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It was interesting to meet Kevin O’Hara. I
have recollections (as a young college
captain) meeting his father with Sir
Edward McTiernan at the opening in early
The facility is a credit to not only the
“present day-ers”, but also to the many
foundation families and staff.
Thank you for allowing me, and my Mum
& Dad, to share this moment. “
Matthew Calder (1997)
After completing a degree in Sports
Media at UC, Matthew joined the
public service, working in FaHCSIA. In
2004, He married Anne, and they have
a son Harry aged two. Matthew
completed his Diploma in Education
and now works full time as a children’s
entertainer. His stage name is Mr
Squeaky and his specialty is balloon
sculpting. He assures us that most of
the costume in the photograph is
padding, not natural body shape. He
relies almost entirely on word-of-
mouth and referrals from previous
clients. He can be contacted on
and would love to hear from parents
of children in the 2-8 age group.
Philip Citowicki (2009)
Philip called into the College recently to
update his contact details. Contact
Phillip at email@example.com
Kevin Smith (1976)
Kevin’s wife Jeanette has contacted the
editor apologising that they will not be
able to attend the Foundation
Luncheon as they will be in WA at that
time. Kevin can be contacted at
Keeping In Touch
John Yoon (2008) on his selection as a member of the ACT Youth team for the
interstate Bridge championships in Darwin in July.
The “Hotchkis Trio”, Matthew (1999), Daniel (2003) and Chris (2005) Hotchkis,
subjects of a recent profile in the Canberra Times honouring their hockey
Chris Uhlmann (1981) on the publication of his novel The Marmalade Files, co-
written with Steve Lewis.
Paul de Wolfe (1987) who was married in Queensland in August.
Brad O’Mara (1994) and wife Caroline on the birth of Hayden, August 9.
Andrew Wall (2002), who won a seat in the ACT Legislative Assembly for the seat of
Brindabella on behalf of the Liberal Party.
Rest In Peace
Please Pray For
Dr Damian McMahon, father of Xavier (2008), Riley (2009), Grange (Year 11) and
Dinan (Year 9) who died suddenly in July. Dr McMahon was associated with
Australian football teams at Marist for many years and was current President of the
AFL club; his wife Helen is a member of the College Advisory Board.
Terry Freebody, father of Brett (1978) and grandfather of Jack (Year 9). Terry was a
longtime supporter of the College; he and his family donated the funds for the
picket fence around Lindwall Oval.
Br Kevin Herlihy (see tribute above).
Alice Barwick who taught French at the school between 1987 and 2001. Her two
boys graduated from Marist: Stephen (RIP) in 1992 and Matthew in 1995.
Richard Brown, Capt RAN, father of Matthew (1975), Grantly (1977), Adrian (1980),
Tim (1982) and Cameron (1985) who died in July. Dick was Archdiocesan President
of the St Vincent de Paul Society for five years in the 1980s.
Gregory McTernan, father of Bill (1982) and Greg (1992), grandfather of Ben
Arcidiacono (2002), Adam Batsh (2011), Aiman Batsh (Yr 8) and Jack McTernan (Yr
Daniel Mitchell (1991) who died in September.
Mrs Audsley, mother of Steve, Head of HAPE, who died in August.
John Winther, father of Kristian (Yr 10 2000) who died in May this year.
We were contacted by Michael Snare (1989) to tell us that SAS soldier Blaine
Diddams who was killed in an engagement with insurgents in Afghanistan in July,
was a member of his class group in the junior school before the family moved to
Perth in 1983. We believe that he is the first Old Boy of Marist College Canberra to
lose his life in military action overseas.
Our condolences to Blaine’s family and friends.
Kerry Berthold, wife of former staff member Peter, who is being treated for cancer.
Michael Harrison (1984) who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
RIP BROTHER KEVIN HERLIHY 1933 -2012
EULOGY BY BROTHER
Picture, if you will, a middle-aged man squatting on his
haunches, clad in khaki drill shorts (hitched unfashionably
high) and an old blue police shirt, battered Akubra on
his head, with a mug of coffee in a chipped enamel mug
sitting beside him on a log, ankle-guards topping his black
leather boots (well-cleaned), rolling a ciggie, and stopping
you short as you expressed your opinion on something or
other, and saying with the hint of an impish smile, “Hey,
listen...” It would be well that you did; he’d have some
homespun wisdom worth hearing...
To read br Michael’s eulogy, visit
The Tulley Family
Gus and Morag Tulley were among the earliest parent
supporters of Marist Canberra. Over a span of 18 years,
all four of their boys made the trek from Anstey Street
in Pearce, sporting school blazers and the school caps
that were the style in those days. Four different
personalities, but each identified in his own way as a
Tulley and each has gone on to the success that their
parents wished for them. Gus died in 1994, Morag in
2010; they are commemorated on a bollard in the
Angus (1976) has displayed a passion for education
that has seen him progress from teaching roles at Mt
Carmel Yass, Padua and St Peter’s, Isabella Plains; he
was appointed Campus Head when those last two
schools amalgamated to become St Mary MacKillop
Catholic College. He had a period as Deputy at St
Edmund’s College before taking up his current position
as Principal of St Francis Xavier College, Florey. Angus is
married to Paola and they have four children and one
grandchild. Angus has fond memories of his days at
Stephen (1978) enjoyed the Duke of Edinburgh Award
so much at Marist that, on completing Year 12, he
headed straight to Duntroon to pursue a career as an
infantry officer. He remains in the Army today having
just completed a posting to Malaysia as the Defence
Attaché. He has had many postings and operational
tours during his more than 33 years service and was
appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005.
He plans to retire from full-time service later this year.
Stephen is married to Lucy Hill, whom he met through
the D of E at Marist, and they have three adult
daughters, Camilla, Daisy and Elsie. They are all now
resident in Sydney but regularly head back to Canberra
to see extended family and friends.
Colin (1981) has stayed in Canberra and has
maintained close contact with many of his classmates,
helping to coordinate 20 and 30-year reunions. His
working career has been split almost evenly between
the Commonwealth Government and the private
sector where he is a BDM with Independent Data
Solutions. He is married to Michelle and they have two
teenage daughters Brianna and Tamara. Known at
school for his passion for (real) football, Colin is an
authority on everything to do with Glasgow Celtic,
including the role played by a Marist Brother in its
foundation. He can still be found on Sunday mornings
kicking the ball around in the local Masters
A winner of the Br John O’Brien Award for all-round
sportsman, Donald (1985) was cross-country
champion, captain of athletics, vc of cricket 2nd XI and
a member of the First XV in his final year at Marist. After
finishing school, he lived in Melbourne for some years
before returning to Canberra in the early ‘90s to RMC
Duntroon where he completed officer training. In his
eight years in the army, he saw active duty in Somalia
in 1993. After leaving the army, he lived in Sydney for
three years before going once again to Melbourne as
State Manager for Chubb Electronic Security. He now
runs his own niche recruitment business in Melbourne
where he and his wife Noelene are raising their three
children - Cassandra, Nichola and James.
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From Left: Stephen, Angus, Colin, Donald
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