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ca C o Editor • Hugh Begbie • Volume 3 • Issue 1 COME AND HAVE A BALL THE CROMWELL COLLEGE GOLDEN JUBILEE DINNER DANCE NEWS M A R C H 2 0 0 4 Have you booked? Invitations are out, interest is high and seats are filling. Come to this most exciting and eagerly anticipated event. Join us interested parents, grandparents or friends of the College and organize a table of ten or just book yourself in before it is for this special time in the history of the College. too late. Don’t miss out on this historic Within the University of Queensland Don’t wait, book now, numbers are limited. Any moment in the life of Cromwell College interested person is welcome. We have already – your College. had inquiries from grandparents of ex-Collegians and friends of the College. The invitation is for If you did not receive an invitation please everyone including parents of current residents ring 3377 1232 or e-mail who want to visit Brisbane and celebrate with their email@example.com. offspring. Magazine Any reason to come will do! You can dance the night away to the jazzy tunes of Faded Blues. You can enjoy scrumptious food and reminisce with your mates from years gone by. You can catch up with family or make new friends. Whatever you desire, whatever you feel comfortable doing, this is the event for you, a night to The brand new Hilton Ballroom looks lonely remember. and empty so let’s ﬁll it on the 5th June! See you there! In the invitation we advertised that C O L L E G E the Chancellor of the University of Queensland would be attending. Sadly he has withdrawn due to obligations in London. The Vice Chancellor, Professor John Hay has been invited. Included in the celebration will be a PowerPoint presentation professionally prepared to reflect on the history of the What’s INSIDE C R O M W E L L College’s past 50 years. There will also be President’s Report 2 an official unveiling of a portrait of Rev Dr. G. Lindsay Lockley, the founding Parents Letters 2 Principal of the College. The Hilton Ballroom is undergoing a From the Principal 3 face-lift (just for us!) which will add to A New Member of Staff 3 the grandeur of the evening and for those who wish to stay, the Hilton is offering Cromwell Renovations 4 reduced room rates at $175/night. When booking simply quote CRO 050604. Round Up 5,8,9 If $100 seems a lot please note that the The First College Ball 6 College will not be covering all its costs with this price. The College is even Bacchylympics 7 covering the G.S.T so please don’t let the price stop you. Start saving now. We College Open Day 6th of June 8 would love you to be there Previous Anniversaries 10 So what are you waiting for Cromwellians - round up your friends, partners, The Business Logic of the College 11 2004 ‘O’ Week 12 A Magazine for Ex-Cromwellians, Current Residents and their Families ca C o From the COCA President As you are aware a dinner dance has been organized for the 5th June to celebrate 50 years of students at Cromwell and a Thanksgiving Service, and open day with lunch for Sunday the 6th June. So if you’ve never been to a COCA function before (or if you’re a regular attendee at College occasions) then this is a night (and weekend) not to be missed. Get a group of friends together or just come on your own and meet up Apology with a whole host of people who have In the invitations that went out for the Anniversary, some of the address fond memories of their College days. names were printed in ways that It’s going to be fantastic!!!! See you were inappropriate and unintended. there!!!!! If you did not receive the correct My wife Natacha and I have now made the title or if your name was in the move back to Brisbane (after a year in Cairns) wrong order, we sincerely apologize. and are preparing to join in this exciting year for Cromwell. Dr Stuart Bade Happy Chappies It’s great to know that so many residents enjoy Cromwell and that their parents are thrilled with what is provided. Here are two examples of letters or emails received recently and used with permission: “We would like to offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to you, other members of the administration and staff of Cromwell College for your stewardship over the three years our son has been a resident. It has been a most rewarding and enjoyable experience for him and therefore us. We would also like to acknowledge friendship and support our son received from all levels of College. We wish the College well in its endeavours for the future and again thank you for the positive experience of our son’s Cromwell College years.” And: “Our daughter was very disappointed that she is not able to come back (to Australia and Cromwell). I just want to say thank you for your kindness to my daughter. All of you there at the College have been really great. I visited there over your Spring break and found it so beautiful. Everything....everyone... God bless you and may he always be with you.” (P.S has anyone done a spell check on ‘chappies’ lately? You get either ‘crappies’ or ‘chap pies’. So there’s some trivia for you. - ed) COCA News 2004 • Page 2 From the There is