercoll debating. It was a striking novelty to hear women speaking in debates in the Paul’s Common Room. Another Pauline, Joe Alldis (1944-49), a true enthusiast for intercoll, started intercoll music evenings, intercoll concerts and intercoll chess. There was an intercoll ball, and two other Paul’s men organised evenings for intercoll film. Never had Paul’s and Women’s been so close. Take one small statistic. Hitherto, 1892-1935, the number of men from Paul’s who found wives from Women’s was about one in eighteen. During the Wedgwood–Archdale years it reached one in ten. The St Paul’s College Literary Society (founded 1946), featuring stand-up recitations, drew men and women from the colleges and beyond, and Mummers (founded 1948) specifically included Women’s. Again, theatre was a way of challenging old ideas about men and women. The Mummers’ first play was Dorothy Sayers’ The Zeal of Thy House, which carries powerful hints of the new feminism, including the declaration that, in Eden, Eve “Seized knowledge for herself, and for the man, / And all the sons of men”. *** This looked more like properly paired equality between Women’s and Paul’s, managed in a ways suitable to the new generation and with new possibilities. It was partly the work of Felix Arnott at Paul’s and of the two successive principals at Women’s, but it also came from more active student initiative. At the same time, Paul’s students still had fixed ideas about their own territory. In fact, they drew clear lines beyond which women were not to pass (the women did the same for men at Women’s), although those lines were to go on shifting with the years. All at once, Paul’s students put up new barriers and took down old ones. Public outrage about the fresher system in 1927-28 led to a special issue of The Pauline, in which the men defied those mothers who worried about the mistreatment of their fresher sons, while they addressed in the fondest terms their “Mother College” (“Art thou a home for ‘Mothers’ boys’ / With nurses, pinafores and toys?”).
Some recalcitrant mothers even came in person to College to check up. One was seen in the corridors during the sacred after-dinner hours, but she afterwards apologised to both the Warden and the Senior Student. This mother had been unaware, she said, “of any rule or tradition that women should not visit the College at night”. There certainly was such a rule, and “sacred” is the proper word for it. Being a men’s college was not just a matter of housing men only. Paul’s put great store by “tradition”, as the font of all that was sacred. The experience of men-only was celebrated from day to day and from week to week, and in two key areas, each distinguished by particular territory, ritual and rules. One area was sport, especially the iconic team competitions, rowing, rugby and cricket, but the Rawson Cup as a whole gave a powerful dignity to the entire annual round of men’s games. There was some mixed sport, but it was pure entertainment and it sent ambiguous measures about gender equality. Besides mixed tennis, Paul’s and Women’s staged an annual hockey game during the late 1940s. Warden and Principal might both take the field, and the Paul’s men who refereed gave the women free hits to even the score. They once sent off half their own team. One year, both sides wore skirts. Even more obviously sacred were the high ceremonies of Chapel and Hall, re-enactments of the ancient, men-only formalities of Church and University in England. Here the line-drawing was done by the Warden, as Head of College. In 1956 it was decided that Chapel, as with all the best university college chapels, should have a four-part choir, and in spite of the new collaboration with Women’s it was taken for granted that it would be all-male, with boys from nearby schools singing soprano and alto. Only after a long and futile search for willing boys did the Director of Music, in 1959, think to look instead beyond the western fence. The question of women in Hall, starting with High Table, was more straightforward, at least in principle. By the 1950s women were fairly numerous among university staff. It took a while for many to hold positions of any power and prestige, but banning women from High Table at Paul’s was more and more awkward. Felix Arnott was keen to end this rule too, but his careful plans to thus honour Betty Archdale in best way the College had to offer, when she left the Women’s College (1957), failed at the last minute, In August 1959, however, during vacation, he hosted a nationwide gathering of college heads, male and female. “[A] historic occasion”, Arnott told his diary, “since no woman had dined in hall before, even in vacation. Anne [his wife] came over & acted as hostess and fed with us, which was fun”.
St Paul’s College Until the 1950s women visitors were not allowed in the buildings after 6.00 pm. In 1956, thanks to Felix Arnott, they were admitted until midnight on Saturdays and from 1961 until 10.30 on Sundays. Arnott liked the idea of men playing host to women in a civilised fashion during the weekend. However, at this point the Fellows were still upset about the post-war degeneration of public morals and in September 1963, as soon as Arnott had resigned, and against his strenuously stated advice, they took the weekend hour back again to 6.30. Peter Bennie, as Wardenelect, also protested and he had no sooner taken office than he managed a reversal, to 11.00 on Saturdays and 10.00 on Sundays, although one clerical Fellow stated for the record that “he was against allowing women visitors at all”. Bennie pushed for more and in April 1967 Council approved 12.30 on Fridays and Saturdays. Again, a clerical Fellow expressed his doubts: “this being a men’s College, we should not make concessions for female visitors”. However, Peter Bennie soon won another concession, when Council agreed that women might be permitted in College until 10pm on all other weeknights. Then, in 1971 the students decided that they should be able to ask women to dinner. In short, the College was now open to women at all hours and for most occasions, except that they were supposed to go home to bed. For centuries, the presence of women in men’s colleges had been formally regulated in the interests of common order and community, plus ancient habit, ritual and tradition. From the 1960s the only issue was the purity of student morals, which everyone understood to be a lost cause. In March 1976 Bennie took the last logical step and proposed the conversion of College to equal co-residence. It was a move he was able to justify by the drastically dwindling number of applications for places from men, though that was a common experience across all colleges. This time, however, the consensus of Fellows was against him. Women might be admitted as visitors, and on the easiest terms, but the territory and rituals of the College must belong, as ever, to men. A special committee of Council stated its doubts about making “a basic change in response to what may prove to be a temporary decline”. It had been argued that the men would behave better if women were in joint possession, but the committee was not persuaded. Also, implementation would be difficult, because “the great majority of present members” (apparently meaning residents) did not want to share equally with women. This they knew because a motion for women’s admission, led by the Senior Student, had failed in a Students’ Club debate in 1973, by a vote of two-to-one. After all, the current lifestyle had a long history. As long as 24
its joys remained viable, so the Council committee said, “all collegians, both past and present, and future members have a right to share them”. By this time, thanks to the onward march of what has been called second-wave feminism (1960s-80s), all question of gender – equality, separation and so on – had become a theoretical and ideological can of worms, which Paul’s preferred to ignore or avoid. So the doctrine of paired equality with the Women’s College figured much less than it had done in the world-view of Warden and Fellows. There is no hint of it, or of any other inventive possibility, in the 1970s argument about co-residence. In 1978, when there were thirteen vacant rooms, the Warden tried again. This time there was a wider canvassing of the Pauline community. Should Paul’s take women? But again, the effort failed and for much the same reasons as before. In 1979, thanks to a little recruiting, the applications crisis passed and the College was full. *** I have said that two key areas of activity – sport and high ceremony - sum up a men-only community on the Oxbridge model. In fact, there are really three. There is also what is nowadays given the short-hand name, “camaraderie”, but it is more than camaraderie. It is something which underpins and drives the other two, it can exist without either and it can be up-dated for new purposes. It can look like, and it can be, misogyny. On the other hand, it can also be the best kind of civilising friendship. Dynamic, kinetic, self-sacrificing and yet egotistical, it needs to be better understood. The change in 1968, taking the curfew to 10 on other weekdays, was due to the Warden. During the discussion in Council, one Fellow suggested that the present rules “protecte[ed] solitude so that men could work”, and when two others, including Mick Farrar, lately Sub-Warden, asked for evidence of student support for the change, it was not forthcoming. Clearly, the extended hours would affect their work-time in the evenings whether the students wanted it or not. However, the students took the next logical step, in 1971, when they decided that they should be able to ask women to dinner in Hall. With distinctive boldness, Barry Spurr, then an undergraduate in Arts, invited Leonie Kramer, Professor of Australian Literature, to dinner and she ate with the Warden on High Table, the first woman to do so during term. Until the 1960s, men and women students had lived in separate colleges because men and women were
The Pauline 2015 understood to be differently organised moral beings. During the second half of the twentieth century this fundamentally changed. The great public project now was to end discrimination by creating a single means of self-respect and self-direction for both sexes, with a code summed up at the time by the word “person”. Manhood and womanhood, as traditionally understood, were devalued. “Personhood”, ideally at least, took their place. For single-sex colleges it was not an easy time. College “camaraderie”, exclusive to gender, seemed wholly bad. It was counter to the spirit of the age, and so the age witnessed the progressive transformation of most singlesex colleges to co-residence. The dangers of “camaraderie” were particularly obvious to Peter Bennie. Bennie was selfconsciously modern. Mere male companionship was not something he enjoyed and as Warden in the 1960s and ’70s, which was the Age of Aquarius for the world at large, he suffered its worst excesses. A Pauline editorial in 1968, four years after his arrival, spoke of a recent advent of “animal behaviour”: “childish, senseless … wilfully destructive action”, and “a complete lack of respect for College property”. It might have listed much more. Now - since, say, the 1990s - the world has changed again. A few of the ideological adventures of the second half of the twentieth century look ill-judged. The Making of Men (2013), a book by the Australian doctor and youth counsellor, Arne Rubinstein, is one of a number which have suggested that the values of “personhood” can be overdone, especially at that time of life when gender identity is most challenging and problematic. Rubinstein goes into some detail on rites of passage. In examining ceremonial shaped to the process of growing up, ancient and modern, he distinguishes carefully between the brutal and the benign. He describes the traditional kinds of university initiation, known world-wide, and some of his detail is reminiscent of the worst aspects of the “fresher system” once familiar in all male Sydney University colleges. As rites of passage, he says, these are worse than useless. Good rites of passage, on the other hand, can be enormously supportive and also fruitful for the long term, and Rubinstein describes their main ingredients in some detail. He assumes single-sex and writes about boys and young men. As it happens, the current student experience at Paul’s follows the Rubinstein prescription very closely. There are the particular rituals which make up its shared life, but the experience as a whole, over a period of years, is a form of ritual too. Rubinstein says, “[Y]ou must include the three key stages of separation, transition and return. And within the transition stage, there must be story, challenge and honouring [he means
the deliberate honouring of each participant]”. Everything, he says, depends on a few old-hands being involved, tying up past and present, setting the ritual, telling the stories, making the challenges and giving the right calibration to “honouring”. It is the separation aspect - the “cloistering” - that makes the process suspect to outsiders, especially as experienced by freshers. Over the years as Senior Tutor I have interviewed hundreds of freshers and while much of what they say comes from politeness or spin, there is a clear pattern in the general verdict as to how induction has worked lately at Paul’s, at least in comparison with other Sydney colleges. In Rubinstein’s terms, freshers get their “story” through talks from former students and through the College history lecture. They get their “challenge” in the sheer novelty of circumstances and in the things they are asked to do together, though just what those things ought to be is often rethought. They feel a general “togetherness”, as they say, which is both overwhelming and welcoming. And there is certainly honouring. As one fresher has put it, he was struck by the way that, at Paul’s, “everyone matters”. A few weeks in, still in the thick of induction, Paul’s freshers can demonstrate that genuine, supercharged wonder which, so Rubinstein says, is to be experienced in all good rites of passage. Typical remarks from year to year testify to the superior organisation and dedicated involvement of senior men (good ritual depends on organisation and formal leadership). Other comments include: “absolutely extraordinary … never seen anything like the voluntary effort for others”; “awesome in every single way … highlight of my life so far”; “just so good … everyone is so good”; “How do you guys [Warden and Senior Tutor] find so many really nice people?” It is now fifteen years since Paul’s became the sole menonly college at Sydney University. The current success of fresher induction, with few hiccups on the whole, shows how well the students themselves have come to terms with the peculiarity of our position, and the useful things which might be done with it. Other implications will need to be confronted in due course. So, without any particular planning the College is making the best, or close to the best, of the habits of casual cohabitation now typical of student life, but which involves some sort of compromise with single-gender community building. *** More broadly, the public image of the College, as a menonly institution, might need rethinking and refreshing, and how better to do that than in collaboration with the Women’s College? When I ask freshers, in individual 25
St Paul’s College interviews, how they would argue about the pros and cons of single-sex two answers stand out. They say that, as it is, when everyone is together in College everything is more frank and direct. There is no feeling of being on show to the other sex and no relationship rivalry. This is to be understood in context with the other main argument, that every life is lived not just in College but also in the larger community of the University, and in close contact with Women’s. Also, the student at Paul’s, it is said, can manage his time more efficiently because of a clear differentiation of space and territory. So does the student at Women’s. You can go back to your room and work. Responsible timemanagement, the good use of freedom, is one of the first things which has to be learnt on leaving school, insofar as it has not been learnt before. In light of so much new freedom, that lesson is a serious and urgent one. It makes all the difference to success, and if this verdict is right the current Paul’s-Women’s arrangement is a great help in learning it. The men-only aspect of Paul’s, and collaboration with Women’s, could be reconsidered at the governance and managerial level. The men-only image could be rethought and refreshed at that level too. Now, it is more often defended and mere defensiveness does no-one any good. If it is the right way to be, it should be trumpeted as an twenty-first-century experiment, looking forward. And again, the two college councils might meet, say once a semester. Every good governing body is on the look-out for more diversity of opinion. In this case there might be real mutual benefit. There might be no need to go as far as Hobart and William Smith, in up-state New York (mentioned at the beginning), so as to be paired and “co-ordinate” in every way with Women’s. But single-sex defines Paul’s deeply. Now that we seem to be well settled on that paradigm, having spent fifteen years working through our uniqueness - unique, at least, at Sydney, we are in a good position to give the whole question a lot more thought. I currently ask every fresher to think about it when they come in. I hope they do. Alan Atkinson
The Pauline 2015
University Examinations In previous years we have included here a full list of St Paul’s College students, past and present, who have been awarded Honours for their work during the previous year. This year, for reasons beyond our control, we can include only those who were in College during 2015.
