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TARA HOWELL (née Anstie ‘08) is riding
the wave of mountain biking success that is
washing over Tasmania’s north east.
She won the Trailblazing Innovator title at
the Northern Champions of Tourism awards in
Tara, 27, who has a bachelor of business
majoring in marketing, won the award for her
Blue Derby Pods Ride, a luxury mountain biking
getaway she owns with her husband, Steve
Howell. She started Echelon Marketing as a
23 year-old and this later ‘joined forces’ with
Launceston-based architecture firm S. Group,
where she is director of brand and marketing.
LAUNCESTON’S Kirsty Dunphey (’96) has
been named top regional mortgage broker for
Australia in The Advisor magazine’s broking
awards for 2017. Ms Dunphey has previously
worked in real estate, property management,
public speaking and is the author of two books.
BATSMAN Alex Doolan (’03) made his
highest first class score with 247 not out, in
Tasmania’s total of 2-424 (dec) at the MCG
in November. But the Sheffield Shield clash
against Victoria ended in a draw.
BICHENO St Marys Music Teachers Co-
operative members Nic Wardlaw (’78) and Eliza
Spykers were among the winners at the 2017
Department of Education awards for excellence.
Mr Wardlaw and Mrs Spykers return to Scotch
Oakburn each year with students who take part
in the popular collaborative East Coast Music
“Eliza and I have worked together for nearly
nine years now, sharing skills and resources,”
Mr Wardlaw said.
SISTERS Penny Terry (’99) and Lucy Byrne
(’97) have challenged all political parties to
increase funding for preventative health in
the lead up to the state election. The pair
founded Healthy Tasmania in 2016 to work with
community partners to build capacity, improve
equity and inclusion, and improve the individual,
social and economic health of communities.
PAST student Charles Headlam (’14),
assistant to Senator David Bushby (Lib, Tas),
spoke in Term 4 to Scotch Oakburn Year 6
Civics and Citizenship students about tiers of
government, different roles in parliament and
the voting system. Mr Headlam was a College
Captain in 2014.
DELORAINE truffle farming entrepreneurs
Henry Terry (‘09) and his sister, Anna Terry (‘11),
are reportedly set to be contestants on the next
season of TV cooking show My Kitchen Rules.
Mr Terry drew widespread attention with a
cameo appearance in the last series of MKR.
HILLWOOD Farmgate owner Robin
Dornauf (’79) was predicting a busy ‘pick
your own’ season with 50,000 strawberry
plants producing fruit. The farm also grows
raspberries, blueberries, redcurrants and
ALISTAIR HOGARTH (‘89) has recently
completed 25 years in the Royal Australian
Navy. He was based at Garden Island in
Western Australia. He is a Chief Petty Officer
and is the Assistant Staff Officer, Platform
Design, Future Submarine Program.
He was recently awarded Instructor of the
Year 2016 for his role as the Fleet Marine
technician (Submarines) and his contribution in
training people in Sea Training Group.
Alistair is currently based in France where he
is part of the Royal Australian Navy Delegation
to begin planning and design of Australia’s
future submarine program.
PITT WATER oyster farmer Josh Poke (’97)
and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
researchers are working on measures to
prevent the onset of Pacific oyster mortality
syndrome with the trial use of refrigerated
shipping containers at leases near Cambridge.
The trial will continue until March-April 2018.
SOUTH Esk Swimming Club’s Kit De Jonge
(’16), who is now studying architecture at the
University of Tasmania, won two top awards
for freestyle swimming up to 400m and the
individual medley – at Swimming Tasmania’s
annual trophy presentation.
Researched and produced by Paul A.C.
Richards AM, Julian Burgess, Keith J.
Sykes, Jenny S. Gill and Russell Hogarth,
with assistance from
researchers Don Wing
AM and David Dixon,
the history is for sale for
$30 at Senior School
Scotch College Preparatory
School St George’s Square
1937 – 1960 only $30
Peter Gatenby, Phil Neilson, Ian Huett, Paul Rattle, David Gatenby, Jeremy Leonard and Rodney Stone.
50 year reunion
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