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Did anyone play for, or know someone who played for Mordialloc-Braeside Junior Football Club? This photo is circa 1978. Whilst we gear up for our 50th year celebrations, we're also trying to update our history. Take a look at this photo from 1978 of an (we think) U12 team. Are you, or is someone you know, in this photo? We are desperately trying to track down one of these jumpers to put on display in the Clubrooms. We'd love to get an original jumper, rather than re-creating it as these would've been made of wool, rather than the sublimated jumpers that are produced these days. We believe these jumpers were used between 1976 - 1979, so yes, it's going back a while, but we're hopeful! If you do have one, or someone you know has one, please PM us. Paula McCarthy shared Mordialloc Braeside Junior Football Club's post to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 5 CommentsWarren Rankin Sean Whitworth and I played there in 78 I remember a trip to Adelaide going over on the train , Loen Maginess was the coach . I think that's how his last name was speltPhil Smith Edi Rovers is where all us legends playedSean Whitworth good memory Ranks on your trip to Adelaide. We stayed in Elizabeth I think?, but I think this group was the year ahead of us. I think the 6th from the left top row may be Glenn Boland who had a few years at Melbourne with me in the 80's. Glenn is still in Parkdale I think these days but the Boland family is/was well entrenched at Mordi Brae, they would be worth a try. I don't recognise anyone elsePaula McCarthy Just posted over at the Mordialloc Brae page - I can see you Sean Whitworth - are you in this Warren Rankin ?Ty Devlin I played footy for the braes,,,I lost all my trophy's is there any way u could send me any records of my career to me,,Stan alves coached me there,,some of the best years of my life 6 Likes
Just wondering is there a planned school reunion this year? Thanks 😀 5 CommentsTeilsa Levey I hope so!Martin Davies The school has never organised reunions as far as I know - it has organised "anniversaries" and the 95th is coming up in 2019. Previous alumni groups organised class reunions in the 1940s and 1980s and early 90s. There have been no formal all-class reunions since (there might have been smaller, informal "let's all meet at the pub"-type events). The MCAA is focussed on archive preservation and digitisation, not reunions. They are too small to organise anything like a formal reunion which would involve venue hire, seating, catering, ticketing, marketing, entertainment, etc. It would be a thankless task. I suggest you form a sub-group on FB for your year level and organise something yourself.Irene Michelle Moore Thanks for the information 😀Peter Gawith Last one I attended was 1993 I think.Irene Michelle Moore We've had a couple of catch ups at the pub etc 😀 but nothing official. 1 Likes
Do we organise our own reunions? It’s my 20 year this year. Class of 1998 A friend went to hers last week and it made me think. 12 CommentsSharon Kipping FJess Gregor From my experience it's up to the ex students to organise their own reunionPaula McCarthy Bec we can try and help with names - have you added all your class FB friends to the group so that you can brainstorm it and create an event? We can advertise it here - there is also the MCAA newsletter Ventured.Amelia Locke Yeah Bec. There is nothing through the school that does it.Lisa Ip I thought it was something the school captains didRebekah Brown There was on at the 10 years not sure about 20 Also 98 😁Marg Bardon Sad to say Class of 67 went by with no reunion!!Dayle Tasker I did ours, class of 96 😊Nicole Jones I’m pretty sure it was just a group of girls in our level who organized it. We had it at Mordi HQ upstairs.Paula McCarthy Mordy HQ is a good venue - do it before the weather turns and it shuts down.Jen Vanderhorst Anyone want to organise Class of 87?!? Lol 😆Tanya Whiteside Bec Riley I organised our one last year. We had about 30 people come along. Had it at the Supper Club in Mordy. Highly recommend! Free room hire so I only had to collect money for food. Was only about $15 per head. Was a great night! We had it in October so I had time to round people up. I started a page for it and we had over 100 people in that but not as many on the night. 7 Likes
Mt Buffalo 1977 - Vito, Andy BrownRichard Richard Lye is that also you Gary Craigie? and Mrs Bartlett - photo courtesy of Robyn Lester 3 CommentsPeter Larrieu Where's the custatdBelinda van der Zypp That looks like Vito Pascazio to me xPaula McCarthy Seven serves later...with Peter Larrieu 9 Likes
Mr Sapir (who is this group, yay) - photo courtesy of Robyn Lester - thanks Robyn 🙂 22 CommentsDee Solly Awesome man and teacherNeil Bailey Great teacher - made going to school worthwhileTina DM Brendan JmTina DM Sandra HatfieldLindsay Campbell Looks like he’s having a P - - TYLinda Hardy That's how I remember him, awesome teacher.Linda Hardy What year is this ? does anyone know ?Leanne-Mike Vallance Kathy Kaplan I didn't get the chance to talk to you further about Mr Sapir at Priscilla but thought you may like to see this 😊Roslyn Lazarus Kelly Ellen Marie Croxon you’re in this one.Dayle Tasker Warren Sapir 😊Denise Button A common theme - a great teacher but I didn't dare put a foot wrong in his class 😊Allison Hicks Oh why do I remember that name mr sapirMeleah Bickley The Pipe smokerTammy Tatt I remember him and his mirrored sunnies during tests and exams!Ellen Marie Croxon That could be Ellen Boulter on the left with back to camera, yes I'm left of Mr Sapir. It could be the new comer, her last name was Newman I think. The other face I can't remember. There was abt 16-17 of us in American history in 1977. It was the first year we had that subject. I still have my work folder from that year as well as my accounting folderSeven Vinton-Loois One of the rare moments without his sergeant’s shirt on.Linda Soto i can still name all 52 states of the usa and what continent every country is in. love geography because of mr sapir.Karen McGinty Mr Sapir certainly made history lessons interesting but I also remember being a bit scared of himAndrew Murphy Well done Paula another great blast from the past!Seven Vinton-Loois My most vivid memory of him is when one boy came to school with an ear ring and Mr Sapir could not tolerate it, so he said “if you don’t take that thing out of your ear I will cut it out!”. The boy refused, so Mr Sapir got a pair of pliers and grabbed the boy, who then promptly kicked Mr Sapir very hard in the shin. Mr Sapir instantly let go of the boy and hopped around in pain, and the boy ran off home. It was one of the few times anyone got the better of him, the boy never returned to the school.Shelley McLean Some teachers just make a difference. To this day I love geography because of Mr Saphir. I have even kept my year 9/10? Geography exam as I received an "A" for the capital cities of the world. I remember him wearing his US Army uniform and telling us all about the "6 Day War" (hope I have that war right?), it was fascinating. Thanks again Mr Saphir.Tracey Howe Well that face brings back a few high school memories Paula McCarthy 😂 72 Likes
1967 - October - Members of the school Folk Singing Club - article courtesy of Ray Shamray (back row). Sue Pullen, Janice ? Beryl Ryan, Robyn Lanston, Robert ? Andrew ? Peter Pullen 1 CommentsGus Johnson Peter Gawith is that Jan Meagher dead centre?? 7 Likes
1968-April "Posh Nosh For School Lunch" "Why not? 5 star picnic on the oval with silver service and entertainment to boot!" Photos and description courtesy of Ray Shamray. Standing is Gus Johnson Nick Horne and John Liddy. Sitting: Ian Bull, Andrew Butterworth, Phil Matthews, Ray Shamray. 2 CommentsGus Johnson I remember it vividly. Geography teacher, Mr Jamieson, was concerned about the contents in the champagne bottle, so he sniffed it. He placed it back on the ground after he confirmed it was not alcohol.Gus Johnson The two guys unidentified at back beside me are Nick? someone (in the middle) and the other guy was in Athletics John Landy?? or something like that (far right). 9 Likes
1968-April Posh Nosh on the Oval Gus Johnson Ian Bull 3 CommentsBrendon Laube Not one detention between any of you silvertails i betBrendon Laube Prob got that off MummyMartin K Andrew In my day it was where people had a lunchtimwe smoke. They could see any teacher coming, stub it out and walk away. 9 Likes
Leave a Memory – MCAAWant to leave a memory for the Centenary Book Project? Good, bad, funny, sad. Leave it here: MCAA - Martin Davies shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association.
