“Ignatian”

August 9, 2011 at 12:52 am (Commentary, Honourable Tony Abbott, Professor Mick Dodson, Riverview, Terry A Pfafflin, The Honourable Roderick Pitt Meagher)

I’ve just finished glancing through a little publication from Riverview, Ignatian. Like most school publications it has its fair share of propaganda, “the men for others” type of thing, and the great deeds of boys old and new. But yes, there’s much of interest and irony. I was intrigued with the piece about Tony Abbott and his consistency with the gospel values the Jesuits had given him at Riverview. What I did find remarkable was the photo of Professor Mick Dodson without his hat. Not a bad looking bloke hatless, but a rare sight. Of course, for me, the highlight was the piece on the late Roddy Meagher by my old mate, the Silver Fox, Terry Pfafflin, a remarkable and inspiring read about his legal colleague, friend, and mentor. Terry, a great bit of writing.

It’s good to be reminded of the old school and the nonsense that was knocked out of one while there, and Ignatian does just  that.

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