First Class Honours Sean Crowley – History and Philosophy of Science Oliver Read - Finance Peter Richardson - Classics
High Distinction Average John-Patrick Asimakis Luke Bouffler Campbell McLauchlan James Mohun Michael Muniappan Heath Sloane John Walker
There is a great deal of back-log work to be done, as well as data-entry, conservation work and the accessioning of new material. The Archives is housed on a large space on the ground floor of the Mansfield Library, but large as it is, it will cease to be adequate within the next couple of years and we look forward very much to a room in the new buildings which will allow for indefinite expansion as well as the attractive display of items of interest. It is easy to boast about Paul’s being the oldest surviving university college in Australia. It is a lot harder to come to terms with just what that means, and with the responsibility and cost of preserving the accumulated riches that come with age. Taken altogether, the manuscript and printed material in our archives make up an important national resource.
Distinction Average Nicholas Abel Oscar Alcock Jack Baker Tom Baker Manning Begg Jack Blair Jack Bliss Tom Brodie Matthew Burke Adam Cooper-Stanbury Rohit Duggal Terence Duggan James Fay Henry Fisher Marlowe Fitzpatrick Aki Flame Henry Gallagher Jackson Garrels William Gillespie Harry Guest Patrick Hall Sidney Holden Hugh Jameson Noah Kaplan
Since 2010, qualified archivists from the History Company have come each week to work on the College Archives. Kylie Rees continues to take ultimate responsibility for the work, and has visited once a month, and Kylee Nicholls is our weekly expert. We are very grateful to them both for bringing the college Archives to a genuinely professional standard of preservation and usefulness.
Patrick Kelland William Khun Thomas Mahony Charles Martin Finnian McHugh-Dillon Bradley McIntyre John McMahon Timothy Morgan Nicholas Murphy Sidney Pye Thomas Rapson Samuel Read James Rickard Duncan Robertson William Ryan Henry Simpson Adrian Siu Dennis van Rooyen Edward Voet Nicolas Vogel Henry White Harry White Alexander Whitman Phillip Zhang
Besides on-going processing of miscellaneous papers, and a variety of smaller jobs, in 2015 the digital copying of Council minutes has been brought up to date. These are on closed access. Insofar as they are in typescript or print, these can now be electronically searched, as can the Pauline, which makes the use of both items much quicker and more efficient. Otherwise the archivists’ main tasks this year were the processing of a large collection of papers deposited by the Warden, and a good deal of material sent from his office by the Business Manager. Data-entry mainly involved the entry of information on students from 1931-44. The Archives room also holds a large number of eighteenth and nineteenth-century books (earlier publications belonging to the College are in the Rare Books section of the University Library), and a good number of these were cleaned and wrapped. Many are not in good condition, the leather binding having dried out, and will need more expensive attention in due course.
St Paul’s College
Senior Common Room
Mr Matthew Ryan, BIS(UNE) (enrolled PhD; arrived for Semester Two)
We have had a reasonably large Senior Common Room during 2015, not as big as 2010-12, but larger than last year. Its members (not including honorary members) are as follows:
Mr Matthew Stuckings, BMus, BSc(ANU) (enrolled JD)
The Rev’d Canon Dr Ivan Head, BA(UWA), BD(MCD), PhD(Glasgow), Warden
The main research activities included the Warden’s continued work reading around the life and work of the great “Anglican” layman, philosopher and political figure John Locke. The theme of “toleration” figured prominently in Locke’s late seventeenth-century work. “More specifically”, the Warden reports, “I am looking at the value of this theme for the twentieth and twenty first centuries, marked as they are by global wars, the end of empires, the rise of ethnic nationalisms, and more lately ‘terrorisms’ of a purist-millennial kind, or ‘falsely construed’ views of ‘the Kingdom of heaven’ that Christians hear of in the Bible and in the Lord’s Prayer in particular. There is a long cycle connection between toleration and these anti-humane drives”.
Em Prof Alan Atkinson, MA, DLitt(h.c.)(Syd), MEd(Dubl), PhD(ANU), FAH Senior Tutor Dr Mark Schembri, BSc(Vet), BVSc(Syd), MACVS, MPH(Harvard), Sub-Warden (enrolled MD) Dr Andrew Cooper, BA, PhD(Syd), Assistant Senior Tutor (left after Semester One) Mr Matthew Campbell, BA, BSocSc(Ottawa), LLB(Syd), Assistant Sub-Warden Mr Bradley McIntyre, BSc(Syd), Assistant to Sub-Warden (enrolled MCom) Mr David Drury, BMus(Syd), ARCO Director of Music Dr Vincent Braniff, MB, BS(Adel), BA(Syd), RAAMC, Hon Medical Officer (enrolled MA) Mr Chad Abbot, BSc(UWA) (enrolled MD) Mr Oscar Berry, BA(Melb) (enrolled JD) Mr Jacob Cao, BSc(Adv)(Syd) (enrolled MB BS/MPhil [UNSW]) Mr Peter Chen, BEc(Syd) (enrolled LLB) Mr Sean Crowley, BMedSc(ANU) (enrolled Hons in Philosophy & History of Science) Dr Nicholas Eckstein, BA, PhD(Monash), Cassamarca Senior Lecturer Dr Jim Franklin, BSc(ANU), PhD(UTS), Research Fellow, UTS Mr Robert Morris, BA(Syd) (enrolled JD) Mr Nicholas Murphy, BMedSc(UNSW) (enrolled MB BS) Mr Andrew Muthurajah, BMus, BSc(ANU) (enrolled MD) Mr Samuel Perotti, BMedSc(ANU) (enrolled MD) 28
Mr Cyril Tang, BSc(Syd) (enrolled MD) Mr Ruilong Zhao, BSc(Adv)(Syd) (enrolled MB,BS/MPhil)
The Senior Tutor continued research and writing for the history of the College. His recent book, The Europeans in Australia, vol. 3, won the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Non-Fiction, the Victorian Prize for Literature, the Ernest Scott Prize (joint-winner), the NSW Premier’s Award for Australian History and the CHASS Book Prize. Dr Eckstein published online in Renaissance Studies a section of his forthcoming book, exploring the understanding of urban and rural space in early-modern Florence and Tuscany, and using records of the Florentine health office as a lens to map ideas of class, religious piety, charity and poor relief. Dr Franklin has been developing a lightweight, low-cost sensor for UAVs (“drones”) for remote sensing of plant chlorophyl concentration and plant health. He has also been using various light sensors to determine the health and other properties of algae in an array of photobioreactors. Dr Schembri worked on policy documents relating to animal health for the Royal Easter Show, including a Hendra disease vaccination policy for the Royal Agricultural Society, which has been implemented by most horse shows in Australia. Dr Braniff continued his research MA on the “Consequences of Georgian Accession to the EU and NATO and Rational for EU and NATO Expansion”, and followed up visits to Europe, when he attended courses at the College of Europe in Brugge, visited NATO HQ and EU institutions in Brussels, as well as a key EU Strategic Studies think-tank in Paris. Braniff
The Pauline 2015 notes, “The College of Europe is an entirely postgraduate University institution and the key educational institution and training ground for aspiring and current EU officials and politicians. It would be a good match and strategic partner for our own postgraduate ambitions and designs for the development of St Paul’s.” Matthew Ryan began his thesis in Political Economy on neo-liberalism and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and in September he presented a paper on Australian neoliberalism on the annual conference for the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy, in Leeds, in the UK. Sean Crowley’s work involves analysing the current issue facing the medical community of organ shortages, proposing xenotransplantation, or animal-human organ transplants, as a viable alternative. The medical students all carried out some research: Chad Abbott on post-surgery outcomes of a certain prosthetic valve, the Mitroflow; Jacob Cao on developing the world’s first model for combined donation after circulatory death liver-heart retrieval; Cyril Tang on the application of nanodiamonds to MRI; and Ruilong Zhao on the effects of a novel wound healing agent on incisional wounds in rats and cell culture. Tang also participated in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, coming third in the world in his age bracket, and he acted as scientific advisor for the Sydney team making the Global Space Balloon Challenge. He also conceived, proposed, and directed a circus-based rendition of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, which was performed in October.
