Hall Of Fame

Hall Of Fame

The Hall of Fame recognises the outstanding achievements of former students of St Bede’s College.

NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the Hall of Fame close at the end of September in the year preceding the event. The Hall of Fame is held every even year. If you wish to nominate a former student to be considered for induction to the Hall of Fame, please download the form below.

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Hall of Fame Inductees and Citations

Father Tom Sheeran (Class of 1952) Hector Thomas (Tom)

Inducted in 2019

Father Tom was a renowned boxing coach, even reaching an international level of skill as a referee. He was chosen to be a boxing referee for the 1982 Commonwealth Games.  Fr Tom was also equally well known for his vintage car collection and appreciation for antiques. His hobby of rebuilding and restoring vintage cars was a source of great enjoyment for him. He also had a flair for the artistic, enjoying acting, painting, sketching and cartooning.

Anthony Vuat (Class of 1966)

Inducted in 2019

He started out in television in 1969 as a stagehand with the ABC. Tony was a founder member of the COUNTDOWN Team with Molly Meldrum as its host and produced and directed many of the music shows during the 70’s and 80’s.  He produced and directed VFL, football, motor racing, tennis, swimming, golf, basketball and gymnastics and in 1982 was the producer/director for the Brisbane Commonwealth Games. After 17 years with the ABC Tony resigned to take on the challenge of Freelance producing and directing.

Anthony Dalton (Class of 1979)

Inducted in 2019

Over the next 17 years he amassed over 5500 flying hours in Iroquois, Sea King, Gazelle and Seahawk helicopters making him one of the most experienced serving naval aviators.  He flew on four Australian Naval Air Squadrons and spent time on exchange as an instructor pilot with the Royal Navy’s 705 Squadron. He commanded 805 Squadron in 2000-01 and the Fleet Air Arm in 2008-09. Dalton was promoted to Rear Admiral in 2012 to head the DMO’s Helicopter Systems Division, responsible for the acquisition, sustainment and disposal of all the ADF’s rotary-wing and tactical unmanned aerial system assets.

 

Dr Rolf Gnomes (1991)

Inducted in 2019

He started at St Bede’s in 1986 before graduating with his VCE in 1991. By combining the dictum of medicine to “prolong life and ease suffering” and the mantra of many engineers “to make it happen” the idea of the Heart Bus was born – bringing lifesaving medical care to outback Australia.  Earlier this year, Heart of Australia received Federal Government funding of $12million to support 2 Heart buses and assist to provide a third service. The mobile specialist’s clinics aim to deliver 930 clinic days a year, see up to 18,000 patients and service 25 communities each month across Queensland.

Dr Peter Hughes (Class of 1990)

Inducted in 2019

Peter was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council scholarship to perform a PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. He has been a consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Melbourne His research interests include transplanting across immunological barriers, thrombotic microangiopathy and complement mediated disease. Dr Hughes has many medical publications and is an Associate Professor at Melbourne University.

Eugene Galekovic (Class of 1999)

Inducted in 2019

After enjoying plenty of success on the soccer pitch during his time at St Bede’s Eugene started his career with the Morwell based National Soccer League side the Gippsland Falcons as a 19-year-old in December 2000 before signing with South Melbourne the following season.  Eugene played 12 games representing Australia as a Socceroo.

 

 

 

 

Bill Armstrong (Class of 1950)

Inducted in 2016

Order of Australia recipient and past CEO of Australian Volunteers International

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen McBurney (Class of 1985)

Inducted in 2016

Chief Examiner of Victoria and AFL umpire over 400 games including 4 Premierships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kieran AultConnell (Class of 1974)

Inducted in 2016

two time Paralympian, two gold medals at Sydney 2000 and a silver medal in Athens 2004. In 2001, Kieran was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Hirst (Class of 1975)

Inducted in 2016

Career banking and currently Managing Director of Bendigo Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Young QC (class of 1969)

Inducted in 2016

Appointed judge of the Federal Court in 2005. Has since retired from the bench.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael McCarthy (Class of 1974)

Inducted in 2016

past AFL footballer with 99 games for Hawthorn including 2 Premierships and 28 games for Brisbane Bears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Holman (Class of 2009)

Inducted in 2016

Professional golfer and winner of 2015 PGA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Bernardi inductees 2014 (Class of 1944).

