|Ron Barassi - An old boy reflects||Georgia Fields||Amy Finlay - lead singer of Stonefield|
|Lou Richards - Memories of a hero||Bill Lawry - A sporting life|
When Ron Barassi started as a student at Preston Technical School in 1948, it was the beginning of a new era in his life.
While undertaking her Bachelor of Australian Popular Music at NMIT in 2009, singer-songwriter, Georgia Fields, took out top prize in the NMIT Songwriters' Competition. Since then she’s gone on to be featured by The Sydney Morning Herald as one of their 'Next Big Things' in music.
It’s been a wild ride for Amy Findlay, NMIT graduate and lead singer of Stonefield. After completing the Bachelor of Australian Popular Music in 2010 and winning the Triple J Unearthed High competition, Amy has played at the biggest music festival in the world and will soon be starting their first national tour.
In 1949 in his first year at Preston Tech, Bill Lawry was recognised for his prowess with a cricket bat. John Reid, the science teacher, suggested he play for the senior Northcote Cricket Club, as John knew the club coach, Jack Baggott, a former champion half-back flanker for the Richmond Football Club.
In 1935, when Lou Richards, a twelve year old, started his secondary education in Form 1 (Year 7) at Collingwood Technical School and remembers them here fondly.