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Digby Graham Blight OA Commissioner for Public Sector Standards Officer in the Order of Australia GSSHS (formerly Midland High School 1944 - 1946) My greatest achievement was to progress steadily from the lowest classification of the WA Public Service to the highest. Halfway through Year 9 at Midland Junction High...

Clyde Bevan Restaurateur winning 7 Australian Awards FRIENDS Award winning Restaurant Owner GSSHS 1966-71 When Clyde was a high school student, he worked Saturdays from 6.30am in his father’s furniture factory followed by a dash to umpire football. By the age of 19, he was married and held down five...

Cherry Bradshaw (nee Thacker) State and Australian Dart Player GSSHS 1956 - 57 Achievements Joined Perth Ladies Darts Association 1974 and was chosen to represent WA at the Australian Darts Championships. I represented WA from 1974 until 1988. Seven times in the Top Eight Averages. Represented Australia in the Pacific Cup Championships...

Robert (Bob) PEMBER International expert in labour statistics GSSHS 1960-64 I am not a celebrity or an A list member, but I have had an interesting life. I was School Captain (Head Boy as some used to call it) in 1964 and editor of Quartania in 1963 and...

Bob McMullan AM Politician/Cabinet Minster GSSHS 1960-64 I have enjoyed a very lucky life. As a working class kid attending Governor Stirling I could never have imagined that I would become a Member of Parliament and a Cabinet Minister. Nor would I, or anyone else, have guessed that...

Professor Bernard Dell Recipient of the Friendship Award (China) Murdoch University Professor GSSHS 1967-68 I am a Professor in Agriculture and Forest Sciences at Murdoch University. I have worked extensively on research projects, training PhD students in SE and E Asia over 3 decades, particularly with China, Vietnam, and Thailand....

Dr Barry Hopkins A caring Consultant Physician who made a difference to 1000’s of people’s lives Founder Consultant Physician at St John of God Cardiology Midland Senior High School 1950-55 Barry Edmund Hopkins dob 03/12/1938 MBBS(Hons) PhD FRACP FACC FPS Midland High School Year 7 in 1951 Year 12 1955. I...

Professor Anne Dell CBE FRS FMedSci Professor of Carbohydrate Biochemistry, Imperial College London GSSHS 1965-1967 After completing her Junior Certificate at Kalamunda High School, Anne entered GSSHS in November 1965 on a Commonwealth Scholarship to take a two-year course for her Leaving Certificate studying English, French, Geography, Maths...

Val Sloss (nee McArthur) Burns Survivor 1961-63 I was a student at Governor Stirling from 1961-63. I enjoyed my years there and made many lifelong friends. I excelled at both Netball and Athletics and represented the school in both sports. This competitive streak no doubt helped me when I was...

Tim McLennan Rehabilitation Engineer - Department of Health GSSHS 1992-1997 After Graduating from GSSHS in 1997, Tim undertook a Bachelors of Engineering (Computer Systems) at Curtin University which led him to work in various engineering firms developing software and hardware solutions - creating smartcard ticketing systems for public...