News Flash: Dally Bird (OR2020) debuts for Australia
Dally Bird (OR2020) 20 years of age, got a late call up to join Australian 7s team in South Africa. He did not know if he could step up, he did scoring...
Old Ignatians' Cricket Club Masters and Classics
Old Ignatians' Cricket Club Masters and Classics currently runs 2 teams. One in the Sydney Masters (Over 40s) Competition and one in the Sydney Classics...
1962 Year group return to School
The Class of 1962 gathered last month at the School to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation. A mass in the chapel with Fr Joe Dooley SJ was...
MEMBER PROFILE: Will Brennan
Will Brennan(OR2004) was a boarder at Riverview from year ten to year twelve. He grew up in Warren, then moved to Orange. After graduating from Riverview,...
RIVERVIEW FARM/SHOW CATTLE UPDATE
On behalf of the Union, I want to thank those members of the Riverview family that donated stock and time to this project.
• James Graham, Coolac...
Run Ron Run
Attached is a Photo of Ron Ross (OR76) competing at the NSW State Relays.

He has previously won gold in the over 50's for 4 x 100m and 4 x...
1982 Reunion - Sydney
On Friday 16 September, 2022, 75 old boys from the 1982 year gathered at the Tattersalls Club in Sydney to celebrate 40 years since leaving. With table...
2022 OIU Christmas Drinks at the Diddy
More than 60 members attended the Annual OIU Christmas Drinks, held this year the The Longueville Sports Club. There was a wide cross-section of years...
A new beginning for St Canice's
At his first Sunday Mass at St Canice's on November 28, 2022, Fr David Braithwaite SJ (OR90), expresses his thanks and gratitude on being appointed...
Graduating class of 2022 HSC results
We are extremely proud of the Class of 2022 for achieving phenomenal results in the HSC, in particular the Dux of the College, Patrick Byrne, who achieved...
All the Presidents -
As a tribute to past Presidents as we celebrate our 125th Year, I have attached a summary list of past President beginning with our Foundation President...
Class Bursary Scheme celebrates 25 years
It is 25 years since the OIU Class Bursary Program was launched in the Centenary Year of 1997. The OIU was very supportive of it and the Committee gave...
"5 Minutes with"
I sat down with College Principal Dr Hine recently to chat about how he thought the School was travelling post-Covid, his memories from when he first arrived,...
Riverview Triumph in Bowls
A Joint Premiership win for Riverview with Newington in the GPS Old Boys Bowls Competition!
In a very tense last Round, Riverview was facing Newington...
Sunshine and Shade
David Connolly AM, OR1957 has just written Sunshine and Shade. A Diplomatic and Political Memoir (Adelaide Press, 2022).
David has led a rich and fascinating...
First Old Ignatian ordained to Priesthood
At a time when vocations to religious life were much encouraged at Riverview, the first old boy to be ordained gave considerable edification to his former...
34 year Hong Kong Sevens drought broken
Australia are the men's Hong Kong Sevens champions for the first time in 34 years, beating back-to-back Olympic gold medallists and reigning World...
Save the Date: 2023 Sports Lunch: Friday August 25.
In the shadow of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, get your friends together or come on your own to catch up with mates from far and wide, and don't miss this...
Volunteers still needed for new Teresa House in Redfern

Following on from the recent announcement of the re-opening of Teresa House, the CANA is now seeking to fill the volunteer roster. The...
Bellarmine House Bursary still open
Bellarmine House
The OIU is happy to announce that it will continue to provide two Members with a half bursary to live in Bellarmine House next year....
Jesuit provincial announces new Cardoner Network for young adults
The establishment of The Cardoner Network (TCN) was announced by the Australian Provincial, Fr Quyen Vu SJ, on 12 October 2022. Based on the successful...
From The Principal
Over recent weeks I have been fortunate to renew connections with some of our Old Boys and to learn of some of the remarkable futures they are pursuing....
Remembrance Day 2022 and the remarkable Dr Kevin Fagan AO (OR1926)
As we mark remembrance day 2022, please take this opportunity to watch to the address recently given in Honour of the remarkable Dr Kevin Fagan AO (OR26)...
Magis Program & World Youth Day Lisbon- 2023
Magis is the world gathering organised by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), which brings together young people from countries around the world for an
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Honorary Award to OIU member Mr Rob Hartman (OR1967).
On Wednesday 9th November at the College, Rector Fr Tom Renshaw officiated in a ceremony to confer an Honorary Award to OIU member Mr Rob Hartman(OR)67....
The Official History of the Wallabies Jersey - The Journey to Find Wallaby Gold
Michael Fahey (OR1980), father of Conor Fahey (OR2016) has published and co written a book 'My Official History of the Wallabies Jersey' which...
Bondi to Manly Ultra-Marathon
Congratulations to James Hewat (OR2016), Cam Gonzales (OR2016) (pictured) and Andy Lukas (OR1997) for competing and finishing the 77km Bondi to Manly...
Irish Jesuit Schools gather in Sydney
Alumni of Ireland’s 6 Jesuit schools recently held a dinner in Sydney at the Jesuit-run Cardoner Project on Broadway. Ireland’s Consul General...
Patrick Rodgers Memorial Service Award
We warmly congratulate Xavier Rickard (OR2017), this year's recipient
of the Patrick Rodgers Memorial Service Award. This award is presented
annually...
Former Wallaby earns Scottish test cap
Jack Dempsey (OR2012) wants to repay Scottish rugby for ‘relighting his fire’ after the former Wallaby’s recent decision to switch allegiance....
Riverview in Orange
More than 50 guests, including Old Boys, current and past and future parents gathered at the home of Richard & Sim Madigan on Saturday October 22....
"Brian Abbot", the First Old Ignatian Film Star
At the end of 1920, Dr Harry Charles Rikard-Bell engaged in a spectacular disagreement with Father Thomas O’Dwyer SJ, Riverview’s Rector. The...
Class of 1981 reunion
The class of ‘81 had their 40+1 reunion down at Bowral for Golf and Sutton Forrest at Nick Roche’s mum’s property.

