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1978 - The Joy of the Jubilee/Jublee? Pictured is David Hall (future CEO of an airline) with a Glug and Jetske Verschuren and possibly Malcolm Payne in the background. The Paynes were prominent Mordialloc citizens, just like the Le Page's and this canteen was at the end of our now demolished hall. Photo credit to Ian Fieggen - good one mate. 11 CommentsShelley McLean Hot buttered roll with sauce for 20 cents.Jackie Sears When lunch consisted of a sausage roll IN a hot buttered roll and a chocolate classic milk.Bernadette Davey I didn't know that about David Hall! Which airline? Impossible to know for sure but that could be Rhonda Berry behind him? They were both in my form 🙂Paula McCarthy BTW - this is 1978 - I would say from a slide - if anyone else has slides or negatives please contact me so that we can arrange for their digitisation.Linda Hardy Malcolm and Jetske were my sisters friends, Destiny was Jetske's friend at that time and her brother was Shaki .Very handsome boy.Paula McCarthy Destiny Dawn Doherty is in our group - beautiful lady.Lynette Williams Looking for a "free" ?Tracey Wooderson Hi Linda. I remember your sister Yvonne and I were friends for a while at Mordy High. Good times 🙂Karen Hardie Jeff Osborne my mum always used to talk about you asking for Boston buns with the most icing.Kaye Chalmers Gooey Spud bits. In a little paper bag. YumJeff Osborne Thats so funny Karen Hardie; and she is right;always wanted one with most icing lol; and lots of sauce on my hot buttered roll 🙂 36 Likes
Can anyone help to identify this amazing photo . Year, students, teacher what it was for /about . So we can add it to our vast collection of photos for the archives and website. 5 CommentsPaula McCarthy Great photo!Lynette Williams It looks very similar to some photos we have of 1947 Kim Puleio. I believe uniform was suspended during WWII due to shortages and this may have carried over. Other 1947 photos show at least the senior boys dressed like this.Jennifer Dee Martin Davies, wasn't Dad there in 1947? Show this photo to A Jean. She may recognize some of them.Barbara Dowling Alumni member Arthur Stewart is 3rd from right front row. Peter McIntosh (Tosh) is first on left back row. Probably early 50's? 7 Likes
ANNOUNCEMENT: The MCAA is moving into another phase of development with the launch of the 'Centenary Book Project'. This--as the name suggests--is a book for the centenary, now only 7 years away. In fact we are planning two books including a 'Memories' book (with notable alumni such as John Bertrand and others offering their recollections). This will be out before 2019 at a limited edition, members-only discount price. In addition, we plan a more scholarly 'warts and all', historical text tracing the history of the school and its people, due for release before February 2024, assuming, of course, we have money to do it. This too, will be in limited stock, possibly printed only on-demand in very small print runs, and available to members at a significant discount. FOUNDATION members--i.e., those that join the MCAA on or before February 2018, will have priority option-to-purchase any printed text at the members' discount. Current members of the MCAA can already view the dozens of files, timelines, individual memories, work-in-progress and associated data here on the website as they are developed. There is plenty there already. This initial scoping work has been done by Way Back When Historians and funded by Kingston City Council. Thanks Kingston! 2 CommentsMartin Davies Remember that you can offer your memories -- good and bad, funny or serious, tragic or triumphant, here: http://mordialloccollegealumni.org/live/memories/Martin Davies https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=kingston%20city%20council 4 Likes
Click here to support Mordialloc College Alumni Assoc. organized by Shae MacBrydeHi all, we've experienced a bit of stagnation in memberships over the past year and while we understand not everyone is the most keen to join up, we need some form of revenue to keep up our efforts in not only archiving, allowing us to post all of the amazing photos you see here on Facebook, but also our projects related to the centenary and with the school itself. We are non-for-profit and have been pursuing pathways of sponsorship and fundraising, but lacking in membership has put us a bit behind schedule. For those who would like to help out in ANY way, even if you are unable to join as an offical member for now, we have created this go fund me page for any donations. We accept and highly appreciate anything you can offer, as it all goes back into the work you see on this page, and projects outside as well which we will keep you further updated on. Thank you! The Mordialloc College Alumni Association is a non-for-profit dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Mordialloc College (Mordialloc-Chelsea High School) as well as reconnecting past students and staff, and the community the school. Shae MacBryde shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 1 CommentsFred Rossiter G, day, I would like to support our MCAA with an annual membership fee of say $25 paid directly to MCAA, is this also possible?? Fred Rossiter, 1956/59. 15 Likes
