RIVERVIEW IN WAGGA
Tuesday, June 6
More than 50 members of the Riverview Community gathered in Wagga recently to celebrate another year. Members of the OIU, current and past parents and several prospective parents gathered at the Mates Gully Restaurant and were welcomed by Dr Hine and Director of Boarding Mr Anthony Begg.
Toasting the College, local grazier James Walker(OR87) remarked on how his school days have influenced his approach to life. "You shouldn't stand back. We need to lean in when we see that things need doing, when you need to take a stand or take a lead. Its' more than men for others. It is really looking for opportunities to make a difference." James commended Dr Hine and the good work he had done during his time as Principal.
A highlight of the evening was looking at old photographs of the local Rugby Union team, the Wagga Waratahs, founded in the late 1950s by local Riverview old boys. James pointed to his dad who was in the back row of the "64 Premiership side, which included Old Ignatians' Andrew Lenehan, Jim Lenehan, Linton Gooden, Mark Gooden and Fred Horsley. Also, he added "Its not often you had a country rugby side with three Wallabies in it." (Jim Lenehan and the two Ellwood brothers). Hard to beat !