I would like to pay tribute to Murray McAlister, who recently passed away. Murray’s life was one of dedication and love for his family, his community of the Dandenong ranges and his career as an educator. He was a student at Monbulk Primary School and Upwey High School. He was a schoolboy champion athlete and went on to university to become a teacher. He taught at schools in Upwey, Monbulk, Hallam and Nunawading before returning to Upwey High School, where he excelled as deputy principal and then principal. He was always heavily involved in his community. He was a keen supporter of his wife, Bev, in her musical pursuits.
I extend my sincere condolences to Bev and their children, Andrew, Caroline and Kate, their grandchildren, Lauren, Maddison and James, and their family and friends. It was a life well lived. Vale Murray McAlister.