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Archie: A legend of our time

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Rugby coach extraordiniare Archibald Perera was a true legend of St Peter’s. In this article, former Peterite captain Frank Hubert writes how Archie took him under his wing and set him on the path to a great rugby career.   I STARTED my rugby career at St Peter’s only because the legend Archie saw me alone […]

When ‘cutting’ was cool

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Nothing like showing off to the classmates that you beat the dreaded cane of the Rector by sneaking off to Canal View for a quick punt and tea. Lawrence Machado writes FOR scores of Peterites through the years, many hours were spent not studying diligently as our parents ex­pected but in the splendid sur­rounds of the Savoy and Canal View restaurant. Maybe the Savoy […]

Cricket hits of the ’60s

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ST Peter’s has a proud sporting heritage, with cricket and rugby holding sway in the near nine decades of its existence. The college can parade an impressive line-up of old Peterites who have gone on to cover themselves in glory at national and international level. Cricket, by virtue of its annual big match, has been […]

Agony and ecstacy

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WHILE classrooms were the centre of learning at St Peter’s, the quadrangle was without a doubt the pulsing, beating heart of the college. The partly grassed, terraced land, hemmed in by the senior school corridors, certainly has earned a place in Peterite folklore. The quadrangle was the scene of many events, some humorous, some painful, […]

2008 – such joy was ours

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This is the report of the highly successful reunion held in Melbourne in October 2008. By Lawrence Machado   IF nostalgia was the main thing Peterites wanted, they had it in spades as Melbourne hosted its second reunion in seven years. The Sacred Hearts Church Hall in Oakleigh was ablaze with Blue, White, and Gold colours, while schoolboy photos […]

Our man Andiris

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ANDIRIS was the essence of cool. This betel-chewing, laid-back man was the symbol of the behind-the-scenes squadron of workers who kept the college machine ticking. Andiris was my most unfor­gettable character of the 1960s, perhaps because I had a contin­ued association with him even after I left school. Don’t get me wrong, St Peter’s had […]

2011 reunion – a roaring success

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This report of the second reunion appeared in the Sunday Times of  Sri Lanka on October 23, 2011. PAST students of St. Peter’s College around Australia and from overseas reconnected at a gala night in Melbourne on Saturday, October 1, 2011.Nearly 350 old Peterites, wives and friends got together for a night of reminiscing interspersed […]

Take a trip down Memory Lane

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STRIKING successes of reunions in 2008 and 2011 have spurred the dynamic Peterites Reunited group to begin planning a brighter and bigger get-together next year. The date has been set and the venue has been booked. So all you old boys looking to take a trip Down Memory Lane, mark this special event in your […]