John Gorton, Politician
So, not only have you got international monarchs and TV royalty on the list of Geelong’s infamous graduates; you’ve also got one of Australia’s most notorious Prime Ministers. John Grey Gorton was born in 1911. His early years were spent with his mother’s parents in Port Melbourne, as his parents were constantly on business trips to Sydney, New Zealand and England. They settled down in Sydney in 1916, and five year old John was enrolled at Edgecliff Preparatory Schoool. He later attended Headford College, before boarding at Shore, the Sydney Church of England Grammar School.