NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2017
Past Students and Staff Association (PSASA)
Coburg High School Historical Group, Inc
Newsletter …. SEPTEMBER 2017
This is just a quick newsletter to bring you up to date on our activities. We believe that some may not have received the last newsletter in March of this year while others may have received it twice – by email and in the post. We apologise for this but it was due to circumstances beyond our control. If you have not seen the March newsletter, it is on our web-site.
Loyal in All – the Centenary of Coburg High School
Our book has been entered in the 2017 Victorian Community History Awards competition run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria with the results to be announced at a ceremony on Monday 16th October. Our book will then be added to the Society’s collection and listed on their website with a brief summary of the contents. We will be represented at the ceremony and are hopeful of a positive result.
The many photos and items of memorabilia that were donated are being catalogued and stored appropriately in our archives. Thanks again to those donors.
School Banners and Houses
The School banner and House banners are currently being re-furbished by the Embroiders Guild and we are hopeful that they will be used by the school as they re-establish the House system. The school is seeking suggestions of names reflecting the past history of the school or the local community for their houses.
As a member of CHSHG you will contribute towards our activities in preserving our history and memorabilia. Annual membership is $10 or Life membership $100. A reminder to Annual members that your membership is now due and can be paid by cheque posted to Coburg High School Historical Group or deposited directly into our Bank A/c as detailed below. Please use “Membership” and your name as the reference. Others can join using either method.
We are about to add a section entitled “Reminiscences” to our web-site and would like to hear stories from your days at CHS. They can be as long or as brief as you like and can be emailed or posted to the addresses listed below. Photos of you then and now would add to the story. Martin is always adding items and photos to the web-site so we suggest you check regularly.
Bell Street Site
We have heard nothing further but remain committed to having the history of the site recognised appropriately.
Bert Hinkler Link
One of our ex-students recently visited the Bert Hinkler Museum in Bundaberg, Queensland, and reported seeing a medallion that had been presented by CHS to Bert Hinkler when he visited the school in 1928. It appears to have been donated to the Museum by someone in South Africa. We will attempt to find out more about the donor. There is mention of this medallion in a 1928 Scribe and we have a photo, taken recently, which will be on our web-site.
“Loyal in All – the Centenary of Coburg High School”
Copies are still available at $20 + $5 postage
Payment by cheque payable to “Coburg High School Historical Group” or by Direct Credit to our bank account BSB 633-000 A/c No 128796802. Please use your name and ‘book’ as the reference and post or phone your details to Pauline Atkins, 22/8 Pottage Circuit, Macleod, 3085. Ph. 9459-9812, Mob. 0417 142 268 Copies are also available at the school or from the Coburg Historical Society at the Bluestone Cottage in Bell Street, just east of the Town Hall. The Cottage is open on Fridays from 12 noon to 2pm and the first Sunday afternoon each month.
CDs of our Magazines
These are still available at $10 for one, $15 for two or $20 for all three plus $5 postage. Payment can be by cheque or direct credit to our Bank Account as detailed above. Please use “CDs” and your name as the reference and email, phone or post your details to the Secretary.
Your Contact Details
Please remember to let us have any changes to your contact details so that we can keep our data-base up to date and ensure that you continue to receive our communications. If you have recently joined the email community, please advise us as email is the easiest and quickest method for us to communicate with you.
Post; c/o PO Box 162, Coburg, 3058
Phone; Brenda Langmaid 0439 864 529 Tom Anderson 0438 706 204
As some of the active members of our group are advancing in years, we would welcome any ex-student, perhaps recently retired with a little spare time, to join us. We meet about every six weeks at the school, usually on a Friday. Please contact us via our email or by phone.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR EX STUDENTS FROM THE 1954 TO 59 STREAM AND THE 1955 TO 60 STREAM
This year's reunion will be at the Manningham Hotel / 1 Thompson Rd Bulleen. Melway 32 D/1o
@ 10.45AM Tuesday 14th November
Further details from Peter Dyson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org