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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Page 290

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sir James Darling in his Melbourne study: Geelong Old Boys at the top of their fields still make occasional pilgrimages there. SIR JAMES DARLING, "The headmaster of Geelong Grammar for 32 years, chairman of the ABC for six years, is the man who educated Sir John Gorton, Sir Rupert Hamer, Sir Roderick Carnegie, Rupert Murdoch, Kerry and Clyde Packer, James and John Fairfax, Ranald Macdonald, Russell Drysdale, Stephen Murray-Smith, Geoffrey Dutton, Daniel Thomas, Keith Dunstan, Sir Robert Southey, Sir John Young, Professor Jamie Mackie, Geoffrey and David Fairbairn, Richard Woolcott, Sir David Hay, Ken Myer, John Landy, Alexander Downer, David Moore, John Manifold, Peter Carey, diplomats, professors, and captains of industry and law by the score; the nation's string-pullers. And Prince Charles at Timbertop. The Darling years are legendary for the extraordinary number of notable people they produced. Darling's was an adventurous appointment, bitterly opposed by many of the Western District graziers on the school it i jj tlj iwf 1 1 li'l ror I i 1 PI 01' iPl If 11 "aims a if 0 4 ir II Rupert was the bookie and Kerry was dyslexic.

Ranald read Mickey Spillane at assembly. JANET HAWLEY looks at how Sir James Darling tamed the offspring of the squattocracy. i 1 tell- 3l wiif" Ha 1 mi i hi. i mi I nn ii 1 1 i i i i 1 1 i i 1 uixiiyAMru TIXE TTWlTfiTllTniT UliL'LyJLlV..

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