TAG: Australia

24 August 2022

Brian Ford (Br. 1953-56) has died

We are sad to announce that Brian Ford (Br. 1953-56) has died.

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10 February 2021

Brothers awarded Australian scholarships

We were delighted to receive the news that brothers Henry (Ry. 2013-20) and Finley (Ry. 2013-20) Davis have both been awarded scholarships to a top Australian university. 

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23 June 2020

Dr Matthew Bach (CR. 2007-11) wins seat in the Victorian Parliament

We are delighted to announce that Dr Matthew Bach, former history teacher at the College, has won a seat in the Victorian Parliament as a member of the Liberal Party.

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26 February 2020

Alex Bone (Ha. 2003-17) inspires pupils and teachers to support decimated town in Australia

The Head Master was very pleased to hear from Alex Bone (Ha. 2003-17) who, having moved to Australia for university, started a crowdfunding page to raise money for the town of Cobargo in New South Wales, which was decimated by the recent bushfires.

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27 February 2018

Darren Curtis (Sc. 1990-95), OB of the Month, February 2018

Darren Curtis (Sc. 1990-95), our OB Australia Ambassador, spent six years specialising in prestige markets in central London after which he set off to Australia in 2006. He now sells real estate for Christie's International, focusing on some of the country's finest and most significant homes. Along with the Head Master, he will be hosting our biennial OB Australia Dinner on Tuesday 18th December 2018. 

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16 December 2015

REPORT: Sydney Dinner, 16th December 2015

This year we welcomed Richard Cairns and Scott Sheridan to Sydney once again for an Old Brightonian supper and catch up; the third and final stop of their rather rapid tour of this side of the globe!

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26 July 2015

OBs catch up in Sydney

A few OBs (Roger Simons (Ch. 1980-85), John Gorton (Du. 1981-86) and Andrew King (Al. 1980-85)) caught up last week in Sydney - as captured on the beach at Manley (right)… and re-lived a few Old Brightonian rugby moves!

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16 April 2015

Roderick Essery (Du. 1951-55) graduates Ph.D Doctorate

Congratulations to Rod who graduated a Ph.D Doctorate at Flinders University of South Australia, having researched 19th century Cherokee Indian History.

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01 April 2015

Ron Gamble (Le. 1961-66) - OB of the Month, April 2015

Ron arrived at Brighton College in the Early 1960's as a day pupil in Leconfield, since graduating he has ended up on the other side of the world. He will be flying over from his home in Australia to join us at this year's Pioneers Club, so we are looking forward to hearing all the news from down under.

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14 August 2014

OBs rugby in Queensland

Just a quick note to say that the Old Brightonians Rugby tradition is alive and well here in Brisbane, QLD, Australia - as demonstrated by the OB shirt on a QLD rugby pitch.

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30 October 2013

The Ashes 2013-14: Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) to captain England

Our very own Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) will captain England in their first tour match in Australia tomorrow after Alastair Cook was ruled out.

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10 May 2013

A visit from our Overseas Ambassador from Australia

We had a lovely visit at the College today with our Australia OB Ambassador Darren Curtis (S. 1990-95) and James Borbone (C. 1991-96) After a tour of the College and coffee with the Head Master we had a convivial lunch in The Ginger Dog.

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19 February 2013

Samuel Woodhead (S. 2007-12) is found alive after Outback ordeal

No doubt our members are well aware that the young man missing in the Australian Outback for three days is none other than our very own Samuel Woodhead (S. 2007-12). We are especially delighted to report to those of you not already aware that Sam was found alive on Friday 15th Feb after an extraordinary ordeal. 

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22 May 2012

A son for Darren Curtis (S. 1990-95)

Darren (our OB Ambassador in Australia) is delighted to announce the arrival of his son, Josh Harley Curtis, who was born at 8.55pm on 22.05.12 (Sydney time) at 8.8lbs.

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13 December 2011

What are the chances!

We had a fabulous letter in this week from Kate Merrin (W/F. 1989-93) who found a photo of a BCJS team on a filmset in Australia. We would love to know the date of the photo, and also the story behind how it got there! Here's the letter for starters, if anyone recognises the photograph please contact the OB office!

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05 September 2011

Lost OB Lange Powell (H 1960-65) found!

Largely thanks to the response that we had from the OB website, we were able to track down Lange Powell, who we had lost contact with since he left the college. Here is what he has been up to!

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05 July 2011

We've done it!

Ed Wells (C/S 1993-98), Ollie Wells (C/S House 1995-00) left Geraldton, Western Australia on the 22nd April 2011 in their 29ft rowing boat 'INDIAN RUNNER 4'. They rowed for 75 days 11 hours and 40 minutes, and arrived in Grand Baie, Mauritius on the 5th July 2011, to become the FIRST fours boat to ever cross the Indian Ocean unsupported! They have now raised approximately £50,000 for our four charities.

For further information on this amazing feat check out the official website on http://www.indianocean3100.com/

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09 March 2011

Roger Simons (C. 1980-85) - OB of the Month, March 2011

Roger Simons sent in some wonderful photos from Australia in his OB rugby shirt and socks, as he helped with the volunteer effort in Queensland after the recent floods and cyclones, which prompted us to find out more about what he's been up to!

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