From the Archives – July 2022

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From the Archives – July 2022

Photo of the Week: Malvern Staff 1963 Past staff, the late Don Wirth titled this image as the first official photograph of Malvern staff since affiliation with Rev S W Kurrle as Headmaster of both Caulfield and Malvern. No names were provided so volunteers have added some names. Row 2: Miss D Laurie, Rev Harry Simmons, Frank Smith, R E Barry, F A Dore, N J Thurbon, Miss D Davies. Row 1: Mrs. M Mundy, Mrs. C Peters, Mrs. L Reynolds, Rev S W Kurrle, Bill Sayers (Master in Charge), Miss M Davis, Mrs. P McLennan, Mrs. A Cole. Can you identify any errors with the names? Email [email protected]   Caulfield Grammar School in 1895 The power of a photograph as evidence is crucial in looking back and understanding school life. How lucky we are to have this 1895 photograph taken in fron...

From the Archives – June 2022

Photo of the Week: Cheering for Wilsmore House. Since 1981 there has been a great tradition of house spirit at Wheelers Hill Campus. This photograph dates from the mid 1990’s showing Wilsmore students cheering at the House Swimming. Can you identify any of the students? Email [email protected] Artist in Residence: Malvern Dreamtime, 1989.   In August 1989, Joe Geia, Indigenous visual artist, singer, and songwriter visited Malvern as an Artist in Residence for three days. Joe worked with Year 6 classes broadening their understanding of Aboriginal culture and life and teaching painting, songs, dance and tribal customs. A magnificent concert was performed for the whole campus by Joe and his brother-in-law, Bungy and Year 6 boys. A special art exhibition on the theme of Dreamtime...

From the Archives – May 2022

Photo of the Month: 1929 Malvern Grammar Fancy Dress Ball. This remarkable photograph dates from 1929. An advertisement in the Morning Post newspaper highlights that the 1929 Plain and Fancy-Dress juvenile Ball was held in the Malvern Town Hall on Saturday July 6 to aid the funds of the Malvern Church of England Grammar School, Willoby Avenue. Not a Closed World: A Forum for Political Opinion. In the past month, the Federal election has been in the forefront of our lives. And it reminded me of the efforts made by Caulfield students in the 1960s and 1970s to bring guest political speakers onto the campus for lunchtime forums to encourage student opinion and expression. In 1966 for the first time an extra-curricular activity of a political nature was established by Caulfield students, “...

From the Archives – April 2022

Photo of the Month: Judo Club 1957 Do you have memories of the CGS Judo Club? This photograph printed in 1957 Caulfield Grammarian is captioned, ‘Palmer and Holthouse practise a throw while the Judo Club look on’. The club continued into the 1960s and later in the 1990s a Taekwondo Club was active at the Caulfield Campus. Can you help, name the boys standing in the back row of this 1957 photo? Email your suggestions to [email protected] Forthright Journalism – News and Views – A Magazine Journal of Caulfield Grammar School. An ongoing activity from 1939-1960 was the weekly production of “News and Views,” comprising about four pages of school news completely set up and printed by students using the letterpress process on a treadle powered platen press. Starting in ...

From the Archives – March 2022

Photo of the Month: 2002 Year 3 Malvern students ‘Adopt a Calf’ with Adam Heath, Head of YJ Campus It was 75 years ago on Saturday 22 March 1947 at 3pm that the official opening of Yarra Junction Country Centre (Cuming House) took place. Many generations of students, staff and school families have enjoyed the beautiful setting on Little Yarra River, and the adventure, farming, and environmental activities. The Adopt a Calf activity introduced students to the dairy and commercial activities of YJ. Can you help identify the students from Peer 2011 with Adam? Email [email protected] Remembering Shaw House Primary School (1949-1979) Recently I was talking to a past student regarding his memories of Shaw House primary school. This Caulfield Grammar “junior school” opened officiall...

From the Archives – February 2022

Photo Find of the Month: 1992 Wheelers Hill Teddy Bear Picnic Thirty years ago, junior primary students gathered for a photograph at their annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Can you help identify any the students? Simply email [email protected] Welcome to Term 1, 2022. Thank you to everyone for your continuing support of the School Archives. It has been exciting to see staff and students resuming and enjoying house activities and sport, music rehearsals and learning and seeing their friends. Coping with ‘masks on’ and ‘masks off’ as required! Already the Archives mailbox has received new enquiries about the history of the CGS Cadet Unit, early Malvern Grammar student Charles Howard Ellis pre 1912 who went to Oxford in 1920, queries from alumni on their school years, The CGA Masonic ...