SURVEY - YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE TO USYour Alumni Association has created a huge...SURVEY - YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE TO US Your Alumni Association has created a huge and unique archive of the college, including amazing photos of many of you and more to be brought to digital life from negatives, slides and photos. This project and other initiatives require a viable, solvent association - especially so that we can apply for grants. Images and documents are accessible to members at www.mordiallocollegealumni.org QUESTION: Would you pay for membership to support the MCAA? Paula McCarthy created a poll in Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 6 CommentsBrian Driscoll $25 PA is *extremely* reasonable for a resource like this, and all that goes into setting up and maintaining it by good, dedicated and altruistic people as a labour of love. Less than 50c per week - ridiculous.Scott Unwin Paula (& other great contributors), I think you have done & continue to do a fantastic job uploading old photos, reuniting past friends & memories. I personally love looking back from time to time but for most of us I think we feel a simple FB page where anyone can just upload a dusty photo & have a laugh would suffice. This by no means diminishes the work you have done or the value of the page for staying connected with school. $25 is not much, until you have private school fees x3, school camps OS, uniforms, external sports, mortgage, rates, utility bills, 2 cars/reg, etc. In short, "yes" Brian it is extremely reasonable for Mark ZuckerbergRaymond Cottrill I'm all good with the price.Jenni Wren I'm not really sure as to why we need to see who agrees and disagrees with the fees. Simply ticking the box should suffice. Smacks of big brotherismMurray Walding I reckon its bloody cheap!Fred Rossiter Yes, please get this underway. Fred R. 3 Likes
From The Leader, Wednesday 30/8, p. 6. Your alumni at work. 3 CommentsMartin Davies Please support our efforts: www.mordiallocollegealumni.orgMartin Davies "digesting" should be "digitising"! Journalism.... Still, good exposure.Paula McCarthy I need a haircut. 16 Likes
Out soon for subscribers only, Issue 11 of *Ventured*, the MCAA newsletter, courtesy of hard-working Editor Barbara Dowling, assistant Bruce Lines and their team. 4 CommentsMartin Davies PS: The next school tour will be 9th November (more details from Lynette Williams our Secretary soon). Other events: http://mordialloccollegealumni.org/live/calendar/Martin Davies Like to write for, or be profiled in Ventured? See: http://mordialloccollegealumni.org/live/ventured-style-guidelines/Paula McCarthy Great work Barbara Dowling , Bruce Lines and the crew!Sharon Llewellyn I hope you find someone from your this newsletter that would like their lost or mislaid badge replaced with this one...I would love a hard copy of this newsletter if possible...I help out at Gippsland Grammar archives in Sale, so I very much appreciate preserving history...just a reminder to people name photos while you remember who they are..All the best. 7 Likes
Blurry but I like it. Shane Sinn, Carly and Lisa Lees (Whyte) 6 CommentsSusie Ma Shane Sinn. And is that Lisa Whyte perhaps?Koukoulas Michael Carley O Conner, Shane Sinn and Lisa WhytePaula McCarthy Thanks Susie Ma and Koukoulas Michael - are Carley and Lisa on FB?Koukoulas Michael Also no idea about CarleyLisa Lees OMG! Yep that's me! Don't think Carlie is on Facebook. We tried to find her when the last image was posted.Paula McCarthy How is Carley/Carlee/Carlie /Carly spelt? 2 Likes
1983-Eveline Pagnani and Cameron Meyer. Occasion unknown. 6 CommentsSue Hardy Cameron Meyer and Eveline Pagnani. Probably year 12- so 1983.Paula McCarthy Eveline PagnaniBrendon Laube sorry. they were prob looking for me but lucky i left a few years beforeMichelle Hardie Eveline PagnaniPam Lindsay Eveline Pagnani was in my year, so 1983 was year 12.Martin K Andrew Probably a payment to the Mordialloc station's 'social club'. The police visited the school in the early 1970s, but for entirely different reasons. 1 Likes
From the school newsletter 1 CommentsMartin Davies PS: The next school tour will be 9th November (more details from Lynette Williams our Secretary soon). Other events: http://mordialloccollegealumni.org/live/calendar/ 12 Likes
1994 School Reunion. Taken in the school hall, now demolished. Present: Perry Kick, Robyn Allen, myself, and Jenn Foord -- photo courtesy of Jenn Foord. 7 CommentsJoshua Brooker Anyone remember me ? 😳Leanne-Mike Vallance Debra Turner (Kerr)Kim Puleio Wow. All looking great. Didn't know there was one 😞Paula McCarthy I saw Perry in a shop a few weeks ago - is he on FB?Mathew Mcilwaine I'm sure perry was my PE teacher in edithvale primary school too.Jess Gregor Mr Kick!! He was my grade 1 and grade 5 teacher at Edithvale Primary!Jennifer Ali Never heard of mr kick but mr Hayes and mrs McQueen were the sport teachers at Edithvale primary he is now my son teacher at Seaford primary 18 Likes
