• Bishop John Joseph Gerry (1927–2017), Catholic priest, Auxiliary Bishop for Brisbane.
  • Father Frank Gerry, Catholic Priest, Divine Word.
  • Father Ashley Warbrooke, Catholic Priest
  • Father Ignatius Tyson Donnelly OAM MA BA B.Ed. Bachelor of Religious Studies
  • Cormac was at Rosalie in 5th grade in 1944; Ashgrove in grades 6 & 7 in 1945 -1946.
  • After his school education he went to the Franciscan minor seminary in 1950 and was ordained at Stephen’s Cathedral in 1957 and did his Post graduate studies in Rome in Canon Law.
    • Cormac Was at the first session of Vatican II and official secretary to two bishops at the Council. Post -grad studies in Moral Theology at Catholic Uni. Washington DC.  Lecturer in Moral Theology at Franciscan Seminary and then at the Yarra Theological Union.
    • Cormac Nagle ofm, founding member of the Canon Law Society of Australia and honorary life member. After completing his doctorate, Cormac completed a post-doctoral fellowship in moral theology at the Catholic University of America, Washington, USA. 
    • Cormac lectured in canon law and moral theology, and was ministering as an ethicist in Catholic healthcare facilities, and advisor to several bishops in the areas of canon law and ethics.  He was a formator and was elected to the Provincial Council of the friars.  At the age of 44, he was elected Provincial Minister, and then elected to the General Council of the Order, being based in Rome.
    • In 2015, Cormac was awarded Catholic Heath Australia’s highest honour, the Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award 2015, at the annual Catholic Health Australia Awards held in Canberra. 

Entertainment and the arts

  • Br Frank McGrath – Marist Brother and author. Br McGrath has written “John Henry Newman: Universal Revelation”(1998), “The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman: Volume IX: Littlemore and the Parting of Friends May 1842-October 1843 (Newman Letters & Diaries)”(with Gerard Tracey 2006), “The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman, Vol. 32: Supplement” (with Gerard Tracey 2009), “John Henry Newman Sermons 1824-1843: Volume III: Sermons and Lectures for Saint’s Days and Holy Days and General Theology (John Henry Newman Sermons Series)”(2010), “John Henry Newman Sermons 1824-1843: Volume IV: The Church and Miscellaneous Sermons at St Mary’s and Littlemore”(2011)
  • Peter Coman (Author) – Author of “The Paddo Boys – A baby boomer’s journey through the Seventies” (Zeus Publications, 2017). Peter Coman was raised in Paddington. His book is a memoir, in part, about growing up in the Paddington working class milieu of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Dr Joel Hodge – Theologian, author – “Resisting Violence and Victimisation: Christian Faith and Solidarity in East Timor” (2012) and Hodge, Joel, Cowdell, Scott and Fleming, Chris (eds), Violence, Desire and the Sacred: Girard’s Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines (2012).
  • The Headstones (Australian band) – four members were students at Marist Rosalie.
  • Michael O’Rourke (Australian award-winning country singer songwriter).
  • Peter de Hesse – guitarist for legendary Brisbane punk band, La Fetts.
  • Jim Hooper aka Jim Diamond of Jim Diamond and the Lancers – Brisbane Rock ‘n’ Roll and Beat band of the 1960s and 1970s.


  • Antony Funnell (Walkley Awards-winning journalist, broadcaster (currently on ABC Radio National) and author of “The Future and Related Nonsense” (2012)).
  • Frank Bellet (1931–2012) – Radio announcer, letter writer and MBE recipient (1980).
  • Alan Thomas (OAM) – Queensland Radio and Television Race caller, Boxing commentator, Rugby League and Cricket caller.
  • Tom Mitchell – Sports Editor at Nine Network Brisbane, Sideline Commentator for Suncorp Super Netball, Communications Manager at Queensland Rugby Union (Queensland Reds).
  • Peter Fegan – Channel 9 Network Journalist and Presenter
    Clarion Award – Best TV report; Clarion Award – Best broadcast interview; Clarion Award – Queensland Journalist of the year 2021; Walkely Award Nomination – Best broadcast interview.


