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 – Patrick O’Grady – Private Henry James Bartlett – Private Leslie Creed – Private Thomas Cranney – Private Stan O’Grady, Gallipoli – Private (later Bombardier) Francis Chippindale DCM Second World War – Gunner Kevin Dolahenty – Flight Sergeant Robert Hugh Gillian – Stoker 2nd Class John Hagin – Lance Sergeant Norm …

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Old Boys as Teachers at MBP

Mark Devlin (1977) Mark Devlin (1977) An Old Boy from the Class of 1977, Mark Devlin. Mark also taught many students at Parramatta Marist Junior in the 1980s. Mark is currently Assistant Principal at Our Lady of the Rosary, Kellyville.

In Uniform

Michael Abrahams Lieutenant Colonel Headquarters 8th Brigade (1977) Captain Raymond Allsop (1933) Mike McDermott, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Brigadier Nick Bartels AM (1977) John McNamara (1936) Major General David Valentine Blake Gunner Kevin Dolahenty 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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Tennis

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 …

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Soccer (Football)

Robert Younis Kwabena Appiah Robert Younis Robert Younis (born 14 August 1985) is a Lebanese-Australian footballer who plays for Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC in the New South Wales Premier League. Younis signed for Adelaide in 2008 after an impressive two seasons for APIA Leichhardt in the NSW Premier League which saw him net a phenomenal 38 goals in just 43 appearances. After an indifferent …

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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 Paul Gallen – State of Origin Captain Denis Fitzgerald Daniel Irvine Graeme Atkins (1973) Nathan Cayless (1995)  Peter Bowd Jason Cayless Ljubo (Lew) Zivanovic (1976) Chris Warren – Player & Sports Commentator (1988) Amco Cup & Shield 1977 Fred Yanz and Son Fred Yanz senior played first grade for Wests 1922-28 …

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Religious

Father John Kelly Roy Cooke (1957) – Coordinator for Life Ascending Australia Archbishop Justin Simonds Archbishop Douglas Young SVD (1968) Father Francis Fitzpatrick Brother Gabriel (Joseph) Harroway Cardinal Edward Clancy Fr Michael Kelly – Benedictine Abbot General (1963) 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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