plenty of encouragement in this edition for you to come to the Anniversary Principal This illustration highlights the dangerous consequences of defining them, demonize, humiliate or coerce them. On the other hand we can so I am going to talk about something tolerance in relation to beliefs. The respect and love them, grieving over completely different - tolerance. fact is that there are many wrong the enmity and working hard to find beliefs in the world, some of them ways to bring peace. This desire for As friends of the College you would be very dangerous, and we have a peace does not mean that we must aware that Cromwell has a reputation responsibility to be discerning in whitewash the differences or deny for being a good community. The relation to them. Tolerance does not them. Solving the problem by ‘being residents here generally look after mean accepting beliefs, it means tolerant’ in the modern sense will each other. This is great but I am respecting people. If we respect people only expose us to the risk of being aware that our society has developed then we can debate with them or over-come by those who oppose us. As a view of tolerance that is wrong, very disagree with them but our opposition Neville Chamberlain sadly discovered dangerous and if allowed to infect the will be respectful and appropriate. prior to World War II, appeasement is College could have a bad influence on not always appropriate - loving one’s its life. Let me explain. It is a mark of a healthy community enemy does not mean that they are no that its members can live respectfully longer our enemy or that we should Most people today define tolerance and creatively together even if they not stand against them. as ‘accepting other people’s beliefs’. I have different views of the world. won’t go into the history of how this Sometimes these differences lead We live in a dangerous world. It is definition came about but it is totally to strong disagreement. If handled made more dangerous because those misguided and condemns us all to correctly these disagreements can of us who live in this country are silence. In effect it is saying that it is lead to a better understanding for all being told that we cannot hold strong wrong for one person to disagree with involved; or at the very least it can lead views, that we cannot oppose other views, that we must be tolerant. I have another by suggesting that their beliefs to a growth in our capacity to live with an obligation to love, but I also have might be wrong, misguided or untrue. grace and kindness towards each other. an obligation to pursue the truth. But imagine that I had the power One of the many radical comments The modern view that truth is a to tie a rope around Nazi Germany that Jesus made was that we should personal choice and therefore I cannot and drag it through time and space ‘love our enemies’. In challenging us oppose your ‘truth’ is nonsense and to where we now live. Imagine that in this way he is pushing the logic if we believe it we will find ourselves I asked you all to be ‘tolerant’ by of what I am saying to its logical afraid to speak, trapped in a world of accepting Adolph Hitler’s beliefs. conclusion. We will have enemies in political correctness. It is time that Immediately all your alarm bells the world but we can treat them in the word tolerance was allowed to would go off as indeed they should. one of two ways. We can caricature recapture its true meaning. A new member of staff Many of you would have spoken graduate of University of Queensland on the phone to Jane Thomas. B.BusMgmt with a double major in Jane has been employed on a 6 leisure and recreation management month contract to help organize and events management. She is doing the anniversary and improve the a wonderful job as those who have Jane Thomas accuracy of our data base. Jane is a spoken to her would realize. COCA News 2004 • Page 3 Do you need a FACELIFT? WELL COLLEGE HAS HAD ONE... Storm Cromwell College has done more maintenance work at one time over the last summer break than in many a long year. The exterior of the College has been re-painted, this time following the Cromwell colour theme. The windows are white with charcoal trim and the doors are post box red. It looks fantastic. In addition the interior corridors have been painted as has the Chapel. It was intended to paint the Junior Common Room but the flat roof (which should never have been built in this climate) leaked in the heavy rain and that problem has yet to be resolved. Damage Further, all the wings have been re-carpeted and Energex has agreed to supply the College with its own transformer. In preparation the maintenance team did all the trench work and with the advice from Electrical Engineers laid two high and two low voltage cables. At the same time all the sewerage and storm water in that area was replaced and spare conduits put in just in case additional cables were needed for the future. A Jacaranda with a twist break caused by a freak storm All of the refurbishment was taking place while Brisbane experienced heat laying the conduit for the cables The trench digger at work wave conditions and wild