Looking back

January 26, 2018

A cookery class believed to be in the early 1900’s at Kyabram Higher Elementary School.

What's cooking?

LITTLE is known about this photograph other than it is believed to be a Higher Elementary School cookery class in Kyabram. The school was officially opened in Haslem Street on October 21, 1915 by the director of education, Mr Frank Tate.

The young girls, dressed in their aprons and mop caps, appear to be taking their cookery class very seriously. The girls in the front are displaying a number of large pies and the teacher is supervising on the right. The tables have been set beautifully with white tablecloths, table settings, flowers arrangements and carafes of water. The large black cooking pots can be seen placed upside down on the shelves.

The photograph was contributed by Anne Tyson, Merrigum.

■Compiled by Eileen Sullivan, Kyabram Historical Society voluntary librarian.

40 years ago

THE director general of education, Dr Shears, will be visiting district schools Thursday morning and afternoon. Dr Shears will travel from Murchison and arrive in Rushworth at 10.15am. At about 10.45am he is expected to leave and arrive at Stanhope Primary School at 11.30am.

From there he will go to Kyabram where Dr Shears will be introduced to staff, students and Advisory Council members of the Kyabram High School.

He is expected at 12.45pm at the Kyvalley school and at Tongala consolidated school at 2.30pm.

20 years ago

OVER 20 representatives from community groups in Kyabram attended a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss the opportunity for capital works funding.

The meeting, organised by the Kyabram Development Committee, proved most successful with the various groups outlining their ‘wish lists’, which they were putting forward to the Shire of Campaspe council to consider in the upcoming budget.

Campaspe Shire officer Doug Dickins was in attendance at the meeting to answer and assist anyone who needed help with the format of the applications.

Kyabram Development Committee President Mr Geoff Norster stressed that applications for Capital grants for the coming year MUST be in to the Shire offices by TODAY, Friday, February 13.

“If you are unable to complete it by today call the Shire and tell them of your intentions,” was Mr Norster’s advice.

Mr Dickins can be contacted at the Shire on 131 220.

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