  • Santo Santoro (Liberal Party state parliamentarian Queensland, Member for Merthyr, Liberal Party senator for Queensland).
  • Kev Hooper (Labor Party state parliamentarian Queensland, Member for Archerfield).
  • Dr John Flynn (Labor Party state parliamentarian Queensland, Member for Toowoomba North).
  • Peter Connolly (Australian judge) Hon. Mr Justice Peter Connolly – QC, Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland 1977-1990. The elected member (Liberal Party) of the Legislative Assembly for Kurilpa 1957 to 1960. (Justice Connolly went to Marist Rosalie until 1934 before winning a scholarship to St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, where he was both Dux and Head Boy in his final year in 1936).

Rhodes Scholars

  • Colin Apelt – 1954 – went to Marist Rosalie and then St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace for Senior.
  • Dan Crowley (Rhodes Scholar – 1987).


  • Peter Connolly (Australian judge) Hon. Mr Justice Peter Connolly – QC, Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland 1977–1990. The elected member (Liberal Party) of the Legislative Assembly for Kurilpa 1957 to 1960. (Justice Connolly went to Marist Rosalie until 1934 before winning a scholarship to St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, where he was both Dux and Head Boy in his final year in 1936).
  • His Honour Judge Bernard Michael McLoughlin (Judge, District Court of Queensland 1968-1987).
  • His Honour Cornelius Francis McLoughlin (Judge, District Court of Queensland 1972-1988)

Business and work

  • Barry Maranta (educator, businessman, sports management, co-founder of the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League team).
  • Michael Hawkins (management consultant / law) – current (2016) chairman APSA (Asia Pacific Screen Awards) and the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, Director of Screen Australia and Creative Content Australia Ltd, Executive Director of the National Association of Cinema Operators, Member (part-time) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Brisbane), he serves on the Foundation of the Qld. State Library. He was formerly CEO of Australian Multiplex Cinemas Ltd and Deputy Chair of Screen Qld. He is a lawyer by training and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • John Kearney (“Mr Telecommunications” – Australian computer and communications pioneer).
  • Brian F. Harris BA (Economics), MBA, PhD Brian originated the concept of category management. The most commonly used category management model today was developed into an eight-step procedure by Harris in 1997 and is called the Brian Harris Model. The basis of category management, according to Harris models, is to: force consumer focus during retail decisions; create strategy for differentiation and competition; provide a model for collaboration; promote information sharing for the sake of better decision-making; provide strategic logic when developing tactical decisions; clarify decisions when it comes to asset allocation; and clarify employee responsibilities.
  • Harry F. Judge (Surveyor and Author) He wrote “Some Tales about Measuring the Snowy Mountains” (2014) (a memoir, inter dispersed with images, maps and historic references about surveying and the journey of the first survey team in the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme in the early 1950s).
  • Patrick Tennison – journalist, former president of the Melbourne Press Club.
  • Noel Tennison (1931–2017) – journalist, public relations, raconteur, writer, former president of the Melbourne Press Club. Author of “My Spin in PR” (2008), The Life of Every Party (2015). Went to Marist Brothers Rosalie before finishing off his education at Marist College Ashgrove.