A lot of posts of the forms below mine...so here's the crew from my last year. 4 CommentsGraham Thomas RH 3rd rowMaree Coote What year Murray? I was class of 72...Murray Walding You were only a young'n Maree....this was 1968. Where's your class photos?Graham Travers Dean Dean the Dancing Machine 3rd left second row? 7 Likes
1D 1964 6 CommentsGus Johnson God I know most of those faces ..Paula McCarthy Graham Thomas do you want me to list the names?Paula McCarthy Gary Johnson, Colin McMillan, Ken O'Brien, Chris O'Connell, Joseph Pizzolo, Michael Potter, Peter Pullen, Richard Rees, Philip Ronaldson, Michael Rule, Ronald Shugg, Wayne Simmons, Graham Thomas, Alan Tibballs, Michael Harmer, Gregory Hansen.Paula McCarthy Coral Mason, Marilyn McAskil, Ingrid Morgan, Mary McDonald, Carol McGrath, Allison McLean, Kaye Palmer, Sally Ann Owen, Janette Nigro, Meridith Morley, Deborah Neave, Margaret Mudge, Gayle Purdie, Lou Lou Nikolaou, Lind McDonald, Teresa Peck, Robyn McPherson, Denise KlaussenPaula McCarthy http://www.triggerbrothers.com.au/way-back-ep-25-wally-tibbles/Murray Walding Alan Tibballs isnt in this class photo 8 Likes
1964 IC - From the Archives on the website www.mordialloccollegealumni.org Lynette Harris, Patricia Haslam, Judith Heywood, Eula Hill, Carol Hing, Jean Hogan, Lynette Jackson, Carolyn Johnson, Judith Jeffrey, Lorraine Kee, Julie Kirkpatrick, Robyn Lanston, Louise Lasky, Robyn Laube, Rhonda Lowe, Pamela Mawdsley, Sharon Meagher, Janette Steward. Peter Gawith, Neil Graham, Daryl Hagg, Lindsay Hatchett, Phillip Hodges, John Hilditch, Allan Humphries, Brian Johnson, John Lacis, Alan Lappin, Stuart Lawson, John Liddy, Robert Long, David Looker, Robert Lorraine, Leigh Matthews, Phillip Matthews, Robin McKenzie. 9 CommentsMurray Walding Who is the kid from form 6 who's snuck into the photo- in the middle of the shot???Kaye Chalmers Gooey So they'd be mid sixties now. You just wonder where the time went.Gus Johnson Who’s the big kid in the middle?
This site is devoted to the school formerly known as Mordialloc-Chelsea High School -- now known as Mordialloc College (MC) -- its history and its people. We aim to be a central repository of material and resources pertaining to the school’s long history. We welcome members who wish to help us achieve this aim. All contributions to the site -- photos, video, memorabilia of any kind is most welcome. This Facebook feed also appears at the dedicated website: http://mordialloccollegealumni.org/live/forum/ The administrators would appreciate if our members: 1) stick (largely) to the topic (MC, its history and people); 2) be respectful. The Mordialloc College Alumni Association (MCAA) was formed on 9th August 2014, and established as an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation (No. A0061960Y). The current Office-Bearers are as follows: --Max Nichols (President) --Paula McCarthy (Vice President, Assistant Historian, FB Site Administrator) --Lynette Williams (Secretary) --Kim Puleio (Assistant Secretary) --Mitchell Sundstrom (Webmaster) --Ivor Donohue (Treasurer) --Andy Heinrichs (Social Media Coordinator) --Barbara Dowling (*Ventured* Newsletter Editor) --Bruce Lines (Assistant Newsletter Editor) --Shae MacBryde (Sponsorship) --Martin Davies (Past President 2014-17, Archivist) The dedicated website was launched on 21st December 2015 and comprises the largest repository of searchable memorabilia associated with the College: http://www.mordialloccollegealumni.org/ New members on the website and to the MCAA are welcome. For membership info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go straight to the website. Paula McCarthy updated the description of the group Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 3 Likes
1976 Rhonda Watts front row in middle, Janine Raymond to her left (BF) then Kim. 8 CommentsTracey Meyer Seignior Sue Walker centre of second top row and Andrea Santos second on Sues right. Without School jumper!Paula McCarthy Gary CraigieMark RichardsonMelanie CooperSue CallaghanDarren MaPeter LarrieuGlenn Davis Donna Saunders Lindsay FraserPeter Larrieu PresentAndy Brown Is that Jimmy Curtis top left? Lindsay Fraser in the specs?Peter Larrieu Fraser,Davis,Trainor,Wolfhause,Hart,Larrieu, Fox,Foti,Curtis,Stephenson,Richardson, Elkins,GraigieLindsay Fraser Peter Larrieu - correct. But what about the girls?Front row from right (forgive the surnames) Sue Godfrey, Linda HailesPaula McCarthy Some of the girls. Donna Saunders, Melanie CooperPaula McCarthy 42 years later a chance meeting to see a band 😊 16 Likes
Funny Friday 1979 - Parksy? 14 CommentsKären Hayden Looks like him to meAndy Brown Looks like the year above ours Paula. Dude in the skirt Andrew something, good cricketer. Behind him to the right gotta be Saad Abdulmesiah.Gary Faulkhead Alan MayburyBobbie O'Carroll Rob Park, Darren Bird next to him..I took that photo. If I recall they were all sent home to changeNikki Rae Ha Les Cargill....do you know this man? 🙂Les Cargill I sure do. Exactly how I remember him. 😁Lisa Ninnes Koetsveld Wow blast from the past 🙂Jenni Wren Lad sitting down with the coat on is Richard ??? That also wasn't the first time Rob donned a frock...funny ladDavid Downie That’s Parksy, teaching maths now.Robyn Lester That’s adorable & hilarious! On ya Parksie! Lol xxJames Barry Jonklaas Darren Bird is that you on the right?David Downie Pretty sure the guy with the bottle is me. Some things don’t change.Gary George Wow! Where was I?! Yep ... Rob Park ... Parkers Road, Parkdale ... yep, I remember that specifically as during a class exercise we were all asked our name and addresses and I think it was Wendy Fowler that commented back that "He really loves his name"! Yep looks like Saad. The bloke with that distinctive coat sitting down; he wore it often ... the name that instinctively came to mind was Andrew Stevens ... Jenni said Richard and could be right, but I'm sure the surname is Stevens.Gary George Or ... why does Steven Marshall now come to mind for the bloke donning the coat sitting down??!! You know one day in the depths of my shed across the other side of our fine continent I will have some stuff from these days!! 17 Likes
HONOUR BOARD PROJECT We are seeking the names of former students and teachers who participated in active service. For example, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf, Timor. We have quite a few names but know that there will be more to add. If you can assist by advising of known family, friends or even yourself, please let us know. You can inbox me if you prefer. 1 CommentsRebekah Brown Harry Brown ww2 8 Likes
Mordialloc College 90 Years CelebrationJust thought I would slip this rehash put together a few years ago for the people who haven't seen this yet or to bring back the 70's memories and a song from Shindig. Hope that you enjoy. The music is a little daggy but this was a big hit back in the 70's and we all went to Shindig on a Sunday night. Remember throwing the girls up in the air a... Joe Oliveri shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 10 CommentsMary Tobin Just wonderful ... thank you !Roslyn Lazarus Kelly Love it.Dianne Wilmott-Ninnes Great video!Kaye Gillett FantasticJoe Oliveri Thank you Kaye Gillett 🙂Sue Cullen Thanks Joe. Great to see the changes over time. Loved the Shindig track too!Gaye Wilken great memoriesJennifer Georgiadis We loved it JENNI mc dowell and jimmy GEORGIADIS married 40 years met at school almost 50 years ago ❤️Paula McCarthy Thx Joe that's fantastic - we all need to get together to promote the 100th. Need your skills.Di Kelly That was fantastic...and what a great track. I think Paul McKay Sound played it at a féte dance in the school hall one year. Well done, Joe; it made me smile. PS - the school looks great; the beautification of the quadrangle changes the vibe completely....love it! Thankyou 😊 38 Likes
