Ode to St. Thomas’ College – Sesquicentennial Birthday Source:Thomiana – S. Thomas’ College Old Boys Association Australia OBA Melbourne – Newsletter – May 2021 Great Mother of stalwart Thomians dear, we hail you with joyous Birthday greetings and wish you many years of success great. Old Time has not marred your beauteous looks with tell-tale lines that baffle Loreal’s skills. Strong and agile, you defy the local GP’s fears, as you in sport, sprightly triumph, winning coveted trophies, creating records, the price and joy of alumni everywhere. Darling of Bishop Chapman, pioneer great who with consecrated, learned scholars dear, fostered values he learnt at hoary Eton. “Esto perpetua,” motto from his school: Was it a longing nostalgic, loving wish or a Classical scholar’s imperative? ...

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