Inducted 2014

Former Lord Mayor of Melbourne (1979-1980) and member of the Melbourne City Council. During his term in office, Ralph was instrumental in the development of Melbourne’s “cafe culture” with the approval of the first outdoor cafe in the city .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jet Band MembersNic Cester (Class of 1997)

Inducted 2014

Chris Cester (Class of 1999) and Cameron Muncey (Clas of 1995) JET’s debut album enabled them to score a recording contact in the USA in 2002. While there recording, JET were invited to support The Rolling Stones on their 2003 tour of Australia. There track Are you gonna be my girl? Was #1 on Triple J’s to p 100 and its video won Best Rock Video in the USA. The band broke up in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Br Bede Mackrell fsc (Class of 1944)

Inducted 2014

A lifetime of service as a De La Salle Brother, Br Bede entered the Juniorate in 1950. His work in many school communities throughout Australia and in particular Papua New Guinea has been extensive and varied. He is held in very high regard by local tribal leaders in PNG and his work is honoured by Rotary’s highest award. He has also been awarded the Order of the British Empire and was l last year named Volunteer of the Year by his peers for his work with St Vincent De Paul’s in Melbourne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honourable Marcus Stephen MP (Class of 1987)

Inducted 2014

Former President of Nauru, a man of strong convictions with a sound understanding of his country’s con situation and strong ability to negotiate. Marcus was also an International weightlifter, competing in three Olympics representing Nauru. Seven times Commonwealth gold medallist and five time silver medallist. Competed in nine world championships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Stanley Reid AM (Class of 1944)

Inducted 2014

A pioneer of ultrasound techniques in Australia, bringing extensive knowledge with him after further study in London and Russia, Stan was the founding President of the Australia Society for Ultrasound Medicine and Medical Director of the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth. He was also Commodore of the Royal Perth Yacht Club during Australia’s successful campaign for the America’s Cup. Stan was WA citizen of the year in 1987 and became a member of the Order of Australia in 1988.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Russo (Class of 1976)

Inducted 2014

Recruited to Hawthorn in 1978, Peter played over 195 AFL senior games with both Hawthorn then St Kilda. A member of two Hawthorn Premiership sides, he also represented Victoria against SA in 1985. Peter was full time coach at the Melbourne Football Club, coaching the reserves to a premiership in 1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Michael Buxton (1962)

Inducted 2012

Mayor of Mordialloc aged 30, Dandenong Ranges Shire President in 1980 and six years on the Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Authority, initiating policies to protect this internationally significant area. Director level for 15 years in State Public Service, implementing policies to protect Melbourne’s open space. Led intergovernmental committees formulating a national greenhouse strategy; a member of Australian delegation to United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development. Professor of Environment and Planning at RMIT University.

 

 

 

Dr Paul Callery (1968)

Inducted 2012

Played 182 games with Melbourne and St. Kilda in VFL/AFL. Acted as fitness adviser, skills coach, injury rehabilitation adviser and psychologist for various AFL clubs, as well as a statistician and a football commentator; much advocacy work for youth involvement in sport, particularly in East Timor in recent years.

 

 

 

 

Carl and Mark Fennessy (1979 and 1985)

Inducted 2012

Founders of Crackerjack Productions, Mark was previously CEO of Fremantle Media (producers of Australian Idol, Neighbours, Australia’s Got Talent and Master Chef, employing close to 2,000 people). Shine Network, a global Murdoch media/entertainment company (producers of The Voice), now headed by the Fennessy brothers.

 

 

 

 

Leo Gamble (Dux 1952)

Inducted 2012

A revered economics teacher at the College for many years and a talented sportsman. Leo graduated B. Comm. from Melbourne University in 1956. Taught at Moorabbin and Sandringham Technical schools before returning to St. Bede’s, where he taught from 1962 until 1993. Published the highly commended History of St Bede’s and its McCristal Origins, followed by History of Mentone.

 

 

 

 

Greg Healy (1983)

Inducted 2012

Played 147 games for Melbourne in the VFL/AFL, captaining the club in 1988 and leading it to the grand final that year. Served as a Board member at Melbourne in 1997 and 1998 and is currently Director of Football. Greg became a qualified accountant, joining Quicksilver as financial controller in 1998 and is currently president of Quicksilver, Asia Pacific.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Michael Loughnan (1977)

Inducted 2012

Graduated with Honours in Medicine, completing his training in Ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. A fellowship in diseases of the front of the eye. Studied at Harvard University. Senior Staff Specialist and Chairman of the Eye Section and the Senior Medical Staff at the Eye and Ear Hospital. Author of an internationally used textbook as well as founding director of the Victoria Parade Surgery Centre, Australia’s largest eye day surgery centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Br Michael Lynch sdb (1957)

Inducted 2012

A Salesian Brother, he taught at Salesian College, Chadstone from 1966 to 1973. Appointed Principal of Salesian College, Brooklyn Park in South Australia, 1974 – 81. A Masters degree in Education at Harvard University in 1983. Since 1997, Director of the Salesian Missions Office, supporting aid and development in Salesian schools and parishes in East Timor, Samoa, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Fr Robert McCulloch (1963) Missionary in the Columban order. Since 1978, has committed his life to poverty stricken communities of Pakistan. Awarded the highest possible civilian award by the President of Pakistan in 2012, for his “Services to Health, Education and Inter-Faith Relations”.

 

 

 

Dr Peter McTigue OAM (Dux1951)

Inducted 2012

Completed a Doctorate in Chemistry at Oxford; heading the School of Chemistry at Melbourne University 1986 -1990; co-authored chemistry text books which revolutionised teaching; Chief Examiner and Chief Assessor of Year 12 Chemistry. Awarded Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to chemistry education in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddie Perfect (1995)

Inducted 2012

Multitalented entertainer, including work in television, theatre, cabaret and writing/composition. Shane Warne: the Musical is arguably Eddie’s best known work. Appeared in Babes in the Woods; Keating! The Musical; the Threepenny Opera; Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and Offspring. His solo show Misanthropology earned him the 2011 Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer.