Alan Atkinson Senior Tutor
Rawson Cup Cricket Coming up against a formidable St Andrew’s side on Uni Oval #1 the St Paul’s side were put into bat in their first game. Wickets fell early but brilliant contributions from Oliver Tridgell (54), Tom Sherwin (45) and R.Ward (25) saw St Paul’s reach a respectable total of 187. The pressure of needing to defend a low total produced some wayward bowling from the St Paul’s openers but a marvellous spell of 3-0 by O. Tridgell in his first two overs had Drew’s under serious pressure. Drew’s fought back to consolidate, however, tight bowling and a run out in the final few overs led Paul’s to a well deserved win by 19 runs. The next game saw St Paul’s come up against John’s, who were put into bowl on a good batting pitch. Having lost the first three batsmen cheaply, Leggat and McClean combined well for a 77 run partnership. J. Leggat’s top score innings of 61 ended in the 38th over, before some hard hitting from S. Wood and N. Kelland allowed St Paul’s to post a very competitive total of 243. Tridgell continued his fine bowling form with 3 early wickets whilst a fantastic spell from first change bowler T. Sherwin saw him end with figures of 2-6 after 6 overs. Some late hitting from the John’s tail-enders was not enough to save their side’s poor start and they were all out for 120 runs, giving Paul’s the victory. St Paul’s went into the Rawson cricket final against Wesley College full of confidence after their two previous performances. On a slow pitch the leg spin bowling of Harry White proved to be hugely influential. He picked up crucial wickets including a ‘bowled around the legs’ to end with figures of 4/32. These wickets and some very tidy bowling from J.Remond saw Wesley bowled out for 147. Unfortunately, the Paul’s top order cracked under the pressure and found themselves losing quick wickets. Some resistance from Wood and Remond in the middle overs made for a fantastic run chase but the Wesley bowlers were too good and managed to bowl Paul’s out for 122. In what was a bitterly disappointing end to a very good campaign, the Paul’s cricketers held their heads high with the fate of St Paul’s cricket in good hands for 2016. Jack Leggat
St Paul’s College Swimming
In the wake of a lacklustre campaign at the London 2012 Olympics, the much-maligned Australian swim team required a cultural revival of hard work and cohesion to maintain pace with the Americans. Troubled by the thoughts of our 2012 Rawson campaign, the senior members of the St Paul’s College Swimming and Diving team sought to instil similar tactics to combat the force of St Andrew’s College. This was attempted by rigorous squad training three times a week for the six weeks preceding the event, a ninefold increase on the previous year. The effect was clear at the event, with Thomas Iysaght heading an extremely strong contingent of Freshmen. Divers Billy Browning and Luke Porter finished in a combined first place, an outstanding achievement for those men and the College. Last but certainly not least was the rousing performance of both relay teams. The ‘B’ relay, led heroically by Sam Cornwell, were comprehensive victors, and the ‘A’ relay placed second by a touch, demonstrating that it was depth and teamwork rather than individual brilliance that characterised the St Paul’s College swim team. With this, we achieved our goal and look forward to a successful future, undoubtedly aided by the impending retirement of Michael Phelps of Drew’s. Ed Slattery and Billy Browning
Tennis St Paul’s College won the Rawson Cup Tennis for the second successive year in 2015, defeating John’s, Wesley and St. Andrew’s. The first fixture against St John’s College saw strong performances from Harry Guest and Jack Leggat, who won their doubles 6/0 6/0. On that day, the team strode to victory six rubbers to one, settling the nerves and establishing them as a dominant force in the competition. Success continued in the second round against Wesley College. Paul’s relied on Freshmen talent, Richard Palmer and George Barlin, to lead the team to a 6-1 victory; both men recorded victories in singles and doubles. Following these two wins, Paul’s entered the final against a seasoned St Andrew’s outfit. Having come within one match of victory last year, Andrew’s had been performing competitively, and also secured comfortable wins against St John’s and Wesley College. After a tense start, the opening doubles matches gave Paul’s a slight edge; two rubbers to one. This lead was quickly extended, with outstanding individual performances in the singles. Special mention must be made of Nick Talbert, who drew on his extensive experience 30
to lead and inspire. However, with only one win left for Rawson victory, momentum seemed to shift momentarily. Thankfully, hopes of a St Andrew’s comeback were quickly extinguished, with Al Whitman surging through his final games to seal the St Paul’s victory, six rubbers to three. The team wishes to thank the gentlemen of St Paul’s College for their huge support, both in the lead up to, and during, the competition. Furthermore, huge thanks must go to the College itself for its continued support. Hopefully this result places Paul’s in good stead for future years. Boomalakka! James Palmer and Al Whitman
Rowing The 2015 rowing season must be seen as a triumph for the Pauline community with a comfortable 2nd place over Wesley and John’s and 3 points for Rawson safely in the bag. With the season starting early there was extensive trialling that saw nearly 20 rowers have their chance in the boat. Eventually the final eight was Stroke Jacob Bicknell 7 Nick Clifton 6 Rob Tucker 5 John McMahon 4 Jimmy Holyman 3 Lachlan Pullar 2 Jackson Garrels Bow Tom Brodie Cox Henry Gallagher The crew, consisting of only three full time rowers and others who had not touched a boat in three years, must be commended for closing the gap on last year to the highly underwritten winning St Andrew’s crew, and drawing commendation from both the Australian VIII coach Tim McLaren and crew when a training session was held in conjunction with them in Iron Cove. It should also be noted that the Stroke, Jacob Bicknell, was selected in the victorious NSW Youth VIII and then further selected in the Australian U21 rowing squad to tour New Zealand.
Cultural Life Mummers First semester saw Mummers’ production of Toy Symphony by Michael Gow take place in a transformed Rogers Room – the curtains and lighting were dusted off after a year of hibernation and set to work in preparation for Mummers’ theatrical comeback. Auditions started early
The Pauline 2015 in semester with many bright-eyed Fresh from Women’s and Paul’s jostling for roles and after much deliberation, Elliot Trudgian, Keshini de Mel, Jack Penton, John-Patrick Asimakis and Grace Donaldson were chosen for the parts, with Josh Wooller as stage manager. The main challenge for the first few weeks of rehearsals was simply to master the prolific set of lines handed to each actor – and in fact that same challenge would turn out to still be a worrisome obstacle a couple of hours before the first performance. The actors had a tough job in handling the script, with each playing several very distinct characters – from headmasters to drug dealers and lawyers to school bullies. The play was put on to raise money for Beyond Blue, the initiative that is helping to tackle mental health issues in Australia, thus forming a part of the Outreach Syndicate’s ongoing commitment to the charity. It was quite appropriate that this play was used for such a task; its themes involved a crippling drug dependency embodied in the central character, a playwright who is stumbling his way through the chaotic bastardy of the world of art, with his confusing, funny and tragic life almost regurgitated onto the stage as he divulges his whole story to a persistent therapist. The play won several awards when it was first released in 2007, performed in the Belvoir Street Theatre with Richard Roxburgh starring. Things sped up towards the end of semester into an organizational frenzy but eventually the nerves and stress of preparation culminated in two performances with champagne provided after the shows to encourage donations when requested. After all was tallied, we raised over $700 in support of Beyond Blue! And now, the sound and lights are still in place for next semester’s production of The History Boys, which promises to pack a big punch and continue on with Mummers’ success this year. Campbell McLauchlan
Palladian Debating Palladian Debating proved a disappointment for St Paul’s College, especially given how well we debated. Motions debated over the course of the weekend included ‘that the government should refuse to compensate citizens who live in areas prone to extreme weather events for damage to property’ and ‘that employers should be able to pay more to employees who agree not to have children’. The level of argument was good and the debates represented a refreshing change from the ever-worsening trivialisation of motions and mannerisms in university debating. This year, for the first time, the competition took place in five rounds spaced entirely over one weekend in mid-August. Unfortunately this precluded many other
boys from attending the debates due to sport, work and family commitments. Nevertheless, the competition was enjoyable and a good number of residents of Paul’s attended, particularly for the final debate of the weekend, on which the outcome of the competition hinged. Had this last debate of the tournament been awarded to us, St Paul’s would have won the competition outright and secured the first Palladian victory of the year. Sadly, it was not to be. As it happened, the competition ended in a four-way draw between St Paul’s, St Andrew’s, Wesley and Women’s. Despite putting our debating skills of persuasion to use in seeking to have two semi-finals and a grand final and thus break the deadlock, the outcome of the competition was decided on speaker points—arguably an inconsistent and incomprehensible system. The result being what it is, St Paul’s should still be proud of the efforts of its debaters who spoke and reasoned well with dialectical and rhetorical skill. By all acounts, those many Paulines and members of other colleges who came as spectators enjoyed the debates they saw and heard. John-Patrick Asimakis
College v Old Boys Debate On the evening of Friday 16 October, the College welcomed the St Paul’s year of 1985 for a 30-year reunion. After Touch on the oval and a superb dinner in Hall, past and present students of the College filled the Junior Common Room for a timely, passionate and healthily controversial debate on the motion ‘that St Paul’s should go down the St Andrew’s path’. The affirmative team consisted of former Paulines, namely Mr Andrew Purchas, Mr Hugh Richards and Mr Andrew Bell SC, while the negative team consisted of current students, John-Patrick Asimakis, Joshua Wooller and Patrick Hall. It was interesting to witness the older Paulines argue for change while the younger ones argued for tradition. The debate was a triumph of good humour, good naturedness and good oratory—though perhaps not of good argument. Many a story was told of the College as it was thirty years ago (minus the Salisbury bar, though hard to imagine) and of life interacting with the other colleges then and now. In the Salisbury though the debate continued until late into the night and the institution of the College bar was first appraised and then praised. Ultimately though it was a narrow triumph for the affirmative team. The adjudicator for the evening, almost as Zeus before him, held up the golden scales and weighed the persuasive minds of the current Paulines against the 31
St Paul’s College persuasive age of the former Paulines—the scales came down on the side of tradition (the tradition of senior men triumphing over junior men). People may judge for themselves whether this was in fact an implicit support of those other traditions being debated that evening. In any
Honorary Secretary The year of 2015 was a successful year for the College and a memorable one for the men of the 2013 Freshman year. A year that saw St Paul’s win a number of Rawson sports, Palladian events and a number of improvements in participation and year of integration throughout the College. Whilst the success of a year is often defined by the College’s placing in the Rawson or Palladian cup campaign, or the extravagant heights of the Formal and JDD, the year was retrospectively far more successful that what it seems on paper. In comparison to the previous two years of the residence. The college found a great sense of community and friendship among the year groups. Despite the lack of development and ability the Freshmen showed in everyday Touch, new friendships were created throughout the entire College, even to the point where a Freshman was welcomed with open arms to the McEwen-Heath Gatehouse. Added to this was the dedication of the men to completing their convenorships in order to stay away from the hallowed shoebox of rm201. Crested Goods led by Luke Rooney created a great new set of clothing and James Wiseman once again led a greater number of performances in Victoriana! Whilst everyone cannot be named, every convenorship big or small, serious or comical (traditional) is integral to the daily life of the College. 9 City Road would be much duller without their presence. Finally, to the Freshman of St Paul’s College 2015. The boys that started 2013 clean-shaven and straight out of school finished clean-shaved (majority of) and left as men. There is a bittersweet feeling of leaving the enriching and positive environment that is St Paul’s. Every member of the year group will cherish their memories of St Paul’s for the rest of their lives. On behalf of the Student's Club and my year group, we hope that we have left the College in a better place than the one we entered. Rob Ward
Honorary Treasurer 2015 was a solid year for the SPCSC Treasury continuing to claw back old long-term debts, generously offered to Paulines during the reign of predecessors. After the spending spree that was O-Week 2015, I managed to snatch control of the Honorary Credit Card from Russell Morgan just before he arrived at his first Friday Night Drinks. After another successful Surreal Sounds in 2015 (despite having one of the most exclusive line-ups in recent years) our financial position was good enough that funds could be splashed around for the Formal which featured two more water features that last year. All of the Sport Convenors of 2015 were good to work with and mostly responsible and trustworthy spending the Students’ Club cash and not spending in excess. A special thanks goes to Alfie Tagliaferro for saving the significant expense of a Serie A coach that would have been if it were not for his Dad’s (Don’s) persuasiveness. Our SPCSC Committee endeavoured to leave double the amount that I was left with for for the Students’ Club of 2016, and we succeeded in this and in our goals to increase the regulation and transparency of the accounts. A sincere 'thank you' is in order for Pat and the rest of the SPCSC of 2015 for helping me along the way and for being a great group of men with whom to oversee the activities of the Students’ Club. Also, a powerful 'thank you' needs to go to Rocco, our bank manager (who has the SPCSC registered as a book store), for always making trips into the Wentworth Branch difficult, painful and much longer than they ought to be.
The Pauline 2015
Student Dean The role of the Student Dean is defined broadly and may change from year to year. This year the role has focused on two areas; encouraging higher academic results from a student perspective, and organising various speakers and debates to stimulate intellectual life within the College.