A big Mordy welcome to Sarah Smith (Lawrence) years 1996-2001. Sarah is our 1600th FB member! 💐. Greetings also to all members old and new - keep up the adds it makes us bigger and stronger, the more the Mordy merrier 🎉 18 Likes
MLSC History Dayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAobzz8WWJE&app=desktop This may be of interest to some of our members of Mordialloc College Alumni. The first of what will be many history days at the club as we continue to gather information for our history book. For any enquires please contact Grant Ratt... Paula McCarthy shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 10 CommentsGus Johnson CoolJenny Jones Thanks Paula. Very interesting.Paula McCarthy Murray WaldingLynette Williams Spotted Mr Evans, Mordiallocs current PE teacher. I think he is a well known life saver.Joe Oliveri So many wonderful memories of ShindigGus Johnson Lucky enough to have played there a few times. Paul Mackay Sound were great too !!!Sue Cullen Hazel Pierce did an amazing job organising Shindig. And I agree Gus, Paul Mackay sound were fantastic!Adrian Feeney Adrian Feeney. I have some Newsletters, a Wyperfeld Book and a venture Alumini Association can have. Let me know where I can meet someone and have a sharing chat and there yours. Your welcome Adrian.Adrian Feeney Maybe I could meet you and some of the other Alumini members at the bar of the Bridge Hotel in Mordialloc one evening. I have a School Captain badge too you might like to see.Martin K Andrew That was the lunch time venure for the Year Eleven students during my time. 11 Likes
Flinders Ranges, SA - Ken Duncan GalleriesCOMPETITION The new member sweepstakes will finish on Jan 31, 2018. Win a genuine Ken Duncan Panograph valued at $35. HOW? ADD a new FB member to this group and receive 2 entries into the draw. Receive a bonus entry if that new member adds a new member. 5 entries awarded for website membership introductions or website self-upgrades up to Jan 31. https://kenduncan.com/product/flinders-ranges-sa/ Our existing and loyal paid up Alumni members will also receive news of our forthcoming rewards raffle. Add new members via the "Add members" box on the right hand side (although it can be device centric...) GOOD LUCK and thanks to Eb Rabich for the generous donation. KDNC007 - Flinders Ranges, SA Poster Size of poster: 915mm x 406mm unframed Printed on heavy weight A1 paper 200-300 line screen for high definition. Matt varnish surround, gloss varnish on image Paula McCarthy shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 8 Likes
Paula McCarthy updated the group photo in Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 3 CommentsDonna Elms How good does the school look !!Brendon Laube Can just see my room outside the officePaula McCarthy Photo credit to Joe Oliveri 29 Likes
Australia Day Awards function 3 CommentsMartin Davies Next year we hope to make it a trifecta.Lynette Williams I look thrilled with my flag 😀Paula McCarthy Also representing MCAA is Ivor Donohue (Treasurer) and Bruce Lines (Ventured Newsletter sub-committee). 15 Likes
Happy 2018 and so let's get this party started. Have just created an album for Man of Steel - we have lots of b/w's from this but the fabulous Mr Bill Norris has given us a few colour pics of rehearsal and the performance night. Thx Bill for running the gauntlet at my ancestral home to deliver these ! 8 Likes
Marie Leary 3 CommentsMarie Leary Wow!! Memories flooding back! Thanks Paula McCarthy! 👍😄Paula McCarthy You are welcome - superstar. Have you seen the amazing B/W Ian Mc took of you?Kim Thomsen typical no band pics my head!! back left on sax! if i look hard enough i might have the front pic somewhere 😁😁 2 Likes
Paula McCarthy posted in Mordialloc College Alumni Association — with Marie Leary and Anthea Williams. 3 CommentsMarie Leary Don't recall this one! Anthea Williams do you?Julia Henery Matt Clayton - can you tag this photo?Chris Towan Wasn't it Anthea Roberts 2 Likes
Paula McCarthy posted in Mordialloc College Alumni Association — with Cathy Rourke. 4 CommentsCathy Rourke Omg!Jillian Wilson Is it April at the front CathyNola Fitch It looks like April Dawson at the frontMichelle Green Tony Fankhauser April. Cathy definitely you at the back 😉 I recognize Andrew Rankin. And next to him is that Karl Hood?? 3 Likes
MOS Rehearsal 5 CommentsMaresa G Tsamis Wow, just showed my kids, they couldn't believe it was me.Nikki Rae Is that Julie Rossborough beside you?Joanne Arrowsmith Holding the Man of Steel For Ever sign is Shelley Connell and beside her in the pink pants is Maxine CozensPaula McCarthy If they are on FB pls add them 🙂Jen Vanderhorst Wow ... memories ... thanks for tagging me Jo!! 😆 3 Likes
Paula McCarthy posted in Mordialloc College Alumni Association — with Tracey Anne Euhus and Christine Gill Collins. 6 CommentsDonna Rankin Andrew Rankin looking good 😂Maresa G Tsamis Go Andrew rankin looking good xAriadne Lack Michelle Leech Cheryl Wise is that you two in the second row?Tracey Anne Euhus Loved doing productions thanks Sandra Hatfield 😃😘😃Donna Parker What year was thisMatt Thomson Dan Thomson is that you in the background playing a copper? 10 Likes
Man of Steel Production 1985Man of Steel Production - photos provided by Bill Norris Man of Steel Production - photos provided by Bill Norris Paula McCarthy added 11 photos to the album: Man of Steel Production 1985 in Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 7 CommentsNicola J Sinclair Think it might have been the years after Calamity Jane, then The Boyfriend, then Man of Steele. Guessing around 1985. That is Joanne Scott in the foreground and I am guessing Megan or Narelle Roberts with her.Nicola J Sinclair Janice NuttneyNarrelle Roberts That is Megan Smith (Roberts) with Joanne... ironing ??? I do believe?Paula McCarthy Was MOS Ian Dilley and Lois Christine Gill?Michelle Green April Dawson. You’ll love theseJoanne Arrowsmith Year is 1985Donna Rankin Got a few more MOS photos at home. Will try to put them up over the long weekend. 🤪😊 21 Likes
VENTURA DONATES FOUR BUSES TO PORT MORESBYVentura busses donated to PNG. Ventura Bus Lines are helping women and children travel safely in Port Moresby with the donation of four buses for the Ginigoada Foundation’s women-only bus project. Each of the four retired Volgren buses have clocked up to a million kilometres on Melbourne’s roads will be given a second lease o... Gus Johnson shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 5 CommentsMartin K Andrew 'Four clapped out busses given to NGO', would be more appropriate and what does this have to do with Mordialloc College?Rachel McNish Gus I have fond memories of the Ventura 706 taking me to School every day up Station St from Chelsea to Mordialloc Secondary 😀👍🏻Martin Davies Back story on Ventura buses by Alan "And that's finance" Kohler (from the Australian)": BUSINESS SPECTATOR FAMILY BUSINESS: Ventura Bus Lines ALAN KOHLERBusiness Spectator7:23PM October 25, 2012 Save Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on email Share more... This week’s family business story is also about a fragment of my life.
