Posts by Lawrence Heyn

Can you recognise classmates in rare photos of 1964?

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Like a blast from the past, rare 56-year-old old negatives of photographs taken at the First Holy Communion of students of St Peter’s College have surfaced. The black and white photos were taken on December 6, 1964, by the father of Anura Perera who was one of the recipients of the holy communion. Mr Perera’s […]

Happy birthday Barbara from all old Peterites

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  Ms Barbara Joachim, the beloved former teacher  at St Peter’s College, celebrated her 85th birthday on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at her favorite nephew, Clifford and Anne Joachim’s home, along with her close relatives and long-time friends. A few select past Peterites were also invited to this exclusive occasion, which was very special for […]

Former rugby captain Rohan Wiratunga passes away

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Tributes flow from school mates for popular sportsman of the ’70s. Peterites the world over have been deeply saddened by the passing of former college rugby captain Rohan Wiratunga in Los Angeles on Friday, October 18. Rohan was hospitalised after a severe heart attack on September 28 but, despite a brave fight, did not recover. […]

Old boys invited for mass for departed Peterites

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A memorial mass will be held for departed Peterites on Sunday, July 7, at 11am at the Resurrection Church, 402 Corrigan Road, Keysborough. A fellowship gathering will be held after the mass. Friends and relatives of recently deceased old boys are invited to bring photographs. Bring a plate to share in the fellowship after the […]

Peterite cricketer David Stewart passes away

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It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Peterite cricketer of the 1960s David Stewart. David, who passed away in Melbourne on June 5, will be remembered as a tall, stylish opening batsman at St Peter’s. David’s life will be celebrated on Thursday, June 13, at 11am at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, […]

Old Petes win

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NSW OBU NEWS: There was no Three-Pete in 2019, but we won the Joe-Pete (again) defeating the Old Joes convincingly, scoring 118 in our allotted 12 overs, to which the Old Joes replied with just 85 runs. Senarath Seneviratne was named the Best Batsman for the tournament with a total of 85 runs scored in […]

Mates from 1970: Look at them now

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Peterite cricket captain of 1977 Charinde Perera and a group of schoolmates from 1970 re-enacted an iconic photo on October 21, 2017, at a mini reunion in Los Angeles. The before and after photos were posed identically despite a span of 47 years. Charinde picks up the story: “You may recall the February 1970 Technofest […]

Passing of Stanley Carvalho

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It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Peterite old boy Stanley Carvalho in Perth on July 26. Stanley was a student at St Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, in the pre-1970s. Stanley was a loyal old boy, and in 2014 he was one of the many interstate guests at the Peterites Reunited gala night […]

Vale Bernard Jinadasa

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It is with sadness we record the passing of former Peterite Bernard Jinadasa earlier this month. Bernard attended St Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, in the period of the late 1950s and ’60s. He was affable and well-liked and involved himself in the  school’s extra-curricular activities, particularly drama and debating. Bernard was the beloved husband of Carmen, […]

Passing of former cricketer Desmond Dharmarajah

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Former Peterite cricketer Desmond Dharmarajah passed away in Sri Lanka earlier this week. Desmond was an economical medium-pace bowler who opened the attack with speedster Anton Perera in 1958 and 1959. He played in both big matches and although he did not take a wicket he kept one end tight with accurate swing bowling. In […]