Old Boys Stories

Politicians

Sir James Martin (Premier & Chief Justice) (1833) Andrew Ziolkowski George Thomas Ford MLC Maxwell “Shayne” Mallard Fred Cahill Dan Mahoney Pat Flaherty Jack Ferguson (A Deputy Premier) 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 medalist. John Devitt married Paul Hogan’s sister, Wendy. There is some …

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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 medalist. There is some doubt whether the above squad …

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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

Don Andrews (1951) – Visionary of the Royan Group John Bateman (1975) – Nepean Region Community Leader George Khattar (1983)  Phillip Ruthven (1956) – Founder and Chairman  IBISWorld Robert ‘Bobby’ Sepping (1960)  –  A pioneer of the bicycle retailing industry George Khattar (1983) Mr. George Khattar (1983), passed away aged 44 from a heart attack. …

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Authors and Journalists

David Armstrong – Journalist & Newspaper Editor Percy ‘Waratah’ Hurley Jeff McMullen AM Author, Journalist & Humanitarian Cornelis Vleeskens -prolific writer, artist, poet and publisher Tony Ward – Television Journalist 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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