I grew up on Ventura buses, up and down Warrigal Road from South Oakleigh in Melbourne, where my family had settled in the early 50s. I took the blue bus to Mentone beach, to Sea Scouts in Mordialloc, guitar practice in Oakleigh, ten-pin bowling at Chaddie and to the train station to visit Nanna. Half my early life was spent sitting up the back of a Ventura bus, gazing out the window and picking scabs off my knees as it bounced along pot-holed outer Melbourne roads.
I didn’t know it then, but the founder of Ventura Buses, Harry Cornwall, had died at the same time I was born, in 1952. Harry had started the business in 1924 with the proud acquisition of a 14-seat Reo bus for 816 pounds. He had served in Europe in the First World War and for some reason found himself in Ventura, California, after the war ended – thus the name he gave to his bus business when he got back to Australia.
Harry started operating the busy, competitive route between Box Hill and the city, but six years later decided to strike out to where he’d have a monopoly. At that time the land between Box Hill and Mentone, through Melbourne’s south-east suburbs, was all farm paddocks, but Harry could see this area would eventually be developed and applied for a licence to operate buses along what was then an unmade country track – Warrigal Road.
In 1936 he married one his passengers, Myra Hammond, who caught the bus every day to the Benevolent Asylum in Cheltenham where she worked. They got chatting, fell in love, and had five children together.
Fast forward 76 years and the business is now run by Harry’s grandson, Andrew, a chartered accountant, is still 85 per cent owned by the family and operates 62 per cent of Melbourne’s bus routes with 1300 buses and 2000 drivers. There are three branches of the family still involved and yesterday they gathered in Dandenong for the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting.
Basically the AGM means Bev and Ray Galloway, and as many of their four kids as are around, come in for their annual chat to the board, since Andrew represents his side of the family and Greg Cornwall represents his father Ralston, Harry’s eldest son. Andrew, Ral, and Bev bought out their two siblings, Geoff and Peter, in 1998, just after Andrew’s father Ken passed away.
It was a happy occasion yesterday because it was the first AGM since the Cornwalls doubled the size of their business in January this year by buying out their friends the Grenda's for $400 million, following an auction rub by UBS, giving Ventura another 30 per cent of Melbourne’s routes, plus a flash new headquarters in Dandenong. To help fund the deal the family brought in a private equity investor, London-based ICG, which owns 15 per cent with a clear exit plan that will leave the family with 100 per cent again in a few years.
I visited Andrew Cornwall this week at his old HQ in North Fitzroy, a very daggy old cream brick building and depot where he still works. A less corporate operation is hard to imagine.
Andrew himself is a quiet, modest man who lives and breathes his family history. He’s been running the business since 1997, when he was thrust into the leadership prematurely at the age of 33 by the death of his father, Ken. Ken had been running the company since 1969, when he took over from the executors of Harry’s estate, Ross Watson and Bill Hurley.
Building Harry Cornwall’s Ventura Bus Lines into the dominant bus operator in Melbourne through acquisitions while maintaining family ownership has been a remarkable achievement, as much a testament to the family’s modest lifestyle and low demands for cash as Andrew’s ambition.
Apart from Geoffrey who was bought in 1998, none of the family has wanted much money out of the business – they have been happy to take pretty small dividends, and plough most of the cash flow back into replacing buses and buying out other bus operators.
When the current shareholders’ agreement was established 24 years ago it provided an exit mechanism for any member of the family who also wanted out, but none has taken it.
The terrible but beautiful thing about public transport is that the fares are set and collected entirely by the government. The operators get back a monthly retainer that’s determined not just by patronage, but also kilometres, hours worked and capital investment in new buses.
It means the ACCC doesn’t get involved. Metro Trains and Yarra Trams are both private companies that operate 100 per cent of the trains and trams in Melbourne, and that’s where Andrew wants to take Ventura Bus Lines – to 100 per cent. He is currently bidding in a tender that would get Ventura up to 70 per cent of Melbourne’s bus routes.
And after the acquisition of Grenda’s this year, Ventura is getting hard to beat in auctions and tenders because of its economies of scale, although nothing is taken for granted.
Andrew says the great advantage of family succession in a business is that you are brought up learning about critical success factors over the breakfast table. What he learnt from his father was that it’s all about the quality of the drivers – get that right and everything else follows.
But he also says it’s important for young family members not to feel pressured into going into the business. "You have to have the passion for it, otherwise it won’t work,” he says.
Ventura’s structure is uncomplicated: apart from ICG, each branch of the family has a third each with a right of first refusal over the others if they want out. There are only two Cornwalls on the board – Andrew and Greg – with the rest external. Andrew is chairman and CEO (you can do that in a family company).
The revenue is now $350 million a year but Andrew won’t tell me the profit. He says it’s not a huge margin business with the government controlling the prices. When he took over in 1998 the revenue was about $35 million.
Where to from here? Andrew has three children – Luke 16, Abigail 14, and Henry 10 – and, like he did, they hear about Ventura and its critical success factors over breakfast and dinner. Will they follow him into the business? He doesn’t know, but it’s entirely up to them.
Every week Alan will be writing about an Australian family business success story. If you know of a family business that deserves recognition, email email@example.comGus Johnson Interesting. I had also forgotten about "Grenda's Bus Lines".Paula McCarthy Thanks for the article about the Cornwall family. Andrew and Fiona are generous and kind and happen to live in Edi. 6 Likes
Tassie trip around 1965 7 CommentsPaula McCarthy Great pic - who is in it Kim Horne?Kim Horne second from the leftMurray Walding I can recognize Geoff Augustine (?) at back and Bob Randall and Ray Shamray...on right hand side...as well as you Kim.Kim Horne well done MurrayKim Horne yes Geoff at the backMurray Walding the kid in the middle is familiar, but thats it.Kim Horne yeah same here 7 Likes
The new member sweepstakes have been extended to Jan 31, 2018 Win for yourself (or a friend) this genuine Ken Duncan Panograph valued at $35 simply by introducing a new FB or paid-up Alumni member. New FB group nominations get 2 entries & a bonus entry if that new member nominates another. Paid up membership introductions or self-upgrades (on our website) up to Jan 31 get 5 entries. https://kenduncan.com/product/flinders-ranges-sa/ 2 CommentsѢб Яабич Sue Stinchcombe has just picked up 44 entries with 22 FB nominations. Good luck! 🙂Heather Vance I have sent a PM to Rod Butcher (Shelly Wilken's husband - both ex scholars) to ask him to join. Whether or not he will... who knows but I’m sure he (& Shelly) would have many friends/people that would remember him (them) 😉 1 Likes
