Class of 1971 reunites for 50-Year Reunion

November 22, 2022

We also welcomed back our Old Collegians from the Class of 1971 for their 50-Year Reunion in late October.

It was a busy weekend of 50-Year Reunions with the hosting of our Class of 1971 Reunion on the Saturday evening, 22 October, followed by the Class of 1970 Reunion on the Sunday afternoon. Both reunions had been impacted by the COVID pandemic and were repeatedly rescheduled, so it was a delight to finally welcome both reunion groups back to the College for an evening and afternoon to catch up and reminisce.

Numerous Old Boys from the Class of 1971 took to the microphone to share stories from their schooldays at SPC, including former Victorian premier Steve Bracks AC (SPC 1968-71), Rick Blanchfield (SPC 1966-71), Trevor Rickard (SPC 1967-71), Tim O’Shannessy (SPC 1966-73), Mark Nolan (SPC 1966-71), Andrew (Jack) Forbes (SPC 1966-71), Chris Minchinton (SPC 1966-71), Robert White (SPC 1970-71), Gregory “Goon” Cunningham (SPC 1970-71), Peter Younis (SPC 1968-71), Terry Delahunty (SPC 1968-71), Danny Sargeant (SPC 1968-71) and Peter Maher (SPC 1969-71).

The stories and memories certainly made it an evening to remember.

We thank all the members of the Class of 1971 who travelled from far and wide, to attend the reunion, especially those who had to travel around floodwaters, and even Old Collegians who left hometowns on rising floodwater watches, to make the most of the opportunity to catch up with their old school mates. We thank you!

Here are some photos from the evening, to enjoy.

The Class of 1971 enjoyed an evening of catching up and reminiscing at their 50-Year Reunion in October 2022.

Eugene Grigg, Stephen McArdle, Steve Bracks AC and Peter Younis.

Phillip Vallance, Robert White, Paul Banks, John Cornips, Christina and Raymond Hawkins and Peter Maher.

Gregory “Goon” Cunningham, Graeme Clarke, Robert Krelle, Chris Minchinton and Danny Sargeant.

Mike Whitehead, Chris Minchinton, Tim O’Shannessy and Gerard Murphy.

Terry Delahunty, Mark Nolan, Anthony O’Loughlin and Rick Blanchfield.

Trevor Rickard shares some stories.

Chris Minchinton.

Jack Forbes.

Mark Nolan.

Tim O’Shannessy.

Janet and Leo White.

Jack Forbes with Anthony and Claire Torpy.

Robert White.

Gregory “Goon” Cunningham.

Peter Yournis.

Rick Blanchfield.

Steve Bracks AC.

Terry Delahunty.

Danny Sargeant.

Peter Maher.