(c) Maitre d’Armes Michael A. O’Brien. Use only with permission.
Victorian Team Members
L-R: R. Winter, J. Winter, V. Winter, H. Sommerville, E. Crawford, A. Szakall
L-R: Ricky, Joh, Val, Winter
Val Winter, Coach O’Brien, Joh Winter
Joh Winter (First), Jill Glandville (Second), Mingion Holmes (Third)
L-R: Ricky Winter, Joh Winter, Jill Glandville, Mingion Holmes
Team Members Back L-R: Cheryl Saunders, Mingion Holmes, Susan Pizzey, Rosemarie Sandford. Front L-R: Ruth Wheeldion, Penelope Curtis
Barbara McCreath (First), Denise O’Brien (Second), Joy Hardon (Third)
Richard Porebsky (First), Laslo Tornallay (Second), Ivan Lund (Third)
1958 Sabre Championships. Graham McKenzie vs Richard Porebsky. Presiding E. Santo. Far Left: Jock Gibson Professional Fencing Coach (Ex. Olympian)
L-R: Helen Seal, Joh Winter, Denise O’Brien, ??, ??, Louis McGrath
Julie Sandford (First), Wendy Kemp (Second), Denise Brockwell (Third), Caroline Katel (Fourth). All fencers from coach O’Brien Salla Bella Vista
Denise Brockwell and Wendy Kemp
Back L-R: Brian McCowage, David Doyle, Ivan Lund, Michael Sichel. Front L-R: ??, Barbara McCreath, Denise O’Brien, Alex Martonffy
On the way to Cardiff games. Taken on the “Roma” (Liner). Both finalists in foil, McCreath taking silver medal. Both found romance overseas and married. Lost to Australian fencing.
Sichel and his Coach O’Brien
1958 Open Foil Mtr. Feathers Defeats Alan Jay
Presentation of the Duval Trophy to Mtr. John Feathers
Right: Mignon Holmes A Leading Sala Bella Vista Fencer
L-R: Ian Bowditch, Jan Fransen, Josh Forsyth
L-R: Tim Owen, ??, George Foenander, ??
L-R: Jill Wellstead, Linda Hancock, ??
Junior Club to O’Brien’s Sala Bella Vista
L-R: Maree McGregor, Wendy Kemp
L-R: Caroline Katel, Sally Blandford, Megan ?, Wendy Kemp, Pam Heraudes, Maree McGregor, Sue ?
Julie Samford and Coach O’Brien
Display by Merton Hall Girls
Merton Hall Girl – Period Display Choerographed by Coach O’Brien
Victorian Champions Training
New Zealand Visiting Varsity Fencers Melbourne 1959
Left Tim Owen Melbourne University
Melbourne University Inter Varsity Rep. (Cheryl Saunders)
New Zealand Inter Varsity Fencers Melbourne University
Wedding Bells for Epee Champion Cornel Vena and Paula