Just saw the article on Max Murray in the latest edition of Ventured. I still remember 'Murray's Farm' at the bottom of Lochiel Avenue, just behind the footy ground. Its hard to believe now that all that housing was once part of that dairy farm. We used to sit on the old fences and watch the cows being milked and all the cowshit being hosed away- into a drain that ran between the farm and the footy ground- there must have been some fertile soil at the end of that drain. 8 CommentsEileen Murray I remember Murray's farm well. We used sit up in the loft above the milking shed and would sometimes get to help milk the cows. I remember the drain between the farm and the footy ground too - my friend Claire tried to jump over the drain whilst carrying a billy full of milk. She didn't quite make it and the milk ended up in the drain.OOPS!Murray Walding weird... comments about Murray's Farm from people with connected names......wooooo- spooky! lololEileen Murray My maiden name was Williams.Lynette Williams Milk bottle unearthed under our house in Rae Ave. Edithvale Pure Milk Supply, 20 Langrigg Ave. Was it part of the same Dairy?Lynette WilliamsPaula McCarthy I spent a terrific afternoon with Max and Heather and took down notes about the extent of the farm and life in Edithvale. I'll write it up.Fiona von Husen That's cool. My parents live at 20 Lochiel Ave Edithvale. Been there foreverPaula McCarthy Fi - did they go to Mordy? Looking for memories for the history book. 12 Likes
MCAA end of year lunch. Ho Ho Ho to all. 2 CommentsMartin Davies L-R: Lynette Williams (Secretary), Ivor Donohue (Treasurer), Eb Rabich (Facebook Admin), Kim Puleio (Assistant Secretary), Bruce Lines (Assistant Ventured Editor), Barbara Dowling (Ventured Editor), Max Nichols (President). Myself out of frame. Noticeably absent Paula McCarthy (Vice President), Shae MacBryde, Mitchell SundstromBarbara Dowling Beautiful spread provided by Kim Puleio in her beautiful home. Thanks Kim. 18 Likes
82 years of student yearbooksWith the inclusion of 2017 we are up to date. All-inclusive viewing on the recently-refreshed MCAA website: www.mordialloccollegealumni.org With the inclusion of 2017 we are up to date. All-inclusive viewing on the recently-refreshed MCAA website: www.mordialloccollegealumni.org Martin Davies added 6 photos to the album: 82 years of student yearbooks in Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 3 CommentsDonna Parker I was on the magazine committee in 1973 through to 1976?? With Mrs hamsharry, the English teacherMartin Davies If you can find 1975 and 1977 we’d appreciate it as no copies have turned up in 4 years searching. So we concluded they were not made. Be happy to be proved wrong.Barbara Dowling It was wonderful to see a photo of my Mother, Edith Caulfield, in the 1929 Viking Magazine. 12 Likes
I'm pleased to announce the release of the new home page for the MCAA website which will be replacing the current one that has been the face of this community for over 2 amazing years. This change is one of many to come which are aimed at improving your overall experience while exploring our extensive archives through the website. You can see this and much more at www.mordialloccollegealumni.org 20 Likes
Venture 2017 hits the stands. Soon to have every page digitised and added to the MCAA website where we have every known issue since 1929. Thanks to Kim Puleio and Murray at the school for organising this, along with the 2017 photo archive. The MCAA: Keeping' History Alive (whether you like it or not). 4 CommentsBill Leithhead Why the hell is there a skull there?? What is the cover about, and what is the symbology of the various components? Does this mean more to the teenagers at the college? Do they all understand and/or relate to the artwork? Or is it just a kid on weed?
Can anyone enlighten this old alumnus?Derek Carter Haha Bill .. i think the artwork look cool. whoever drew it has some talent!Lynette Williams Just had a look at our copy. This is the front cover and the artwork wraps around to the back cover so this is just the right hand side of the whole piece.Still can't help you with what it is symbolising though. Can't find an acknowledgement of the cover art inside. It is usually a piece of senior student art from during the year. Skulls are pretty much a feature of a lot of teenager art at the moment!Bill Leithhead Skulls are permanently popular in art work over the millenia. But I fail to see the significance of any of the symbology. Just puzzled - that's all. Perhaps the wrap-around makes it all come together. 16 Likes
Just FYI: At the 2017 AGM in October I stood down as inaugural President of the MCAA after a period of nearly four years. Max Nichols was duly elected unopposed. All other current committee members were elected unopposed as well (see FB "About" sidebar for names). It has been very enjoyable doing voluntary work for the MCAA, building the website,doing important archiving work, and being successful in winning many grants and two nominations for "community group of the year" for the Australia Day Awards (wish us luck!) However, it is time for new leadership and new ideas, and I need to do other things in life. I will remain on committee as "Past President" for a period. The committee graciously presented me with the attached trophy for my service which I shall value forever. Thanks committee, and thanks and good luck MCAA! 11 CommentsMax Nichols Thanks again for all your hardwork Martin, you were truly invaluable in getting the association up and running.Murray Walding good on you Martin!Brendon Laube Top of the class MartinNikki Rae Great work Martin - thank you!Wendy Brown Thanks Martin for all your great work!Kate Carter Your work is appreciated very much.. thanks Martin 🙂Kim Puleio You did an amazing job Martin , well deserved . 🙂Raymond Cottrill Well batted Martin!Heather Vance Well done and good work! Fingers crossed for the "community group of the year" 😉Donna Parker A job very well done MartinJenny McKay Thank you Martin - really enjoyed the journey - much appreciated 35 Likes
Just got the latest newsletter, the profile on Max Murray brought back memories, when he said his father ran a dairy farm in Edithvale, it was on our back fence, would anyone know how to contact Max Murray, i used to take the cows down to the paddock after milking for his father and would love to catch up. A pm with his contact details would be a appreciated. Thankyou. 1 CommentsPaula McCarthy Hi Peter, glad you enjoyed the story I will inbox you. 6 Likes
Pompei’s last days: historic boatyard soldEnd of an era in Mordialloc Martin Davies shared Mordialloc Chelsea Leader's post to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 17 CommentsRobert Dawn VanderLinde Sad to see it go.David Andrew Nice little windfall.Ellen Marie Croxon Wow I can remember Pompei's being there for near on 50 years. Mordialloc will not be the same when I come to Melbourne to visit again in the future. All the best wishes for the family for the futureJenny McKay Here we go - more units/cars/development - our lovely lifestyle is rapidly eroding 🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑Debra Cairns Carlo Gazzola Wow. I remember when I was at Aspendale Primary School going there on an excursion with my class.Maresa G Tsamis I lived around the corner from here my whole childhood. I'd wave to him and see him building his boats! A great memory. Thsnkyou jack xChris Towan My dad used to be good friend of Jacks, used to pop in for beer after workNikki Rae It has been a run down eye sore for years. Jack was an amazing man who ran a great business and served the community well. Sadly that tradition did not continue. Refusal to pay rates, refusal to act on hazards....all under the auspices of Jack's great memory. Shame! As for the ongoing hysteria over apartments - environmentally, economically and socially we can no longer continue the great urban sprawl. People living in Pakenham, and further, having to travel city bound for work - Crazy. We need to go up and we need to ensure that it is done well. I have been here since 1980....it is unregonisable from then. The amazing cafes and restaurants are all here because we have the population to support them. Our lifestyle is our choice....if a block of flats changes that for you, that is on you!Martin K Andrew Good luck renovating that site. The soiil would be contaminated from 80 years of resin, thinners, paint and whatever other chemicals were used. As for being a great man, I was ne of three then students , ableit minor role, who saved his boat hire business when one of his moored boats caught alight, We never even got as much as a thank you, It was an eyesore well before 1980,
