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Edward Corbitt is one of nine children, who
all attended Catholic Schools and Colleges,
thanks to the sacrifice of his mother and
father, Grace and the late Kevin Corbitt.
Edward, the eldest of four brothers,
completed Year 12 in 1977; Michael
completedYear 12 in 1978; Francis completed
Year 10 in 1978; and Matthew completed
Year 10 in 1979. Both Francis and Matthew
chose to complete their Year 12 at Stirling
• After working in Government and as an
accountant for over 24 years, Edward
completed his legal studies in 2003 and
now works as a Government Legal
Officer and runs a small family law
practice from home.
• After working in foreign affairs for many
years, Michael has recently semi-retired
to a plantation in Honaunau, Hawaii.
• Francis also works in foreign affairs.
• Matthew is the Officer-in-Charge at the
Belconnen Police Station.
In 1986 Edward married into a readymade
family with three children Michelle, Anthony
and David. Edward’s two sons from this
marriage also attended Marist Canberra, with
Anthony completing Year 12 in 1995 and
David completing Year 10 in 1996.
• Anthony has a successful career in
Information Technology (IT). After many
years in contracting he is now employed
in Government IT.
• David has served with the Australian
Navy, including a tour of the Arabian
Gulf in 2001-2002 on board HMAS
Sydney with Operation Enduring
Freedom. Upon leaving the Navy he
worked as a chef and is now employed
in the construction industry.
In 2000 Edward met his new partner, Jan-
Maree, and they are blessed with two
children, Angelique (4 years) and James (11
months). Edward also now has 10
Edward was the Treasurer and Governance
and Public Officer of the Marist College
Canberra Old Boys Association from 2006 to
2011 when he resigned anticipating the
demands of a young family. He maintains ties
with Marist College Canberra and former
students of his year, his brothers’ years; and
Edward is appreciative of his education and
associations with Marist College Canberra,
particularly his college mates and the
memorable contributions by Brothers Mark,
Roger, Joseph, Kevin, Lionel and Maurice;
Barry Cronan, Ken Evenden, (Aussie) John
Healey, (Yankee) John Healy, Les Roberts,
Russ Johnson, Ron Brell, Sheelah Egan,
Carmel Luck, Mrs Brady, and Mrs Lewis.
Mike Campbell (1978)
Information about this Mike came
from Mike Baldwin who wrote to tell
us about Mike Campbell’s wedding in
Shanghai where he has been
domiciled for a number of years as
HR Director Europe and Asia with a
major automobile company. He and
his wife Rosy invited a small group of
friends and family to celebrate their
wedding formally over dinner on the
weekend of May 19 in Melbourne.
Among those joining the celebration
were his twin brother, Lt Col (ret) Ian
Campbell (1978) and brothers Major
Gen (and Deputy Chief of Army)
Angus Campbell (1980) and Lt Col
(ret) Richard Campbell (1982); and
from the class of 1978, Martin Carrick,
William Mulholland, Tom Duncan,
Mike Brady and Mike Baldwin.
Brendan Mulhall (1978)
Like Mike Baldwin, Brendan has been
instrumental recently in working with
the OBA committee by offering his
expertise as a professional facilitator
in Business Planning. He was involved
at the initial setting up of the OBA
when Br Mark was lobbying for its
formation. His son Ryan is in Year 7.
Brendan can be contacted at
Recently graduated students Phillip Small and
Jeeven Nadanakumar represented the ACT at the
Evatt Trophy finals in Hobart in December. Organised
by UN Youth Australia, teams of two represent
different countries and are given resolutions to
debate, negotiate and amend. In the eight
preliminary rounds, Phillip and Jeeven represented
Lebanon, China and Brazil on topics such as climate
change, terrorism, drugs and economic security. In
the finals, they represented the USA to debate three
One of the main sponsors of the event was Forestry
Tasmania; on the opening day, Michael Wood (1976,
Maristian 16, p3) spoke as their representative and
was pleased to see his alma mater represented.
Jeeven was particularly pleased because“his nephew
Nick Wood, was in my House group.” At subsequent
meetings, Michael impressed on the young men the
importance of caring for our resources. “It was a great
end to six years of debating and public speaking for
Marist,” Jeeven said.
Michael Schwager (whose Cousin Geoff was a Marist Brother and
old boy of St Joseph’s Hunters Hill) with his wife Merridy and son
Darcy applying for year 7 in 2013
Doug O’Mara (1990) & Matthew applying for year 7 in 2013.
Mark Ryan (1983) wife Angel a & Son Joshua applying for Year 4 in 2013
Phillip Small (2011) and Jeeven Nadanakumar (2011).
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