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!
My first room was on the second floor between the fire doors over the entrance and no tutors resided between the fire doors. The section had the name of "stereo lane" at that time since a number of students in this area had stereos and we had a few corridor parties with the fire doors closed to reduce the disturbance outside the party zone. Early in the term a second year student moved from this section to the first floor saying "I'm getting out of this ghetto". For the rest of my time at Whitley this section was known as "The Ghetto".