A full list of Prizes awarded at Speech Night will be updated late 2021.
Prizes biographical notes
Sam Lachlan Beattie (1987–2005). Hutchins 2003–04. Alan Payne Scholar and sportsman, especially rugby.
O H Biggs
Oscar Herbert ‘Ocker/Bocker’ Biggs (1904–68). BSc (Tas) 1929. At Hutchins 1939–66. Renowned teacher of Maths and Science, School Pianist and Organist, editor of School Magazine for 25 years.
Bruce Lachlan Brammall
Bruce Lachlan Brammall (1915–37). Hutchins 1927–34. Cricketer and athlete, played football and cricket for HSOBA. Youngest son of Hutchins teacher Thomas Colin Brammall and Bertha Southey Brammall.
A L Butler
Arthur Larchin Butler (1861–1945). Hutchins 1875–79. Solicitor, ornithologist, photographer, yachtsman, tennis player, athlete.
Raymond Nairn ‘Rusty’ Butler (1889–1979). A pupil at King’s Grammar School, Butler entered Hutchins in 1907 when the two schools amalgamated. First Secretary of HSOBA, foundation member of the Hutchins School Old Boys’ Lodge.
John S Cameron, attended Launceston Church Grammar School, left 1895. Academic scholar and later a teacher, won many prizes across all subject areas, including good conduct.
Benjamin Adam Chuck (1983–2010). Hutchins 1993–96. Sportsman and keen sailor. Australian soldier with the elite 2nd Commando Regiment. Lost his life in a helicopter crash while serving in Afghanistan.
Jack Jennings ‘Joe’ Cowburn (1905–2000). Hutchins 1921–24. Prefect, prominent sportsman. Journalist with The Mercury, historian and author. Credited with coining the term ‘Bridgewater Jerry’ for the winter fogs which roll down the River Derwent.
Richard Peter Freeman (1925–2015). Hutchins 1931–42. School Captain, scholar, Senior Orator, Cadet Lieutenant/Instructor, Captain of Rowing. MD (Melb), distinguished ENT specialist. Captain, Navy Reserve; awarded OAM, 2000.
Stuart Galbraith (1971–92). Hutchins 1982–89. Prefect, sportsman (especially rugby). Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, 1991. Planning to enter Duntroon Military College at the time of his death in a car accident.
Hobart dentist Dr Brian Gedye (1937–80) established this prize in 1978 after his son, David Gedye (b1960, Hutchins 1965–77) won the Asian Languages Prize the previous year.
L F Giblin
Lyndhurst Falconer Giblin (1872–1951). Entered Hutchins 1881–90. A life of great accomplishment: Cambridge student and sportsman, gold miner, army officer WWI (DSO, MC), MHA 1912–16, statistician, banker, economics professor (Melb Uni). A Hutchins Lion. Prize established by Giblin prior to his death.
Stephen John Gumley (b1956). Hutchins 1966–74. BEng (Tas), Rhodes Scholar 1979, DPhil (Oxon). Chairman School Board, 1996–98. Engineering management. Awarded AO particularly for leadership of the Commonwealth Defence Materiel Organisation.
Geoffrey Bauchop Harrison (1908–97). BEc BCom (Tas). Bursar, University of Tasmania. Secretary of the Parents’ Association for many years; worked to establish hockey field and swimming pool.
Wynne Westcott Hay (1923–94). Hutchins 1937–39. Chairman School Board 1976–77. Active in HSOBA and The Hutchins Foundation. In 1981, with Mrs Inez Hay, granted to the School six acres of land at Southport, in memory of their son; the Stephen Hay Memorial Park is now the centre for the School’s Outdoor Education program.
Eric Jack Hayes AO. Businessman and Hobart City Council Alderman. Hutchins parent and grandparent. Foundation Board member and Board of Management Trustee.
Harry D Hewer
Harry Dean Hewer (1924–82). Hutchins 1933–41. Rifle shooting, cross country. Served in the Armed Forces, WWII. Public accountant.
Ronald H Ikin
Ronald H Ikin (b1925). Hutchins 1935–43. Prefect, outstanding all-round sportsman; represented the school in athletics, cricket, football, rowing and tennis. Dual recipient of honour badge. Cadet Lieut. Served in RAN, WWII.
N M D Jack
Norman Maxwell D Jack (1926–2000). Hutchins 1932–44. Prefect, rowing, athletics, football, scholar. BSc hons (Tas). Industrial chemist. President HSOBA, 1973; Chairman School Board, 1979–81.
Frederick John Elliott ‘Minty’ Johnson (1924–98). Hutchins 1931–40. Active in Scouts and the Parents’ Association. Long-serving treasurer of HSOBA, President 1976. Played a leading role in the Hutchins School Old Boys’ Lodge.
