08 May 2009

Gary Parsons


Maitland Boys High School -- 1955 - 1959


1959 -- After completing the LC at MBHS commenced working in 1960 with Department of Main Roads as a Road Design Draftsman.

1966 -- Married to Jill Critchley. We have 3 adult children living in Newcastle, Corlette and Sydney. There are 5 grandchildren and 1 "on the way".

1967 -- Built a new residence in Pierce St East Maitland only 50 metres from the old MBHS. After several extensions we still live there.

1977 -- Worked for the DMR for 17 years and then a complete change to a teacher in the TAFE system.


1977 -- Started Teaching with TAFE at Newcastle Technical College, Tighes Hill as a teacher of Survey Drafting.

1978 - 1980 Completed a Teaching Diploma at the University of Newcastle.

2000 After 23 years with TAFE retired from Teaching as Head Teacher of the Civil Engineering Section at Newcastle Campus.

2000 - 2008 Worked part-time as a Bus Driver with Maitland Community Care Services. This work is very satisfying as it involves working with elderly citizens of the community.


Joined the Lions Club of East Maitland as a Charter Member in 1974 and am still very active with that group.

Still a very keen follower of Rugby League. Started following the Newcastle Knights in 1988 and now a Knights Club Member. My elder son Mark and I have reserved seats and attend all Knights home games.

Jill and I have travelled overseas on holidays to SE Asia, Japan, Canada, UK/Europe and Scandinavia.

We also play Bridge on a weekly basis. It keeps the mind active.

Am a keen Golfer. At present the Captain of Maitland Veteran Golfers (55 years and older) as well as the Handicapper.

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