70th Anniversary Commemoration
JANUARY 29th, 2018 .... MACEDON
|Mount Macedon Hotel|
This date commemorates 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Juniors to begin their Juniorate at Macedon in 1948. Those first young men (some young boys) who arrived on this date were: Terry Gleeson, Ron Harding, Geoff Hornsby, John Quinlan, John Hopgood, Brian McGrath, David Edwards, and a week later Peter Alexanderson. To complete 1948 cohort of Juniors Basil Hoare, Brian Flynn, and Kevin O'Connor arrived towards the end of Term 1. So typical of Brother Placidus, the Provincial, to bolster the Junior numbers before the official opening on May 30th.
First Drusillians (from back): John Quinlan, Ron Harding, Geoff Hornsby, John Hopgood, Terry Gleeson, Brian McGrath, Peter Alexanderson, David Edwards
Other 1948 Drusillians who arrived in time for Official Opening in May: Kevin Hoare, Brian Flynn, and Kevin O'Connor .. not in this photo
The Brothers on the staff in 1948 were Br Canice, Br. Boniface, and Br Flavian.
Mount Macedon Hotel Lunch
Nineteen Drusillians gathered at the Hotel for lunch on Monday 29th January, the seventieth anniversary of the arrival of the first Juniors to "Drusilla".
This hotel is owned by Gordon Johnstone who was the purchaser of "Drusilla" from the Marist Brothers in 2003.
Those who attended (19):
Ern and Anne Burrows
Br Redmond Casey
Br Kevin Hoare (first Drusillian 1948)
Les and Bev Jones
John and Meg Kelly
Br Arthur Maybon
Terry and Jenny O'Brien
Peter and Jan O'Brien
John Quinlan (first Drusillian 1948)
Br Julian Quinlan (Mittagong '54 Novitiate)
Br Doug Walsh (convenor).
Apologies acknowledged (6):
Remo and Naomi Bianco
Ken and Maureen Keating
Br John Meehan
Lunch was followed by a sharing session about some of our memories of "Drusilla".
Br Kevin Hoare and John Quinlan (Br Norman) - 1948 First Drusillians
- Brother Doug information about Mt Macedon lunch; John Hassett information about Last Reunion.
- Photos and photographers: Brother Greg McCrystal, Tony and Therese Alonco, and Alex
- Some text from Adelaide Marist News Vol 5, April 2018 edited by Brother Greg McCrystal
Posted: June 2017 updated December 2017: March 2018; April 2018