You have been in Mordialloc since 1980. That's nice, get some time up. Members of my family date to 1948 including helping to run the old side show type entertainment fair.. at the corbner of Beach Road and the Nepearn Highway.Nikki Rae I apologise Martin...here I was thinking we ALL got to have an opinion. We all defer to your far superior knowledge and time spent here. How do you type "eye roll"? BTW if they were here that long they would know my Pop, Mervyn Sleight, he ran the ponies near the pier. I don't count "his" time here....just my own!Jenni Wren Sad to see it go for history sake...but will be nice to see the area looking niceJenni Wren Wow.... I never thought of the school as a 'holding centre for the lower middle class!". I never just sat there waiting to be put into a 'low level' job.Martin K Andrew Many of the people from the period of the early to mid/late 70s, were never given , except for Haddles, expectations to become anything better than a high school teacher. Nostalgia and memories for your youth are not a substitute for hard facts. The school had huge issues that were not addressed, The lack of trained teachers being one. One Maths teacher only had year 12 maths. We got the dross and there was a schism between two groups of teachers belinging to twio different unions.Brendon Laube The pompi ledgend is a bit overstated from what i have picked up from a few of the old timers.Martin K Andrew Not to mention the supposed story does not match the time line.Brendon Laube They damaged the supply of Tasmainìan timder imports for boat building by being unscrupulous 10 Likes
United Nations Day, 1954From the archives From the archives Martin Davies added 3 photos to the album: United Nations Day, 1954 in Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 1 CommentsPaula McCarthy Venture Page 11, 1954 - it was the Finish twins' first day 🙂 14 Likes
A roundup of the local school "history" groups for your interest (with membership numbers in parentheses): Mordialloc College Alumni Association (1557) Bonbeach High School (1183) Edithvale Primary (879) Aspendale Technical School (810) We Went to Seaford-Carrum High School (728) You grew up in Chelsea and can remember............. (696) Parkdale Primary Community (398) Parkdale Primary School (392) Growing up in Aspendale – Mordialloc Chelsea High School (299) Aspendale Primary Past Students (259) Chelsea State School Former Pupils (203) Bonbeach primary school (152) Chelsea Heights PS taught me everything I know (117) class of 1997 Mordialloc College 20 Year reunion (96) Mordialloc- Chelsea Secondary College Class of 1992 (44) Mordialloc College Class of '10 (31) Chelsea Heights Class of 83 (24) Chelsea Heights Primary Class of 83 (26) MC Class of 13 Leadership (26) Aspendale Technical School Friends (30) Mordialloc College Friends (29) + (15) Mordialloc College Past Teachers and Staff (20) Parkdale Primary Reunion - 20 Years 1993 (11) Aspendale Primary - Class of '71 (9) MC Class of ’88 (5) Mordialloc Primary Past Students (4) Aspendale Primary Class of 71 (4) Mordialloc College Alumni (2) Mordialloc Beach PS (1) 1 CommentsRuss Anderson You grew up in Chelsea and can remember............. 696 5 Likes
Photos from Paula McCarthy's postSome pics from 1974 with thanks to Ellen Collings ( Ellen Marie Croxon ) AC/ DC had recorded Jailbreak and Australian road signs switched from imperial to metric. 4 CommentsEllen Marie Croxon Paula was there a photo of Mr Sapir and Kula Ipsaros in the ones I sent over there. It was taken in November 1977 during our American History classRobyn Lester I recall ACDC playing ‘70’s at our school ‘formal’ .. mordi high hall does anyone else? Robyn Little ( now Lester)Linda Hardy Yvonne, were you there then ?Trevor Watts 1974 Skyhooks played. I’m pretty sure. Long time ago 28 Likes
For the second year in a row the MCAA has been nominated for an Australia Day Award in recognition of our achievements in preserving the history of the school. 2 CommentsJenny Jones Congratulations to those who's efforts have achieved this.Donna Parker Well done to you all. I love looking back at all the old photos 59 Likes
My name was Jackie Taylor .I finished year 12 in 1979.I often think how luck I was to be grow up in the 70s and have great memories of Mordi High.. 12 CommentsSimone Fletcher-Wells Hey Jackie,
I remember you. Still paonting landscapes?Jackie Tassell Every now and then I spend time painting but not as much as I would like.Robyn Lester I'm sure I know that face Jackie!?? It's Robyn Little ( now Lester) recall me?Paula McCarthy Hi Jackie 🙂 I think was is one of Gayle's Gayle Weeding ?Jackie Tassell Wow can't remembering so young.Paula McCarthy Two more pics of you in the Wyperfeld album 🙂Vicki Davidson I remember you Jackie . I’m ex Vicki ThompsonJackie Tassell Great memory Gayle.Thanks for the photo.Do you remember the year?Jenni Wren Hi there Jackie I also remember you from our school days ( I have trouble remembering some) I was Jennifer DennisJackie Tassell Hi Jen,my memory is awful too.Can you remember any class years we shared.Im hopeless at names but good at faces.Robyn Lester Jenni ..your name is very familiar to me ?? (I was Robyn Little)Leanne-Mike Vallance Debra Turner (Kerr) 19 Likes
Did anyone else see Jenny Seedsman (drama teacher early 80s) on Doctor Blake mysteries on ABC Sunday night 9 CommentsKerrie Stimpson Yes. She looked familiar and realised when I checked the credits.Linda Hardy No, that's great.Linda Hardy are you Scotts brother ?Paula McCarthy Jenny is in the MCAA FB group and here's an old picPam Lindsay Jenny’s in Dr Blake? It won’t be broadcast here (England) for months but I will keep a lookout.Lynette Williams What part did she play?Linda Hardy Miss Seedsman was a great teacher, I had her in 1979 when I was in Form 3.Leanne-Mike Vallance She pops up occasionally on tv. Most recently saw her in an insurance or superannuation adChris Towan They replaying episode she in Saturday night at 10.16 on ABC 1 Likes
Form 3, 1969. 3 CommentsPaula McCarthy Hi Michelle, there is a good copy of this on the website. Search the gallery by putting in 1969.Michelle Egan Ok thanks Paula so what year were you ?Michelle Egan Yes I don't think the uniform changed much ha 😊 11 Likes
Bid to create war honour board - Mordialloc Chelsea Leader, 15/11/2017If anyone out there knows of former students and teachers who served please let us know. The 91-year-old was head prefect of Mordialloc Chelsea High School (now known as Mordialloc College) in 1942, and 75 years later, he’s on a mission to remember all students and teachers who served with Australia’s defence force. Paula McCarthy shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 15 CommentsMartin Davies Your alumni at work (again). Great photo of George.Martin Davies Here's a snip of the whole piece from the paper acknowledging the MCAABronny Blackburn Good article. Hope there are some satusfactory resultsMartin DaviesIsabella Barker Great idea and article - I remember being in the leadership team and having the honour to represent the school at multiple ANZAC services - would be excellent to have an honour board at the school itself.Nikki Rae The Education Department used to keep bound book records of this information. Teachers not students. I have one floating around somewhere at home.David Wozniak Matt McLearMatt McLear Thanks Dave, I’ll flick them an email for me and Tim GroverDavid Wozniak No mate. Thank youAnnette Dunn Hale Rob Dunn ???Nikki Rae Hete it is Paula. Pm me and I'll arrange to get it to youPaula McCarthy Thanks Nikki, you're a champ!Nikki RaeNikki RaeRebekah Brown Harry brown. Unsure of year ill find out 17 Likes
When looking at the recently posted pic of the '1966 girl prefects', I got such a vivid picture in my mind of the front of the school and then the grounds. Does anybody know the reason the tennis courts were 'done away with'? I think it’s a shame.... 3 CommentsShawn Clinton One word, MONEYLynette Williams A car came through the fence, maybe had second thought about having the tennis courts there.Martin K Andrew I played tennis on them against Virginia leigh, the English teacher circa 1975, She wore no bra, I remember that much.. That I won shows how poor a tennis player she was, not how good I was. Hand-eye coordinmation is not my forte. 2 Likes
