Thursday, 12 April 2012

Leichhardt Public School's 150th Birthday

In 1862, the world was awash with beginnings and change.  The first railway New Zealand ever saw was opened, Abraham Lincoln gave his State of the Union address to end slavery and Archer won the Melbourne Cup.  John Young was the Governor of New South Wales and it was also the year that the famous French inventor Auguste Lumiere (whose invention spurred the start of the film industry) was born.  Oh what a year!  And of course, it doesn’t end there, as 1862 was the year that Leichhardt Public School first opened its doors.

To celebrate the sesquicentenary (what a terrific word), Leichhardt Public School is compiling a souvenir history book for all its students, past and present.  To do this, they are calling on everyone to donate or lend any photos and other memorabilia so that it can be archived.  Already the school has found their oldest living past pupil in John Dugdale, aged 96, who has been emailing photos and stories of his school days.

If you are a past student, print out the pdf form here and send it to the school.  They will keep you up to date with any events planned for 2012, including the Back to Leichhardt Day being held on 9 September and the Sesqui Ball on 11 May.

Congratulations Leichhardt Public School and Happy Birthday!

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