Newspaper articles & other interesting information

The Old Boys' Association Officially Launched
1987 OBA launch

Our first OBA Dinner
First Dinner

WIKIPEDIA Newcastle Boys' High School
School Song: Remis Velisque


At a UoN graduation ceremony in April, John Blakemore (NBHS Class of 1956) was awarded a Doctorate of the University. This photo shows Peter Scaife on the left (1957; made the nomination), Paul Jeans (1958; Chancellor of the University) and John. Since this is the 50th Anniversary of the University, it is interesting to note that Peter Scaife was in the first Academic Procession in 1965; as the most junior academic (Teaching Fellow), he brought up the end of the procession with Ted Flowers the University Librarian (Class of 1946).


Friday 19th September 2014

War Memorial Dedication 19SEP2014
Wesley Ting, left, and Graeme Tewkesbury with school captains Sandra Callaghan and Tyrone Shema. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

DECADES after they fought and died in service of their nation, the sacrifice of students from the former Newcastle Boys High School have been marked with a new memorial.
Yesterday, members of the school’s Old Boys Association unveiled plaques commemorating 36 former students who died in the Second World War, as well as those from the Vietnam and Korean wars.
The 36 names from the Second World War were uncovered after research from the association, and history nut and old boys member Bill Storer said the group had searched for names from the admission registers of Newcastle High School from 1906 to 1929 and Newcastle Boys High School from 1930 to 1976 to compile the new list.
Mr Storer said the names included two students who died on the Iron Knight, sunk in 1943 by a Japanese submarine, part of a convoy on its way from South Australia to Newcastle. 
‘‘The school likely wouldn’t even have known they were on board,’’ he said.
Today known as the Waratah Technology Campus of Callaghan College, Mr Storer said the current students did a ‘‘marvellous job’’ honouring their forbearers.
The school has had some 1,800 students serve in the military since it was opened in its original form back in 1906, and principal said it was ‘‘very fitting’’ they be included 62 years later.
“These events may well be part of history, but the acknowledgement of direct local links creates a connection between those who gave their lives and the young people taking part in the ceremony, and those who will see the plaques, that no academic study can,” she said.
The guest of honour was John Gladstone Cornish, a Second World War veteran who was the school’s captain in 1939 and retired in 1979 as the Chief of Air Force Materiel.


1972 - 6th Year Class Lists
1972 6th Year Class Lists


Preb Maehl
Student & Maths Master

Preb Maehl

1963 - Coach 1st XI - Cricket

Greg Wilson - "Sad to advise the passing of Preb Maehl on Saturday evening. Was School Vice Captain and returned as Maths Master for a number of years in the 1960’s. Was a member of the Old Boys, but resigned when he was incapacitated by a Stroke. Was a good friend of Charlie Goffet and Len McRae, who were also Old Boys and Teachers at the School. In my day Languages and Maths Teachers shared the ground floor Staff Room."Preb 1943

1943 - NBHS Captain 1st XI - Cricket

Bob Aus - " Preb went on to be Deputy Principal of Gateshead High School, was there when I prac taught in 1966, then became Principal of Lambton High School (possibly the first)."

Norm Rodgers - "Had him as a teacher too. My father also used to run against him. He was a pretty fair sprinter."

Links to Articles

> ALEXANDER, Keith - Hockey Rep.
> ATKIN, Mervyn - Closure of Barnett's
> BEACH, John -Newcastle East PS
> BEARD, Harold - Memories of Harold
> BEARD, Harold - Pianist 1978
> BERGER, Kevin - Old Boy
>BURNS, Neville - Blood Testing
> CAVE, Paul - Sydney Bridge Climb
> CHARLTON, Allan - Old Boy
> CLIFFORD, Ken - Awarded AM
> CLIFFORD, Ken - Tributes on his death
> CLIFFORD, Ken - NBN3 Item 01/09/2015
> COOPER, William T. - Old Boy Superb Bird Artist
> COULIN, Ted - Old Boy - History of Carrington
> DEED, Leonard - Old Boy WWII Letter from Canada
> DRYSDALE, Veda - Obituary
> DUNN, Trevor - Old Boy Silver Trowel
> EDWARDS, Tony - GILMOUR, Gary - Old Boys Gilmour Edwards Shield
> GIRLE, Kelvin - Old Boy WWII Airman
> GITTINS, Ross - Old Boy 'Q&A'
> GOFFET, Charles - Au Revoir NMH 16/11/1991
> GOFFET, Charlie - Web Page
> GOFFET, Charlie - "Adieu" Letters NMH 16/11/1991
>GOFFET, Charlie - Feature Story Herald 1990
> GOFFET, Gordon Funeral 2004
> GOOLD, Wilf - Old Boy 'Local Hero'article ...1
> GOOLD, Wilf - Old Boy 'Local Hero'article ...2
> HAWKE, Doug - Old Boy Newcastle Rugby League representative
> HAYES, Matt - Profile Herald
> JEFFRIES Cpt Clarence - VC Ribbon
> JEFFRIES, Clarence - memorial
> JOHNSON, Ian - The Australian 24 SEP 1997
> JUNCTION PS - Boys' Choir 1946
> KEMP, Dale - OBA Co-founder - - - Caricature
> KING George's - Letter Found 1998
> KNOTT, Allen - letter to FH Beard 1956
> LEAVING CERT. - 1957 "On the Beach"
> McNAUGHTON, John - Honoured
> McNAUGHTON, John & PARK, Ian - Old Boys 1989 Earthquake
> McRAE, Len - Much loved Latin teacher
> McRAE, Len - Courier Mail 27 Aug 1991
> McRAE, Len - OBA Dinner
> McRAE, Len - Reunion 1993
> MORRIS, Arthur - A Legend & a Gentleman
> NBHS Badges
> NBHS TRADITIONS "Keep Traditions" 1973
> NBHS - OBA DINNER 1987 First OBA Dinner
> NBHS 1959 Silver Jubilee
> NBHS - 1st 75 Years Herald ... 1
> NBHS- 1st 75 Years Herald ...2
> NBHS 5th Year breakup 1964
> NBHS OBA About Reunions
> NBHS Empire Day 1954
> NBHS OBA 'Call to Old Boys' 1993
> NBHS OBA Dinner 1997
> NBHS OBA Exhibition 1996...1
> NBHS OBA Exhibition 1996 ...2
> NBHS OBA - 'Memory Lane' 2009
> NBHS OBA President Interview Weekender circa 2003
> NBHS OBU setting up 1954
> OWENS, Richard - Oakvale Medal 2008
> PREFECTS Induction 1973
> PROTEST Over Selective Schools Closure
> SANDERS, Richard - Cadet Ccte
> SELECTIVE Schools, the End Explained
>SMITH, Fred - DFC 1956 Tribute
> SORENSEN, Trevor - Schoolboy Rocketry - Memoirs
> STORER, Bill - "dressed up"
> STUDENTS at Waratah 1934
> "THE School On the Hill" Herald 1955
> TRADES HALL backed Uni
> WILSON, Greg , SIMPSON, Max, ALLEN, Neil 5 decades of the HSC
> WWI HONOUR ROLL unveiled 1922
> YOUNG, Paddy - Retirees Association 1998

Ken Clifford
Ken Clifford

Ken Clifford Retires afyer 26 years at Hunter Academy of Sport

Gary Gilmour
Gary "Gus" Gilmour 1951-2014

Lewis cartoon Gus Gilmour

Paul Jeans
Paul Jeans

Gordon Barclay OAM

Gordon Barclay receiving his Order of Australia

1914 Tom Cadell WW1
1914 Tom Cadell