Professor Hopper was the 14th Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the UK.
Model, Actress, TV Presenter, Attendance 1991 - 1992
Actor, Dancer, TV Presenter, Attendance 1976 - 1979
Paul was a specialist Drama and Dance student. He won a scholarship to the WA Ballet Company. He became a leading dancer with the highly successful Sydney Dance Company before founding the Australian Choreographic Ensemble. He played the major role in the Australian award winning film Strictly Ballroom.
Choreographer, Dancer, Attendance 1975 - 1979
Kim is the Coordinator of Classical Dance, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He was a Principal Dancer in Spain and a Ballet Master.
Actor, Attendance 1997
Ewen Leslie is an Australian stage, film and television actor who had his first break when he was only 12 years old in the Australian children’s show Ship to Shore. He graduated from WAAPA in 2000 and then moved to the stage where he has won awards such as a Helpmann Award and a Sydney Theatre Award for his performance as Prince Hal/Henry V in The War of the Roses. He played a lead role in the 2011 production of The Wild Duck, and starred in the film version The Daughter. He has co-starred in Foxtel’s Top of the Lake: China Girl (since 2013) and had a starring role in Safe Harbour (2018).
Actor, Attendance 1991 - 1993
Actor, Attendance 1982 - 1986
Dancer, Singer, Actor, Attendance 1992 - 1996
Actor, Attendance 1974 - 1978
HON SIMON O’BRIEN MLC
Politician, Attendance 1975 - 1978
Simon was the Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business until 2017 as well as the Deputy Leader of the Legislative Council.
He was Minister for Transport and Disability Services 2008 -2010 and elected to Western Australian Parliament in 1996, 2001, 2005 & 2008 to the Legislative Council as Member of the South Metropolitan Region.
Dancer, Attendance 2001 - 2005
Victoria danced with the West Australian Ballet from 2009. She was appointed West Australian Ballet Company through Young Artists Foundation 2008, is a WAAPA graduate and received the Dame Peggy Van Praagh Award 2006, and the Finlay Award 2007.
LISA DE VANNA
Lisa plays for the Matildas. She is also an Olympic soccer player.
Television Personality/Celebrity Chef, Attendance 1982 - 1986
Anna Gare is a logie nominated and WAM Hall of Fame inducted Australian musician and television personality. She is best known for her role as a judge on Junior Masterchef Australia, and the Great Australian Bake-off.
Bon Scott was an Australian singer and songwriter, best known for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.
Brad is a professional footballer who currently plays in the Dutch Honor division (Eredivisie). He has previously been a member of the Middlesborough F.C. team and also Liverpool F.C, where he spent four seasons.
Singer/Songwriter and Actress, Attendance 1993 - 1997
Best known for her appearance in the original line-up of the Australian Girl group Bardot, Chantelle has since branched out into television and featured in shows such as Water Rats, How I Met Your Mother and 90210.
Named Female Australian Artist of the Year at the nation’s only fan-voted country music awards in 2017, Chelsea has proved to be a crowd favourite in the country music scene. In 2014 she was hand-picked by country music star Keith Urban to sing a duet with him on the WA leg of his Light the Fuse tour.
Daryl Brandwood boasts 20 years experience in the ballet and contemporary dance scene as well as a plethora of awards ranging from the Helsinki International Ballet Competition, Green Room Award and the 2012 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer. His latest role saw him dancing with the prestegious Expressions Dance Company in their production Seven Deadly Sins.
Footballer, Attendance 1996 - 1998
David Tarka served with Perth Glory for several years and enjoyed a stint with international team Nottingham Forest. He has also been a member of the Australian Olympic Soccer Team.
DR MICHAEL SCHAPER
Dr Michael Schaper (BA, MCom, PhD) is Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissioner in Canberra, and an Adjunct Professor with the Curtin Business School. He was previously Professor and Dean of the Murdoch University Business School in Western Australia; served as Head of the School of Business at Bond University; and prior to this was Small Business Commissioner for the Australian Capital Territory. (taken from Curtin university site)
HON JOHN COWDELL
Previous President of the Legislative Council and Australian Labor Party, Attendance 1969 - 1970
Academic and Rhodes Scholar, Attendance 1953 - 1957
Don Melrose is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney’s School of Physics and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Don has also held academic positions at the University of Sussex, Yeshiva University in New York, the University of Maryland, and the Australian National University. He received a D.Phil in Theoretical Physics from the University of Oxford in 1965, was Rhodes Scholar for Tasmania for 1962, and has received multiple awards and honours in his career.
His fields of interest include plasma astrophysics and quantum electrodynamics.
As of early 2017 his publications include seven books, nine chapters in books, 264 journal articles, 127 published conference papers, and various other minor publications.
ESKIMO JOE – Kav Temperley and Stuart McLeod
Musicians, Attendance 1994
Eskimo Joe is an ARIA winning alternative rock band that was started by Kav Temperley and Stuart McLeod who attended John Curtin together.
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