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

Politicians

Sir James Martin (Premier & Chief Justice) (1833) George Thomas Ford MLC Fred Cahill Dan Mahoney Pat Flaherty Jack Ferguson (A Deputy Premier) Andrew Ziolkowski Maxwell “Shayne” Mallard Sir James Martin (Premier & Chief Justice) (1833) Began his education at the Catholic School in Parramatta (the beginning of Parramatta Marist). A brilliant student he moved …

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Olympians

John Devitt – Medal Winning Olympian (1954) John Stephens – Baseball – 2004 Athens – Silver Medal John Devitt – Medal Winning Olympian (1954) 1950s Swimming Squad John Devitt and Paul Hogan –Quite a swimming squad, a future Hollywood star and an Olympic Gold medallist. John Devitt married Paul Hogan’s sister, Wendy. John Devitt – Medal …

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Medicine

Professor Chris O’Brien (1969) Professor Len Harrison Associate Professor Raoul Walsh (1968) Clinical Associate Professor Stephen Jurd (1971) Professor Michael Gracey Dr George Augustine Mende (1955) Professor Chris O’Brien (School Captain 1969) In 2009, Parramatta Marist lost one of its most illustrious old boys, Professor Chris O’Brien. A man who dedicated his life serving the …

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Law and Judiciary

Sir James Martin (Premier & Chief Justice) (1833) Justice Brian Tamberlin (1955) Sir James Martin (Premier & Chief Justice) (1833) Began his education at the Catholic School in Parramatta (the beginning of Parramatta Marist). A brilliant student he moved onto a dames school then onto WT Capes School. He was articled to GR Nichols, editor …

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Old Boys on Screen

Paul Hogan – Granville to Hollywood Luke Ford Tony Ward – “Hunter” Chris Warren – Sports Commentator Paul Hogan – Harbour Bridge to Hollywood 1950s Swimming Squad including Paul Hogan & John Devitt – Quite a swimming squad, a future Hollywood star and an Olympic Gold medallist https://youtu.be/01NHcTM5IA4https://youtu.be/1_FyJug3wzUhttps://youtu.be/gPYAdnFaNlIhttps://youtu.be/E_7oF088akI Luke Ford Luke has starred in Kokoda, …

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Cricketers

Harold “Mudgee” Cranney Born 23 October 1886 in Parramatta. He played First Grade cricket for Cumberland for the first time in 1901, while he was still at school. He was 15. This was the beginning of a long association with the club as a player and as an official. he played for New South Wales …

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Community and Business Leaders

George Khattar  Phillip Ruthven – Founder and Chairman  IBISWorld Don Andrews – Visionary of the Royan Group (1951) John Bateman – Nepean Region Community Leader Robert ‘Bobby’ Sepping  –  A pioneer of the bicycle retailing industry George Khattar (1983) Mr. George Khattar (1983), passed away aged 44 from a heart attack. George, through his family …

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Authors and Journalists

Jeff McMullen AM Author, Journalist & Humanitarian Tony Ward – Television Journalist Percy ‘Waratah’ Hurley Cornelis Vleeskens – prolific writer, artist, poet and publisher David Armstrong – Journalist & Newspaper Editor Jeff McMullen AM Author, Journalist & Humanitarian (1964) Dr. Jeff McMullen AM is a well known journalist, author and humanitarian who has been honoured by …

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