Sharon Llewellyn, thank you for posting the prefect badge to MCAA. It has arrived safely. Very much appreciated. 1 CommentsSharon Llewellyn You can never rely on Australia Post of how long it would take.... 7 Likes
CALL OUT FOR SLIDES AND NEGATIVES FROM MCHS/MSC/MC SCHOOLDAYS - did you do photography as a subject during your time at the college? If you have negatives or slides that you would like to have digitised please contact us. Also, if anyone out there was in receipt of slides or negs from Ian McDonald can you please let us know and we may be able to assist with bringing them into the digital age. Inbox me or anyone on the MCAA committee or email email@example.com 4 Likes
MCAAThe MCAA Website is back online after a near catastrophic server failure at the school. Support our efforts to save the school's history for its centenary year. Sign up now. (NB: The site goes down for several hours each Sunday from midnight in order to backup the vast archive.) MCAA - Martin Davies shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 6 Likes
Photos from Shae MacBryde's postProduction years, details, names? 1 CommentsMichael Gray Up until a couple of years ago, a lot of these sets were still under the hall, in 2013, myself and another member of the backstage crew cleared the whole space to make room for new sets 9 Likes
The MCAA is being featured in Grill'd Southland's Local Matters donation jars this month! Go show us some love while enjoying a delicious burger! 5 CommentsMartin Davies bumpLynette Williams I just walked past and had a sticky beak, we have tokens in our jar!Martin Davies Thanks for organising this Shae MacBryde: we need all the help we can get.Paula McCarthy Great work Shae! If anyone else on this site has any fundraising ideas please let us know.Paula McCarthy Bump 12 Likes
Australia Day in Kingston - Kingston City CouncilLike what the MCAA is doing? Think about nominating us for the 2018 Australia Day Awards (we were nominated but did not win last year). http://www.kingston.vic.gov.au/Places-and-Events/Council-Festivals-and-Events/Australia-Day-2018 It helps our profile for sponsorship and fund raising. The annual Australia Day Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of citizens and community groups who have made a significant contribution to the local community. Award winners are officially announced at the Australia Day Breakfast on 26 January each year. Martin Davies shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 1 CommentsMartin Davies PS: If I few dozen nominate us it would transform our operations and we could do so much more. 6 Likes
Leave a Memory – MCAAA reminder to leave memories for the possible centenary book about Mordialloc College. You do not need to be a MCAA member to leave a memory: MCAA - Martin Davies shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 7 CommentsBrendon Laube the train hitting the dozer on the crossingBrendon Laube someone jumping into a hire boat and going through the bottomBrendon Laube the teacher asleep in his car at the pompi car park pissed when he should of been ticking us off for the mini cross countryAdam Hamilton Cars getting driven down the boat ramp into the creek.Di Kelly Smoking behind the shelter shed & hall....Brendon Laube tossing aples at the teachers when they were in the centre of the oval at lunch timeMartin Davies Click on "leave a memory" above folks and have it permanently recorded in a database. Feel free to be expansive. 2 Likes
Used to have this on my wall when I was at school, just going through some old stuff and found it. 4 CommentsBernadette Davey I used to have one of these too.... I thought it was so cool 🙂Gai Cooke I still have mine.Jenny Robertson I took mine to Minnesota when i was an exchange student ... and pinned it up on my bedroom wall *geek*Theo Kaloudis Never had a MCHS one but I've still got my Aspendale Primary School one hanging on my garage wall 32 Likes
This picture has been forwarded by Sharon Llewellyn. She didn't go to Mordialloc College but she writes: "...I bought a prefect badge in Sale at an antique shop and have it now identified as Mordiallic Chelsea High School.. I just want to give to archives or someone who was a Prefect and no longer has theirs" She's not a member of our group (declined an invitation to join) but is a member of a FB group "Schools photos of Australia". Herself, her kids and husband and siblings all went to St Annes and then Gippsland Grammar school in Sale and she helps out in archives once a week and knows the importance of preserving history. Thanks Sharon! [Edit; Sharon has joined! See comments below] (Y) 14 CommentsEb Rabich I should add that Sharon enquired about the year(s) that this might have been issued. The enamel looks very worn & faded, but it very much reminds me of the prefect badges during my era (early 70s).
