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Upcoming Class Reunions Reunions have been scheduled for 2012. For further Tfrom the Reunion Class. The following Class staloysius.nsw.edu.auinformation regarding the Reunions, please contact theClass Representative or James Halliday in the CollegeDevelopment Office on 9936 5568 or james.halliday@he Class Reunions are co-ordinated by the CollegeDevelopment Office in conjunction with a Committee Class of Years Date Venue Contact 2007 5 Mid October Offsite tbc troy.abolakian@gmail.com 2002 10 Term IV tba _ 1997 15 8 December Offsite tbc matt_dwyer79@hotmail.com 1992 20 28 July The Willoughby Hotel simon.quinnell@cba.com.au 1987 25 21 July The College andrew.walsh@cma.nsw.gov.au bmcmanus@selbornechambers. 1982 30 27 October The College com.au 1977 35 11 August The College vin.goldrick@gfm.com.au 1972 40 1 September The College martin.cooke@t-online.de 1967 45 tba (Committee to be formed, please contact KLE@boydhouse.com.au Kevin Emanuel) 1962 50 tba Combined 50th with the Class of 1963 to be held in 2013 1956/57 55 10 November Combined 55th with 1956 and 1957 MJD@delaneylawyers.com.au at The College 1952 60 19 October The College janine.tim @bigpond.com Deceased Old Boys O’Neill and so many others. Dad outlived them all but he talked so passionately about these great doctors for many years. My 1932 father and these great doctors are irreplaceable; they were a special breed of doctors who dedicated their lives to their Dr George Hall AO, KCSG (SAC 1932) patients. They worked long hours and never complained; they 20 November 1915 – 21 September 2009 were true saints who were loved by so many individuals. “My father was a great man. He was a legend as a doctor, the My father served in World War II as a doctor. He finest cardiologist Australia ever knew. He and Harry Windsor had to leave his wife and two young children to go to set up the first cardiac unit in Australia at St Vincent’s Hospital Borneo and New Guinea where Australian soldiers fought in Sydney in the 1950s. He looked after many famous tenaciously against the Japanese. He was promoted to Major people and, in particular, he also looked after the poor and after becoming a fellow of the Royal Australian College of the insignificant as an honorary physician in the days before Physicians. nationalised medicine. After the war he left for England to gain his membership of The Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Lewisham Hospital and the Royal College of Physicians. He was away from his family St Vincent’s Hospital were the places my father served so well for one year which would have been very hard. for more than forty years. These days doctors in Australia no longer go to England My father adored my mother, Shirley, who passed away to gain membership of the Royal College of Physicians, but in in 1996. Dad’s day to be recognised as a physician you needed your He was a man of great wisdom and insight. He was British membership. calm under pressure and had a great love of his friends. The In 1974 Dad also gained his accreditation as a Fellow great Dr Noel Newton, who died 35 years ago, said to Dad of the American College of Cardiology and was made a life before he died that he was his greatest friend. Dad always member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. said Noel Newton was a saint and the greatest loss to the He became the youngest Dean of St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical medical fraternity. School and in 1974 was appointed a censor, a member of Justin Fleming, the great vascular surgeon who died young, the examining body of the Australian College of Physicians. was Dad’s dearest friend and a terrible loss to my father. So, This acknowledged his outstanding ability as a physician. He too, were Dr Alan Dwyer, Dr Jim Tudahope, Dr Jim L’Estrange was deputy chairman of St Vincent’s Hospital for several years (SAC 1937), Dr Victor Chang (SAC Past Parent) and Dr John and Senior Honorary Physician of the hospital for many years. St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 73


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