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Snippets 18 October 2012
Posted by on Oct 28, 2012, 08:03

The Hyde Park Gathering was held on Sunday, 14 October, in unusually cool weather but much improved from Thursday and Friday. Sixteen like-minded people turned out those interested in Lightning Ridge happenings and for the next few hours, conversations flowed, varying from early days to the current Post Office issue many had read about in the previous weekend's Sydney Morning Herald.





Snippets 11 October 2012
Posted by on Oct 11, 2012, 06:50

Two Life Members were nominated at the Historical Society's meeting on Sunday, 30 September. Someone who makes an extraordinary contribution towards the Society's goals and to the community, usually beyond the call of duty, is eligible for this rank in our membership classification.





Snippets 4 October 2012
Posted by on Oct 11, 2012, 06:49
Some of the distinguished visitors were Carol and Neville Norris, past principal 1958-60, as well as Neville's little brother Paul, who attended school during part of that time. Unna and Jack Attwood, past principal 1949 to 1953, were represented by their children, Beth and John and spouses. Both families plus Barry Graves, past principal 1964-1967,



Snippets 27 Sept 2012
Posted by on Oct 11, 2012, 06:48

The School House Centenary, 21-23 September, was a busy time, beginning with Governor Marie Bashir's visit to unveil the plaque at the school complex. Current pupils and teachers assembled and were joined by visitors returning to their home town and school. The name-pavers placed in the courtyard were a topic of discussion.





Snippets 20 September 2012
Posted by on Oct 11, 2012, 06:47
William Rouse was the first teacher; Robert Buckridge arrived in January 1913. Henry Macara took over in December 1915. He was assisted by his wife, Amy, and her sister, Miss Burges. Their second child Molly was born before they departed for their next assignment at Pilliga in December 1918



Snippets 13 September 2012
Posted by on Oct 11, 2012, 06:46

Opale School at Wallangulla, the original settlement, opened in 1907 with 21 pupils. As the 3-Mile rush of 1908 gained momentum, Nettleton became established just three miles along the ridge on the Flat. By 1910, most families had relocated from 'Old Town' to the booming 3-Mile.






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