Did the design ever change? Is there anything that might date it?Lynette Williams Prefects replaced by school captains when I started in 76.Lynette Williams I wonder if my stolen high school and primary school badges badges would ever turn up in an antique shop? I doubt it, I suspect they would have been dumped as soon as the low life opened the box and saw what was inside was of no value to them. That and my chidren's baby teeth (different box!).Tammy Davie I have one of these! Not sure how I ended up with it but my Mum, Aunties & Uncles all attended during the 60's.Vicki Gregory Ahh the memories. I still have mine from 1985 Vicki Porter back then.Eb Rabich It took a bit of persuasion, but I've convinced Sharon to join our group. She may be a bit shy, but she's welcome to take part in the discussion.Pauline Davoren Dixon Just remembered they had numbers on back of the plain badge as these numbers were registered and if you passed badge on to a sibling you had to have details updated. Maybe prefect ones were numbered alsoJudy Eicke I still have my badge and in 1972 , my last year in sixth form, we actually didn't have prefects, but they had been for the previous year. Not sure if they were reinstated the following year. I think the cohort was too small so we were all to be considered the 'leadership group'Heather Donovan Looks like the Prefect's badge I wore in '54.Pauline Davoren Dixon Yoh will note the 50's badges wereca slightly different shaddd of green.Pauline Davoren Dixon ????Sharon Llewellyn Can someone who looks after the school archives contact me please.Kirsty Hall I had one of these badges. It was given to me by my nana's sister (my godmother) Valerie Taylor. I wore it on my school jumper and lost it in the grounds of the school in 1990. From my memory the badges had a number on the back.Kirsty Hall Will add nana was born in 1917 but Val was born in the early 1930s and attended Mordialloc Chelsea for a period. 46 Likes
1976 - Helen Cornish and Steven Morris were two of Mordialloc High School's champions at the Bayside High Schools athletic competition held at Olympic Park Melbourne. 2 CommentsJenni Wren I used to hate lining up against Helen in the heats of our racesSusan Tresidder Christine Cornish share this Peter. 7 Likes
1966 Boy prefects after investiture.Back row - Raymond Falconer, Wesley Smith, Bruce Walmsley, Bruce Usher; centre Graeme Faulkner, Chris Papas, Peter Tardrew; front: Roger Smith (head prefect) David Clarke (deputy), Trevor Davies, Russell Mansfield. 1 CommentsGus Johnson A few familiar faces. 7 Likes
1984-Mordialloc High School students kick up their heels during end of year break-up, from left, Meredith O'Keeffe, Jacqueline Pagnini, Tamara Green, Lyn Beckham and Annette Leftheriotis 3 CommentsRoslyn Lazarus Kelly Piped Piper you're in this pic. It's very blurry.Piped Piper It was a fun end to the year. Some arrived in vintage car complete with red carpet, some camped overnight on the oval, some arrived by chopper. Then with permission to have a singing telegram from acting prin Mr Paul, I organised Suzy the school girl stripper. Poor old Burnie Smith had to walk out of the staffroom. Spoke to Mr Paul afterwards and he gave a wry smile and said cleverly done! Good memories. Thanks Roz.Paula McCarthy There is another pic of that day but also blurry will try and source the high res versions. 18 Likes
1964 - Induction of Mordialloc Chelsea High School prefects by Cr Payne, Mayor of Chelsea. Back row: John Augustine, Wesley Smith, Pedtger Escreet, Peter Burke; front row: Roger Smith, Andrew Webster, John Betrand (Head Prefect) Michael Cockram, Chris Papas. Russell Mansfield, Grant Senior and John Lade absent 1 CommentsKaren Hardie And we all know how successful John Bertrand was in 1983. 5 Likes
Blurry, will try and source better image - 1961-Mordialloc Chelsea High School at athletic sports - (front) P. Smith, W McKenzie, L Bertrand, J Wells; (back) A Smith, G Priestley, D Adams, P Buckingham 3 Likes
