Old Cranbrookians of the Year

As a multi award winning actor, Garry McDonald AO (1965) is one of Australia’s best known and most admired actors. In 1973, McDonald first performed the character for which he would become best known, the gauche and inept local regional TV personality, Norman Gunston. In 1975 he revived the Gunston character for TV. The new series, The Norman...
James Halliday AM (1955) is acknowledged worldwide as a wine judge and is credited with a prolific output of definitive volumes regarding the wines and vineyards of Australia and New Zealand.   In his letter to James, confirming his nomination as Old Cranbrookian of the Year, the Headmaster, Jeremy Madin, wrote: "We are pleased to be able to...
Few Australians, let alone old Cranbrookians, have left a mark so significant on the cultural identity of their country as that which was left by the life and achievements of Murray Rose AM (1956). His passing in April 2012 led to an outpouring of admiration for a man who embodied both the Olympic spirit but also many of the virtues that Cranbrook...

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