The Scots College Old Boys' Union

Worthy of our Forefathers

This important history project uses archival objects, biographies, photos, poems and artwork to tell hundreds of stories bound by the grand narrative of the history of The Scots College.
Mr Gareth Dyer - Manager Heritage & Tradition

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Worthy of our Forefathers: A History of The Scots College

Utinam patribus nostris digni simus.

May we be worthy of our Forefathers

Since its beginnings at Botany Bay in 1893, The Scots College has championed the honourable traditions, adventures and scholarly pursuits of generations of boys. Looking back on more than 125 years, Worthy of our Forefathers celebrates the stories of those boys, their teachers and families. Brimming with fascinating people and moments, illustrated with photographs and artefacts long hidden in the archives, the pages bring to life the many fine Scots boys making their mark for God in the world.

Written by a cast of Scots alumni and staff, compiled by Gareth Dyer from the Office of Heritage and Tradition, this 372-page, hard cover book is the first history book about the College since 1993.

Between the hard covers of this beautiful coffee table book there are 85 biographies by 26 authors, 331 archival objects are featured from 73 donors and 423 photographs provided or taken by 48 photographers, plus 32 essays, 4 poems and 5 cartoons, that together describe the honourable traditions, adventures and scholarly pursuits of generations of Scots boys.


For generations, Scots Old Boys have been changing the world.

Rediscover your College and our plan to push frontiers for generations to come.

Revisit Scots