From the Archives – October 2021

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From the Archives – October 2021

From the Archives – October 2021

Find of the Month – Sports Trip to Pultney Grammar, Adelaide, 1972

Twice a year a sports exchange was held with Pultney Grammar, Adelaide with Pultney visiting at Easter for tennis and cricket. This photograph shows the CGS rugby, football and debating teams flying to Adelaide. The School magazine reports that in 1972 the tennis team won but the football team was defeated in a low standard game impeded by the weather.  

Letting our Hair Down  

Being in lockdown provides time to explore on-line resources such as the interesting website of the State Library of Victoria. As part of a Memory Bank project, the library is collecting COVID-19 reflections on living in lockdown and isolation. One storyline is about ISO Hair and wondering how everyone is coping with closed barbers and hairdressers. Have you trimmed your fringe or beard or let it grow? Grabbed a coloring product or dye or waiting for restrictions to lift? 

This got me thinking about the range of hair styles and lengths our students wore over the decades. From hair slicked back with a styling product such as Bryl cream invented in 1928. To crew cut haircuts of the 1940-50s to the long hair of the 1970s and styles for girls and women in the 1980’s with lots of volume, curls, perms and scrunchies. I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane!

1956 Athletics Team with Mr. Jim Pettifer


1973 School Committee with Headmaster, Bruce C Lumsden.




1987 First Netball Team


Archives Office and Services:

Currently the Archives Office is closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions with staff working remotely in Term 4. As always, if you have any questions, or offers of donations of memorabilia, phone (03) 9524 6249 and leave a message or email, [email protected] 

Judith Gibson
CGS Archivist 

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