I have been very grateful to the Senior Tutor for his assistance throughout the year as well as the former Student Dean, Edward Armitage. The Student Dean appointment has increased in profile this year and it is hoped that this will continue as time progresses. Patrick Hall
First, an effort was made to raise the academic expectations from a student perspective. Men have been constantly reminded that the main reason that they are in College is for academic results. Most Freshmen were talked to about their degrees and academic expectations for the year. Moreover, a forum was held into transferring into the Law School as well as the process into reviewing unsatisfactory marks. Secondly, four engaging speakers were welcomed to the JCR. Our first speaker was Professor Barbara McDonald from the Law School. Professor McDonald is an expert in privacy law, including the nascent area of ‘drone law’. We also welcomed the Rev’d Dr Michael Jensen. Dr Jensen is the new rector of St Mark’s, Darling Point and is a well known religious commentator. Both speeches were well attended with questions occupying a significant amount of time afterwards. In second semester, we welcomed His Excellency Mr Miles Armitage back to St Paul’s. Mr Armitage is the Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism. He was also the Ambassador to Timor-Leste. Mr Armitage was candid about Australia’s future security needs and challenges and provided advice to men interested in a career in diplomacy. Our last speaker was Sir Jonathan Mills AO. Sir Jonathan was the Director of the world renowned, Edinburgh Festival. During the speech and questions afterwards, Sir Jonathan commented on Australia’s changed identity and his own reflections from College and University. The event was held in the Rogers Room on the set of the current Mummers play, The History Boys, providing a fitting backdrop. Two Freshmen vs Senior debates were held in the JCR. As is now the tradition, the Honourable L.D.S Waddy AM QC was our adjudicator. Our first debate was that ‘Australia should be a Republic’ and the second, 'That it is Time that St Paul’s becomes co-residential.’ Both debates enjoyed large numbers in the audience and provided an opportunity for men to hone their public speaking skills. Of course, the senior men were successful on both occasions.
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Convenorships Surreal Sounds
Overall the Crested Goods ticket was very pleased with its work over the course of 2015.
After many months of preparation, Surreal Sounds 2015 was a huge success for all involved. Building on the incredible efforts of recent years, we aimed to further prior partnerships with premium brands and inspiring live acts. This year’s line-up included Aston Shuffle, Yolanda Be Cool, Surfdisco, Roger’s Room and Bin Juice as well as the Zanerobe DJs pumping in-between sets. Freshman worked tirelessly to sell out the event in a matter of days and the success of the event is owed to their continuous efforts. Zanerobe were once again on board as a main sponsor, providing us with the best Surreal merchandise and t-shirts the event has ever seen. A massive new sponsor relationship was formed this year with Captain Morgan providing sprits and their famous ‘Cannon Ball’ drinks. The ‘Deep House Den’ in the Salisbury was a welcome addition that created a different experience in comparison to the main stage. The light show was pushed this year to the maximum, with the addition of incredible lasers adding to the already spectacular performances.
Crested Goods 2015 ( from left to right): Luke Rooney (driving creative force), Henry Simpson (‘utility’ man), Haytham Chernov (‘I swear I’m going to start pulling my weight’) and Samuel Read (cleverly used the esteemed position of Crested Goods as a stepping stone for election to the S-Club).
Overall, the night was a truly successful event that has set the bar even higher for the coming years. The Surreal Sounds Committee would like to thank The Warden and the Students Club Committee for their support and assistance through planning and running the event.
Joel Cheung, Louis Biscoe, Jon Chryssafis, Henry White, Sam Read, Eden Taylorwood-Roe and Will Stevens
• Music Dinner - Kim Williams AM, on his lifelong appreciation of music as a composer, performer, administrator and philanthropist.
Tennis Racquets There has been a steady demand for tennis racquets over the course of the semester as Paulines from Arnott to Radford have pursued perfection in all that they do with their hands. With both a wide-grip-soft-strung, and narrow-grip-hard-strung racquet there has been supply for the widest of playing styles and levels. Demand is set to continue further as the Tennis season gets into full swing next semester.
2015 was a resounding success for the Crested Goods ticket. Inspired by the aesthetic know-how of our streetwear expert Luke Rooney the ticket set about making several lauded additions to the College’s range of clothing. These additions included stylish, yet highly comfortable grey sweatpants, long-sleeved tee-shirts and sophomore jumpers. 34
The College during the year hosted a number of Academic and Faculty and other Dinners which continue to be very successful. These include:
• College and University Dinner - Emeritus Professor Alan Atkinson on academic life, College and University. • Arts Faculty Dinner - Ms Kathy Bail, Chief Executive Officer, UNSW Press. • Law Faculty Dinner - The Honourable Mr Murray Gleeson AC, QC, Former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. Mr Gleeson gave a fascinating address on the Magna Carta. This was a highly successful event well attended by a number of College Alumni in the law, as well as a significant number of distinguished academic and judicial representatives. • Medicine and Science Faculty Dinner - Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis, author of Walking Free. Among the guests were Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir, AD and The Honourable Pru Goward, MP, NSW Minister for Health.
The Pauline 2015 • Benefaction Dinner - Ms Samantha Meers, Executive Director Nelson Meers Foundation, a member of the board of Sydney University’s Inspire campaign, to celebrate the many acts of generosity to the College, past and ongoing, and their enrichment of College life. • Veterinary Science Dinner - Professor Roseanne Taylor, Dean of Veterinary Science, Professor Andrew Dart (horse medicine), Dr Robert Rheinberger (beef cattle medicine) and Dr Anthony Bennett of the TV show Village Vets. • Engineering Faculty Dinner - Squadron Leader Owen Hammond, structural engineer, a leader in the post-war reconstruction of Iraq. • Positive Education Dinner - Dr Maureen Gaffney, author of Flourishing, our prime text for Positive Education. • Lunch with Sir Jonathan Mills AO Pauline and former director of the Edinburgh International Festival, who spoke afterwards about his life as a composer and festival director.
Schools Dinner This year saw another successful Schools Dinner at the College, with over 120 students and their parents coming to dine in the College and experience a brief tour of the surroundings. It was a pleasure to organise the event as it no doubt encouraged fresh applicants for 2016 and therefore helped renewing external interest in the College itself. Al Whitman and James Wiseman
Law Faculty Dinner The 2015 Law Dinner was highly successful in line with previous years. This year we were privileged to host the Honourable Murray Gleeson AC QC, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. Mr Gleeson spoke on his professional career, and reflected on his university days (which included his time tutoring at Paul’s). After the occasional address, there was an animated question and answer session with topics ranging from the ways to increase diversity in the law to Mr Gleeson’s newly announced role reviewing the powers of ICAC. This Dinner has continued the College tradition of hosting current and future legal luminaries, providing an opportunity for aspiring legal professionals to meet those at the height of their careers. Patrick Hall and Alex Corsaro
Arts Faculty Dinner The Arts Faculty Dinner was held on Tuesday 21st April this year, on a night of fearsome weather. Amidst a storm so fierce that the NSW Premier told people across the state to leave work early and go home, a number of brave guests from Sydney University’s Arts Faculties and other institutions instead came to St Paul’s College. Our Guest of Honour for the night was Kathy Bail, Chief Executive Officer of UNSW Press, one of Australia’s largest independent publishers. In the Junior Common Room following dinner, Kathy, drawing upon her extensive background in publishing and journalism, gave a fascinating address on the way in which the rise of the Internet and electronic media were changing the nature of publishable ‘content’ and issues to do with copyright that stemmed from these changes. The guests were then invited to the Salisbury where conversation continued. Notwithstanding the weather, the Arts Faculty Dinner was a highly enjoyable night for all involved. Henry Simpson and James Mohun
Music Dinner Speech ‘Rules of engagement: On music and listening’ I have described my recently released book Rules of Engagement as ‘a lifescape.’ It is about numerous experiences, observations, enthusiasms and passions in an Australian life – one which has been full of opportunity, good fortune and a rich diversity of outcomes. I am an adult child of the 70s which means that the territory ranges from the indulgent to the serious; through the preposterous and funny; and on into what I trust, constitutes the genuinely compelling. Whatever - I hope it makes for a jolly good read. The chapters cover diverse territory in thought and experience snapshots. There is one about my mum; one about sport; one about education balanced with offerings on my constant companions – reading, cinema and above all music. There is something on friendship and one on the increasingly challenged art of listening. There is a material from the rich experience of my arts life which has provided a central continuity to my view of the world. The chapter on cinema has the most dangerous of all 35
St Paul’s College Valedictory Dinner Warden, High Table, Valedicts, Gentlemen and Freshmen. In 1950, a debate took place at the University of Sydney Union on a topic of grave importance, that the “Colleges have no place in Modern University Life.” Even then, the colleges were under enormous pressure to justify their existence in a university that seems so hostile to our way of life. The late Justice Roderick Meagher, Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW, one of the greatest legal minds of the 20th century, was then only a member of St John’s College and later Law Tutor of St Paul’s College. Justice Meagher stated that it was the university students who were intruding on our pattern of life on which the university was based, the onus was on them to justify their own existence. However, he also provided three reasons as to how a College could justify itself: •
First, a college justified itself to its members for it inspired and in fact, forced a communal approach to the University and to learning – that is made the university something more for the collegeman than a degree shop
Second, the colleges justified their existence between themselves for they share common interests and a common approach to the university in inter-collegiate intercourse
Finally, brilliant results in the academic field justified college’s presence in the university.
Much has changed since the 1950s but the pressure for a college to justify itself, its traditions and its values has never been stronger. To this we look to the valedicts of 2015 for guidance to see how we would resolve that debate. So where are we at the end of reviewing our valedicts. Returning to the debate at the start of the speech. How should the motion fall that the “Colleges have no place in University life.” Unsurprisingly, the result of that debate in 1950 was distinctly against the motion, thirty-seven votes to ten that the Colleges were out-dated, archaic and ineffectual. However after tonight, it would seem that those 37 could only be wrong. If tonight has shown us anything it’s that College life has proved and will continue to prove the superior way to approach University life. We congratulate the men valedicting tonight for continuing this fine tradition, preserving it for the next generations. Now, if we could please be upstanding for the “Toast to the departing students of St Paul’s College.” To St Paul’s College!
Valete Noddy Allworth (2013 Timothy James Allworth (aka Roddy Ballsworth, formally known as Noddy) attended Scots College before taking a yearlong sabbatical from study to find himself in the wilderness of Tantitha Station, Narromine. He arrived at St Pauls’ at the beginning of 2013 bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to take on the rigours of university life in his trade mark footy shorts, R.B. Sellars shirt and thongs, the uniform of all Bachelor of Agricultural Economics students at the time. With a strong start to his first year things became unstuck for Timothy with the laceration of his liver playing rugby for the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club. Although this prevented him from playing for Paul’s he returned to the field later in the year to Captain the 3rd Colts to victory over the University Football Club. The injury gifted Nod time to focus on a number of other pursuits, namely his dedication to the BBQ convenorship and the courting of an eligible spinster from Western Australia. The remainder of 2013 was a blur of dinner dates, coffee dates and laundry as we saw less and less of our dear friend Tim. In 2014 he was back with a vengeance leading the new intake of first years astray on O-week and organising the rabble that undertook the 2014 Rawson Rugby campaign. These were the few times that Timothy was seen to have an active position at the College and as a member of the Fish Market in Bottom West Blacket I saw my neighbour become more ingrained in the life of the Women’s College. After our fear of losing Timothy to the fairer sex in 2014 was abated, the beginning of 2015 saw Roddy Ballsworth come out to play. His famous statement “let’s relive first year all over again” is a motto all men of the College should live up to and one that he actively led by example in. His level headedness and organisation saw the Formal succeed beyond expectations as the Ticket gifted all in attendance a night that will go down in the annals of Coll. S. Paul history. He studied Agricultural Economics with a major in Finance and leaves us to complete his fourth year while living off campus in the bustling metropolis of Surry Hills, an idea many are struggling to get their heads around due to his tendency to shudder at the very mention of Oxford Street. His future is set as only Noddy can do with a Graduate position at ANZ in 2017, granted to him a year before he had finished his studies, an accomplishment that
The Pauline 2015 cannot go without praise and commendation. Ian Cameron
Harry Anderson Harry Anderson came to St Paul’s as his father, grandfather and college hero cousin, Edward had before him. He showed his commitment to College early by being christened in the St Paul’s chapel. Paul’s runs through his veins. Since arriving at Paul’s in adult form he has embraced the Pauline ethos and is now our current Cellar Master. I’m told that he has spent the semester looking for Magee’s accounts. He was a driving force in the ANZAC day group, Alan’s Artillery, creating fresher worship for this important cause to our esteemed Senior Tutor. He has also not ignored the University proper and involved himself in Unigames. Harry is a true Pauline.