E M Lilley
Edward Mulhearin ‘Ted’ Lilley (1900–75). Hutchins 1913–17; Senior Prefect, scholar, sportsman. BSc (Tas), Rhodes Scholar 1921, BA (Oxon). A surveyor in Nigeria and Tasmania. Chairman School Board (1961–62). Assisted the move to Sandy Bay.
Henry Martin (b1851), entered Hutchins 1860. Prizes awarded for Science. The early establishment of this prize, and its multiple nature, means that of all named Hutchins prizes this has been awarded the most frequently.
Archibald McDougall (1903–84). Hutchins, 1913–20. BA (Tas), Rhodes Scholar 1924. At Oxford, studied law. Legal adviser and professor, Iraq. Head of UK Economic Group during WWII. Took American citizenship in order to practise at the US Supreme Court. A Hutchins Lion.
Ian R McQueen, at Hutchins 1979–2015. Taught English, Speech and Drama; Head of Middle School 2001–15. Wrote plays and took Years 7–8 students around Tasmania with their annual Play on Tour.
Geoffrey (1920–2011) and his wife Dorothy (d. May 2019) were significant donors to the School, having given generously for bursaries and scholarships. Both Geoff and Dorothy wanted to give students who otherwise may not have been able to, the opportunity to attend Hutchins. Geoff attended Hutchins from 1930–1934 and both Geoff and Dorothy were Foundation Members.
Alan Field Payne
Alan Field Payne (1896–1925). Hutchins 1913. Prefect, scholar and sportsman. BSc (Tas), Rhodes Scholar 1917. Lieutenant/Instructor, Australian Flying Corps, WWI.
John Howard Player (1911–47). Hutchins 1924–30. Prefect, swimming, cross country, tennis. RAF Wing-Commander, WWII; decorated DFC DSO. Killed in an aircraft crash in Germany.
Sir James Maxwell Ramsay KCMG KCVO CBE DSC KStJ (1916–86). Hutchins 1928–29. Dux of Middle School 1929. RAN College, Jervis Bay. Distinguished naval career, WWII and Korea. Lt-Governor of WA; Governor of Queensland, 1977–85. A Hutchins Lion.
R E Richardson
Robert Edward ‘Ted’ Richardson (b1919). Hutchins 1929–36. Prefect, accomplished sportsman. Lieutenant, Australian Military Forces, WWII; Military Cross. Long-term cricket coach at Hutchins.
Sebastian Robinson (2000 – 2020), Hutchins 2013–2018, Art Studio Practice prize winner, artist, climber and explorer of mountains. Anniversary tie recipient.
P K Rogers
Peter Kenneth Rogers (1916–42). Hutchins 1932–34. Champion athlete and swimmer, also cross country and lifesaving teams. Served with the 2/8th Australian Field Regiment, WWII. Died of wounds in Egypt, July 1942.
Tony W R P Salisbury
Winston Roy Peel ‘Tony’ Salisbury (1940–95). Hutchins 1953–58. Hockey, rowing. Very successful Hutchins rowing coach, 1970s.
Geoffrey T Stilwell
Geoffrey Thomas Stilwell AM (1931–2000). Hutchins 1943–48. Librarian, Archivist with expert knowledge of Tasmanian colonial families, history and art. Curator, Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts 1984–95.
R M and R A Swan
Robert Ashton Swan (1951–76). Hutchins 1958–68. Captain of Junior School 1962, Vice-Captain of School 1969, all-round sportsman. Died aged 25 years. The prize established in his memory was extended to commemorate the life of his father, Robert M Swan (1924–2000), Hutchins 1935–40.
Arthur George Archer Walch (1912–35). Hutchins 1924–30. Athlete and sportsman, accountant.
James Bayly Watchorn (1921–43). Hutchins 1931–38. Prefect, sportsman. Died flying an RAAF Hawker Typhoon aircraft in combat, WWII, 4 Oct 1943. Buried Surrey, UK.
Edward Alexander Webster (1984–2005). Hutchins 1995–2001. Prefect, Vice-President of SRC, debating, rowing, rugby and scholar. Represented Tasmania at UN Youth Forum in Amsterdam, 2002.
D A Wilson
Don A Wilson, at Hutchins 1979–94. As Head of the Technical and Craft Department, raised the profile of the Faculty of Design, Production and Digital Technologies.
C I Wood
Crompton Ingles Wood (1930–97). Hutchins 1935–47. BSc DipEd (Tas). Teaching staff 1956–91, principally Science (Biology), Cadets, sports. Nuffield Scholar, 1969–70. HSOBA life-member 1996.
F M Young
Frederic Mortimer Young (1860–1927). Born England, BA (Cantab). Noted for distinguished service to the University of Tasmania in senior administrative positions, 1891–1927.