Cornes’s father Stud­ley dies, 101

Sunday Mail - - NEWS - JESPER FJELDSTAD

THE pa­tri­arch of the fa­mous Cornes fam­ily, Stud­ley, has died.

Stud­ley Cornes, the father of foot­baller and in­au­gral Ade­laide Crows’ coach Gra­ham and grand­fa­ther of Port Ade­laide AFL premier­ship play­ers Chad and Kane, was 101.

Cornes said his father was a “just man’’ who in­stilled good val­ues.

“He was 101 in Oc­to­ber and lived a long life,” Cornes said.

“He was a good man, had good val­ues and worked hard.’’

Cornes was separated from his father for most of their lives, with Stud­ley liv­ing in Gee­long and his son be­com­ing one of Ade­laide’s best-known foot­ball and me­dia per­son­al­i­ties.

But Stud­ley was present in 2012 when his son was in­ducted into the Aus­tralian Foot­ball Hall of Fame

“He was the son of a Gal­lipoli vet­eran who had it tough grow­ing up,’’ Cornes said.

“One thing he in­stilled in us was in­de­pen­dence. In­de­pen­dence and good val­ues.

“He was a just man with a good sense of jus­tice.

“He didn’t have a lot of luck with his busi­ness in­ter­ests.’’

Gra­ham and his old­est son Chad share Stud­ley as their mid­dle name, mean­ing the name lives on.

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