Bit blurry, hopefully we can source the original: 1965 Mordialloc Chelsea High School prefects inducted by Cr L F Payne, Mayor of Chelsea Back row: Celia Davies, Marion Fenton, Gaye Kinder, Jenny Sykes, Susan Hocking Front row: Georgina Karkarla, Lynette Liddy (Head Prefect), Heather Doodt, Antoinette White andd Fay Hanchett. (Margaret Ainscow absent) 11 Likes
I the 60's, our schooj swimming sports (Both house & Interschool were held here at what was then The Olympic Pool 16 CommentsGus Johnson Remember it well.Karen Hardie Definitely in the 70's as wellAmanda Kerr Yep Batman Ave,which is no longer there!!Marg Smith Remember going on train to swimming carnival and full uniform including hats and gloves!Lisa Begg Do you remember going here Carly Dalton?Neil Fraser I can still remember the chemical smell of the tunnels to the change rooms.Gus Johnson Dawn Fraser used to shine here with her diving.Simon James Noisiest place in the world!Pauline Davoren Dixon We used to take our binoculars, not to watch racing but check out the boys on opposite side of complex. (No getting to close to the opp sex in our day (1960"s)Murray Walding I remember a couple of sensational 4 x 50m relays in the interschools, with Huey Ross mowing down all comers in the final leg.Joan Goad The train ride was fun!Matt Thomson I used to love the inter school carnival.Phil Smith Won the diving comp there in 82, only bloke in footy shortsCassy Rae I hated going to swimming sports.Pam Lindsay We still used it in the late 1970's. I'm a poor swimmer but I am proud that I have swum in the Olympic PoolLee Capocchi For the inter-school sports the scoreboard was on the top of the diving tower. One year i was up there with a couple of others updating the scores. 31 Likes
We Are IndelibleBack in 1972, these guys, Spectrum/Indelible Murtceps, headlined the MCHS school social. I don't know who in the senior forms managed to book them but it still rates as one of the best gigs I ever saw. 🙂 Provided to YouTube by Ingrooves We Are Indelible · Mike Rudd · Spectrum · Indelible Murtceps Terminal Buzz ℗ Laneway Music Released on: 1973-07-01 Writer: M... Neil James Eddy-Geronimo shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 2 CommentsDenise Button I remember one of the socials my sister Jenny Jones went to in the 1970s had Mick Pealing's band Stars as the headline act and she came home with the drum sticks signed by Bones (the drummer). Good going MCHS. Nothing so great in my disco years.Lee Capocchi The hall was finished in time for the Apollo 11 moon landing. The teachers brought a stack of TVs (B&W) and filled up the hall. The entire school sat there for the day watching the landing and the Armstrong Moon-walk. 15 Likes
1977 Tasmania Trip - Michelle Gott, Liz Croughan, Stephen Davis, Darren Bird, Tim James - photo courtesy of Kerrie von Menge. 2 CommentsElizabeth Croughan Cahill Wow , my youngest daughter looks so much like me at this age , thanks Kerry and Paula , love looking back to the old days 🙂Paula McCarthy I'm wondering how come Elizabeth Croughan Cahill, Kerrie von Menge, Rhonda Watts et al went with the year above? 5 Likes
In Memoriam (those who left us too early)Bernadette Davey edited a doc in the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 190 CommentsMartin Davies Jenny Mc started this doc list. Thanks for that. Click on it and add names, alphabetical by surname. The file itself is available under the "Files" tab.Roslyn Lazarus Kelly Can't on my phone. But you can add terry baker and Kerri JamesRoslyn Lazarus Kelly That's students. Teachers I know Mr Cameron and of course old swede have both passed.Martin Davies First names? I can't just write "Swede" and "Cameron"! 