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   Kester Brown


Kester Brown

House: Grigg (called New House originally)
Year: 1948-1953

  • I was in Grigg House, initially called New House when I went there in 1948. I left at the end of 1953.
  • I was captain of hockey and tennis (a minor sport).

  • After Kenya Regt in Rhodesia in 1954 and a few weeks in B company I went to university at St Andrews in Scotland to study Medicine.
  • I then went to Canada for 5 years including 17 months working in Yellowknife, North West Territories.
  • I became an anaesthetist and moved to Melbourne, Australia where my wife came from.
  • I Have worked at the Royal Childrens Hospital since 1966. I have had a very interesting life having trained anaesthetists from 40 countries and lectured or taught in over 70.
  • I was involved with the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists for 20 years - as president for 2000-2004.

  • I have written my memoirs in two volumes - one medical, called Catalyst and the second to be launched next week called Free Spirit.......(for anyone interested in acquiring copies of these books, please e-mail webmaster@oldcambrians.com). There are several Prince of Wales School photos in the latter, and it has over 400 pictures - 48 pages are in colour.

  • Over the years I have had contact with John Winter (Rhodes) (PhD and authority on possums and N. Queensland wildlife), Tony Cartland who is in New Zealand growing nuts near Christchurch, Michael Crouch (Rhodes) who has recently published some biograhical books (Perth WA.), Gil Stanley(Grigg) who was in Hong Kong police and then security in Perth, J Branson(Grigg) who is in South Africa (Tea and Rubber), Roger Bond (Hawke)(sugar) in Durban, Richard Powles (Clives) in Melbourne (Merchant banking), Terry Dalley (Rhodes)(taught at Wimbledon Art College in London). Most are now retired. They were all contemporaries of mine.
  • I have also had contact all these years with "Dinky" Jim Duff who taught Maths in 1948-9 - The best teacher I had. He is old now and old age is catching up but he has been a keen gardener. He is in Adelaide.

  • Do anyone happen to know the whereabouts of Monty Yeger - he was my tennis partner at the end of 1953 although 4 years younger than me.

  • (Registered 12th Sept 2005)

    If anyone wishes to contact Kester, please e-mail webmaster@oldcambrians.com to obtain his contact details