Neil Bessell

In fond memory of Wal Beckhouse OAM

Passing of Wal Beckhouse OAM

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of former Burgmann staff member, Wal Beckhouse OAM, on 23 May. Wal dedicated 26 years of his life to the College, serving as the first Maintenance Manager from 1979 to 2004, where he is remembered as being a 'real gentleman carer of students and staff'.


Memories of Burgmann: HMS WOBCO

Earlier this semester, Honorary Fellow Judy Middlebrook visited the College and loaned us this exquisite piece of College memorabilia: HMS WOBCO. According to the inscription, HMS WOBCO was presented to Captain Neil Bessell on 11 October 1983, “For dedication to the ship and keeping it afloat over the years”. Judy shares her memories: 


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