Nine Old Collegians Recognised in Gallery

The Old Geelong Collegians' Association inducted nine high-achieving OGCs into its Gallery of Notable Old Collegians during a lunch function on Saturday 27 October.

The Gallery is an initiative of the OGCA which recognises, celebrates and appreciates the achievements of the College's past students. It's a place where students, parents, educators and our broader community can find inspiration from the portraits of past students. It is where we celebrate Sic Itur Ad Astra.

OGCA President Thane Joske (OGC 1990) and committee members David Waterhouse (OGC 1980) and Bill Phillips (OGC 1968) presented the portraits to the inductees and/or their families on Saturday:

  • Alfred Dunbavin Butcher CMG AO - zoologist and conservationist who became Director of Fisheries and Wildlife Victoria and Deputy Director of Ministry of Conservation, Victoria. He has been described as "the single most significant figure in developing government policy and activity in the broad areas of wildlife management and environmental assessment in Victoria".
  • Dr Ian Alexander McDonald - gynaecologist, surgeon and medical practitioner, who was a leading specialist in obstetric oncology and a key proponent in the development of gynaecological education in Australia.
  • Horace Frank Richardson - a civic leader of Geelong for 50 years and a businessman who founded HF Richardson, which is one of Geelong's leading auctioneers and real estate firms.
  • Peter Hemsworth Troy OAM - legendary surf administrator and adventurer, who established the Bells Beach surfing carnival in 1962, which went on to become the Rip Curl Pro.
  • Dr William Morgan (Bill) Williams - a general practitioner in Torquay who worked extensively in indigenous communities and co-founded ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.
  • Gareth Eliot Tremayne Andrews - former AFL footballer, businessman, media writer and commentator, who has devoted much of his later life to charitable pursuits. He founded the Life Again Foundation in 2013, empowering men to face the challenges of mid-life.
  • Harriet Rose Brown - international water sports champion, six-time winner of the Lorne Pier to Pub, Australian Board Race Champion, Queensland Surf Lifesaving Athletes of the Year and 2017 Nutrigrain Iron Woman series winner.
  • Jennifer Cleary - rower who represented Australia in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She has also rowed in Victoria's winning women's 8+ crews of 2013, 2014 and 2017.
  • Major General Peter Warwick "Gus" Gilmore AO DSC - a distinguished military general whose service has included commanding coalition Special Forces in Afghanistan, Special Operations Commander Australia, Deputy Chief of Army, and Commander of Forces Command.
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