Peter Golla (SPC 1979-81)

May 7, 2024

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Old Boy Peter Golla (SPC 1979-81) on 4 April 2024.

Peter was well known in the music scene, especially for his Neil Diamond tribute show which he toured Australia with. He also sung a number of times on “Good Morning Australia” with Bert Newton.

Peter’s mother was noted entertainer Rae Morgan who starred in television’s Sunnyside Up compered by legendary racing commentator Bill Collins. Rae’s father Ted Morgan was a longtime boot maker in Sturt Street who often reminisced about looking after Brother O’Malley’s shoes. Rae married George Golla, who was the leader of the Sunnyside Up Orchestra. Peter made a significant contribution to music at the College and he greatly changed the attitude towards musical appreciation according to former teacher Peter Farley.

Peter Golla, pictured in his Form 5 class photograph, as published in the 1980 College Annual.