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Saturday 9 February
Milestone Reunion – Classes of
1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2004,
2009 & 2014
Saturday 7 September
MLC/Oakburn Morning tea
Thursday 24 October
MLC Class of ‘69 50-year reunion
Friday 25 October
MLC Class of ‘59 60-year reunion
Friday 25 October
Centenary celebrations of
Scotch College lunch
Friday 29 November
Scotch College Class of ’59
Collegians please update your
email address – this is the best
way to ensure you receive all
the invitations and activities
surrounding Collegian events.
Please email Nicole.Willcox@soc.
tas.edu.au with your preferred
email details. Another way to
stay connected is to log on to
SOC-Connect – your very own
platform to stay in touch with
You’ll see we have some
significant events planned
for this year. To maximise
attendance and ensure everyone
has every opportunity to attend
and re-connect with other
Collegians we need volunteers.
If you’d like to assist with the
organisation of your reunion
please give Nicole a call on
6336 3368 or email Nicole.
TASMANIAN camera legend,
David Brill (‘63) was inducted into
the Australian Media Hall of Fame
in November. David has inspired
our students having spoken to
them about many of his amazing
adventures when he revisited the
College in 2017.
David has braved battlefields to
bring stories of those who fought and
those affected by conflict. It was as a
trainee camera operator, with ABC,
that saw David’s eerie footage of the
1967 Tasmanian bushfires broadcast
around the world.
In an interview with the ABC David
spoke about how tough the work
was but “he remained focused on the
victims of war, famine and natural
disasters, and the unsung heroes
doctors, nurses and aid workers...
That’s what kept me going, with
all the suffering in the world and
the wars, you run into individuals,
real people who are doing it not for
money, but who are doing what they
do because they care.”
ROWING and marathons were his
thing, now Ali Foot (’05) has moved
on to triathlons winning the George
Town Triathlon in October.
Higgins (’91), right, has
been appointed as the new
Assistant Commissioner at
In an article by Tasmanian
Darren Hine said that “Assistant
Commissioner Higgins had
communication skills, the ability to
motivate and lead others, implement
change, and a clear vision for the
As Assistant Commissioner
Jonathan will take on the portfolio
of Specialist Support, which is
responsible for the commands of
THE Milestone Reunions take
place annually with past students
revisiting every 5 years after their
departure. So this year’s reunion
was for 1983, ‘88, ‘93, ‘98, ‘03, ‘08
and 2013. There was a wonderful
turnout of 90 Collegians – including
many from interstate – and more
than half took the opportunity
to tour the school with volunteer
Senior students prior to getting
down to the important business of
catching up. Our Archivist, Veronica
Macno, produced a fantastic display
of memorabilia for each attending
year group, which in turn provoked
much mirth, temple scratching and
the telling of stories that should
probably not be repeated in present
company. With minimal formalities,
many toasts, a fair swathe of
reminiscences and a surprising
number of the aforementioned
squawks, last drinks were called
a number of times before groups
headed off for more nostalgia over
Operations Support, Marine and
Rescue, Special Response and
Counter-Terrorism and Education and
EXECUTIVE Chef Craig Will (’00)
of Stillwater and Black Cow
Restaurant was named as
one of Tasmania’s top chefs.
Craig has helped to drive
the movement in Tasmania
to give locally sourced and
grown produce an identity.
GEORGIA Baker (’12) completed a
golden hat-trick at the Oceania Track
ROBBIE Arnott (’07) has just had
his first novel Flames published.
Robbie says it’s a “work of magical
realism set all across Tasmania that
blends fantasy and reality. The reader
is never quite sure what is fact, and
what is fiction.”
Scotch College Collegians
- Save the Date
Friday 29 November 2019
Can you believe it’s 100 years since
the very first Scotch College “Old
Boys” Luncheon? We have started
to plan the lunch so it’s on the very
same day – just 100 years later! Please
make sure we have your updated
postal or email address so you don’t
miss out on your invitation.
Saturday 9 February 2019
All teaching and non-teaching staff
who worked at Methodist Ladies’
College, Oakburn College, Scotch
College and Scotch Oakburn
Above right, Georgia Baker
(Picture: Kevin Anderson,
(Picture: The Examiner, Frances Vinall).
(Picture: ABC News,
Class of 2003.
Class of 1983.
Class of 1988.
Class of 1998.
Class of 2013.
Class of 1993.
Class of 2008.
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