storms. One storm ripped out a number of trees Once the transformer is in place, the College switch board will be replaced and around the College though thankfully this will enable the College to consider putting air-conditioning units in the did little damage to buildings. Dining Room and Junior Common Room in December this year. Emergency help for conference A Girls’ Brigade conference held every two years was due to be held on the Gold Coast but the venue rang at the last minute and said that it was unavailable due to delays in refurbishing. Cromwell came to the rescue and helped accommodate 140 girls from all over Australia, during a heat wave and while the College was being repainted and re-carpeted. They loved it. Two of the leaders of the camp COCA News 2004 • Page 4 CHIT CHAT Round Up Karen Mundt (1996-1997) Leanne Frømyhr (neè Bear) (1987) bond we share remains steadfast. There’s no distance, no span of time that can “Shut up chicks!” I can still hear the Violinist/Composer Leanne was born in break relationships forged at college and guttural bellows of the Thatcher-Dowling Stawell Victoria, grew up in Hervey Bay I will forever love spending time with boys urging us girls to quieten ourselves Queensland, and studied at Queensland the wonderful people I met during those as if that time had not passed some University. In 1994, she went to Europe years. There’s nothing more comforting eight years ago. From 1996 - 1997 I and performed some of her works, finally than calling a friend who knows your past laid my head to rest in top Dowling and landing in London to study further. and wants to be part of your future and affectionately called Cromwell my home. Upon returning to Brisbane in 1996, met frankly I wouldn’t trade the Cromwell They say that a home is where the heart Tor Frømyhr a violinist and lecturer and friends I have for anything! is; well I can safely say that Cromwell was married 6 months later. The New Year my home for two years. The amazing (Alison is currently a journalist working at brought a move to Canberra where she group of people I shared my time with WIN Television on the Sunshine Coast. now lives with Tor and their 2 beautiful became my urban family from the day Prior to this she was a reporter for WIN children Gabriel Bjørn (24/07/01) and we met as scared little freshers and are in Cairns) Lillian Eleanor .(27/08/03). Leanne and still very much part of my life. Whilst Tor enjoy a fruitful performing career Ben (1994-1998)and Kerylea Kenway (nee Lester we are scattered over the world in our in the Canberra Symphony Orchestra 1995-1997) chosen professions, me in Japan, Jen and such events as the recent Mt Buller Meadows and Bea Plant in Brisbane, Ben graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor Chamber Music School where they of Science and Bachelor of Education. Cecilia Grundy in Toowoomba, Kirstin tutored and performed. Leanne has just I graduated in the same year with a Jones and Grace Rose-Miller in Scotland won an Arts Council grant to develop Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Ben and Peta Vincent on her way there, we and perform her multi-arts work “Fluffy then taught at Ipswich High for four still share the common and unbreakable bond of being Crommie girls. Cromwell Purple Violins”. Not much time for years. I worked as a speech pathologist was and still is more to me than a college, hobbies these days helping two babies at Grafton Base Hospital for a year and more than a place to live while passing my to discover the wonders of life, but loves then moved back to Brisbane, working at university days, I am a part of its history skiing, dancing, and artistic pursuits. MontroseAccess and a private practice for and it is a part of my heart. the next three years. We were married in September 2001 at gorgeous Montville Viva Crommie!! and honeymooned in the Whitsundays. Karen Mundt In early 2003 Ben was transferred to Okayama, Japan Proserpine High and I secured a job with Education Queensland providing speech pathology services to the Whitsundays. Not by choice, but it is strange how things work out. So if our old Cromwell mates are ever passing by please stop to Leanne Frømyhr with her husband Tor and say hello. We would love to catch up with children Bjørn and Lillian. you. You can phone us on 0408788959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bye for Alison Fletcher (1998-2000) now, Kerylea and Ben. Cecilia Grundy, Karen Mundt, Jen The 50th Anniversary Dinner - a great Peter Townsend (1991 -1995) Meadows, Kirstin Jones place to catch up with friends! I am getting married in July this year to I was at Cromwell from 1998-2000. Six Kristy Brosnan. I met her at a bunker Dr Dhugal Lindsay (1989-1990) in my third year (This memory is a little years on and I can still remember my first Dhugal, who was reported in a previous day of college. My first words with new hazy) and met her again 4 years later edition as receiving international friends, first formal dinner, the beginning in a country pub and that was 8 years awards in haiku poetry and who is also of what will be a lifetime of fantastic ago. Getting married in Toowoomba, St