What the Butler did

A collection of writing by Brother Tony Butler

Welcome November 13, 2008


Brother Tony Butler was born in Sydney 1940 and attended Marist Brothers High School Darlinghurst before commencing his formation as a Marist Brother at Bowral (1953) and Mittagong (1956). He made profession of the vows of religious life in 1958 as Brother Placidus and began teaching in Cairns.  In 1959 he attended Sydney University, graduating 1962 BA, Dip Ed. He taught at Marist schools at Villa Maria (Hunters Hill), Penshurst, Eastwood, Auburn, Hamilton, Pagewood and Kogarah, specialising in English literature. He completed the AMusA in piano in 1983 and took organ lessons for five years with the Sydney Town Hall organist, Robert Ampt.  He graduated MA in English Literature at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham (UK) in 1988.  He has written his family history (he is related very distantly to Shakespeare by marriage through the Spilsbury line) and histories of Marist College Penshurst (Golden Jubilee 2003), the Marist Hermitage, Mittagong (Centenary 2006), and Marist College Kogarah (Centenary 2009). He currently lives at North Sydney and continues to work at Marist College Penshurst in Pastoral Ministry, where he has been working since 1994.  He is the author of the hymn to Marcellin Champagnat, Great Man of God.

He can be contacted at anthonymbutler@yahoo.com


7 Responses to “Welcome”

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  2. Tony Says:

    I’m curious as to your particular interest.

    Tony Butler

  3. jordan brown Says:

    Thank you for writing about my great grate grandad thatcwas allso a water jippe

  4. Tony Says:

    Who was your great great grandfather whom I wrote about, and what was he? I’m always interested to know more about the family – which just widens and widens.

    ThanksWho was your great great grandfather whom I wrote about, and what was he? I’m always interested to know more about the family – which just widens and widens.

    Thanks for your comment. Please let me know the connection and who your great grandfather was.

    Tony Butler

    Tony Butler

  5. Burton Says:

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues
    of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any techniques to help prevent content from being ripped off? I’d truly appreciate it.

  6. Tony Says:

    Sorry I can’t help you. My experience is that people who are interested in the material contact me and request information and this often leads to my receiving more information. There could be massive plagiarism, but I’m not aware of it, and I doubt there’s much I could do about it anyway.

  7. Tony Says:

    You contacted me in 2013 about plagiarism. Recently someone did in fact use all my information about my father’s ancestry. The problem was that my father died in 1960 and that person referred to someone of the same name as my father but who died in 1977; that person applied my father’s ancestry to the 1977 person. Fortunately one of our family spotted the error and made contact with the person responsible and put them right.

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