Prominent Alumni

Noted below are just a few of the exceptional people who’ve resided in these halls.


Education and Research

Vere Gordon Childe (Senior Resident Tutor 1918)
The Making of a Radical Archaeologist: The Early Years of Vere Gordon Childe
Renowned archaeologist and philologist who specialised in the study of European prehistory.

Raymond Dart (Fresher 1914)
Anatomist and anthropologist who discovered the first Australopithecus africanus fossil, an extinct hominin closely related to humans.



John Bradfield (Fresher 1886)
Engineer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and after whom the Bradfield Highway is named.

Andrew Thyne Reid (Fresher 1921)
Engineer, businessman and philanthropist. Thyne was a great supporter of the College and his family have remained closely connected with Andrew’s.



Herbert V Evatt (Fresher 1912)
The youngest-ever Justice of the High Court of Australia and former President of the United Nations General Assembly.


Media and the Arts

Dr Chris Brown (Fresher 1997)
Veterinarian, television personality and author, best known for his television series Bondi Vet.

Alec D Hope (Fresher 1925)
Celebrated poet and essayist. Awarded the Order of Australia and Order of the British Empire.

Mungo Wentworth MacCallum (Fresher 1959)
Author, political journalist and commentator.



Michael Drinkwater (Fresher 1980)
Astronomer who discovered a new type of galaxy, “ultra-compact dwarf galaxies”.

Matthew Colless (Fresher 1979)
Astronomer who led the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey, which provided the first precise measurements of the total density of matter in the universe.



James Matheson (Fresher 2014)
Represented Australia in mogul skiing at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

Jaime Ryan (Fresher 2013)
Represented Australia in sailing at the 2016 Rio Olympics alongside Carrie Smith in the women’s 470 class.

Hannah Buckling (Fresher 2010)
Member of the Australian Women’s Water Polo team since 2011, and also represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

David Carter (Fresher 2001)
Successful swimmer who was on the National Swimming Squad from 1996-2004.

Forbes Carlile MBE (Fresher 1940)
Australia’s first post-World War II Olympics swimming coach and later Australia’s first competitor in the modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

Nick Farr-Jones (Fresher 1981)
Wallabies Captain who led his team to victory against England in the 1991 Rugby World Cup. He now appears as a TV rugby commentator on UK Sky Sports.

John Solomon (Fresher 1948)
Wallabies Captain who captained the Wallabies in eight Tests in the 1950s.

Rugby greats

David Brockhoff (Fresher 1948)

Scott Gourley (Fresher 1987)

Myer Rosenblum (Fresher 1929)

Dick Tooth (Fresher 1948)

Phil Waugh (Fresher 1998)

Saxon White (Fresher 1953)

Alec Ross (Fresher 1925)

Arthur Wallace (Fresher 1920)

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