an internationally renowned expert in memories. So many fabulous people in Stephens marine research manned submersibles and the one college, it was a privilege to be remotely operated vehicles, has received the 2003, UQ Alumnus of the Year part of Cromwell and the tradition that continues. Now, even though I’ve moved Round Up continued on page 8 award. Congratulation Dhugal. away from many of those friends, the COCA News 2004 • Page 5 Helen Begbie Memorial Bursary so many opportunities and allowed us to Thanks to a very generous donation from an Ex-Collegian the Helen Begbie meet/come into contact with wonderful Memorial Bursary has been used for the kindhearted people with whom under first time. The recipient has had her heart normal circumstances we would not have any dealings. Please note that I set on University and living in College consider yourself and your team amongst for many years but in recent months her this ‘wonderful’ crew. You provided our father developed cancer and is not longer daughter with something we were unable able to meet the financial needs of the to give her at this special time in her family. The following is an edited extract life and for that we thank you from the from a letter the Principal received from bottom of our hearts. the family. It is quoted with permission. It is indeed a tremendous honour to be “My husband’s cancer diagnosis has able to say that she was the first recipient indeed been a tremendous blow of the Helen Begbie Memorial Bursary. for us in many ways - too many to Our only regret is in respect to the bursary write about here (and having been is that we did not have the privilege of down the same road you, yourself knowing Helen herself. I trust that our would know only too well the daughter will accept this gift with the repercussions of such a diagnosis) same grace, faith and courage that Helen The late Helen Begbie after whom the - however it has also provided us with so bravely fought her cancer with. Bursary is named The First College Ball 4th August 1954 On 4th August 1954, the first Cromwell Supper was served between dances excited). You can too for free online College Ball was held in the Hall (now the Sir 9 & 10. It probably consisted of at www.dancetv.com if you want to Ernest Savage Junior Common Room) with all sandwiches, cake and soft drink - it improve or simply learn a few steps in students and many Board members attending. was, after all 1954, when alcohol at preparation for the big night in June. They were greeted by the Principal G. L. dances was not officially sanctioned Lockley and his wife Mrs Lockley and Mr Des by either government or college Yesberg, President of the Association with his authorities and when the College was partner, Miss Nancy Harvey (later to become still ‘officially’ dry. Mrs Yesberg). Those were the days of full ball In keeping with the theme of the gowns, gloves and corsages for the women, first ball, our Golden Jubilee Dinner/ dinner suits (if possible) for the men. Dance 50 years on will include some Dances were traditional - waltzes, of the same dances. Ladies you had quicksteps, foxtrots with the odd better look your best because the tango or samba proving a little more dance program might just make a energetic. Each woman had a program comeback! It’s all about keeping with complete with miniature pencil to tradition. Our very own Principal record the “bookings” for each dance - Begbie is taking classes to polish how devastating to have an incomplete his moves on the dance floor (mind Barbara Lockley (Mereﬁeld) and Don program! you he needs them so don’t get too McKenzie at the ﬁrst Cromwell Ball COCA News 2004 • Page 6 memorable. The truck duly returned at Perhaps because of the effort that had to the appointed time and everyone arrived be exercised under these circumstances, back at College just as dinner was about to ours was one of the slowest and thus last commence. tables to be completely served with coffee. As was the practice on Sunday nights, At this point, with no one having coffee was always served at table by one eaten since breakfast, the smell of food of its members. This night one of the emanating from the dining hall was first year students volunteered for the job. irresistible. Someone shouted “I’m going During the day he had thrown himself Bacchylympics to dinner”, and that was the end of it. There was a stampede to the rooms, academic gowns were dragged from their completely into the spirit of the Bush Olympics and had enjoyed the occasion as much as anyone. During dinner, however, “It Looks Like the Bacchylympics hangers and wrapped around clothes his anxiety level must have also been as reeking of alcohol, and the Olympians high as anyone, but as he had been able held in 1965 weren’t the first of its kind.” trooped into the dining hall. The hub-hub to summon up sufficient control over always present with the anticipation of himself to serve everyone on our table From Mike Knowles (1957-1960) food being served ceased immediately, and without spilling a single drop of coffee, a total hush fell over the whole room. All he must have relaxed a little too much eye contact