Cornes’s father Studley dies, 101
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.