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About the OIU
The Old Ignatians’ Union was officially established in 1897 with the aim of sustainaing and strengthening the connection Old Boys have with each other, and with the Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview.
Members can connect with eachother in various ways. There are Old Ignatians' Sports Clubs. Class and Country Reunions and the OIU Annual Dinner provide Old Boys with an opportunity to re-connect with lost classmates, continue long-lasting friendships, and make new ones. There are also opportunities for members to forge business connections and establish mentoring partnerships.
There are many ways for Old Boys to connect with the College, and it is hoped that this site will extend and enrich such connections. We welcome your participation, and thank you for your involvement in our association. For more information about any of the above activities please contact us.Latest News
Congratualtions To Michael (OR07) and Monica MurphyPosted: Thursday, 30 October 2014
Congratualtions To Michael (OR07) and Monica MurphyPosted: Thursday, 30 October 2014PHOTO: Left to right we have. Timothy Leung OR07, James Bolster OR07, Andy Thomas OR07 (School Captain), Michael Murphy OR07, Patrick McNamee OR07, Oscar Lewis OR07 and Bruce Rixon, Director of Performing Arts finishing in 05.
The wedding of Michael Murphy (OR07) and Monica Pippard was at St Mary's Cathedral in the Crypt with three priest con-celebrating. Fr Christopher Heffernan (a close family friend from Wagga Wagga Diocese) was the principal celebrant, with Frs Danai Penolla (the Sydney Archdiocese Master of Ceremonies) and Mark Podesta (the Head of the Sydney Canon Law Tribunal).
Below is an article published in the Cowra and Young local papers.
"Monica and Michael grew up only 45minutes from each other, but never met until they both studied at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, where Monica studied Nursing and Michael, Radiography. They met each other at St Francis Catholic Residential College. Michael originally from Cowra, son of Bill and Christine Murphy, and Monica daughter of Owen and Alison Pippard of Young.
During their four years in Wagga they got to know each other and on their graduation day Michael asked for Monica’s hand in marriage. The following year the couple moved to Sydney where Michael worked as a radiographer at the world renown St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst, and Monica commenced her nursing at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia’s leading eye hospital.
The couple became active in St Mary’s Cathedral, and decided to get married their on the 22/2/2014. The Celebrant Fr Christopher Heffernan, was a close friend of the couple, having gotten to know them during their time in Wagga. He was joined by a priest at the Cathedral Fr Danai, and Fr Mark Podesta, a canon lawyer.
During the service the guests were treated to the sounds of the oldest choir in Australia; St Mary’s Cathedral Choir under the direction of Thomas Wilson. The music ranged from 1600 years ago, to present day, including two pieces written by the bridegroom and best man respectively especially for the wedding.
After the wedding the couple and bridal party had their photos taken amidst Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens, then finally aboard a private yacht, chartered to drop them at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron for the reception. The guests were treated to a live jazz band as they arrived via ferry from Circular Key. Monica and Michael now live in Ballarat Victoria."
2014 Australian Boat RacePosted: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
2014 Australian Boat RacePosted: Tuesday, 21 October 2014The 2014 Australian Boat Race between Sydney University and Melbourne University is on in Sydney on the 26th October at 8.20am and 9.20 am respectively with one your School Alumni Will Raven – Riverview Eight 2010; is coxswain for Sydney University and an integral part of the crew.
Please see attached flyer.
A letter from the Rector, Fr Ross Jones SJPosted: Friday, 17 October 2014
A letter from the Rector, Fr Ross Jones SJPosted: Friday, 17 October 2014See attached a letter from tthe Rector Fr Ross Jones SJ inviting the Riverview Community to send in the names of those loved ones departed, to be remembered in Masses in the month of November. this is the month the Church dedicated to remembrance of the souls of the faithful departed, the Holy Souls.
Matthew Patrick Collins (OR79) 1962-2014Posted: Friday, 22 August 2014
Matthew Patrick Collins (OR79) 1962-2014Posted: Friday, 22 August 2014
Matthew Patrick Collins (OR79) 1962 - 2014
It is with great sadness that the Collins family advise of the death of Matt (0R 79) in London on August 10, 2014. After a three year battle with the asbestos related disease Mesothelioma, Matt finally and very bravely succumbed whilst undergoing treatment at a private hospital in London. This was the very same disease that took our father, Patrick Collins (OR 51) in 2007.
When we think of his life, it can truly be said that Matt was a man who somehow crammed several lives into just 52 years. He was a licensed electrical tradesman, professional engineer and MBA qualified businessman. Fluent in two languages and conversant with several others; Matt worked, sailed, motorcycled, skied and lived across three continents and in many a far flung corner of the world. He worked with the very best in his profession and cut the mustard. Having embraced his life, he somehow had the strength and presence to observe his own death. Matt carried a wonderful spirit, gave us a beautiful friendship and when facing death was magnanimous and courageous beyond belief. With us forever, Matt is survived by his loving wife Iman and children Serena, Charlie, Liam and little Malik.
Resting in the arms of the Lord.
Request for Information from North Shore Rowing ClubPosted: Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Request for Information from North Shore Rowing ClubPosted: Tuesday, 5 August 2014Seeking information relating to North Shore Rowing Club members who served in World War 1
2015 is the Centenary of Gallipoli and the NSRC is doing its bit by researching the history of club members who served and are recorded on the clubs Memorial Honour Roll. The Roll lists 75 servicemen and so far it has been established that 12 were decorated, 22 were officers and 26 (or 40%) were killed in action.
There are only a handful of these members who’s story has been documented beyond the official records. The club would like to hear from any descendants or relatives who can expand on the war service or give details of their subsequent life and hopefully provide images.
The NSRC commenced in 1879 and is the oldest sporting club on the North Shore. At the time of the war the club was located in Careening Cove, Kirribilli and it shifted to the current Longueville location in 1936. Records show members lived between Mosman and Hunters Hill and north and some attended Joeys, Riverview, Shore, Grammar and Sydney University.
The majority of members have been identified however the following 12 are still proving elusive: (no initial) Beddie, S. Emery (kia), H. C. Evans (kia), F. Harrison, F. Humhpries, J. Heron, C. H.Hudson , J. Hardman, V. G. Pitts-Jones, J. Power, H. T. Sullivan, H. Waters.
Details of the full list can be found at the following website NSRCww1.coutts.me , details can also be found on a Facebook page at NSRCww1FB.coutts.me or email Committee member Malcolm Coutts at NSRCww1@coutts.me