throughout the entire dining when coming back to the table with his hall was lost, everyone looked for ages and own cup of coffee on his last sortie. As he It was heart warming to read the last edition but ages only at the food on the plate in front spun around the chair at the end of the one of COCA NEWS and see the prominence given of them and, as the meal progressed, the table to get to his seat, he took the corner to the forthcoming 50th Anniversary Celebrations silence became firstly painful and then too fast and his feet slipped straight out which I hope will draw ex-Cromwellians together agonising. Eventually, mercifully, the from beneath him. When his full weight in large and enthusiastic numbers. In stimulating desert plates were cleared away and it was hit the floor the impact rattled every piece memories of College days I should also like to time for coffee. Soon it would be over, and of cutlery and every piece of crockery on congratulate the COCA editor on giving front- the end was in sight. every glass-toped table in the entire dining cover prominence to an event such as the1965 hall. As the din subsided, silence again Bacchylympics, complete with a shot of its active descended over the whole room. Whereas participants in a photograph which was presumably before it had been agonising, now it was taken at the beginning rather than the end of this unbearable. festivity. Events of this kind in their day played a Before closing this anecdote it is perhaps strong bonding role in the life of the College and for fitting to finish by acknowledging the role this reason it may be of interest to relate a little to the Principal played during this dinner the history of this activity. episode. The Reverend Lockley was a man Its forerunner was a similar event called who was widely respected throughout the Bush Olympics which was held in College but a dinner of this kind would 1959 during the last few weeks of the have presented him with a considerable academic year when exams were just challenge as to how to respond to it. If around the corner. It was under these he over-reacted he would run the risk of conditions that the idea caught on of alienating a large section of the College having the last fling of the year. Since the who had not broken a single one of its consumption of alcohol on the premises rules and had organised an event off All of us who had participated in the was forbidden the plan was to hold the College premises with the best will in the Bush Olympics were fearful for the world. If he under-reacted he would be Olympics well away from College in a whole of the meal that we would disgrace in risk of losing the respect of both the bush location. A truck was hired to take ourselves either by spilling food on our student body and the Senior Common everyone there and back so there would be gowns or making too much noise with room. As it was, he handled the occasion no risk of drink-driving. It was also agreed the cutlery and crockery on the glass with deft touch. His decision not to that on returning no one would go to table-tops. Given the length of the day pursue the matter after the event but put dinner that night because of the expected and the amount of alcohol consumed, it it in the past is one that several Principals condition that everyone would be in. was no mean feat to call upon the degree could have taken, but not many would Indeed, this broad script was followed of coordination that was required to avert have had the presence of mind to cut pretty much to the letter. The day got off disaster. To give an illustration of this, all conversation on the High Table and to a pleasant start with everyone yarning as coffee was placed before one of the use silence as a way of indicating total while the truck arrived, the trip to the members of our table, he raised the cup to disapproval of the situation confronting bush site was good fun, that distinctive his lips and tilted it to begin drinking. His him. The result of this was twofold. Firstly, taste of the first beer of the day was eyes were closed at this stage, and instead as indicated above, it enacted a level of relished, and then the Olympics part of the coffee entering his mouth, it was pain upon all of us that was worse than of the day began in earnest with several trickling down either side of his chin and torture. Secondly, the wisdom and skill he events of which tossing the caber, a falling in two small streams into the saucer displayed on this occasion enhanced his suitably selected log, was perhaps the most below. already substantial reputation. COCA News 2004 • Page 7 Round Up Sunday Round Up continued from page 5 own business. We’re also becoming more involved in the community of our church. We recently found ourselves in need of a 6th June The late May Hancock J.P, which took us to Cromwell - we didn’t expect to get our photo taken! But we did enjoy catching up with Hugh Begbie and George McPherson, and seeing the BRING YOUR MEMOROBILIA An obituary on the late May Hancock physical improvements to the college. was printed in The Courier-Mail Our time at Cromwell will always have on the 5th December 