A fun weekend...
Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting
Notice to all General Members of the Old Ignatians' Union.

The OIU Annual General Meeting for 2022 will take place on Thursday 10th November...
Welcome to the Class of 2022
Welcome to the Class of 2022 into the Old Ignatians' Union
During the Valete Mass on Thursday 22nd September, our Year 12 students were invited...
First Class Cricketers
When Sam Fanning (OR2018) stepped on to the field for Western Australia against NSW in Perth on October 1 , he became the sixth Old Ignatian to play 1st...
Honorary Membership to Dr Frank Cheok OAM
On Monday 10 October, 2022, in the School Parlour, esteemed past parent and Lane Cove local Dr Frank Cheok OAM, was awarded an Honorary Membership of...
Riverview in New York City
College Principal Dr. Paul Hine warmly welcomed all of the NYC Riverview community members and their partners for drinks at Daintree on Thursday, 29 September,...
Drama Award from 1963
In 1963, several boys, including John Hayes (OR1963) presented themselves for the auditions for "Cox and Box" , a play they had never heard of....
Harding Burns: Dux of Riverview - 1942
In Our Alma Mater of 1942 appeared a remarkable essay, ‘Knowledge Is Power’, written by 17 year old ‘Hardinge’ (sic) Burns.
The...
Irish Jesuit Alumni in Australia
Alumni of Ireland’s 6 Jesuit schools will meet on the Friday 4 th November for a dinner event at 630pm at the Jesuit-run Cardoner Project on Broadway....
OIU 2022 Annual General Meeting
The 2022 OIU Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 10 November in Cova Cottage, Riverview from 6pm - 8pm. The AGM is a good opportunity to hear...
Thank You - Jesuit Missions
What a marvellous day we all enjoyed at the Bazaar last month! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We simply can’t host this event without the extraordinary...
Reflections on the OIU Dialogue – The Environment vs The Economy
The OIU is to be congratulated for assembling a strong Panel of Old Boys to inform a full house in the O’Kelly Theatre on Thursday 13th Oct. The...
3rd OIU Dialogue; The Environment vs The Economy
Last Thursday, The Rector welcomed the Old Ignatians Union back to the Campus for the 3rd instalment of their OIU Dialogue Series entitled "The Environment...
Cattle donations
A shout out to those Old Ignatians who kindly donated steers to the Riverview Farm Project. The stock were collected from across NSW and dropped off to...
Teresa House reopens in new Redfern digs
After 3 years of closure it is a pleasure to announce that the new Teresa House will open in late October 2022. The house is located at 96 Redern St, Redern...
The 5 minute Catchup video
Please find an interview below with Bishop O’Kelly. The 5 minute Catchup videos with younger Jesuits has started up again, and this first one is...
GPSOBU Brisbane Reunion
On Friday 23 September some of our QLD based old boys represented the OIU at the inaugural NSW GPS luncheon hosted at the Queensland Cricketers Club where...
Norths 1960's Documentary Screening: written by Theo Clark (OR1996)
Get ready to "laugh, cry and cheer" as all the action and excitement of Norths Shute Shield victories of the 1960s play out on the big screen...
Thank you to all OIU members that supported last weekend's Jesuit Mission Bazaar
Thanks goes to all our members who supported/attended the Jesuit Mission Bazaar last Saturday. Under perfect skies (organised by Fr Tom O'Donovan RIP)...
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