Category: The Joeys Community
Ron Moroney (1962) helps out in Joeys' archives once a week. A stellar student, he was College dux and a champion debater. He also played First XI cricket, and returned in the mid-1960s to teach alongside the Brothers that had taught him. His dad, Jack (1935), played seven Test matches for Australia. Joeys and cricket are in Ron's DNA.
A precious bond restored
For 75 years, a letter to Michel Bourgeau from his father in New Caledonia languished in the College archives. A chance discovery triggered a search to locate the Joeys Old Boy and deliver him the correspondence. Now Michel is reconnected with the school – and has a cherished memento of a parent's love.
Mighty of bat, humble of spirit
Stan McCabe is one of the greatest batsmen to have pulled on a baggy green cap, but even though he was rated as good as Sir Donald Bradman, the salt of the earth Joeys boy never forgot his roots – or his mates – as a 1930 Ashes tour letter to the College Headmaster reveals.
Keeping the faith
For more than a century, Old Boys have been giving back to the College that gave them so much. For men such as Fr Bernard Hennessy (1957) and Fr Tom Stevens (1995), returning to Hunters Hill is more than mere nostalgia; it is an opportunity to interact with students and advance the lives of a new generation of Joe-Boys.