2003. There a special meaning for us. The college It is hoped that the whole weekend community played a very important role was a particular emphasis on her will be a cause for celebrations. in our university years, and we made philanthropic generosity describing Following on from Saturday evening’s some enduring friendships. And we keep her as one of Australia’s biggest private dinner the College is having its Open coming across other Cromwellians in the benefactors. The article said: “Mrs most unexpected places! Day. Everybody is invited, including Hancock was recognized for her friends and family members of philanthropic work by an Order of past, present and future students. A the British Empire in 1972. At the thanksgiving service will be held at time of her death she was actively 10.00 am at which the Moderator supporting more than 20 community of Queensland Synod of the Uniting organizations. Church, Rev Allan Kuchler will speak. This will be followed at 11.30 am by a buffet lunch prepared by our very own Joel and Vivienne Corney (1992-1995) College chefs. A brief history of the Corney family: Samuel, Vivienne, Ethan and Joel Corney There will be a modest display Vivienne (nee Duffy) and I were married of past photos and some in 1996 in Cromwell College chapel, Gordon Roseler (1964-1968 and Board Member memorabilia including past the year after our graduation and with for many years) trophies. Please feel free to Doc. Krohn as the celebrant. Vivienne send in or bring on the day any went to work for an engineering firm The photo of the launching of RoCoca memorabilia you have to share in the city, while I completed my PhD in the April 2003 issue of COCA NEWS in physics. In 1999, we moved to brought back a few memories and the with us. Copenhagen, Denmark, where I had story is worth telling. Prior to the late Come to visit the College, a postdoctoral position (in ‘nonlinear 80s the Student Association had made feel the power of nostalgia optics’). Living in a strange land had several approaches to the Board seeking as you wander through the lots of unexpected challenges, but we do support to buy another second hand shell, corridors, visit your old room treasure the experience. For one thing, our but the lack of funds always seemed in an first son, Ethan was born while we were insurmountable hurdle. or identify those friends whom there. After a couple of years, we were you haven’t seen in years (it’s a Cromwell’s previous boat the Norm looking forward to coming home to the bit scary how much they can Hirst had been purchased from Brisbane familiar, and to introducing Ethan to the change) and book a place for Grammar more than fifteen years earlier rest of his relatives. So I managed to get lunch using the invitations that and it had been the pride of all rowers a research job at UQ and we moved back who participated in any ICC rowing were sent at the beginning of to Brisbane in 2002. Our second son, event. At that time, the Association had the month. Samuel, was born later that year. about $1500 in their petty cash which If you did not receive an At this point in our lives, we are happy was ear marked for a ‘special project’ invitation please ring 3377 to start putting down some roots - we and although the thought of a new 1232 or email are settling into our house, Ethan has rowing shell was first and foremost in the just started kindergarten, and Vivienne is students’ minds the slush fund always email@example.com. getting to know the other Mum’s in the fell short of the mark. So the Association neighbourhood, as well as establishing her undertook the ambitious task of sourcing COCA News 2004 • Page 8 the options. As the eights were too managed professionally and with shells At the end of last year, I moved back expensive we concentrated on the fours that will be fully maintained, turned over and approached a large law ﬁrm and aimed for a new state of the art racing every three years but used also by the with some fresh ideas and concepts shell with matching oars. Rowing Club of UQ Sport. Hopefully, about opening a new Conveyancing It was all a bit daunting when you this will solve the rowing problem over Company. consider how much money we needed but the long-term. Ed) we all wanted to believe that with enough On the 16th of February 2004, support and good will we would succeed. Peter Kidd (1997-2000) we opened “House of Bricks The target was a little under $10,000 Three years have passed since Conveyancing Lawyers” and it’s all and the shell was one of the best we I left Cromwell and I certainly going swimmingly well! could find, with a laminated Kevlar core wouldn’t have predicted my current I’m now based in Maroochydore, hull made by Ted Hale and a set of light circumstances. I am an English / though travelling around alot for weight German Dryiessigacker carbon fibre oars - the sort that our Olympians Science / SOSE teacher at King’s work. were currently using. Christian College on the Gold Coast I’d really love to hear from any fellow and enjoy seeing High School students The Association finally sourced some Cromwellians and if any of you need growing to become tomorrow’s extra money