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Trinity News : August 2011
TRINITY NEWS 53 00 90 90 To update your information and your details: email: email@example.com; or visit: www.trinity.nsw.edu.au/oldboys Peter Gibson, a distinguished Old Boy, passed away on 30th April 2011. He was in his 92nd year. Peter initially attended Strathfield Grammar School, but on its amalgamation with Trinity Grammar School, started at Trinity in February 1932 and was a member of Archer House. He represented the School in swimming 1933-1937. He was an outstanding swimmer, winning the prestigious CAS Open 100 Freestyle on three occasions and captaining the teams to the 1936 and 1937 Premierships. Rugby was also a passion and he played in the 1st XV 1935-1937, the teams winning the coveted Henry Plume Shield in 1935 and 1937. Peter was a Prefect in 1937, the year he left the School. He continued playing Rugby in the Western Suburbs 1st XV 1938- 1939. On leaving school, together with a group of Old Boys, Peter joined the Militia and on the commencement of the 2nd World War he, by then a sergeant, was posted to the 2nd/5th Field Regiment and served in the Western Desert, Palestine and Syria before the unit returned to Australia on the entry of Japan into the war. The 2nd/5th then proceeded to New Guinea, where Peter was promoted in the field to Lieutenant. He transferred to the 55th Battery and while acting as the Battery's Forward Observation Officer during the Buna/Gona Campaign was severely wounded in December 1942 and returned to Australia. Peter married Lillian Dent in 1943. They had four children Stephen, Michael, Timothy and Catherine. The three boys all attended Trinity, Stephen being Vice- Captain in 1962 and his son Peter Jnr. being School Captain in 1993. Peter was successful in business, spending his career in the food processing area, particularly in the fishing and prawning industry. He was the first president of the Food Technology Association of NSW and President of the Australian Fishing Industry Council, as well as being an active member of Apex, Rotary and Legacy, but he never lost his interest in the School. He was an OTU representative on School Council 1961 to 1969 and then returning as a Synod-elected Lay Member 1974 until 1979. He always maintained his interest in the School, attending Rugby games and the Anzac and Founder's Day services. He will be sorely missed and our condolences are extended to Lillian and his family. | Barry Collins (’46) children, Amie, Daniel and Jacob. He is a physiotherapist with a busy clinic in the St. George District, having completed his Master’s in Manual Therapy and is now studying towards specialisation and fellowship with the Australian College of Physiotherapists – this will make him the 9th Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in NSW. Attends Blakehurst Baptist Church, having left St. George’s Anglican Church Earlwood, where he and his wife had been going since they were married. Currently plays golf and squash weekly and goes to the gym. Alexander Hurst (’94) Currently freelance orchestral musician across Australia, South-East Asia and New Zealand. Teaching positions at University of Melbourne, Scotch College Melbourne and several other schools. Happily married with first child on the way. Lucas Evans (’95) is living in the bush capital with wife and son. He is currently on secondment from his position with Customs and Border Protection to the Department of Prime Minster and Cabinets CHOGM Taskforce. He will be relocating to Perth up until after the CHOGM event. It is an exciting period and they look forward to spending sometime in the West and escaping the cold Canberra weather. Thomas Galbraith (’95) and family have settled in well in their new home in Toowoomba. Is busy dealing with issues that arise during cotton picking. His wife, Jess, has been appointed as primary school music teacher at Toowoomba Grammar School for Term 2 (filling in for Long Service Leave). She noted the number of TGS shields on display (for cricket tours he believes). Fritz Chan (’96) has been living in Hong Kong since 2003 and is married with two children, Lachlan and Abigail. Peter Laurence (’97) After working for the Defence Department for five years in Canberra, Peter Laurence (97) decided to change careers and become a teacher. He now teaches Legal Studies and History at Cranbrook, with several other Trinity Old Boys. Peter will be getting married in July 2011 Richard Yarad (’98) writes that Em and he are living and working in Dublin since January 2008. Works with a construction company and is planning to do heaps of travelling while over that side of the world! Andrew Hogden (’99) is currently working as Visual Effects Compositor in the film industry at a Company called Framestore. http:// framestore.com Theo Zafiropoulos (’99) has been working with News Limited for the last nine years in advertising sales and strategy and is currently working as the Deputy Advertising Manager for mX – a free commuter title. In March 2011, spent four weeks working with News Corporation and The Wall Street Journal in New York to gain a lot of knowledge that could be applied across our different media businesses in Australia. The experience was nothing short of amazing. Patrick Daley (’99) is an infrastructure and International Arbitration lawyer and is currently based in Hong Kong. 2000s Stuart Thomson (’01) as of this year is currently half-way through a doctorate in Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, as a Clarendon Scholar and A.E . Haigh Scholar. Prior to moving to the UK, spent a year teaching at Bishop Patteson Theological College in the Solomon Islands. Martin Eber (’01) is currently working as a consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Sydney and travels to the US and Asia frequently. Finished a four year B.Info.Comm. Tech degree at the University of Wollongong in 2005. If anyone wishes to catch up with Martin, please contact him at Price Waterhouse. Gareth Hayes (’02) has been appointed director at a Hong Kong translation firm. Alexander Leonov (’03) is currently living in London and establishing a career in music as a composer for film and television. He also performs live shows at venues around London. He has released a debut instrumental album, which is available for purchase through i-tunes. His artist name per his Russian background is Sasha Leonov and a second album is to be released later this year. Matt Cameron-Gardner (’04) has been Project Manager for the introduction of The Fresh Connection cross-functional business simulation to the Australian marketplace, and recently entered a Partnership in Innovation, which is a Netherlands based Supply Chain consultancy business. Michael Phillis (’04) studied LLB.(Hons) B.A. (Ancient Greek) at ANU and is currently studying PhD in constitutional theory and comparative administrative law at ANU. Admitted to practise in NSW and ACT. Roger Eaton (’05) Currently working in Perth and on the offshore oil rigs in the Northwest Shelf area as a Drilling Engineer for Chevron. Andrew Costi (’06) has completed his Construction Management and Property degree at UNSW. PETER JAMES GIBSON 1920-2011