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Vale Graeme Bertuch

On 9 November 2017 after a long illness Graeme will be missed not only for his medical ability but also for his wine. Member of the 64 year. His tennis ability wasn't too bad either. Condolences to his family.
Vale Jenny Caldwell (Mugg)

On 14 May 2015 Jenny Mugg was hit by a car while walking with husband Les north of Newcastle. She died at the scene. Class of 64 members are devastated by losing her - she was a significant person in our community.
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Vale Philip Lowe

On 2 January 2015. Class of 64 member. Tony Orr advises that Philip was big in the Gippsland jazz scene.
Vale Peter Fiddian

On 23 April 2014 - condolences to the Fiddian families
Vale Max Harding

On 28 March 2014 after a long illness. A member of the 1959-64 years
Vale Wenda Fleming

Advised by Peter Fleming that Mrs Wenda Fleming who taught Maths and Science at NHS in 1956 died on 18-10-13.
Vale Hugh Rogers

On 14 October 2013 at the age of 96. A significant foundation member of the school community.
Vale John (Pro) Prohasky

On Thursday 20 June 2013 John tragically passed away. Our condolences to Helen and family. He will be greatly missed by all the 64 year.
Vale Don Tozer

Donald 'Don' Malcolm - Died suddenly at home on May 6 2013. Beloved husband of Christine. Loving father of Bree and Kate. Our condolences to the family.
Vale Michael WALKER

On 19th August Mick passed away from a heart attack whilst recovering from surgery. Very sad. He was a member of the Class of ’64. Condolences to his family and friends.

It is with great sadness that I must report a member of our Class of ’62, David Bremner, died suddenly on Saturday 21 July from a heart attack whilst out bike riding.

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1942 - 2012
Following a short illness - on Saturday 30 June 2012.

Our sympathy to his wife Jan, his family and friends.
Kevin William Yon

Died February 12, 2012.
Nunawading High School 1956 - 1960
Fond memories of an outstanding teacher, sports master and trusted friend.
Our sympathy to his family.
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Anyone wanting a copy of the Jubilee Churinga or DVD - there are limited quantity still available - contact Richard Donkin
Nunawading High School Golden Jubilee
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Blackburn, Victoria 3130
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Memorial Service - Jenny Caldwell (Mugg)

There will be a memorial to Jenny next Sunday 31 May 2015 in the Wesley College Boathouse on the Yarra River from 3pm to 6pm.


Whole of school Diamond Jubilee Celebration

21 March 2015

Who on earth dreamed this up? Wasn’t the 2005 reunion successful enough?About eighty ex-students of NHS met in August 2012 to discuss the merits of a Diamond Jubilee Celebration. Some of your colleagues, with fairly flat-spirited resignation, pronounced that, well, ‘enough was enough’ but others, possibly younger and decidedly more enthusiastic, jumped in and declared that it was indeed necessary to give the 60th anniversary a shot and what was required was a party.

Minutes were taken at this meeting but half way through, as enthusiasm intensified, they deteriorate and the record becomes only a hazy sketch of what actually took place. On reading them, large gaps appear as what had been a discussion becomes a shemozzle. Then, in a moment of great clarity, someone (the identity is not recorded in the minutes) recalled Dylan Thomas "Do not go! gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave"!

A unanimous decision was made there would be a reunion celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Foundation of Nunawading High School at which we would get together again and rage, rage at the dying of the light!

Some little time after that meeting half a dozen of us knuckled down to the tasks that come ahead of a good show. This is what we decided:

Who? Any ex-student of NHS

What? By now you already know most of the answer but not that the format is a sit-down dinner. Drinks can be bought from the bar.

Why? Dylan Thomas (see above).

When? Saturday, 21 March, 2015 from 6pm to midnight.

Where? ‘Fenix’, 680 Victoria Street, Richmond smart joint, fresh renovations, a balcony overlooking the Yarra.

Cost? $95 up-front. Well up-front in fact by Friday, 6 February Registration after that date will be $105. We strongly urge early registration as seating is limited.

How? Now that you’ve decided to be part of the action click on the link
and follow the prompts to register.

Parking? Good parking on site or there are trams to the door up to you.

What? (Another what!) Forgot to mention earlier that, unlike 2005, there will be no speeches, unless something positively humorous needs to be said.

Why? Not satisfied with the previous explanation? OK, try this

Where else could you go and be genuinely loved and fêted for just showing up? An occasion where no one around you will give a fig about: fortunes or poverty of your wardrobe, griefs or joys about your weight, sickness or health of your pets, fame or notoriety on radio talkback or even your lack of interest in their grandkids.

Think about that!! If you have any queries write to any one of us:

Anthony Mugg -
Eileen Urlichs (Baird) -
Ian Loxton -
Irene Gannon (James) -
John Tozer -
Jonathan Rogers -


Blackburn Lake Primary School is arranging an open afternoon and a ‘Back to 1964’ Ball for former students and families of BLPS (both events are on 5 December).  We are keen to contact former students to let them know of the events and also we are looking for memorabilia for a display for our festivities.  Records were lost in a fire at the school in the mid 1990s – as well as the exact location of a time capsule somewhere in the school grounds!

Any past BLPS students who would like to find out more? Phone 0402 095 709

Kris Penny


Years 1959 - 1964 Reunion

Another successful get together to celebrate 50 years since departing NHS was held on Saturday 4th October 2014.

Years 1961-1966
a reunion lunch was held on Sunday 26/8 at the SixKeys licensed restaurant.

All NHS ex Students REUNION

A reunion of Nunawading High School Ex-Students at Box Hill Golf Club on Sunday 5th of August 2012 resolved to plan an event(s) for 2015 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the foundation of Nunawading High School in 1955.

The elements of an organising committee was formed consisting of Anthony Mugg, Irene Gannon, Eileen Baird, Ian Loxton, Peter Hocking and Derek Durrant. Enquiries to Anthony Mugg 0438 271 702 or e-mail to

Eileen Urlichs (Baird) and Johnathon Rogers have responsibility for the NHS mailing list so remember to ensure your email address is current (use the Contact link below - it goes straight to them).

John Tozer and Jeff Penberthy continue to assume the role of Archive Custodians.

Attempts to find a person who is willing to maintain and improve this web site have so far failed. Anyone interested please contact Tony.

Numerous ideas were floated regarding the form that the 2015 event(s) may take. One common theme did however emerge - that there is a high level of energy and enthusiasm for recognisng the 60 year milestone.
Lodge Contact Details (or change) on-line by clicking here - fill in the form that will appear then press the Submit Details at the bottom of the page and we will ensure that you are kept on the NHS database.