Notable Alumni

Academic & Service

Prof. Robin J. H. Clark, CNZM (1946)

International research scientist - in the fields of physical-organic chemistry and electronic spectroscopy.

Dr R. Paul Kibblewhite, MBE (1949)

International research scientist - in softwood and hardwood chemical and mechanical pulp and papermaking fibres.

Dr Anthony C. J. Gow (1946)

International research scientist - glaciologist, specialising in polar and temperate snow and ice studies in Greenland and Antarctica.

Prof. Graham S. Le Gros (1970)

International research scientist - in immunology, with particular applications in cancer research.

Dr A. John Haines (1966)

International research scientist - in applied mathematics with main applications applied within seismic research.

Prof. William J. Rainbird (1940)

International research scientist - in Canadian aeronautical research, as applied to wind tunnel design and aircraft wing performance.

Dr Richard N. Holdaway (1964)

International research scientist - in investigating faunal change and related matters in New Zealand over the last 40,000 years.

Dr Malcolm J. Cunningham (1963)

International research scientist - in research, with practical applications, in the fields of heat and moisture transfer in the building industry. 


Civil & Military Service

Sir Francis Gordon Bell, KBE, MC, MB, CHB, FRCS, FRACS (1900)

Knighted for services to medicine within New Zealand.

Sir Charles R. Burns, KBE, OBE, MB., CHB, MRCP, FRCP, FRACP (1912)

Knighted for services to medicine within New Zealand.

Sir Robert L. Macalister, KB (1904)

Knighted for civic work including serving as Mayor of Wellington.

Sir Alister D. Mclntosh, CMG (1920)

Knighted for career and civic work, and historian.

Sir Leith R. S. Anderson, Kt, MBE, CBE (1952)

Knighted for British Commonwealth service within Papua-New Guinea.

Major-General Owen H. Mead, DSO, CBE (1906)

Service overseas in two World Wars.

Commodore John G. Leonard, CNZM (1957)

Service within Royal New Zealand Navy.

Colonel Philip J. Gibbons, ONZM (1968)

Service with Royal New Zealand Army. 



Eileen E. Duggan, OBE (1904)

New Zealand poet.

Noel V. Mangin, OBE(1946)

New Zealand singer (bass) on world opera scene.

Elizabeth J. Wemyss (1939)

New Zealand musician and conductor.

George A. Simpson (1934)

New Zealand pianist. 

Joan Peek (1951)

New Zealand ballet dancer.

Roger A. Gascoigne (1962)

New Zealand television and radio presenter.

Kevin R. Moseley (1969)

Champion cornet player, N.Z. National band member, conductor.

Norman H. Brayshaw (1934)

Historian, provincial archives founder, museum park developer.

Daphne A. Payne (1956)

New Zealand national singer.

Rodney S. Bryant (1958)

Television presenter and personality.  

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