Thomas Arnott Tom came into Paul’s College with a belief he had turned a new leaf, he was in a grand institution, meeting his fellow Paulines and had already been given a prodigious fresher nickname ‘Legacy’. Tom believed this was because of his illustrious biscuit family and the fact that a building was named after him, a few weeks later, after watching ‘Animal House’ did he realise that he was sorely mistaken.
great Men who have done so much for our College and our peculiar idiosyncratic tradition. Baker came to St Paul’s from Knox Grammar School having enjoyed a taste of rural Australian life. Immediately, he embraced the more traditional aspects of the College becoming a diligent member of the choir. Baker’s passion for the choir gave way to becoming the Chapel Warden and was the resident College Anglican authority. His adult baptism and confirmation sparked a wave of Christian sentiment akin to Luther’s reformation. Importantly, Baker was a framer of the “Paul’s Push”, a social and cultural movement that he founded with a few other like minded individuals to bring society back to the “good old times.” Sectarianism was one part of that. Yet, more sincerely, he led an intellectual movement encouraging us all to consider the reason why we are changing, and whether we really are better off? His courageous debating performances, earning him the respect of many Paulines, cemented this movement. His involvement in student politics helped to bridge the gap between the colleges and the University Union and SRC. In 2015, he was elected the College Officer for the Students’ Representative Council. Through his election he ushers in a new generation of Paulines to consider how they can forge link with the less fortunate.
Once in the swing of College Tom Arnott found the honoured Pauline tradition of drinking which he exceled at. Every Pauline has their own special story of Tommy which they themselves will treasure and for my own part I have too many favourites that it would be unjust to try and give preferance to one.
He leaves Paul’s to finish his Arts degree (reading history and government) and to start a Law degree at UNSW. He leaves as the University crumbles around him. He is sure to be a great future addition to the NSW Bar Association, Law Society, Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy, the Party, and any party he attends.
In his Pauline career Tom took on the pursuits of the performing arts and memeing. While the latter will never be rewarded in Pauline annals it has to be recorded that he was a true craftsman of dank and edgy material. like all great artists Thomas was cruelly subject to censorship for the Fresher review and also ran into the wrath of Grima Wormtounge which as a good friend, I know deeply hindered his artistic capacity.
Patrick James Timbs Hall
“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” - George Beniac (although I think Hemingway said it first)
Tom St John Baker
Borge Geniac arrived at College in 2013 to complete a Bachelor of Economics, and to have a good time. Over the three years he spent within these hallowed halls, George threw himself into everything the College had to offer, and only where mandatory, did he attend university. We admired George’s ability to have the perfect balance of work and pleasure, which he juggled so finely at times, but ultimately successfully, leaving College with an Economics degree majoring in finance (just).
It was once said of another great Pauline that Paul’s was about characters. Tom Baker is firmly in this tradition of
In his Freshman year George and fellow convenors worked hard to have their dreams of having a Gym at the College
As I look back on Tommy’s life at this college I believe that his fresher name has become more apt than it first suggested, for Tommy is a legacy at this college and I hope it will continue to be so. Henry Holden
St Paul’s College come to fruition. On the rare occasion that George wasn’t at the gym, talking about the gym, or thinking about the gym, he kept busy with various entrepreneurial pursuits, all of which were questionable and ultimately unsuccessful (look out for the comeback of ‘George and Ben the computer men™ ’). However, this put him in good stead to take over as Director of the Boomalaka investment club for the next 2 years. Rumour has it that he still has some offshore funds tied up in the club…Not that rumours ever bothered George (apparently he went to jail circa April 25th 2015).
opportunities to harmonise below a melodious soprano line. He furthered his musical reach by becoming the only freshman to sing in the College Barbershop Quartet. His love of music was complemented by his other great College love: eating. Perhaps the only man in College to have in his room a blender, two-seater dining table, and George Foreman grill. Jack in his room was able to double the caloric intake usually provided by the College kitchens. His dedicated bulking regime would however come to pay off, when he mostly kept the bench toasty warm for the St Paul’s College 1st XV.
Somewhere along the way, perhaps at the Cellar Luncheons which were one of George’s favourite College events, he discovered his love for social lubricant, also known as alcohol. The logical progression from there was to supply him with the keys to the Salisbury and a licence to party. Much of his final year at College was invested into the success of the 2015 Syndicate for the greater College community, something George took great pride in. His success at work/life balance became clear particularly in his final year when, without fail, he would be up and eating breakfast at 7:30 irrespective of the previous night’s shenanigans.
His time on the bench was not to last however, as Jack graduated into a position in the Paul’s 1st XV starting lineup in 2014. His improvement in skill on the playing field was neatly complemented by a burgeoning confidence in dealing with the fairer sex. “Strong of arm and robust in stature” they would be, a penchant inherited from his idol, Rob Morris. However, despite this primrose path to dalliance treaded over the earlier parts of the year, Jack was able to settle down and manage a short but tumultuous relationship. Notwithstanding this bizarre relationship, Jack topped off the year with the announcement that he would be on the Salisbury team of 2015.
George’s defining traits are his commitment to his mates and his generosity of spirit. Never fearful to voice his opinion, George has been of real value to the College over the past 3 years, both taking and giving great things to Paul’s. While George parts to make his mark on the Business World, he leaves his younger brother James to carry on the Beniac family name, having left a permanent impression on all those who know him.
In his third and final year at College, Jack truly blossomed into the College man he always wanted to be: a big swinging +100kg authoritative figure behind the bar. His life in third year was dictated by routine: scheduled hours working behind the bar at the Sals, rugby training, and tucking in to a hot family-sized meal every night, delivered fresh from home by his doting mother. His senior year – and in fact all his years at College – were also punctuated by a strong sense of dedication. Dedication to his studies, in which he excelled, dedication to the Salisbury bar, where he was always ready to serve the College, and dedication to his friends, with whom he has built the strongest fraternal bonds.
Jack Bliss Jack Harrison Bliss arrived at Paul’s in 2013 after an education at The King’s School, where he spent his formative years honing his skills in rugby, competitive eating, and the French horn. Of the aforementioned skills, it is regrettable that only the second should survive into his College days. Despite this, Jack was able to land a place in Sydney University Colts Rugby in 2013 as a prop, splitting his time between training, an ambitious weightgain regime, and his Bachelor of International and Global Studies degree. Jack spent some time in his first year at College developing his skills as a DJ, keeping his enormous speakers turned up and his door open so that all of middle Arnott could enjoy his mixes at 11pm. Always one to diversify his tastes, Jack also found a comfortable seat in the College Chapel Choir as a bass for the next three years, where he relished in his
It has been a privilege to have spent three years at College with Jack Bliss. A true Pauline, Jack will be sorely missed at College. He will be fondly remembered for his energy, dedication to the tasks he undertakes, and physical prowess. I wish him all the best for his future career as an international rugby law solicitor.
The Pauline 2015 Tom Brodie
I would like to preface this by saying it is not in remembrance of Tom, as we shall never forget him.
Ian Hugh McLean Cameron joined St Paul’s following his education at Geelong Grammer School. The bachelor from the Yanko Merino stud was never one to get too far ahead of himself during 1st year. Fresher Shoe Shine was the complete convenorship that helped display his love for everything country. Falling back to his love of Merino sheep, RMs, and dirt roads was his key to keeping him grounded in the big smoke. Studying a Bachelor of Economics with subjects that required minimal effort was a perfect fit for this young pup as he quickly earned himself a favorable reputation at the Women’s College.
With his towering muscular form, Tom Rankin Brodie entered St Paul’s College with a joyous vitality that a man of great consequence carried as a burden of his presence. However it will be his decline over the course of his three years, which rivaled that of the Roman Empire both in speed and scale, which was to define him. Tom entered the College as many do; an arrogant Freshman. Eager to capitalize on every opportunity that the College offered Tom earned rank in the rowing and swimming crews, as well as the athletics team. Tom’s eager involvement in all things College was further characterized by his role as the inaugural aide-de-camp to the SubWarden. Much like the early Caesars, it was in his first years that Tom’s prestige and influence amongst those that adored him was greatest. But as the willow tree blossoms brightest in the summer, so must it brown in the winter and for Tom, winter was coming. This winter, known in the common tongue as 2014, saw his interests stray away from refined collegiate endeavors of grandeur as he fixed his eyes on the Salisbury’s Wednesday nights and a mid-year ‘Euro Trip’. Entrenched many a night within the fortress of North Chap, shrouded in darkness, Tom’s mind further wandered away from the triumphal focus of his Fresher self. But as the night is darkest before the dawn, Tom’s third year renaissance was sweet. After a summer of reflection, Tom returned to College with the concentration and vigor of new man, refocusing himself on his studies and outside of College work. Tom finished the year with a distinction average and work ethic that was to prepare him for life outside of the sandstone realm of St Paul’s. Many cried foul that Tom wasn’t as present at College activities as others in his final year, but as the studying economist that Tom was he knew the power of limiting supply to drive up demand in the finite commodity that was his rare presence at the Salisbury. Others simply attribute his absenteeism to a new girlfriend. The truth, I am afraid, is forever lost to history. Tom now lives a quiet life in the humble suburb of Paddington, working full-time as an energy broker whilst also finishing a commerce degree. Remembered as never being shy of a beer or a good yarn they say on the quietest nights you can still hear his echoing laugh fill the halls of St Paul’s.
Following his sporting achievements at school Ian was keen to impress all. He became an invaluable member of the College VIII in 2013 and 2014. Ian also competed for Paul’s in athletics in 2013 and 2014 in the 100m, 400m, 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 400m relay. However it was in 2nd year when Ian’s athletic prowess shone through. Convening athletics, Ian led by example winning the 100m sprint in a record time of 10.4s. Whilst pursuing a particular Women’s girl, Ian soon realized that a combination of athletics, rowing and AFL was as attractive as a 21-year-old who still sold cookies for the Boy Scouts. In an attempt to win her heart, he changed codes and began what was to be a very short career in rugby. After a shoulder reconstruction in 2014 and a knee reconstruction for a torn ACL in 2015, Ian completed a grand total of eight games. However, the switch did pay off. Needless to say, after countless medical bills he was relieved to hear his parents’ approval. During recovery Ian once again fell back to his roots. He polished up the RMs and pushed his love for everything country. He became President of the Agricultural Society and during his tenure; he got the society recognized by the Union once again. Being able to contribute in Rawson Sport and Palladian never an option, Ian shifted his focus to the lost traditions of the College. The increasing scrutiny on College activities proved a difficult hurdle, however after being lost for many decades, Ian re-invented the death race, a tradition that now will run for many years to come. He leaves St Paul’s for Surry Hills where he will reside while completing his fourth and final year at Sydney University. Ian’s dedication to his studies has paid off, as he has landed a graduate position at Suncorp Bank. We wish him luck for his future endeavours.