  • Terence John Corkran (1916–2006)- Pilot Officer, No. 120 Squadron (RAF), first RAAF pilot to receive the Military Cross during World War II.
  • Vincent McCosker (1923–1987) – Medical Orderly with the Australian Infantry Forces during World War 2. One of 64 survivors on the Australian Hospital Ship AHS Centaur, a hospital ship which torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Qld, Australia, on 14 May 1943. Of the 332 medical personnel and civilian crew aboard, 268 died, including 63 of the 65 army personnel.
  • Col. Kerry Gallagher AM. Kerry was the first Marist Rosalie student to be selected for entry to the Royal Military College; He was chosen to raise a Parachute Battalion [3RAR (Para)] in 1983 and after secondment to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade commanded the first contingent to the United Nations Iran Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG). Kerry resigned from the Army after an appointment as Chief of Staff 1st Division to commence a second career with a more static base.
    Kerry was long term CEO of the AMA, Queensland and Secretary General to the Federal AMA. Kerry provides strategic level guidance and support to a number of medical groups, including the ASO, through his firm Vanguard Health. Kerry is an advocate for rural and Indigenous health programs who served as Program Director for the previous IRIS to the Then if you wish to add what is currently there about AMA and my company Vanguard Health.


  • Hector Hogan (Athletics) Sprinter, Olympic medallist, 1956 Melbourne games. World Record Holder 100 metres.
  • Stan Pilecki (Rugby Union) (Australian Team Rugby Union Captain 1970s–1980’s.
  • Kent Warbrooke (Rugby Union) 1960s, Queensland representative.
  • Peter Dawson (Rugby Union) 1960s, Queensland representative.
  • Barry Brown (Rugby Union) 1960s, Queensland representative.
  • Greg Galligan (Rugby Union) 1960s, Queensland representative.
  • Ed O’Donoghue (Rugby Union) Queensland representative (2000s), Leinster Rugby.
  • Poutasi Luafutu (Rugby Union) Queensland representative (2008).
  • Bernard Pease (Rugby League) Australian representative (1951).
  • Reg Cannon (Rugby League) 1960s / 1970s, Queensland representative.
  • Barry Dowling (Rugby League) 1960s / 1970s, Queensland representative.
  • John Bourke (Rugby League) 1960s / 1970s, Queensland representative.
  • Paul Harman (Karate) 1953, Australian Karate National Champion.
  • Warren Moon (Australian A grade Football / Soccer player). Coach of The Brisbane Roar.
  • Michael Victor (cycling) Twelve Queensland cycling titles (1958–1966), national championship medals (1960s). As an Administrator, Manager (1975) Australian team, officiated at the 1978 Edmonton Commonwealth Games, Director of Cycling at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games, Commissaire, two Olympic Games, seven Commonwealth Games (1 as Chief Commissaire), Brisbane 1982 Commonwealth Games as Competition Manager, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games as Competition Manager, 7 World Championships, Chief Commissaire at 1991 South East Asian Games, Cycling Competition Manager for the 2001 Goodwill Games, Chief Commissaire at numerous UCI International events in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Mike has been CEO of Cycling Qld. President of Cycling Qld., General Secretary of Oceania Cycling Confederation, Australian Team Manager to the 1975 Road and Track World Championships, Executive and Board member of Cycling Australia (21 years), Chairman of the CA Technical Commission, President of Cycling Australia 2000 to 2009, Member of the Organising Committees for the 1994 and 2002 Junior Track World Championships andthe 1997 and 2004 Track World Championships, Member of the Advisory Committee organising the 2010 Road World Championships and member of the Operations Sub Committee for that event.
  • Alan Gibbards (boxing) QLD Boxing Champion 1940s-1960s.
  • Brett “The Butcher” Zanchetta (kickboxing) A former (2006) world number two Muay Thai kick boxer in the 95 kg Heavyweight division.
  • Bernard Delaney (swimming) Queensland Breastroke champion, 1960s.
  • Paul Maughan Queensland Athletics Champion 1960’s.
  • James ‘Jim’ McClelland BM OAM 60 years continuous service to Royal Life Saving Society, Queensland Director, National Finance Committee member, Author of two books The Bronze Medallion & Lifesaving Story (2016) and Numismatic History of the Royal Life Saving Society-Australia (2017).  Member of the Commonwealth Heritage Working Group since 2017.   Life Member of the Ithaca-Caloundra City Life Saving Club, Life Member of RLSS-Queensland Companion of RLSS-Australia, and Bar to Service Cross of RLSS-Commonwealth.