from the ‘tuck shop’ and some free advice on buying or selling managed to lift their contribution to leaders. I attend Reedy Creek Baptist property, send me an email to $2,000. As days turned into weeks seeking Church, recently bought a house in firstname.lastname@example.org. The support from the ‘Old Boys’ of the Nerang and now feel at home on the offer extends to anyone associated 60’s we were still a few hundred dollars Coast. It would be great to hear from with Cromwell. short of the target. So I made a personal fellow Cromwellians at approach to John Hancock for help. He, email@example.com. Look forward to hearing from you. like May, was always happy to give a hand and agreed to make up the shortfall. I also Melissa Schembri recall that a couple of other Governors Melissa Schembri added their support but I can’t remember their names. Through the support of the Wedding of Mara Christa Student Association, the Old Collegians On the 6th December, Mara Christa, Association and The Board of Governors, daughter of long-serving Board we finally made the purchase of the racing member Professor Boris Christa, shell. married Greg Rogencamp. The Late in 1988, the order of the composite ceremony was conducted by the Kevlar shell was completed and the oars Principal, Rev Hugh Begbie and was ordered. The new four and oars arrived held in the College Chapel. during the first semester of 1989 and was displayed outside the dining room during Orientation Week. May Hancock was Hello to all Cromwellians of 1997, I invited to do the honours and launch the hope you are happy and doing well! boat at a special ceremony on the Uni Boat Ramp. A few ‘Old Boys’ were lucky A small update on my past 7 years... enough to get a row on its maiden voyage. After graduating from my Law & It is sad to hear that Ro Coca is no longer Arts degree in 2000, I caught the in service. Olympic fever and moved to Sydney Gordon Roseler to practice with a city ﬁrm specialising in property law. (It may interest Gordon and others to know that the College has entered an Sydney was a great career and life agreement with UQ Sport to manage its experience but after a few years the rowing and supply its boats. This will be call of Queensland became too loud From the left, Rev Hugh Begbie, done in conjunction with other colleges, to ignore. Professor Boris Christa, Mara and Greg COCA News 2004 • Page 9 PREVIOUS College Anniversaries As we move into our 50th anniversary year it is worth recalling the wide variety of celebrations which have been part of past anniversaries and the sense of pride in the college which inspired them. WELCOME & GRACE — The Principal The Rev. Dr. H. Clive Krohn 10 Years THE DINNER THE LOYAL TOAST — The President of the Cromwell Old Collegians’ Association Dr. E.D. McKenzie In 1964 the Principal produced a GREETING — The Deputy Premier and booklet, Grads and Undergrads and Treasurer The Hon. Dr. L. R. Edwards Fellows. The booklet was designed to give an informal history of the TOAST TO THE COLLEGE— The Chairman of the Board Dr. R.E. Chapman foundation and first ten years of the College. We believe that no formal REPLY and HISTORICAL FOOTNOTE — The Rev. Dr. G. Lindsay Lockley celebrations were arranged. AU REVOIR — Dr. E.D. McKenzie THE G. LINDSAY LOCKLEY FUND DINNER 25 years BENEDICTION — The Rev. Dr. H. Clive Krohn A copy of the original program from the 25th Jubilee Fund Raising Dinner. It wasn’t until the year 1979, Cromwell’s 25th anniversary, that On the 5th June a formal dinner and On the 4th December a Fund Raising the College celebrated in style. To Chapel Service was organized. Among Dinner was held to establish the mark the Silver Jubilee, six events the guests were a number of the first Lockley Fund to assist students in were spread throughout the year to students to enter Cromwell. One of temporary financial need. It was showcase Cromwell’s proud history, the prayers used went as follows: recorded that $1700 was raised. allow new students to mingle with past students and fundraise for those “O God, whose will it is that we 30 years less fortunate. should know the truth, and that the truth should make us free; give us On the 18th February an orientation sincerity in our questioning, honesty dinner was held to welcome new in our conclusions, and courage in students. Board members and some our obedience. Let not the love of the 1984 proved a relatively quiet year as Old Collegians also attended the old blind us to that which is new, nor far as celebrations go, however it was dinner. The Foundation Principal love of novelty lead us away from the the year that the Carmody Wing was spoke on the background to the things which endure; but as we seek, renamed. This wing was originally establishment and development, help us to know that we have been built as accommodation for live- helping to instill in the students a found, that you who have called us are in domestic staff and later used as sense of pride in their new home. also working in us, and will continue student accommodation. The building On the 11th March a Thanksgiving with us to the end. This we pray was completely refurbished to provide Service