St Paul’s College Jono-Clifton Bligh
Jono Clifton-Bligh was the quiet and solid members of College. He came to us from Singapore and is from a strong Pauline family. He was the photographer during his time here. His major is in Ancient Myths. Jono’s degree in Agricultural Economics perfectly positions him for the future economy.
Jamie Holman had always been somewhat of a dark horse in the St Paul’s College community. Arriving in 2013 with a chipper attitude and a blue streak through his wavy hair, James certainly didn’t get the memo that conformity is key in surviving the brutality of collegiate life. Ever the individual, James never strayed from his individualistic identity. A gamer, an IT guy, an anime fan, a science student, Jamie was never going to have the glory of representing Paul’s on the sports field. Or even on the sidelines. But James was always a young man loved by all. His chirpy personality and consistent friendliness was always a welcome sight amongst the corridors.
Seamus Frost Tall, athletic, charismatic, Seamus Frost is all these things, with a locked jaw and glazed eyes. He came to St Paul’s from The Scots College, taking the well-worn path through the cross-city tunnel (with dad’s e-tag). His easy going attitude and friendly smile soon became one of the staples of the notorious Fresher alley in 2013, but his outgoing nature ensured that he made fast and genuine friends wherever they could be found. Seamus was a welcome addition to the Paul’s Rawson Rugby and Athletics teams, where his skill and sportsmanship shone through. He balanced this with his commitment to Randwick Rugby Club, with whom he won the 1st Colts Premiership in 2014, supported on the sidelines by a strong St Paul’s contingent. His College sporting career extended into many places, even putting up an impressive boxing display at the 2014 Intercol Fight Night. A testimony to his positive attitude, and brave willingness to try his hand at just about anything. Seamus was a proud member of the 2014 North Chap cohort, and was instrumental in organising the now legendary 2014 Surreal Sounds after party with his love of music, and generally having a good time. Whilst the damage that was done that night may have been covered by a thin layer of paint, I am certain that the memories we share will live on for many years to come. An unfortunate injury ruled Seamus out of much of the 2015 Rugby season, however, never one to be slowed down, Seamus merely exchanged his headgear and boots for a bucket hat and munt sunnies and jumped at the opportunity to jet off for a European summer. I truly wish I could elaborate on this, but when I asked him and his travelling companions about their adventures, they couldn’t seem to recall much. Funny that. Seamus continues his studies at UTS in 2016, and has made a glorious return to the rugby field. His continuous positive outlook and can-do attitude assures me that success will follow him wherever he chooses to go. Thomas Arnott
This entry began with a mention of Jamie’s ‘dark horse’ characterisation. This has been representative above all else in Jamie’s continual way with the ladies. If the ‘punching above his weight’ metaphor is to be used. James more often than not is Larry David in a 12 round bout with Mohammed Ali. However, Jamie’s way with the ladies was never a surprise to those who knew him well. To us, Jamie was always an exceptionally loyal friend around College, a good friend to bounce ideas off and an all-round exceptional human being. We have no doubt that James will excel in any pursuit he chooses in his post-College career. Luke Massey
Henry Holden Sporting, handsome, intelligent, a European Casanova, these are all words that spring to mind on the rare occasion that Henry Holden reflects on himself, it is this unflinching self-confidence and audacious assessment of his own character that I believe has underpinned one of our cohort’s most recognisable characters. Henry came to St Pauls from the green and pleasant mother country, and his belligerent English attitude and pompous charm made him an instant legend in the lofty heights of Top Arnott. Many of his mannerisms, such as ‘wot’ ‘ooright’ and ‘penny for the song, eh Guvnah’ soon became catchcries of our year group. Henry never let the fact that he was a newcomer to the colonies put him at a disadvantage, and he threw himself into all aspects of Sydney life, becoming a quick and passionate member of Easts Rugby Club, where he was part the 3rd Colts Premiership winning team in 2013. With his base in the barren and hostile lands of Terra Australis strong, Henry’s second year only saw this position deteriorate. I’m not sure exactly where it began to go wrong, but I’m sure it had much to do with his
The Pauline 2015 moving, with a soon to be close band of comrades, to the uncharted territory of North Chapel Court. Needles to say, Henry’s passion for Rugby began to give way to his passion for alcohol, cigarettes, and other substances that should certainly not be named in an illustrious publication such as this. This passion was strong, to the point that I suspect Henry often talked more about such substances than consume them, but then, this is true of many of Henry’s hobbies. Third year saw Henry move to bottom Radford, and form close friendships with the men that would later be proud to call themselves Whore Islanders. He remains the loud, boisterous and highly opinionated Englishman that we first met in 2013, but I can safely say, that none of us could imagine life without him. Henry has now taken up rooms with Harry Marshal and Tom Brodie in the fair suburb of Paddington. Whilst this no doubt signals the occasional return to his North Chap habits, he remains focused on his degree in Civil Engineering, and I’m sure bright things lie in his future.
Sidney Holden Sidney Holden came to Paul’s with big shoes to fill. Following in the footsteps of the late Gough Whitlam, Sid left Telopea Park High School in Canberra to come to Paul’s to study science. Despite his love for science, Sid’s religious side came into its own, meeting a girl, from the Women’s College and becoming enlightened.
Harry Hoskins After hearing that Harry Hoskins had arrived from The King’s School we knew he’d be in his element at an all boys college. With his lack of convenorships as a Freshman it was clear he knew how to play his community living cards right. Somehow his banter alone was enough to see him through first year and remain popular amongst the older years. He was characterised as a tall, well spoken young man who had obviously taken a gap year. It was in his second year that Harry’s contribution to the College became apparent with his role in organising Surreal Sounds. After many months of preparation they delivered an outstanding event, proving his organised and hardworking nature. For second semester Hossy went on exchange to Lund University in Sweden. Deciding to put his studies first he was able to attain a distinction average in his Bachelor of House Parties and Progressive Techno. Returning to Paul’s with a newfound sense of Scandinavian style Hossy was able to bring his musical talent to the College, frequently
playing DJ sets for the Sals. Hossy was always around for a laugh and grew to become a loved member of the St Paul’s community
Jack Kincaid Though many figures from one’s time at College come and go, Jack Thomas Franklin Kincaid was a constant. Witty, thoughtful and generous with his time, Jack quickly became a favourite of the cohort. Perhaps his maturity was a product of his aged nature. Having spent a gap year gallivanting around Europe and South America, Jack came to St Paul’s College a year older than most Freshmen, but a decade wiser. Before his travels, Jack graduated with fine results from the Geelong Grammar School at Corio. On cold and stormy evenings, Kincaid would entertain us with stories of the old times in Melbourne society. MCC and Melbourne Club ties were the envy of the corridor. Though he missed the old Kincaid pile in South Yarra, Jack adjusted well to his new life in Sydney, forging close friendships both inside and outside of the Colleges. Kincaid indulged in intellectual and artistic pursuits in his time at College. Within the University, Jack read history and government in his Bachelor of Arts. Unlike the rest of us, Kincaid actually did the readings and his astute observations in tutorials made him the apple of many a young lady’s eye. On the side of his academic success, Jack was a diligent member of the Chapel Choir, carrying the tenor line over his three years. A confirmed Anglican, Jack was one of the rarities of modern society, and the Warden appreciated his service to the Chapel. Another rare feature of Jack Kincaid was that unlike most of us, he graduated on schedule. He leaves St Paul’s for his own apartment, demonstrating an alarmingly organised and adult life. With Arts done, Jack has his eye on further postgraduate study to make him employable—MCC dues don’t pay themselves. The College, and his many friends there, will miss him.
Nicholas Leete Leetos arrived late to the party that was first year at college. After a premature valediction from John’s, he arrived on our doorstep, a wolf of the night – cold, tired, withered. Nevertheless, Nick was somewhat ready to start a new chapter. His first few months of Semester Two were spent tinnying around the lower North Shore, returning to College only when need be, whether that was to sleep or have a few quiet ones down at the Sals with Joe Arnott. However, owing to much social angst, 41
St Paul’s College Leete had yet to pluck up the courage to ask for the wifi password, and having once again hotspotted a month’s worth of laptop usage from his phone, the man decided it was time to make some new friends. This was a lengthy process, but by the start of second year, he found himself immersed in the Chap, and all was well. With a newfound confidence, Leete became an ever-present figure around the College. He was a prominent spectator at all things Rawson, a fierce attendee at formal and late dinner, gained his Positive Education certificate twice over, and was always down for a textbook Harry Joffick from up on King St. Further, it would be a conservative estimate to posit when it came to tip, Leete “injoyed det”. As the Tip conveners’ convener, Leete would make sure that each convener was on task, whilst rallying up his band of Freshman Shore alumni to whom he was the mix of a caring mother, and tough-loving father. Above all, Leete became a staggeringly consistent frequenter of the Salisbury, employing once again an unparalleled enthusiasm and resonating an inclusive atmosphere. Third year for Leetos was similar in most respects. Maintaining his notable presence around the College, rare were the times you were able to ponder your thoughts alone without a “doin” from the man himself. Yet with no façade or discretion, Leete engaged with anyone passing by and this is reflected in his truly diverse group of friends. Leete has now completed his Bachelor of Economics and is undertaking a Master of Commerce from his new abode in Glebe. With all that he has gained from the last few years, we can be rest assured a bright future lies ahead.
Hugo McWilliam Hugo McWilliam arrived at St Paul’s as the youngest of our year at age 17. With Cranbrook school buddy Jack Holloway in toe Hugo took to College with excitement and enthusiasm hoping to uphold and honour the McWilliam name. Donning the fresher name ‘Saturated Mattress’, Hugo was quick to make friends both male and female. Always the first to buy everyone drinks at the Sals, Hugo quickly became a popular figure around the College. His wide smile and fantastic sense of humour were always well received by those in the College. Hugo’s rise to College fame skyrocketed at the start of second semester first year. A goalkeeper crisis meant the soccer team were in desperate need of reinforcements. Up stepped an unexperienced Hugo to fill the void in 42
what would ultimately be a masterstroke of Rawson sport convenorships. After a win and a loss in the first two games, Paul’s required a win against Wesley to secure the Rawson Soccer gong. One nil up and one man down Paul’s stood firm until a penalty was awarded to Wesley in the dying minutes. Up stepped Hugo. Diving to his left Hugo saved a top corner penalty. Paul’s would go on to win the game and the Rawson Soccer trophy queuing scenes of unbridled joy. This is a moment that I and many other boys at Paul’s at the time will ever forget. Hugo was an asset over his three years at St Paul’s. A cherished friend to all in his year he has always been generous and giving. Hugo finishes his BA in 2016 before starting a Masters of Commerce in 2017. Hugo is a great man and a fierce friend embodying the spirit of a true Pauline.
Patrick Magee In one’s time at College, one inevitably meets a number of larger than life characters. Patrick James Brian Magee, who hailed from the The King’s School, was one such man. A renowned Irish Catholic, Magee came to St Paul’s College in a show of ecumenism, having first considered a generous scholarship from the then Rector of St John’s. Magee, an egalitarian with particular interest in gender diversity, rejected the other place’s culture. Not only did Magee fervently embrace Anglicanism, he quickly embraced many kinds across Intercol’s greener City Road/Carillon Avenue quarter. He may have hushed up the Catholicism, but the Irish remained at the forefront of the persona of Magee. Only Lloyd Waddy was known to handle his wine with greater dignity, and it was only the arrival of Matthew Shim in our sophomore year, that Magee’s knowledge of obscure high-end champagne was upstaged. Magee managed to find a balance between his love of wine and service to the College. He was a fine Cellarmaster, well known for his accounting prowess. Magee’s egalitarianism and hatred of the class system resulted in a misled dalliance with the Australian Labor Party in his second year. Ever-aware of the zeitgeist, Pat’s “YOLO For College” ticket was successful in seeing him elected for a term to the University SRC. Previously, Pat served as the University’s Campus Culture Officer, where he again impressed with his astute ability to spend other people’s money wisely. Pat leaves Paul’s to return to the family home on Sydney’s Upper North Shore, a short aeroplane flight from the city. Though he remains on campus at the University
The Pauline 2015 reading International Studies (or was it Arts? Or was it Commerce?), few recognise him. Leaving Arul’s generous carb load for mother Jen’s organic cooking has produced an all-new Magee. The College will miss him.
