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   Graham Wallace


Graham John Wallace

Nickname: "GJ"
House: Fletcher/Nicholson
Year: 1965-1970

Fletcher as a day boy 1965-1966
Nicholson as a boarder 1967-1970

Memories of school range from terrible homesickness during the first few weeks of being a boarder, to the best fun ever as a prefect; sneaking out and hitching to Nairobi late at night. I remember collecting souvenirs of our late night antics (some I still have) but I won't go there! Willy Pinto will remember. Mr Keon shouting "You Great Slab of Doziness" during a Latin class keeps crossing my mind, I don't know why.

After A levels my father bought my brother Steven and I an old MG Midget that had been in a bit of a prang and hadn't gone for many years. We spent about 9 months totally restoring it and then drove it from Kampala to Malindi and back. It was a great time! We left East Africa in 1971 to start a new life in Melbourne, but after 18 months at Caulfield Tech and a brief stop in Sydney, we all moved to Auckland, New Zealand. I started in electronics, but in 1976 joined Television New Zealand as a sound operator. I've been doing that ever since.

I work in the field as part of a crew as well as in post production. I've worked on documentaries, drama, lifestyle and travel programmes. I've been lucky to travel all over the world but never back to Kenya. 2004 holds a good chance to get back with a CCF documentary. Just keeping my fingers crossed.
I have a Kiwi wife and 2 daughters.

(Registered - 27th October 2003)

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