About 1903 The Department of Education introduced The School Paper – a monthly publication that was available to all school children for the price of 1d. a copy. It was the forerunner of the grade readers that provided stories, history, poetry and typical Australian tales that were to be read by children for decades to come. We have original copies of this publication in our collection.
The honour roll contains twenty-one photographs with names of ex-students who served in World War I. Four of these students paid the ultimate sacrifice: Patrick Joseph Curran was killed in action at Ypres, France in 1918; Michael Byrne was killed in action at Gallipoli on 30 August 1915 and is buried at embarkation pier Anzac Cove; Stanley Rankin died of wounds in Boulogne, France 31 July 1916; and John Francis Haywood (named Fred. Heywood on the roll) died on 9 May 1915 in Malta of wounds received at Gallipoli