Welcome to our digital memory bank dedicated to the countless memories, anecdotes and friendships that we have shared over the past 52 years as a college community. In essence, this is an endless love letter to Whitley. Please enjoy.
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One Tuesday night I got pinged for throwing a slice of bread at dinner and had to front the SRC to issue a penalty. John B was president of the SRC and chaired the hearing for which I secured the services of Trevor M (final year law) to represent me. He pleaded temporary insanity on my part which the hearing was prepared to accept on condition that I not leave my room on every Tuesday to the end of the year. I sacked my legal advisor and paid a fine instead...
I met my future wife, Jayne French, at Whitley. Jayne is now a professor and is the Dean of the Business School at the University of Auckland and couldn't make it [earlier] for Whitley's Picnic Day.
I have many fond memories of Whitley...but more importantly of the people that I shared 4 years with... starting from the Reverend Himbury, Don Milo and the wonderful Dr Bruce Rumbold.
Dear Whitley, Your beloved donut has played an extraordinary role in my life. Whitley was my first “home away from home” from 1977 to 1980 as I completed an honours commerce degree; I was ponded in 1977, was in a College Championship Table Tennis team, and was Treasurer of the Whitley Student Club in 1977-78,... Continue Reading →
College Living: The most fun part of university life A home away from home, We were first in family (to go to uni). Some of us were sponsored by the Education Department (Studentship) & all beneficiaries of the Labour Government's free education. What a golden time in Australia!