 

 

 

 

 

Monsignor Brian Walsh (1947)

Inducted 2012

Former College Captain, ordained a priest in 1956, Executive Director of the 40th Eucharistic Congress in 1973. Appointed Prelate of Honour to Pope Paul VI. Received the Order of the British Empire, presented at Buckingham Palace. National Director of the Papal Visit to Australia in 1986.

 

 

 

 

 

Brother Raphael Bassett (1942-1945)

Inducted 2008

Leader in the Christian Education of Youth. Became Provincial of the De La Salle Brothers in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Gave himself unreservedly to the cause of Christian Education of Youth.

 

 

 

 

 

Justice Kevin Bell (1966-1971)

Inducted 2008

became His Honour Justice Kevin Bell of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Was appointed President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Cavanough (1965-1972)

Inducted 2008

became Honourable Justice Cavanough of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Was also a Commissioner with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission for three years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Fitzgerald (1965-1972)

Inducted 2008

became Australian record holder, Australian Champion and Olympic representative in the 1976 Olympics in the 200 metres semi-finals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham (Smacka) Fitzgibbon (1941-1945)

Inducted 2008

At the age of 19, he was already on the Australian Jazz scene working with Graeme Bell and Frank Johnson. ‘Smacka’, entertainer and Australia’s King of Jazz, brought laughter and joy to Melbourne.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Tim Flannery (1968-1973)

Inducted 2008

became a Professor and written many scientific papers. Was named Australian of the Year 2007. Has taught at Harvard, Adelaide, Macquarie and Monash and is a research scientist at a range of Universities.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Paul Fraser (1955-1964)

Inducted 2008

received the CSIRO Lifetime Achievement Award. 30 years of world class scientific research on ozone depleting substances and global atmospheric change for the protection of the ozone layer.

 

 

 

 

 

Shaun Graf (1969-1975)

Inducted 2008

played Sheffield Shield cricket and professionally in the UK. He became Victorian selector and Manager of the VCA.

 

 

 

 

 

Vince Grella (1992-1995)

Inducted 2008

Australian football (soccer) Defensive Midfielder who played for Blackburn Rovers in England’s Premier League and for the Australian national team, the Socceroos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toby Haenen (1986-1991)

Inducted 2008

Olympian representing Australia in the 100m and 200m backstroke and in Atlanta winning a Bronze Medal. Established his first learn to swim centre.   Gerard Healy (1973-1978) Footballer and Brownlow Medallist in 1988. Now in the media and selector of Victorian and Australian teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Hodge (1987-1992)

Inducted 2008

Well known professional Australian cricketer. His highlight was 203 not out against South Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert (Bob) Hoysted (1938-1941)

Inducted 2008

Well known horse trainer who trained Caulfield Cup and Group One winners. He was strapper to Melbourne Cup winner Rising Fast and trainer of Manikato.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Hughes (1979-1984)

Inducted 2008

Professional golfer. He was part of the International Team that took on USA in the Presidents Cup. Won two Australian Masters and a Tournament Players Championship. Represented Australia at the World Cup in 1996 and 1997.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Marchant (1952-1954)

Inducted 2008

Was Victorian and Australian Junior Sprint and Time Trial Cycling Champion. Received a Gold Medal in the Melbourne Olympic Games in the 2000 metres Tandem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Ronald McCallum OAM (1964-1966)

Inducted 2008

Lost his sight as an infant and earned a place in Law at Monash. Has a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws. Is Dean of Law Faculty at Sydney University. Awarded an Order of Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justice Shane Marshall (1968-1973)

Inducted 2008

became a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia in 1995 and a Judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT in 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trevor Mast (1961-1966)

Inducted 2008

Well known wine maker. After completing studies in Germany, he established Mount Langi Ghiran Winery which is highly regarded worldwide. Also established Four Sisters Winery named after his 4 daughters. Yering Station purchased Mount Langi Ghiran prior to his retirement.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr David Mutimer (1969-1974)

Inducted 2008

Transplant surgeon. Professor of Clinical Hepatology. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of England and Australian College of Physicians.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Paul Steinfort (1964-1966)

Inducted 2008

Graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering with honours. His engineering credits include The National Gallery, Rialto Towers, Collins Place, MCG Great Southern Stand and Project Manager after the Tsunami.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Paul Strangio (1975-1980)

Inducted 2008

Graduated BA (Hon) from Monash and completed a PhD at Deakin University. Author of ‘Keeper of the Faith: A Biography of Jim Cairns.

 

 

 

 

 

Justice Peter Young (1962-1966)

Inducted 2008

Graduated with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence in 1970 and Bachelor of Laws in 1972. Was appointed QC in 1997. In 2002 became Judge of the Family Court of Australia.

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