Luke Massey Way out west up in Top Blackett there was this man. A man I want to tell you about. A man by the name of “Luke Massey”. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. Mr. Massey, was called “The Dude”. Sometimes there’s a man made for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that’s the Dude, at St Paul’s College. And even if he’s a lazy man, and the Dude was most certainly that, he plays his part in making the world go ‘round. Garbed in a cardigan which were reminiscent of the robes of Christ, he brought his cool aura to the smoking areas, the balconies and to that little nook that housed the coffee machine in the Rogers Room. Massey was the herald of fine goods. Homebrewed beers epitomised first year, speciality chosen cigars marked a third and final year. He was the fountain of wisdom and reason, an exemplar of humility. He was a man of honour, but not of pride nor arrogance. He was handsome, like Fabio, but never vain. He was like a wise uncle, whose abode smelt funny. Luke Massey was St Paul’s Dalai Lama, our Lao Tzu, our Jesus Christ. Amen. James Holman
Patrick Mitchell After receiving an education at the Sydney Church of England Grammar School, Patrick Gould Mitchell did what a good Northbridge Protestant does: he enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney. By opting to live at St Paul’s College, Pat gave us the sheer pleasure of his company for three years. Some characterised Pat’s artistic nature as an acquired taste, but those of us who lived with him grew fond of these Pat Mitchell idiosyncrasies. Apparently at Shore, Pat was somewhat masculine – he was Senior CUO of Cadets there – not that we saw any evidence of this at College. Instead, Pat became known as a soft, sensitive crooner. Perhaps it was the Commerce degree in him, but Pat found a niche
and dominated it. No Pauline since Tiernan did a better job of the wool sweater, chinos, coiffed hair, and concerned frown. I lived with Pat in our second year. Top Denison was transformed from Animal House in 2013 to a chateau of tasteful stylings in 2014. At the head of the corridor was Chez Pat: luxurious cushions; walls covered in angsty Tumblr quotes; Pat sitting with concerned frown. I’ve never seen a better lure. This was Peak Pat Mitchell. Beneath the veneer of aestheticism, Pat was secretly a very hard worker. He secured a graduate position at Westpac Bank at the end of his second year. This alarmed our cohort – some of us were on our third attempt at first year (perhaps that was just Magee). With employment guaranteed, Pat dedicated his time in third year to the gymnasium. The results were impressive – another box ticked in a long list of accomplishments. For hopeless romantic Patrick Mitchell, though, nirvana continues to lie just over the horizon. Tom St John Baker
Tim Morgan Tim Morgan has proved to be an involved and invaluable member within the Paul’s Community. Resurrecting the ‘Fresher Paper’ convenorship in his first year we knew he was on the path to glory. As a popular and well respected individual ‘Timothy Ray Dolton’ went on to very successfully help organise both the JDD and Formal in his second year, revealing his hardworking nature an commitment towards the college. Not only was Tim an involved Pauline but with his highly developed skills in debating ‘Timbo Slice’ quickly became known for his tenacious banter. The value he would bring to lunch time conversations in the quad was a true spectacle. Earning the reputation for his hilariously uncompromising chat Tim became a figurehead of comedy around college. ‘Timothy Morgan Freeman’ spent the first half of third year on exchange in Paris and upon return we were graced with a refreshed and refined new Timbo. Dedicating much of his final semester to his degree he managed to find the right balance between study and spending time with the boiz, graduating with an outstanding final mark. William Sayer
Russell Morgan Russel Morgan hailed to us from a distant land known for
St Paul’s College its decadence and corporate culture… Hong Kong. Staying true to his heritage he studied Commerce, achieving a major in both Finance and Economics. Whilst at St Paul’s, Russel, attempted to introduce a Wall Street culture to the college. As a founder of the ANZAC Day group “714” and a Director of Boomalakka Investment Club he really embodied the mantra, work hard but play harder. In his final year at St Paul’s, Russel was appointed to the position of Honorary Treasurer. He had a very successful innings, lasting all of one week… O-week. Sadly for the college he was head hunted for his debauchery by a small firm called Credit Suisse, where he has been yet to see the light of day since starting there. George Beniac
Ben Quittner Ben Quittner, following in his brother’s footsteps, joined us at St Paul’s from the harsh streets of Mosman and the unknown Sydney Grammar School. As the son of a doctor, he took the obvious path and began an advanced science degree. With a major in biology Ben has developed a great understanding of anatomy. One must assume that he paid attention during class as throughout his college career members of the fairer sex, for some reason, remain attached. Ben could always be found in the early hours of the morning in front of his computer grinding away at “Uni” work. As a result, not once did he turn down a Maccas run but more often than not he was also able to drive for which we will always treasure him. Ben’s most valued contribution to St Paul’s was his part in the Fresher Revue team 2014, which was a huge success and would not have gone on without him. Unfortunately Ben left St Paul’s at the end of second year, however he still made an effort to come by and more often than not he could be found helping out his mates behind the Salisbury Bar in 2015. George Beniac
Lachlan Pullar Lachlan Pullar came to St Paul’s a champion rower and all round high school hero. Unfortunately for Pullar no one cared, and he quickly realised this. In saying this, first year (or at least first semester) for Lachlan was a year of unbound debauchery by which many of us are still astounded. Somehow in these six months of blurred lines and memories, Lachlan met a girl. There never has been a greater change in behaviour displayed by a man. Suddenly gone were the days of weeklong benders and scuba diving 44
sessions, replaced with civilised Hunter Valley wine tastings and Ripples weekend brunches. Lachlan was a member of the rowing team for all three years of College and convened it in his second year. Along with his sporting contributions he was also involved in a multitude of convenorships such as the development of the Gym, Surreal Sounds 2014 and finally The Salisbury in 2015. In his final year he was a vital member of The Salisbury team and somehow he managed to resist the temptations that the bar provided. Lachlan graduated with an Economics degree, majoring in Finance and Economics, and now moves onto full time work at BT Financial group George Beniac
Mark Robertson Mark Robertson insisted there was to be no entry written for him in the 2015 Pauline because he was afraid that someone would expose the fact that he did nothing to contribute to St Paul’s College in his 3 years. Whilst this is correct, Mark contributed to the St Paul’s Freshman class of 2013 in other ways than undertaking athletic or pastoral convenorships. After his sporting career was cut short from a hereditary back problem, Mark turned his attention to the gym, Wednesday nights and O-Week. An exhausting period of any man’s life that saw him adopt an incredibly unique schedule. The ever hungry Mark would often be up late cooking food on his portable grill and in doing so would often wake up the rest of his hallway. Puffy eyed and disgruntled Mark would then take hours to emerge in the morning with lunch being his favorite and most attended meal of the day. To make this behavior all the more unusual, in his final year at College, Mark sported a front receeding, back mullet, which he explained, was because “every man needs to have long hair at least once in their life.” A master of imaginary room points, INFS group assignments, Formals and JDD’s Mark was loved by everyone and could always bring a smile to your face. A true Pauline that contributed to College life in far more ways that just convenorships. Mark lived and left his College room in the same way in which it came on the first day of O-week. Empty. Despite this, he leaves College with a bright future ahead of him and will no doubt be on the front cover of the Sydney Morning Herald one day for the better or worse. Rob Ward
William Ryan William Milham Ryan may be the nicest person you will ever meet. Of course, one must be sure that one is meeting Will and not his twin brother, Patrick. So it was, that on
The Pauline 2015 Monday 25 Feburary 2013, Patrick and Will were separated for the first time in their lives with Patrick being sent to our Catholic friends at St John’s College and Will taking the ecumenical path to Paul’s. Now a man in his own right, Will began to flourish free from his full time impersonator and the cultural hub of Newcastle. As a Fresher, Will was one of the more mature members of the F-ralley cohort. His famous red sofa became a hotspot for many cups of tea and great conversation. He took up the role of Under Secretary ensuring that he could walk around College smugly, knowing all the secrets of the Students’ Club Committee yet revealing none. For indecipherable reasons, Will decided that his job as a desk boy at the Sydney Morning Herald needed to be kept secret. In 2013, anti-College hysteria had reached its peak, so perhaps the young Novocastrian was worried the Students’ Club Committee might be worried that he was an elaborate spy. It was an irrational thought. However, it was these kinds of thoughts that Will clearly learnt how to control, or harness, going on to achieve significant academic results. He came first in Public International Law and was renowned for his detailed study plans and inside gossip for how to approach the law exams. He pioneered Rawson live feed, a legacy that will continue well after Will is partner at whichever law firm he choses. Will was not an outlandish, loud or domineering figure. He may have not have been known by those younger men as he moved into third year. It was their loss. College cannot handle 200 egos. Sometimes it is those who are the quiet and most unassuming, who turn out to be the most invaluable. Patrick Hall
William Sayer William Dougherty Sayer III has earned high praise from just about every corner of the College community. Will has been involved in everything from representing the college in tennis and athletics, to organising the JDD, and in his final year taking up a full time joint residency as Garnsey DJ with Harry Hoskins. The only match for the diversity of his talents is the generosity with which he shares them with everyone fortunate enough to cross his path. In his green younger days at College Will had the audacity to request a top-floor room from the o-week committee. Anyone who Sayer has ever tried to convince of something will be unsurprised that the request was duly granted. Since that moment Will’s relentless quest for altitude has mesmerised the College. Will evidently enjoyed his time in Sydney Grammar School’s space cadet unit and undertook to study a full time aeronautical engineering degree. We all
had high hopes for his campaign to become the youngest Australian to summit Everest, which after many months of careful and committed preparation was unfortunately mired at the very last instant by a tragic avalanche. Will was missed during his semester abroad in Lund, but returned with a fresh new haircut, stirring vigorous debate amongst the female intercollegiate community as to whether he had chopped too much off. Sayer is one of the great characters of the year group. He would never let the fact that he doesn’t actually own a smartphone get in the way of his side-hustle developing mobile apps. He skates through life at his own pace. He has an indefatigable dedication to enjoying life as widely and truly as he possibly can. We all expect great things from Will and cannot wait to see what he does next. Timothy Morgan
Ben Sive Benjamin joined St Paul’s on the back of a decorated schooling at Scots College. Arriving in O-Week with as many as seven teeth in his mouth and a gung-ho attitude, many mistook him for a country fella, excited by the prospect of letting his hair down, sinking a few beers and meeting a girl or two. After closer inspection, however, there was more to this boisterous larrikin than met the eye. Many of our year were shocked to discover a long-term girlfriend and an upbringing that didn’t venture much further west than the CBD. Spending his first year in the music room in the Arnott car park, Ben quickly decided that he would need plenty of room points to get as far away as possible from the shoebox the following year. Convenorships such as ‘Keeper of the Crabs’ meant that his second and thirds years would be spent in the royal rooms of Bottom Garnsey and Bottom Radford respectively. Ben was an integral part of the College rugby XV for two years helping the side to second in 2013 and proving a linchpin in the front row. In 2015, Ben was elected onto the Students’ Club where he served with distinction and honour as the College’s representative on the Intercol Committee. He was a valued O-Week leader in 2015 keeping Freshman in check while enjoying a good time of his own. Ben plans to finish his International and Global Studies degree in 2016 whilst on exchange in the Netherlands before seeking a carrier in aviation as either a pilot or steward. Ben has a bright future and embodies a true Pauline. Alex Still 45
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Samuel Sleigh Sam joined the ranks of many at St Paul’s College in 2013 having attended the distinguished educational facility that is Geelong Grammar. From the first bounce Sam settled into College life as a Freshman, and thoroughly enjoyed the lifestyle that was university. Along with his peers, Sam took pleasure in spending time at the College’s greatest sanctum, the Salisbury Bar. Never one to shy away from a public lecture in expression of his societal views, Sam quickly became a welcomed member to the elusive lock-in, circa 2013. Whilst Sam’s Salisbury career declined at the start of his second year, his focus quickly shifted toward a brighter one. Over the three years he spent in residence, Sam worked exceptionally hard to excel in his chosen area of academia – Agricultural Economics. Sam had learnt a little as the son of the leading agriculturalist in ‘Slugger’, but wanted to further his skills to ultimately bring them to the forefront of contemporary agricultural practices. Amongst the highest of work ethics and diligence, Sam showed passion in all facets of College life. He convened AFL, Sam’s one true love, and was a Convenor of the kegs, whilst also participating NRL and Tip. Sam was well respected despite his zero tackle and contested possession count with persons from neighbouring colleges. Sam leaves St Paul’s a true Pauline, who encompasses the traits that most men aspire to. His value and effort will be missed. Will McClintock
Alexander Still Alex joined St Paul’s after treating himself to the spoils of Europe and an unsuccessful year as a day student. With the face of a fourteen-year-old many thought Alex to be a baby Fresher upon his arrival on O-Week, however this assumption could not be further from the truth. At least 25 years the Warden’s senior, Alex quickly showed his leadership amongst the Fresher ranks as a dedicated member of the Rawson football team and an even more dedicated member of the Swarmy Army. Beyond these commitments Alex continued to flourish in first year, highlighted by his unwavering ability to get around the lads and a tradesman’s Gatorade or two. Spending second year in Garnsey and his final year in Radford, it’s fair to say Alex had the lion’s share of illustrious accommodation when in College. His association with quality extended beyond his room to the company he kept with academics such as James Holyman 46
and Hugo McWilliam to keep him company. In his final year Alex used his years of experience to great success as an O-Week leader – exemplified through his show-stopping leadership and compassion throughout the week. Upon finishing his degree in Economics in 2015, Alex looks forward to a fruitful career as a primary school teacher. His ability to nurture and support those around him has not gone unnoticed and will sit him in good stead for a bright future.
