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The Maristian June 2012
The Hill Family
Steve Djusic (1989)
Steve is a construction/mining and
building services manager and enjoys
catching up with contemporaries from
school and happenings at the College
via The Maristian. He can be contacted
Dave Lovelock (1981)
David is Queensland Manager for
Travel Associates. His email is
Elwyn (1990) and Brendon Battye (1993)
Kay Battye contacted us to bring us up
to date on Elwyn and Brendon. Elwyn
has worked for many years in the
community sector assisting young
people who have “fallen through the
cracks.” He is married and still lives in
Canberra. He can be contacted at
Brendon moved to Melbourne with his
wife Linda just after the death of his
father in 1999. He runs his own business
as a carpenter specialising in fitting
doors. He has two young boys and is
already looking around for a junior
rugby club. His email is
Chris Fraser (1996)
Chris is a police administrator and lives
in Cumbria in the North of England. He
can be contacted at
Anthony Allardyce (1999)
Anthony works with well known travel
agents, Travel Makers, and can be
Tim Lam (2003) who was married last year
Stephen Peterson (2003) also married last year; he qualified
as a doctor and is living in Canberra.
Richard Bumpus (2001) who was married earlier this year
Matt Cassidy (2004) who announced his engagement to
Adam Urbaniak (2001) who was recently engaged.
Sean-Michael Kennedy (1999) and Hayley on the birth of
Flynn Robert on June 6, a brother for Imogen.
Rest In Peace
Please Pray For
Colin and Midge Hill began their long association
with Marist College Canberra in 1979 when their
oldest son Richard started in Year 4, to be followed
by his brothers Steven, Tom and Matthew. Like all
his siblings, Richard was an avid sportsman,
playing rugby and cricket. On a whim he took up
Judo, a decision that changed the lives of the
entire family. All nine children, including the girls,
became members of the Marist Judo Club and all
of the nine have represented Australia in the sport,
three - Narelle, Tom and Jenny – at the Olympics.
Even though Matthew, the youngest of the boys,
graduated in 1994, the Hills have had a continuous
presence at the school through the Marist Judo
Club. Colin Hill was President of the club for many
years as well as coaching in Brother Jerome’s time.
Steven and Tom coached at the club for many
years and Matthew continues to do so, as do Ann
and Narelle. The family’s presence at the school
has also continued into the next generation with
all of Colin’s grandsons old enough attending the
Where are they now?
Richard (1985) began his working life as a
plumbing apprentice before becoming a truck
driver. He decided to change careers and enrolled
at the Australian Catholic University as a mature
age student where he completed his education
degree. He is currently living in Cessnock. His sons
Christopher and Jordan graduated from Marist in
2008 and 2009 respectively, and Mikali finished
Year 12 at St Clare’s College in 2011; all three have
represented Australia in Judo.
Steven (1988) completed his teaching degree and
taught for many years at St Edmund’s College. He
currently owns and runs a gym with his brother
Tom, Hill Sports Academy in Belconnen. He
represented Australia numerous times at Judo and
was the Australian coach at the Sydney Olympics.
He is married to Megan and they have four sons
and one daughter. Dylan is in Year 8 at Marist,
William hopes to join Year 4 next year, Darcy and
Max have yet to start school; Taylah is at St. Peter
and Paul’s Primary School.
Thomas (1990) After representing Australia at the
Olympics in 2000, Tom completed a degree in
teaching at Canberra University. He taught for
many years at MacKillop Catholic College,
Canberra before joining Steven as co-owner of Hill
Sports Academy. He won a gold medal in Judo at
the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and is
the current Australian coach for the London
Olympics. He is married to Naomi Roff, sister of
Jake (1991) and Joe (1993); they are expecting
their sixth child in June 2012. Their oldest boy,
Patrick, is in Year 9 at Marist.
Matthew (1994) Matthew graduated from
Canberra University with a degree in Finance and
Banking. He is currently employed at Macquarie
Private Wealth as a stockbroker. He has also
represented Australia in Judo on a number of
occasions; he was an excellent rugby player and
was selected in the Australia Schoolboys in his last
year at school. He coaches the senior session at the
Marist Judo Club. He is married to Melinda and
they have four children.
All the girls graduated from St Clare’s College. Ann
(1984), a scientist, and her husband Dr Peter
Phelps MLC have four children, the oldest, Thomas,
in Year 7 at Marist. Narelle (1987), an accountant, is
responsible for the information summarised here.
She is married to Marist OB Andrew Smith (1987);
they have four children, the oldest boy Connor is in
Year 7 at Marist and Ben is in Year 4. Jenny (1990)
invented a shirt for breastfeeding mothers which
she has had patented and is now selling online at
www.mummyhoney.com.au. She is married to
Richard Spreckley and they have three daughters.
Debbie (1996) graduated from Canberra
University with degrees in Arts and Information
Technology. She is currently living in Melbourne,
working in IT. Michelle (2003) is a commercial pilot
based in Brisbane. Like all the girls and most of
their children, she too was a representative Judo
David Fitzpatrick (2003) who died last year
James Winnie (2003) who died in a motorbike accident.
Daniel McCarthy (1997) who died in March this year.
Jim Bryant, an Old Boy of the High School Darlinghurst. Jim
was uncle of Andrew (1976), David (1979) and Paul Bryant
Don Knox, husband of Franca, long time staff member.
Joan Kyneur, mother of David (1982), grandmother of
George Spill (2006), wife of Geoff (MBHS Darlinghurst 1944).
Brendan Dorman, brother-in-law of Stephen Cusack (1975)
Brother Kevin Herlihy, for many years a part of the fabric of
Marist Canberra, who is under 24-hour nursing care in the
Brothers’ community at St Greg’s Campbelltown.
Brother Cletus Drew who had major surgery at Canberra
Hospital. He is making good progress and has been
transferred to Calvary Hospital for rehabilitation.
Kerry Berthold, wife of former staff member Peter, who is
being treated for cancer.
Brother Paul Creevey, Principal of St Teresa’s Catholic College,
Noosaville, who is quite ill.
The Executive Committee
has held a number of
months, facilitated by
Brendan Mulhall, with the
aim of simplifying the
Association and allowing it
to focus on its core purpose.
The OBA exists to provide a
vehicle through which ex-
students of the College can
live and express their
continuing membership of
the Marist community.
The Aims of the Association have been identified as
• To facilitate ongoing contact and community
among Old Boys of Marist College;
• To support Marist College and its community in its
As you can see from the graph the planned structure of
the Association is, in the contemporary way, “flat”.
A key to having this structure work effectively is the
recruitment of a Year coordinator to act as a conduit
between the Association and ex-students of their year. As
there have been 37 graduating classes since 1975, the
ideal number of coordinators
would be 37.
Under the proposed changes
the workload for year
coordinators will not be
with only a
requirement to attend two
meetings a year. Should you
be interested in more
information regarding this role
please contact me at the email
address and/or mobile phone
number below or the
Development Office at
Grant Slater - President
0418 280 957
Old Boy Members
Selec ted Old Boys from
each graduating year
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