List of Old Sydneians

List of Old Sydneians
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The following is a list of notable past pupils of Sydney Grammar School (SGS). Former pupils of the School are known as Old Sydneians.

Sydney Grammar School has educated seven High Court Justices and produced twenty eight Rhodes Scholars.

In 2001, The Sun-Herald ranked Sydney Grammar School tenth in Australia's top ten schools for boys, based on the number of its alumni mentioned in the Who's Who in Australia (a listing of notable Australians).[1]

Contents

Government, law, and public policy

Name Class years Notability Reference
Sir Edmund Barton 1859–1864 Prime Minister of Australia, Justice of the High Court of Australia [2]
Sir William McMahon 1923–1926 Prime Minister of Australia [3]
Sir Boyd Dunlop Morehead Premier of Queensland [4]
Eric Griffin Businessman, Financial Writer [5]
Sir Anthony Mason Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Justice of the High Court of Australia [6]
Sir George Rich Justice of the High Court of Australia [7]
William Gummow Justice of the High Court of Australia
Sir Victor Windeyer Justice of the High Court of Australia
Sir Richard O'Connor 1867 Justice of the High Court of Australia [8]
Albert Piddington Justice of the High Court of Australia [9]
Sir Philip Street Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales [10]
Sir Kenneth Street Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales [11]
Sir Leslie Herron Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales [12]
Kim Santow Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Court of Appeal, former Chancellor of the University of Sydney. [12]
Sir John Hubert Plunkett Murray Lieutenant-Governor of the Territory of Papua [13]
General John Antill Army Major General in World War I. [14]
Peter Baume Politician, Professor of Medicine and Chancellor of the Australian National University. [15]
General Sir Henry George Chauvel Army Chief of Staff.
Nicholas Cowdery NSW Director of Public Prosecutions. [16]
Sir Norman Cowper Lawyer and administrator.
John Maddison Attorney General of New South Wales [17]
Sir Robert Garran Lawyer and first Solicitor-General of Australia. [18]
General John Grey Australian Army Chief and Chancellor of James Cook University [citation needed]
Sir Norman Kater Politician, medical practitioner and grazier. [19]
James Gordon Legge Army Lieutenant General in World War I. [20]
Daniel Levy Army Lieutenant General in World War I [20]
James William Macarthur-Onslow Politician, soldier and businessman [21]
Henry Normand MacLaurin Army Brigadier General in World War I [22]
John Peden Lawyer, politician and law professor. [23]
Malcolm Mackerras psephologist [24]
Harold Thorby Politician and government minister [25]
Malcolm Turnbull Former Opposition Leader of Australia [26]
George Newhouse Former Mayor of Waverley [27]

Film

Name Class years Notability Reference
Richard Francis-Bruce Academy Award-nominated film editor (The Shawshank Redemption 1994), (Seven 1995), (Air Force One 1997) [citation needed]
Andrew Lesnie Academy Award-winning cameraman (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2002) [citation needed]
Julian McMahon Actor and son of Prime Minister McMahon [citation needed]
Bud Tingwell Film and theatre actor [28]
Stephan Elliott Writer & Director, (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 1994) [citation needed]

Media

Name Class years Notability Reference
Hugh Mackay Social commentator, former Chairman of Trustees of Sydney Grammar School [29]
George Blaikie author and journalist
Richard Carleton 60 Minutes reporter. [30]
Tim Palmer veteran ABC journalist. [31]
Bruce Gyngell first man on Australian television [32]
Mike Kerry Channel V presenter. [citation needed]
Richard Kingsmill Broadcaster [citation needed]
Charles Firth member of The Chaser team [33]
Dominic Knight member of The Chaser team [33]
Chas Licciardello member of The Chaser team [33]

Business

Name Class years Notability Reference
Len Ainsworth Aristocrat Leisure Limited founder. [citation needed]
Sir James Reading Fairfax (1834–1919) newspaper proprietor [34]
Sir James Oswald Fairfax (1863–1928) newspaper proprietor [34]
Gordon Fell funds manager and chair of Opera Australia. [citation needed]
David Gonski Coca-Cola Amatil chairman, Australia Council chairman, President of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Chairman of Trustees of Sydney Grammar School, Chancellor of the University of New South Wales. [6]
Simon Hannes Macquarie Bank executive, convicted of insider trading
Sir Samuel Hordern director of Anthony Hordern & Sons [35]
David Lowy Non Executive Deputy Chairman of The Westfield Group [citation needed]
Peter Lowy Group Managing Director of The Westfield Group [citation needed]
Steven Lowy Group Managing Director of The Westfield Group [citation needed]
Chris Coudounaris 1967–1979 Lawyer [36]