Nick Vogel Nicolas Vogel is living proof that College is a dynamic institution, keeping with our High Anglican tradition. On first glance, Nick would have seemed like another Pauline, a Mosmanite, a Sydneian, a Commerce and Engineering Student. But then, one looked closer and found the dynamic drag Queen, Toxique Haze. Toxique grew during his time at College, appearing at School Boys School Girls, clubs on Oxford Street and at various family events. She grew, as he grew, a more confident and assertive performer on an enlarging stage. Her appearances were widespread, even including one performance in the Palladian. Nick’s other endeavours included running the Engineering Dinner, the Parking Convenorships and participated in the Rawson athletics and swimming competitions. In the wake of this work, it is only hoped that someone will continue Nick’s profound impact next year. He leaves us to undertake Honours in stem cell research. Patrick Hall
Robert Ward Ivan Head: “You’re out there somewhere, beer baron! And I’ll find you. Rob Ward: “No you won’t.” Ivan Head: “Yes I will” Rob Ward: “Won’t…” Yes, Robert Ward was the covert and underground beer baron providing the booze for pre- Salisbury tom-foolery and mischief during his stay at St Paul’s College from 20132015. A testament to Robert’s character was his uncanny ability to form friendships amongst the year group despite being a “fresh fresh” and living in a leaking shoe box of a room that has now been turned into storage for asbestos reasons. Maybe it was dedication to his role as Fresher Car Wash that earned him gradual respect and a name for himself at The College. Taking up the bat in cricket and hanging on the wing in rugby for the elusive inside switch that never was, Rob excelled in his sport. His participation in all forms around College eventually resulted in his successful securing of the position of Secretary. From here began his running of day-
The Pauline 2015 day life and endless Facebook posts. He was an exemplary Pauline and let the College with the upmost dedication. Mark Robertson
Angus Wright Angus went to Paul’s after his time at a GPS School. He now works at Macquarie Bank. Ground-breaking. Anonymous
Obituary Robert Paul Siebrand Jansen BSc(Med)(Hons)(Syd) 1968, MBBS(Syd) 1971 25 October 1946 – 11 July 2014 In College 1967-69 Memorial Service conducted by Revd Canon Dr Ivan Head in the Great Hall on 4 August 2014. Having immersed himself in his first degree Robert Jansen achieved First Class Honours in Science whist at Paul’s. He went on to complete an MBBS in 1971. From Sydney Morning Herald, 8 December 2014: Professor Robert Jansen was one of the world’s leading human fertility researchers and pioneers of IVF in Australia. He was also as close to being a Renaissance man as it is possible to be in a world of endless specialisation: he was an outstanding reproductive physician and surgeon, a prolific author of learned books and articles, a gifted teacher, successful entrepreneur, an above average cartoonist and a passionate sailor. Above all, he was a warm and life-enhancing companion and family man with an encyclopaedic knowledge of music, wine, photography, art and much besides. He was one of the founders and the guiding light of Sydney IVF (now Genea), possibly the country’s leading IVF research and clinical group. His is one of the great Australian post-war migrant success stories. His parents, Peter, an engineer, and Jean, a teacher, were Dutch. They were captured by the Japanese in the then Dutch East Indies in 1942 and endured years of brutal captivity. They returned to the Netherlands after the war and Robert was born in The Hague in 1946. Soon after that,
the family emigrated and settled in Newport. It was soon clear that Robert Jansen was wired differently from most people. As his kindergarten teacher told his mother: “He has no interest in being a carriage. He only has a desire to be the engine.” Even before Jansen left high school, where he was dux and a champion surfer, he expressed interest in becoming a doctor in reproductive medicine. To set one’s sights then on a medical career in the field speaks of an unusually powerful and precocious mind. His subsequent academic career at St Paul’s College, University of Sydney, was predictably garlanded with honours. As a friend said in his eulogy: “Even then it was almost as if he had constructed a gigantic, complex jigsaw in his mind and then spent his life making sure every bit could be found and would fit.” Jansen graduated in medicine in 1971, having taken a year off to gain a B.Sc (Med) with first class honours. After doing his residency at Royal North Shore, he completed his physician training at St Vincent’s Hospital, later gaining his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He felt ready to turn his sights on what was for him the main focus – obstetrics, gynaecology and reproductive medicine – and moved to King George V in Camperdown under the celebrated Professor Rodney Shearman. It was at KGV that Jansen met his partner. At a gathering for victims of Cyclone Tracy in early 1975, he came down from the labour ward and was introduced to a young physio, Diana Baldry. Called back urgently to the ward, he turned to Baldry: “Want to come and see a Caesarean section?” “Go,” one of her friends said, adding: “He looks nice.” They were married that year. A two-year stint in 1979-80 as an associate professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio, cemented Jansen’s obstetrics and gynaecology qualifications, culminating in his doctorate from the University of Sydney in 1987 for research on Fallopian tubes, albeit those of rabbits and monkeys. In 1990, Jansen was appointed head of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s reproductive endocrinology and infertility department and built it into a world-class facility over the next decade. By the mid-1980s, IVF was still in its early stage and success rates were poor. Jansen had a vision, and a plan. He gathered a small group of colleagues and together they 47
St Paul’s College designed and pioneered the use of a new transvaginal ultrasound technique for a much safer and less intrusive collection of eggs. IVF was transformed.
address to an international conference in Sydney this year on technical advances in IVF, many of which were his own. He received a standing ovation.
Building on this success, in 1985 they founded Sydney IVF with one scientist, one nurse and five doctors. It now has 300 employees, with clinics throughout Australia and overseas, as well as two research arms focusing on stem cells and technologies to improve IVF birth rates.
Robert Jansen is survived by Diana, children Wendy, Alice, Peter and Christopher, their spouses and eight grandchildren. His sister, Dorothy, predeceased him.
It was typical of Jansen’s thoroughness that having masterminded the company’s formation, he wanted fully understand business itself, taking himself off to Harvard.
Scott Milson, with Robert Lyneham, D’Arcy O’Donnell and Rowan Ross.
In turn, Harvard, famous for its case studies, later paid him the compliment of using Genea in just such a study. Jansen never wavered in his view that excellence in research was the key to excellent IVF. He set aside Mondays for his research, and his work in one of many fields – that of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for gene and chromosomal disorders – is now the gold standard worldwide. He was a prolific contributor to international medical journals as well as refereeing other contributions, a consultant on medical ethics and law reform and a much sought-after lecturer. In 2012, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia. His huge workload might have given the impression that it would be all-consuming. Not so. While his wife did the heavy lifting at home, Jansen always had time for his children. But had they the time? Help with a school physics problem could turn into a four-hour tour d’horizon going back to first principles. Every query was an adventure into knowledge. From an early age, he took each child, in turn, to his overseas conferences. Before they were aged 10, they had been taken to operas, concerts, art galleries and operating theatres. It was a great, exciting world out there and he wanted them to see and embrace it all. He took them riding around the pyramids, waterskiing in Tobago and flying around Australia in a small aircraft. He told one of the boys his greatest moment was surfing the same wave with him at Waikiki; he on a surfboard he had, naturally, designed himself and had specially made. About seven years ago, Jansen learnt he had cancer, but with characteristic resolution set about mastering the medical science and methodically reordering his life. He and Diana bought a yacht from Oyster in Britain, named it Sydney Rock, and spent about half the year with family and friends sailing the Mediterranean and Black Sea, even crossing the Atlantic one year to cruise the West Indies. Frail but impeccably dressed as usual, Jansen gave his last 48
Robert Paul Siebrand Jansen Photo: The Sydney Morning Herald
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St Paul’s College Acknowledgements – The Pauline 2014 The Reverend Canon Dr Ivan Head (Warden), Emeritus Professor Alan Atkinson (Senior Tutor), Selwyn Owen (Alumni Officer) and Caroline Christensen (Registrar) for their assistance during the editorial process and their contributions to the publication. The photographers, especially Selwyn Owen for all the formal College photos and many excellent snapshots. All contributors for their reports and articles. Philip Barr, Dr Maurice Evans, Monica Farag and Richard Morgan for bringing the project to a conclusion in 2020.
Editor: Tom Baker
Acknowledgements – The Pauline 2015 The Reverend Canon Dr Ivan Head (Warden), Selwyn Owen and Dr Maurice Evans for their assistance during the editorial process and their contributions to the publication. The photographers, especially Selwyn Owen for all the formal College photos and many excellent snapshots. All contributors for their reports and articles. Philip Barr, Dr Maurice Evans, Monica Farag and Richard Morgan for bringing the project to a conclusion in 2020.
Editor: Aidan Hammerschmid
The prolonged delay in publishing these editions of The Pauline and the significant number of gaps in content are regretted. This is due entirely to the failure of 2014 and 2015 student convenors and others to submit material as requested. With the passage of time the task of chasing outstanding material has become almost impossible. This combined 2014/2015 edition contains all copy at hand in March 2020.
The annual journal of St Paul's College, within the University of Sydney. Note 2014 (No. 112) and 2015 (No. 113) editions have been publishe...