🙂Kim Puleio I know of Michael Bateson not sure what year but we were still at school ( I think )Jennifer Dee Maybe just "Mr Cameron"and that way we will know it is a teacher and not a student.Kim Puleio Was his name Ian Cameron ( not 100o/oJoe Oliveri I think Michael's surname was Bates?Kim Puleio I always thought Bateson but could be wrong . So long agoMartin Davies No, Bateson for sure. There was a Mr Bates the woodwork teacher as I recall.Joe Oliveri I`m thinking of the 2 brothers Michael and Edward Bates back in 1971 - 72Martin Davies Don't know them Joe Oliveri, but MB was in my class in 1972 and a clear memory. He hung around the bike sheds a lot, had an infectious grin and laugh. He died in a motorbike accident circa 1974/5/6. When I returned to school in 1974 he had long stringy hair and looked like a real hippie. He's in 1972 1A third from right, top row: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=529012943875919&set=oa.10152299156313389&type=3&theaterJoe Oliveri Yes that's him. I remember him as I returned from holidays to attend his funeral. I'm sure it is Bates, his Brother Edward was in my class and have known him since State School. His Mum worked at the Mordialloc railway crossing opening and shutting the gates there.Martin Davies I stand corrected then. Always knew him as Bateson.Martin Davies Paula McCarthy has raised the bar and added birth-death dates. If you know these, please add them.Cathy Rourke and Rachel Crosthwaite 1970-2012Gaye Wilken sally crawford, michelle fletcher, jenny peverill , all my year, have also passed awayMartin Davies Click on "doc" or the title "In Memorium..." and you can add them yourself Gaye Wilken. Self serve.Martin Davies Is the name really "Brett (Surname), Evans" (given name) or -- more likely -- "Evans, Brett" -- and hence misfiled? And, can we have the convention of the comma (,) between surname and given name? Otherwise it is an illiteracy.Neil James Eddy-Geronimo I think it was Bateson. I never knew him as Bates either.Martin Davies I'm with you Neil James Eddy-Geronimo, but others think otherwise. Hence the (?). The truth will out.Neil James Eddy-Geronimo I see Steven Cathie on that list. I hate to ask but what were the circumstances? We were quite close at one time.Martin Davies Asking is fair enough, I think. You are remembering a long-lost friend with affection. This is the whole point of this part of the site. I heard it was a car accident circa 1976-7 (though memory is not reliable). Others might confirm. Both of us were doing Fitting and Turning apprenticeships at the time (or perhaps he was in some allied field), and we were doing modules in welding in Frankston. I was in his class in Aspendale Primary and first form MC. We were never best of friends, just fellow students. I do, however, remember seeing him at welding class a few weeks before I heard the news. He was his exuberant self. His Dad, former Member of Parliament, lived down the road from us.Neil James Eddy-Geronimo Im very sad to hear that Martin. I remember watching the first moon landing with him at his house. It seems motor accidents took more than drugs back then almost. I can remember some near miss incidents I was in then in friends' cars and looking back on them I consider myself a little lucky to be alive.Martin Davies Yes, it is tragic isn't it? So very young ... with lots of promise. Incidentally, as you are no doubt aware, he is two to the left of Michael Bateson/Bates (top row) in the photo above. His cheeky and irreverent smile preserved in time forever. 27 Likes
Timeline PhotosMichelle Roberts was nominated by the region in her capacity as the Kingston Network chair, to represent South Eastern Region Victoria at a special working lunch on Friday 23rd June at Government House. During the lunch she was asked to share our school improvement focus and also the work of our respective networks in driving the education state agenda. She was very proud to not only speak about Mordialloc College, but also the fantastic collaborative work of the Kingston network of schools and other networks in SEVR. Martin Davies shared Mordialloc College's photo to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 6 Likes
Do you have quality digital photos of your time at Mordi that you would like to add to the website archive? If, so please help us. Detailed explanation and justification below. 2 CommentsMartin Davies The MCAA is coming to the end of its four-year quest to preserve the history of the school in photographs and documents.