Rebe Griffiths, Aviatrix and Alumnae extraordinaire (on right of photo). Rebe Griffiths attended the school in the 1920s-30s and is featured in the second issue of Venture in 1930. She attained her "A" Licence No. 640 on November 13, 1930 then later her Commercial "B" Licence No. 369 in 1931. She was one of eight women pilots who learned to fly in 1930 when the Goulburn Aero Club first opened, with Instructor Keith Bolitho, who later became Wing Commander W. K. Bolitho, DFC, DFC(US), 11th Squadron-Catalinas, RAAF WW2. She was a pioneering female pilot, amongst some very fine company in the 1930s. (Source: Rosemary Arnold, “First Females Above Australia”, 2010, courtesy of The Australian Womens' Pilots Association). **Do you think it is a good thing to research and preserve the school's history before the centenary in 2024? Please join up and help us do it. ** 16 Likes
A big thank you to Bendigo Bank Aspendale Gardens-Edithvale Community Bank Branch and to Susan Tresidder their fabulous Branch Manager and past Mordialloc College scholar - thanks Susan and all the team at the Aspendale Gardens-Edithvale Branch for their generous sponsorship of the MCAA. 29 Likes
Ok, here are many names from my wonderfull days at Mordy high 😛 John Greenhall, David Foti, Clifford Green(best buddy), Jeanine Riefile, Jayne Gibbon, Andrew Brown(and his "ferrets"), Paula Macarthy(Gorgeous lady), Chris Cairnes Many more to come 🙂 7 CommentsJanine Reiffel Harris Hey Ian love to catch up with u guys luv janine Reiffel x remember when u DJ my 21st xJen Vanderhorst Jayne Gibbon is not on Facebook (I’m her younger sister) but I can always pass on messages. 🙂Ellen Marie Croxon Ian did you live in Munro Ave Edith Vale in the 1970s by any chance?Ian Major Oh Geez, hi girl ... and yes I rode my bicycle back to my place to get the records lol 🙂Ian Major Oh gawd, Leslie is stalking my post ? .... I want more 🙂Janine Reiffel Harris Are u in wild Ian and Gillian?Jenny Austin Hi Ian, fond memories of Munro Ave . Hope you, Lynette & Gill are all well . Jenny Douglas 12 Likes
SCHOOL TOUR - THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER at 9.15 a.m. Former Students and Staff (and families) are invited to tour the school on Thursday 9th of November at 9.15 am. We encourage all former students to reacquaint themselves with the school as its development progresses. To assist us with planning, we need an indication of numbers. If you are interested in attending, please email Barbara Dowling at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place and for catering purposes. Michelle Roberts, School Principal is a wonderful host and a scrumptious morning tea follows. Past tours have been a great success enjoyed by all. Come and take a walk down Mordy memory lane. There is no cost. 12 CommentsWarren Short Justin Derek Jay Jase you should go!Konstantinos Gilo If i was in Melbourne would have loved to see how Mordi high is todayJames Spek Adam West you should goJason Caffyn Brad Canavan Matthew SkeggsJulia Henery Jody Nafiz, Dea Brown, Tahli Clayton - interested?Dayle Tasker Gaye Mazzoletti if Dad wants to go have a lookJulie Freidman Loved my time at Mordy High. Loving the pride being shown in keeping the memories alive. . Julie DavidsonBelinda van der Zypp Are you going Paula McCarthy? I would like to go xPaula McCarthy YesBronny Blackburn Due to Cup day hijinks, I cannot see my positive response. However, if not too late, would like to confirm attendanceKerry Parsons Slightly later in the day would be better for those that have kids at school. I couldn't possibly get there by that this time. 😔Paula McCarthy We can make that suggestion for next time. I myself was late due to kids and then couldn’t stay long due to work 😕 23 Likes
South Pacific - Mathew Pittock and Mark Rabich. 5 CommentsMichelle Green Mathew Pittock seated??Jennifer Dee Yes that's Mark Rabich. Swiþhun Otso Eb Rabich.Ursula Walker Yes that's MarkMark Rabich Correct. I got nominated for a Peninsula acting award due to my brilliant portrayal of 50 y.o. Captain Brackett as a 16 year old! I had Mr. Sapir coach my American accent. 😆🇺🇸 18 Likes
1966 Boy prefects after investiture.Back row - Raymond Falconer, Wesley Smith, Bruce Walmsley, Bruce Usher; centre Graeme Faulkner, Chris Papas, Peter Tardrew; front: Roger Smith (head prefect) David Clarke (deputy), Trevor Davies, Russell Mansfield. 2 CommentsGus Johnson A few familiar faces.Margaret Ainscow And where are you all? 9 Likes
1966 Girl Prefects Back: Alison Telfer, Gaye Kinder, Jennifer Davies, Sue Coldicutt; centre: Pamela McLaren, Helen Moore, Dianne Mazzoletti; front: Raelene Anderson, Angela Coe, Margaret Ainscow (Head Prefect), Carolyn Robinson 10 CommentsGus Johnson Yep, a few more familiar faces.Hilary Hockley 😊Margaret Ainscow Where are you all?Margaret Ainscow Also, Margaret Ainscow- Head Prefect.Paula McCarthy Sorry it's blurry sourced it from the Leader Collection will track down a better version.Paula McCarthy If any of them changed their names, does anyone know what they now go by? Diane is now Rooth.Jennifer Dee LOL. Another Jennifer Davies.. When I was in Year 9 there were 3 of us!Hilary Hockley Raelene Anderson is now Raelene WarnerMarg Bardon Looks like Helen Moore first in back rowMurray Walding What ever happened to Carolyn Robinson...I used to date her sister? 16 Likes
12 CommentsJulie Freidman Greg Evans in the middle front '70, '71?Robyn Beesley Elias Sabah, dark hair and Rob Foy on the far leftIan Major That old Blazer was cool 🙂Ian Major I was there a few years later .... 70's thoIan Major Anyone remember Gary Philpott and his older brothers ?Gus Johnson Remember most of them from “Sports”.
Found: woollen Mordialloc High School cap from the past and thought it may be of interest to the keepers of the archives. Happy to pass it on. 4 CommentsMurray Walding there's a specific reason why this cap has braid but I cant remember...mine never had it- anyone remember?Janis Chamberlain Prefects???Don Smith I have one with and one without braid, I thought you had to have the braid in the senior years.Paula McCarthy Bill Norris did anyone make arrangements to take up your kind offer? 40 Likes
"Team Gnotuk" - Cup Day - year yet to be determined. Not all attended MCHS but it is a great snapshot of happy Aspendale days. Photo courtesy of Greg Brown and Peter Larrieu thx guys xx 5 CommentsLynette Williams I think I can see Ricky and Sheree Westmoreland, Veronica Morgan, Shaani, , Biff, Beany in the door, Greg Brown.Paula McCarthy Darren Smith and Steve Carvill. Maybe Andy Lucas. Can see Jimmy Carter.Lynette Williams Lesley Buchan Smith, is that you in the centre?Lesley Buchan Smith No Lynette, not me 🙂Heather Vance Is that Theresa Corcoran (red head) 2nd row, 3rd from left? 12 Likes
1977 Mt Buffalo 5 CommentsSue Cullen Trudi Harris Robyn Little and Susan Douglas. Not sure who boy is.Paula McCarthy There is another version of this with Richard Lye on the left and you are chatting with him Sue Cullen - will try and find it.Leanne-Mike Vallance Debra TurnerDebra Turner Very familiar faces! Robyn sang at my wedding! (with Charlie) If you’re out there Rob - are you still nursing?Paula McCarthy Robyn Lester 6 Likes
Ian McDonald Collection - Zigger Zagger - Giselle Ogues, Belinda Davis, Silvia Camiselle. 4 CommentsDonna Rowe Gisele Ogues, Belinda Davis & Sylvia (sorry I have gone blank but will find out!)Donna Rowe Silvia's last name was CamiselleBen Freeman Dressed for a school production ...can't remember the namePaula McCarthy Silvia Camiselle 4 Likes
1977 Inaugural Buffalo trip. Lindsay Fraser, Darren Vinton, Sue Walker and James Curtis. 1 CommentsSue Callaghan The Cathedral. No ropes or safety checks and somehow we all survived. Gotta love the 70's. 9 Likes