Sport

Name Class years Notability Reference
Fred Spofforth First Test cricketer to take a hat-trick.
Slip Carr Australian rugby union international, and olympic sprinter at the 1924 Olympic games. [37]
Andrew "Boy" Charlton Swimmer
Albert Cotter Australia's 85th Test Cricketer and soldier. [38]
Stork Hendry Australia's 116th Test cricketer. [39]
Alan McGilvray Cricket commentator [40]
Alan Walker Australian rugby player and cricketer [37]
Stuart Welch Rowing silver medallist at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, and bronze at Athens 2004. [41]
Stuart Gyngell 1968–1981 Shot Put: Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist (1986 Edinburgh) & World Masters Champion (2005 San Sebastian) [42]
Colin Windon Australian rugby union captain and soldier [43]
Sammy Woods Australia's 54th Test cricketer, who later became England's 100th capped Test cricketer. [44]
Frederick Lane Australia's first Olympic swimmer [45]
Charlie Fox Australian rugby union captain
Johnnie Wallace Australian rugby union captain & Scotland rugby union rep
Nick Pappas 1969–1978 Chairman, South Sydney Rabbitohs [46]
Lachlan Renshaw Australian 800m champion, Australian representative at the 2008 Olympic Games for the 800m

Arts

Name Class years Notability Reference
John Le Gay Brereton poet and Professor of English. [47]
Sir Charles Mackerras conductor [48]
Alexander Briger conductor
Michael Dransfield Poet [49]
Max Dupain Photographer [50]
Donald Friend Artist [51]
Rob Hirst Drummer for Midnight Oil [52]
Mark Kingsmill Drummer for Hoodoo Gurus [citation needed]
Joseph Jacobs preserved fairy-tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Little Pigs. [53]
Gregan McMahon actor and theatrical producer [54]
Dowell Philip O'Reilly poet and short story writer. [55]
Banjo Paterson Poet [56]
Antony Walker Conductor [57][58]
Rob Morris Designer [58]
Nigel Butterley Composer [citation needed]
Ross Edwards Composer [citation needed]

Science and Medicine

Name Class years Notability Reference
Sir Norman McAlister Gregg Ophthalmologist who discovered the link between maternal rubella and child birth defects. [59]
Dr Bryan Gaensler Young Australian of the Year, 1999, former Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University, currently Professor at the University of Sydney.
Dr Rowan Gillies international president of Médecins Sans Frontières. [31]
Dr David Celermajer Scandrett Professor of Cardiology, University of Sydney [60]

Rhodes Scholars

1904 Barton, Wilfred Alexander

1906 MacCallum, Mungo Lorenz

1910 Hooton, John Russell

1911 Ward, Hugh Kingsley

1912 Robson, Alfred James

1913 Southee, Ethelbert Ambrook

1914 Henry, Harry Andre

1915 Crawford, Walter Ferguson

1916 Robson, Leonard Charles

1922 Wallace, Arthur Cooper

1923 Raymond, Roland Lionel

1931 Garnsey, David Arthur

1932 Wood, William Arnold Whitfield

1934 Barry, Hugh Collis

1953 McLeod, James Graham

1958 Wiley, James Saville

1962 Hodgson, David Hargraves

1965 Antill, John Kenneth

1967 Harris, Phillip John

1977 Watson, John Douglas Glenton

1978 Turnbull, Malcolm Bligh

1983 Celermajer, David Stephen

1984 Potok, Richard Charles

1987 Fell, Gordon Edward Christopher

1990 Bell, Andrew Scott

1992 Nixon, Scott Michael

2005 Winterton, David

2007 Knight, Eric

Other fields

Name Class years Notability Reference
Henry Kingsley Archdall academic and clergyman.
Clive Caldwell World War II ace fighter pilot. [61]
Leonard Charles Robson Headmaster, Sydney Church of England Grammar School. [citation needed]
Dr Stephen Spurr Headmaster, Westminster School. [62]
Andrew Lock One of Australia's most successful mountaineers [31]

See also

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