A final year student of 1927, Sir Bernard Callinan was an outstanding soldier through World War II. He served in the Commandos in Timor, and later commanded the 58/32 Australian Infantry Battalion. Ultimately, he was awarded the DSO and MC for outstanding leadership and gallantry.
Sir Bernard held many positions in the commercial field, including Director CSR Ltd, Director British Petroleum Company of Australia Ltd, Commissioner of ABC and SEC, Deputy Chancellor LaTrobe University and President of the Institute of Engineers Australia. From 1963 he served as Commissioner of the SEC Victoria.
Sir Bernard joined the MCC Committee in 1966 and served as President from 1980 to 1985. He fought to retain the VFL Grand Final at the MCG and was a long-serving VAFA Patron-in-Chief.
Peer Year 1927