Parramatta Marist Old Boys Union

Parramatta Marist Old Boys Union

Fortior Ito – Go Forth With Strength – School est. 1820 Old Boys Union est. 1925

Old Boys Stories

Old Boys at War Project

Boer and First World Wars Second World War Malaya Emergency and Vietnam Era Old Boys at War Project – One School’s Sacrifice At the end of 20 I 5, the Year I 0 Elective History class undertook a project to discover our Old Boys who served in Australia’s military forces, and, in particular, those who had …

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In Uniform

Major General David Valentine Blake Captain Raymond Allsop (1933) John McNamara (1936) Gunner Kevin Dolahenty Mike McDermott, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Brigadier Nick Bartels AM (1977) Michael Abrahams Lieutenant Colonel Headquarters 8th Brigade (1977) Mick Keelty – former AFP Commissioner Major General David Valentine Blake David Blake was born on 10 November 1887 in Parramatta. After his …

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Geoff Brown – Tennis Champion WIMBLEDON RUNNER-UP AND DAVIS CUP PLAYER,attended the school in the late 1930’s (before serving in the RAAF in WWII), was a runner up in the 1946 Wimbledon Final singles, doubles and mixed-doubles. He was defeated by Yvon Petra of France in 5 sets. The following year he was defeated in …

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Soccer (Football)

Robert Younis Kwabena Appiah Robert Younis Read about his career HERE Kwabena Appiah earn more about Kwabena’s career HERE  Also read the write up in the Australian June 2012.  

Science & Education

Stephen K. Tompsett John Carty Dennis Bishop Prof. Barry McCleary, CEO & Founder The Megazyme Group  (1967) Stephen K. Tompsett Stephen tragically lost his life in the attack on the World Trade Center New York, September 11, 2001. Stephen, 39, a computer scientist and vice president at the Instinet Corporation who was attending a meeting at …

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Rugby Union

Stanley (Stan) Montgomery Wickham A PIONEERING WALLABY Stanley (Stan) Montgomery Wickham (1876-1960) was a country boy, born near Orange, who attended Parramatta Marist during his high school years. He was selected at age 19 to play for the Waratahs. He was appointed captain of the first Australian team to play NZ in 1903 and became …

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Rugby League

Fred Yanz and Son Denis Fitzgerald Graeme Atkins (1974) Peter Bowd Ljubo (Lew) Zivanovic (1976) Amco Cup & Shield 1977 Paul Gallen – State of Origin Captain Nathan Cayless (1995)  Jason Cayless Chris Warren – Player & Sports Commentator (1988) Fred Yanz and Son Fred Yanz senior played first grade for Wests 1922-28 while one …

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Father John Kelly Archbishop Justin Simonds Father Francis Fitzpatrick Brother Gabriel (Joseph) Harroway Cardinal Edward Clancy Fr Michael Kelly – Benedictine Abbot General (1963) Roy Cooke (1957) – Coordinator for Life Ascending Australia Archbishop Douglas Young SVD (1968) Father John Kelly Father John Kelly was the first boy from the Marist School to be ordained …

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Public Sector

Edward Fleming John Garlick Thomas Leo McAdam Edward Fleming Born in 1875 and attended the School in the 1880s. On leaving school he joined the public service and joined the Department of Lands, eventually becoming Under Secretary of Lands. In the 1920s he was responsible for settling returned soldiers on Land in New South Wales. …

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