Mt Buffalo CampsPaula McCarthy added 9 photos to the album: Mt Buffalo Camps in Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 3 CommentsGary Craigie The Cathedral climb I thing it is called.Richard Lye It sure is. Gosh I would not be game to take students up there nowLeanne-Mike Vallance Debra Turner 11 Likes
1985 Teachers. My Dad Tony Murphy 2nd row 5th from left. He looks so tiny! 19 CommentsNicole Murphy Hehehe! Cute little Gang-Gang. 😍Amanda Cunningham I remember some of the teachers I Was in year 9 at that timeSarah Taylor I think I could name most, that was the year before I started.Fiona Cook Must have been a hot day for picsNikki Rae Where is Mr MacDonald? He was my fave teacher.Annie Gilholm Rowland Mr MacDonald must have been away - can't spot him Nikki. Can spot the one and only Frank van den Bogaart!!!Kate Wittingslow Deb McNaughton Cassie Yendall Lori White Dominique Oliveira I may be slightly blind but is one of them our old library teacher in the back? The name escapes me lolJenny Robertson Mr Paul & Mr Homes in shorts ... front row and centre ... oh lordy! 😊Di Kelly Ohhh my goodnes... Mr Murph xxxx Clare Murphy xxxBill Norris OMG!Angela Jones I loved the emergency teacher Mrs Frivolt.... Remember she used to draw kidsVanessa Murphy Omg. A few faces I see. Lmao. Many teachers that sure remember me!!! not for good. I'm sure. Lol. Sorry all. Hahah. But I'm a good girl now. 😂😂Cathy Rourke Gee I loved having dad teach when I was there 😩Phil Jones Question without notice. How many schools did he teach at? I'm guessing at least 6.Jacinta Williams He was my favourite maths teacher!!😘Esther Esther Any photos of Mr GunnLeanne-Mike Vallance Debra Turner look at all these faces!Debra Turner I left in ‘78. Only recognise Mr. Paul & Mr. Sapir - although some others look familiar too. Mr. Mac would have still been there but can’t spot him.Sina Minutolo Take a good look Tony Porto & Vito Pas Porto 70 Likes
Donna Rowe posted in Mordialloc College Alumni Association — with Ryan Carroll and Emily Murphy Ex Ducancubino. 2 CommentsPaula McCarthy Silvia CamiselleLynette Williams Looks like long socks pushed down was the trend of 1991! And still brown shoes for girls. I wonder did black come in when the dress fabric changed? 1 Likes
Last day of school - aka 'Muck up day' although we weren't allowed a 'muck up' so we planned interesting ways to arrive at school including by helicopter from Moorabbin airport, limo, tandem bike etc 2 CommentsPaula McCarthy That's a fantastic photo Donna Rowe!Jennifer Dee Let me guess... Mr Anderson forbade any muck up day! 7 Likes
Donna Rowe posted in Mordialloc College Alumni Association — with Emily Murphy Ex Ducancubino. 3 CommentsAlex Hay Emily Murphy Ex DucancubinoEsther Esther Emily Murphy Ex Ducancubino you look the same! No ageing at allKylie Dunstan Ooohh wow this is how i remember you 16 Likes
Mordialloc Creek from the helicopter 3 CommentsLynette Williams The colour of the creek through me for a minute - I thought it was a road!Karen Hardie I zoomed in for same reason.Martin K Andrew It was always a filth pit. 13 Likes
Have some of the photos that were uploaded been lost??? I put up 6 for my sister and 5 of mine but they seem to have disappeared? I even had a lot of the people named...bummer. 59 CommentsMoira Kutchel I had hoped it was exactly that, but life got hectic snd i was not on the page for a bit. I still have my originals so all is good. Thanks for that. 🙂Jen Barfoot Sorry to ask but what is your maiden name Moira? Was it Millar?Bernadette Davey Why cant the photos remain on both sites?Moira Kutchel Jen it was O'CarrollJanis Chamberlain I appreciate your comment but it is much easier to "click" on, in FB. I won't be following the website....cheersMartin Davies That's your call Janis.Bill Leithhead Martin, I have a blog, using Wordpress, and have given up on the spam after 10 years. About to migrate to a modified URL and start over again.Martin Davies Eb Rabich: note Bill Leithhead's point about spam on WordPress.Martin Davies Great.Bill Leithhead Martin and Ed, I wasn't very clear. Wordpress is, I believe, an excellent choice for your purpose - especially when controlled as yours will be. I set up my blog 10 years ago using a Wordpress blog installed into my own web site elfram.com/_ (remove underline to go there) It's a series of more or less essays and rants, rather than a chat site, but anyone can comment, because I wanted to get my pieces out there. It's set so that when someone makes a comment, I get an email to a special email address of mine, and it's not displayed until I vet it. I can then go into the WP dashboard and delete the comment or allow it to be seen. I also apply a Wordpress plugin called Akismet, which claims to have protected me from 540,000 spam comments from the beginning. However, I do get a lot of comments that are off-topic, mostly selling pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, shoes, sex, SEO services (to optimize your site for business purposes), and just plain rubbish. It's 10 months behind since I last blogged, and also I've fallen behind in checking the emails telling me to check comments, Consequently I have a backlog of 616 emails about comments to be vetted, and I'm giving up because i need to open each email, check and delete the comment if necessary and then go back and delete that email - takes too long if you get behind. ALSO my WP version is an earlier one, and it's very tricky to go to the new version, because I'm unsure about editing MySQL data bases, and pretty poor with PHP code, although reasonable with HTML/CSS, in which I hand-write my own site and another one, showbizclub.com/_ (delete underline to go there). Therefore I've decided to grab my best articles of the 170 or so I've written, and edit them into ordinary code and put them into an essays page in my own site - no comments. THEN I'll install the new Wordpress blog into a new subdomain, start over again, and kill the old one. Then I'll try to keep up with comments moderation. Sorry about the long explanation, but I can't use line breaks in these answers. (anyone know how?) I do know someone who used the full Worpress to design a new version of an old site, which is the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria at http://www.fncv.org.au/_ (remove the underline at end t ogo to the site). He might have some tips - but their design is different again from yours.Bill Leithhead Thanks, Ed. by the way, the Kismet software plugin claims to have filtered out that many, which are presumably in its black list. Who knows? I'll upgrade to a much newer Worpress blog soon, and there might be other plugins.Heather Vance I've been looking for the only school photo that I had uploaded also and can't locate it? I had uploaded a program of the Pirates of Penzance production also? Can anyone assist in getting copies back please?Martin Davies FB does funny things (one of the reasons why we moved to our own site -- just recently one of the administrators had his entire FB turned off and all his posts disappeared). If you can tell me the year/class name of the photo I can retrieve it for you.Martin Davies I've just notice our cover image for this group has gone -- another FB gremlin.Heather Vance How odd? As for the old photo, not sure exactly. Would've be between 71-74 and probably one of the "B's" (all girl forms)? I was with Gill Smith, Moira Kutchel, Erna V, Janet Lambert, Joy Mether, Wendy Driscoll, Teresa Corcoran, Debbie Preston and Debbie McCormack (if that helps)? 😜Martin Davies You will have to narrow it down -- we have over 4000 photosMartin Davies This one? I can see Gill. The only all-girl B I can find.Moira Kutchel That is a motley crew!!!! 😂Heather Vance Yes... that is THE ONE! Thankyou Martin Davies 😉Heather Vance Damien Santos, I am 2nd row from back, 4th from left. Next to Debbie Preston and Sue Clements. Are there any others with you in Damien Santos?Moira Kutchel Think it's Sue Clements on your right??Heather Vance Yes you’re correct. Thanks Moira 😉 Narelle is down the front next to Jo & (is it Dianne)?Moira Kutchel No worriesDamien Santos Lots of familiar faces in the photo but the names escape me.Damien Santos Getting old. Got CRAFT syndrome. 2 Likes