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Under 10 rugby 1968
We believe this photo is of the first Marist rugby
team to ever run on the field, the U10 team
from 1968. The team was coached by Br Crispin,
assisted by John McCauley who was heavily
involved in the foundation of Marist Rugby.
Holding the ball here is Terry McCauley (1976)
whose brothers Mick (1978), Pat (1983) and
Bernard (1984) also played for the school.
Bernard currently coaches the Marist U12 team
which includes his son Connor.
As a footnote, the U10s won the 1968
premiership; this year’s U12s were successful
defending premiers in their division, 43 years
Barry joined the staff in 1972 as a teacher of mathematics and
religion. He was at different times Year Master, Head of
Mathematics, Assistant Principal (staff ), Senior Master and was
for many years responsible for the College timetable. The large
attendance at his funeral mass in St John Vianney church at
Waramanga included Old Boys, former staff and parents of
former students. Since he retired in 2000, Barry had a number of
health problems, necessitating hospital stays, during which Old
Boys were regular visitors.
In Memoriam - Barry Joseph Cronan
National Sports Celebrity
Dinner of Canberra
Class of 2001 Reunion
Tim Ferrari did a magnificent job in
organising this successful reunion.
More than 40 contemporaries
gathered at the College at 2.30 pm
for a tour of the College followed by
a BBQ. There were many positive
comments about the Resources
Centre, the Marian Shrine, Lindwall
Oval and the construction of the
The group gathered at the RUC
Club in Barton in the evening where
they were joined by a further 50 ex-
students. Much of the organisation
of the gathering was done through
Ten Years later
Paul Cooper (1992)
Paul is Chief Operating Officer of
Dimensions Data United Kingdom. He
lives in London and can be contacted
Sam Buchanan (2005)
Sam, now a sales consultant with the
Independent Property Group, greatly
enjoyed the Foundation Luncheon. He
can be contacted at
Rajarshi Ray (1989)
Raj operates a successful winery and
boutique accommodation named
Silos Estate and Wileys Creek. In 2010
the Estate received the Tourism and
Hospitality award from Integral Energy
as well as the award for sustainability.
The winery is located outside Berry on
the South Coast of NSW; its website is
Daniel Hutchkis (2003), winner of the Brophy Medal for best-
and-fairest in the ACT hockey competition, his third
Duke Didier (2007) son of former Wallaby Geoff (1977),
winner of the senior men’s 100kg event at the Australian
Scott Barr (1990) who qualified for the US Open held at the
Congressional Country Club, Washington DC in July. Scott
lives in Singapore with his wife who is expecting their first
David Cox (1991) and Kelly on the birth of Izaac Alexander,
brother for Mackenzie and Kirby.
Ed Corbitt (1977) and Jan-Maree on the birth of James
Edward brother for Angelique.
Christopher Lloyd (1995) married Catherine Rubin in St
Stephen’s Church, Brisbane on August 6th.
Jonathon Lowe (2006), recently admitted to the NSW bar,
currently working in Parramatta.
Grant Barclay (1994) and Samantha on the birth of Harrison
Neville in August.
Professor Frank Bowden, father
of Josh (2008) and benefactor
of the College on the launch of
his book “Gone Viral: The Germs
that Share our Lives.”
Luke Jeffrey (1990) on the birth
of son Ashleigh in September.
Bruno Antunes (2005) on the
birth of his son Sebastian
Anthony Clarke Antunes
Daniel Lynch is the new Marist Brother Novice at the
Monastery replacing Patrick Connell who has moved to
Rest In Peace
William (David) Wilson, father of John (1986) and Chris
Valerie Buchanan, mother of Scott (1987), grandmother of
Connor Buchanan (Year 7 Crispin)
Mark Tankey, father of Nicholas (2010), Joshua (Year 9
Othmar), Tim (Year 5); uncle of Sam Ross (Year 9 Othmar), his
brother Ben (Year 7 Othmar) and Zac (Year 5)
Br Greg Moran. Old Boy of Marist Brothers Darlinghurst.
Barry Cronan, staff 1972-2000.
Pat Boyle, grandmother of David (2007), Matthew (2009)
and Stephen (Year 12 Crispin).
Mick Creech, father of Rick (1975), Geoff (1976, deceased),
David (1979), father- in-law of Sam Edwards (1995),
grandfather of Dean Edwards (2009).
Renee Doan, mother of Stephen (2001).
Paul Curran, father of Tim (1986), Pat (1989) and Nick (1997)
grandfather of Ben Rutten (2008).
Kevin Hollis, father of Mark (1977), Andrew (1979), Julian
(1981), grandfather of Thomas (2004)
Phil Slater, father of Glenn and Grant (1981), grandfather of
Ryan (2002), Andrew (2010) and James (Year 11).
Don Knox, husband of Franca Knox
Geneveive Hawke, mother of Kieran Russell (Yr 11 Mark)
Connor Stanford (Yr 11 Mark)
Please Pray For
Bruno and Sebastian Antunes
The National Sports Celebrity Dinner of Canberra on 5
November was a well attended and entertaining event,
which succeeded in raising a significant amount for
Supporting the Marist community through the Br Mark
May Bursary Fund and Home in Queanbeyan, the dinner
featured a star-studded lineup of speakers, including
Peter FitzSimons, Jason Dunstall, Nicole Livingstone and
Marist Old Boy Simon Thompson (1995). Congratulations
to the Old Boys Association on this initiative.
Old Boys Association
We recently held the association’s
annual general meeting. I am
pleased to say that we have a
new committee to develop the
association for the next few years
and build upon the framework
put in place by the founding committee.
Looking to the immediate future the Association
will be hosting the National Capital Sports Dinner
on November 5. Details have already been
circulated and I encourage all members of the
OBA as well as ex-students to support this event.
Grant Slater - President
Class of 1986 Reunion
Twenty-five years after they left Marist, about 60
members of the class of 1986 met during the
weekend of the mid-semester break. They
gathered at the Capital golf club on Saturday
night; the following day, with their families, they
were shown through the College by Glenn Slater
and remained to enjoy a barbeque.
(L-R) Dave Newham, Dave Hay, Bernie Mason
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