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An academically selective girls-only high school began its separate existence (from "The Hill") in 1929 at Hamilton
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2021 Annual Dinner

"All things being equal the Dinners will resume in 2021"
Norm Rodgers - President - NBHS OBA

ANNUAL DINNER GUEST SPEAKERS
all former NBHS pupils

2020
Dinner cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions

2019
JEFF HOGG
Transcript of Speech 2019
Long and distinguished career in legal fields - completed his schooling in 1969

Jeff Hogg's Class 2A in 1965

2018
 DR PETER MOORE
Professor Emeritus Moore enjoys his encore years working initially as a volunteer and more recently as a staff anesthesiologist with Orbis International Flying Eye Hospital providing clinical care, training and education in developing countries around the globe Bio

" ... the one teacher I remember well was Noel Fardell.
Fardell reminded me of one of the original tough guys.
He bore a passing resemblance to the actor George C. Scott in looks and mannerisms with the same precise diction and pithy language ..."
Full Transcript

2017
 GREG MELIK
Tasmania's Chief Integrity Commissioner
Bio

2016
PAUL JEANS
Bio /Transcript
University of Newcastle's 7th Chancellor

2015
TREVOR SORENSEN
Bio / Transcript
Space Shuttle guidance and control engineer

2014
PAUL BEVAN
Bio
In radio for 20 years producing & presenting current affairs programs on ABC Newcastle

2013
JONATHAN BIGGINS
Bio
The well known Australian actor, singer, writer and comedian

2012
LAUGHLIN McINTOSH
Bio / Transcript
President of the Australasian College of Road Safety
“Public Speaking or Speaking Publicly-and reducing road crashes”

2011
Prof PATRICK McGORRY AO
Bio
Australian of the Year 2010

2010
RUSSELL CHEEK
Transcript / Bio and Website
Involvement in theatre and corporate building skills

2009
ROSS GITTINS AM FRSN
Transcript / Bio and Website
Economics Editor Sydney Morning Herald

2008 
PAUL CAVE
Bio
The Infamous Francis de Groot sword

2007
DICK SANDERS
Bio / Transcript / Intro to Speech
Geologist, former President of NBHS OBA

2006
TREVOR DUNN
Solicitor and Founding President of NBHS OBA

2005
BRIAN DONEGAN
Bio
Maths Teacher and raconteur

2004
LEW McLEOD
Bio / Transcript
Military Nurse and OH&S expert

2003
PETER MORRIS OAM
Bio / Transcript / Intro to Speech
Year of '48, Federal Labor Minister

2002
IAN JONES
Bio
Year of '44, Ned Kelly expert, former scriptwriter

2001
Prof ROBERT BEAL AM
Bio
A leading Australian haematologist

2000
PAUL JESSOP
Transcript P1
Old Boy

1999
Dr DAVID STEWART
Bio
Rhodes Scholar

1998
RICHARD OWENS
Bio
Newcastle businessman

1997
TED MORRISBY
Bio / Transcript
TV producer and author

1996
CHARLES GRAHAM
Retired from ABC, father was Mayor of Wickham

1995
ARTHUR MORRIS MBE
Bio
Renowned Test cricketer

1994
PETER CAVE
Bio
Award winning ABC journalist

1993
Justice JACK LEE AO OC
Bio
School Captain in 1937

1992
GARY GILMORE
Bio
Test Cricketer

1991
Dr JIM KIRK AC DSc
Bio
Chairman of Esso, Chairman of Australian Bicentennial Authority, Chairman Landcare Australia

1990
Justice JEFFREY MILES AO
Bio / Charlie Goffet Intro to Speech
Chief Justice of The Supreme Court of The A.C.T.

1989
KEVAN GOSPER AO
Bio / Charlie Goffet Intro to Kevan Gosper
Former student, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist and Olympic Silver medallist, Chief Executive of Shell Australia, President of the Olympic Games Committee.

1988
VIC ROONEY
Bio
Former teacher and renowned thespian

1987
CHARLIE GOFFETT
Bio /Transcript
Beloved former teacher and raconteur par excellence!