|Class of 1972 50 Year Reunion|
It seemed that the Biblical catastrophes of drought, floods, storms, famine, pestilence and plagues were going to prevent the 107 surviving members of the Class of 72 from holding their 50 year Reunion, but on Friday 4th November, miracles still happen when 45 made it to the Dinner at Barracks on Barrack in Sydney, despite the omnipresent pandemic, golfing trips and fishing expeditions. Michael Anderson and Bruce Cruise crossed the Nullarbor, Tim Currie forded the Murray, Mark Lodder came down from the Capital, while Rick Fitzgerald, Grant Davis, Frank Fox and Peter Hooper trekked south from Paradise to break bread with Mark Connaghan, Tom Cook, Danny de Carvalho, Rob Harpham, Ferg Shelton, Richard Uechtritz, Phil Warmoll and Tom Williams, who had traversed the state’s highways and byways to join those who call the Emerald City home. Glen Joseph put together a photo retrospective along with a quiz that tested the knowledge of those that thought that they were there back in the 60s and 70s. Lots of laughter and memories shared made for a fabulous evening, but as always, sadness with thoughts of those who could not make it and the growing list of our departed classmates, including Phil Smith and Rob Harrington who we lost in 2022.
The group photo shows the smiling faces of friendship not dulled by the passing of 50 years !
Simon Wells (OR75)
Back Row standing: Graham Bassett, Alex McGregor, John Perrottet, Michael Anderson, Frank Curtin, Charles Parbury, John Perry, David Farrell, David Cahill, Tom Williams, Tim Currie, Simon Palfreeman, Peter Gray, Ric Davidson, Rob Harpham.
Middle row standing: John Coolican, Peter Lusher, David Hogan, Glen Joseph, Neil McManis, Tony O’Brien, Mark Lodder, Michael Pembroke, Rick Fitzgerald.
Seated: Roger Buckingham, Simon Terrell, Bruce Cruise, Danny de Carvalho, Andrew Maclurcan, Paul Meldrum-Hanna, Phil Warmoll, Tom Cook, Chris Wilson, Fergus Shelton.
Front Row: Richard Uechtritz, Simon Wells, Grant Davis, Frank Fox, Newman Manion, Peter Hooper, David Quinn, Mark Connaghan
Out front: Steve Williams.