was held and included though him by whom came grace and en suite accommodation for visiting representatives from other University truth, even Jesus Christ your Son our scholars and senior members of the Colleges, the University Senate, Lord. Amen” University community. On the 3rd church representatives and past and June a ceremony took place and the In September a Student Disco Moderator of the Uniting Church present students. was arranged to raise funds for the Queensland Synod, the Rev Alan On the 28th April a Jubilee Ball was publication of the Jubilee Protector. Kidd, officially renamed the wing held at the Milton Tennis Centre. Approximately $800 was raised. “The G. Lindsay Lockley Wing” as a COCA News 2004 • Page 10 tribute to the foundation principal of the College the Rev Dr. G. Lindsay THE Lockley. business logic OF The college If you have read previous editions of COCA its assets in non-academic time. NEWS you would be aware that the local, This is particularly true in July state and federal governments have been and December/January/February. seeking to increase their income from That is why it is so important to Colleges by increasing rates, charges and air-condition the Dining Room taxes. This seems to be consistent with their and provide more comfortable attitude to the whole not-for-profit sector conditions for summer. as witnessed by the recent decision of the Finally, the College must manage its Salvation Army to withdraw from aged costs, not by doing things cheaply care. The tax and regulation pressures are The Rev Dr. G. Lindsay Lockley but by doing them well. One area getting too difficult to manage and much where costs could be reduced but church related care is being forced into the 40 years requires the co-operation of other commercial market. In relation to colleges, Colleges is in the sharing of assets the policies of all levels of government over such as PABX’s. This has not been the past 5 years (particularly in Brisbane) done to date and it is taking time have had a huge impact on their costs and On the 5th June 1994, a service and to convince the other colleges that consequently, their fees. lunch was organized, with several of this is the way to go. Technological the original members of the College The College’s core responsibility changes may make this easier to is to its residents. But this cannot achieve in days to come. in attendance, as well as many others. be done well unless the College is Much reminiscing took place. There is, however, one thing the in a healthy financial state. It must College needs to do but cannot do strive, therefore, to deal with these even if it operates efficiently. While 50 years changes to maximize its ability to it can and does maintain and up- carry out its core responsibility. The grade its current assets, and can even College therefore must structure its borrow for new income producing fees to cover all costs, not only tax, assets, it does not have the capacity The Golden Jubilee of the arrival and operating costs but also those to knock down and replace existing of the first residents is now upon related to depreciation and asset buildings. Cromwell will need to replacement. The College has been us with the big weekend of find the money to do this one day. doing this for a number of years and celebrations planned for the 5th Some of the current blocks have is accumulating the necessary cash and 6th June. timber floors and are not designed to make real changes. to modern fire standards. The rooms In 1979 it was stated: In addition, the College must seek are too small and the furniture is “It is hoped that these to broaden its income base. It can not designed for modern computer do this in a number of ways. One monitors. In addition, the College celebrations will infuse new life idea is to seek to build another has a paucity of tutorial, lecture into the College and launch it on parallel accommodation centre and board room space but again an ambitious path for the next 25 similar to Campus Lodge. Campus building such facilities does not years” Lodge and any future self-catered produce significant income. That is Much the same could be said for centre provide additional income why we look for help to those who but do not impact on the core have benefited previously from the the weekend of the 5th and 6th task of looking after the basic College. If we can raise additional June 2004. This is a weekend undergraduate population. A second capital through giving and bequests that shares similar dreams and requirement is that the College we can consider some of these aspirations as those expressed in increase its capacity to utilize necessary but non-viable options. 1979. COCA News 2004 • Page 11 O Week 2004 Lining up for the ten legged fresher race. You can see the hats but you can’t see the colour. It’s ﬂuorescent pink. Some of the patrons Some drenched freshers The College “Security” at the “Casino” night Due to a high turnover of third and fourth years in 2003 the ‘fresher’ intake of 2004 was the largest in 8 years. It was a great week, well led and with no complications. 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