Marist Brothers High School Darlinghurst
Blue & Blue
4th July 2017
I trust that this finds you all as well as can be expected and enjoying the fruits of life.
The attendance years covered for this reunion include 1937, ’47, ’48, ’49 ’50, ’53, ’54, ’55, ’57, ’58, ’60, ’61, ’62, ’63, ’64, ’65, ’67 and others who moved from Darlo to do their HSC in 1970 and 1972.
WHAT A REUNION THIS GUARANTEES TO BE. The quick wit and rich tale-telling of Kevin Fitzpatrick (Class of ’58) while acting as speaker, only serves to add to the superlatives of an historic encounter.
Be sure to check out your Class photos, sports etc in B&B Archives on the Darlo website: http://www.mbhsdarlinghurst.org/b&b_archives.htm
Michael Howard (Class of ‘65) writes ‘I am one of the dying breed of folk who read a hard copy of the SMH every day and the first place I read is the Letters page. I’ve often wondered if an intermittent contributor, ‘A Everett of Wareemba’, might be Tony Everett from my LC year. Recent topics have included how best to teach maths in school and a free character assessment of Pauline Hanson. But his latest contribution, praising the upgrade to grammar in the HSC, put the matter beyond doubt. An excerpt:
‘I done the Leaving Certificate in 1965, the final year that exam was held in schools prior to the Wyndham Skeem replacing it. In those days. correct spelling was an asumed, having been routinely driled since primary days. Grammer was a part of the English exam in the LC and our teacher, affectionately known as Nobby, felt us boys needed extra practice so we began the day at 8:30 with a 30 minute session learning the rules of correct grammer. ..…PS The education people have my permission to use this letter as an exercise in "correct the errors in this opinion piece”.’ Br Norman would be proud!
John Andersen (Class of ’63)
wrote while visiting Australia: I appreciate the news and contact. I am
at present at the Benedictine Abbey at Jamberoo and will return to Peru
on the 27th. March. Still in Iquitos and God willing, will continue on
there. Our Parish will celebrate our Golden Jubilee in 2020. Best
regards to yourself and other Darlinghurst Old Boys, John .
Reg Richardson A.M. (Class of ’53) writes regarding Roderick Quinn:
I was attracted to an article on page 12 of today's (May 12) SMH as it featured Bronwyn Bancroft an aboriginal artist , well known to me , who runs an aboriginal artists gr called Boommalli Artists Co-operative where I am one of the patrons .
Bronwyn produces children's books as well as her paintings and , as you will see , she is now selling her books in China , a very tough market to crack .
The interesting part from the OBU's viewpoint is that the first pieces of Australian literature sold in China , in 1921 were poems by Dame Mary Gilmore , Hugh McCrae and our own RODERICK QUINN , a mighty Darlo old boy and author of Light , Blue and Dark Blue, the colours of our school etc.
The NSW Premier is now under siege as a ‘Not-Happy-Jan’ Tony Morrissey [Class of ‘65] lets fly at the NSW government ….. AGAIN! Tony’s letter to Southern Courier, berating the transport system, may be found at:
For those of you who do not receive the Maristian, an article appeared in their most recent edition noting “a gathering of very special men”: 7 men of the Class of ‘49 Jim Travis, Don Ferguson, Bill Halcro, John McCauley, Bruno DÁdam, John Tozer and
Repairs & Maintenance:
Bill Halcro (Class of ’49), guardian of the OBU treasury, is in Prince of Wales hospital following a fall.
Philip Hogan (Class of ’60) is having a break from the endless digitising of OBU records.
Brian Staunton (Class of ’48) is in Hammondcare at Miranda for respite.
Ted Leach (Class of ’59) had a mishap recently and is recovering from a broken femur.
Tony Jones (Class of ’63) is unable to fly from Perth this year following surgery and is recouperating under the watchful eye
of wife, Toni.
Humour: How to encourage people to exercise: https://youtu.be/WpxbIZjh5E4
Fact: A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight, live longer than men who mention it.
Vale Father Paul Francis Cahill, (Class of ’44) former P.P. at Lindfield, ordained along with Fr Ron Harden in 1950.
Born June 7, 1928
and survived by his sister-in-law Mary Cahill. Loving uncle to his nieces
Killara on Thursday February 16, 2017.
- See more at:
R.I.P. Fr. Paul
Beyond Blue continues to provide support for anxiety and depression, providing resources for recovery, management
and resilience. www.beyondblue.org.au
Please pardon any and all editorial/grammatical errors as, with key personnel suffering from permanent illness, we’re now short staffed and in need of Committee members. Please email is you’d like to nominate for the Committee.
Looking forward to seeing you at what will be yet another FABULOUS reunion for the Darlo OBU.
*LC Year refers to those who sat the LC or HSC in that year and also to their classmates who left school in earlier years.
Br. Paul Murphy
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