Category: Growing up in Mallacoota

The School Part 9

In summer we pupils went swimming scrambling down the cliff, where there are now steps, past the far shelter shed. I remember on one occasion...

The School Part 8

We always celebrated Empire Day (later called Commonwealth Day) on 24th May with parents building a bonfire in the evening. This was the date of...

The School Part 7

Mr McDonald loved being outdoors and when the strong south-westerlies blew he would often have us making kites with much pasting of brown and newspaper...

The School Part 6

The first priority after building a school is the erection of a Flag pole and ours was on our newly ‘prepared’ lawn. Every Monday morning...

The School Part 5

Miss Janet Black who was the last teacher at the ‘old’ school, was still with us when we moved back into the school at it’s...

The School Part 4

Whilst the school was being moved to it’s present site we attended classes in the ‘Old’ Hall which was situated on the land where the...

The School Part 3

Well my schooldays commenced and I became No. 112 on the School Register. My Dad, Hugh Brady was No. 14 when he enrolled after moving...

The School Part 2

We were living at Mallacoota House when I had my 5th Birthday and later heard my parents discuss my commencing school. I immediately hid under...

The School

The school was situated on the Mallacoota side of Mirrabooka when I commenced my school days. Previously there had been one at ‘Sunny Corner’ and...

Sunday Strolling

Mallacoota was a lonely place for young mothers during my childhood, the men had the Cricket Club, rifle range and angling for recreation but come...