Of course, no archive is ever "complete", but certainly by the end of this year we will be finished preserving all KNOWN items in the possession of the school and filing them on our website in a searchable format (by decade and by year). No other school — public, private or independent — has done this to our knowledge. This is a considerable achievement.
What is happening regarding digital photos? Digital photography became mainstream around the turn of the century. For earlier decades, it was a matter of us finding and scanning hard copies. (We are presently at the final stage of back-checking hard copy photos with scanned copies to double-check we have everything. The archive of photos alone on the MCAA website--excluding all documents and artefacts--comprises around 4000 items.)
After digital photography became the norm, photos became easier to store, and are by definition, permanent. But while this is an advantage, there are too many photos to assess in terms of historical value (multiple photos of the same thing, badly composed photos, etc). We have had to be very selective in including photos from this period. We can’t include everything.
As digital photographs are very portable, there are likely to be important and historically valuable digital photos in your personal collection that we do not have. You can help us complete the job of preserving the history of the school by giving us copies of good quality digital photos in your possession.
We call on any MC student from the digital age (i.e, circa 2000 onwards) to assess the digital record of their school years and send us the best ones to be added to the MCAA collection on our dedicated website. All we have are the digital photos in the school archive; you are likely to have more—and arguably better—photos.
What photos do you need?
Any photo about MC and its people. We want well-composed photos— i.e., faces, not photos of backs, legs, too far away, etc. They can be funny photos of people mucking about; they can also be serious photos. Use this criterion: which digital photos do you have that captures an aspect of your time at Mordi? They can be personal shots of yourself and friends on a school camp, lounging around at recess, playing sport, or performing at a school musical production. Keep in mind that the images you submit will be seen by people 50-100-200 years from now! They will be a permanent part of the archival record. Some many even go into a centenary book we are working on.
In sending them you are granting us license to keep them and to use them. You will be acknowledged here: http://mordialloccollegealumni.org/live/acknowledgements/
How do I send them?
--Please select ONLY your best photos--ensuring people are present, and preferably groups of people--and put them in a DropBox folder (Dropbox is free. It is an efficient way to send large files. See: https://www.dropbox.com) --Allow us access to that folder by sharing the contents of your Dropbox folder. The invitation goes to: firstname.lastname@example.org. --Allow us a few days to download them and then you can delete (or keep) your Dropbox photos.
IMPORTANT: --Give each photo a file name like this: [year]_[what it is], e.g., 2002_marie_smith_playing_soccer --There should be NO SPACES, APOSTROPHES, OR CAPITAL LETTERS in the file name. Fill spaces with UNDERSCORES (“_”) *Some browsers will not display photos with spaces or capital letters. --In the case of sporting team photos it should be [year]_[gender]_[sport]_[level], e.g., 2005_girls_volleyball_seconds. We will discard photos that do not adopt our file name conventions.
Can’t I send them by email?
No. This is less secure, and emails are easy to ignore, or lose track of.
The MCAA archive aims to be comprehensive. We have photos from every era except the period from 2000 onwards — the most photographically prolific period of all!
We need your help. PS: We DON'T need class photos. We have those. We are asking for candid, informal shots.Amanda Trinder I have an album of pre digital photos from the late 90s of the formals and various rock eisteddfod. And some from my year 12 graduation. Would they be useful? 2 Likes
AJ Memorial Tribute 23 June 2017For those who knew my brother AJ/Tony/Anthony ❤️ Geri Sinclair shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 4 CommentsGeri Sinclair AJ/Tony/Anthony Murphy by the way- it wouldn't let me edit it to put Murphy in!Gary Taylor Sorry for your loss, I went to school with Tony, RIP.Heather Wolstencroft Sorry for your loss l also went to school with Tony but what a wonderful tribute xxHeather Vance Thanks for sharing... what a lovely tribute! 16 Likes
Dramatic Doings 78. Glad to see the people in it are named. 🙂 Will help to identify them in other photos. Still spelled my last name wrong though! 6 CommentsJennifer Dee Another pose from myself, Nicole Sharp (RIP) and Norman Howard. A play about two Russian spies planting a bomb, and the waitress is an undercover agent trying to foil our efforts. Don't remember what the play was called. Jenny Seedsman? may know?Vicki Davidson Elizabeth Coyle have a look at thisSuzanne Parkinson Picked you out straight away, remember u wearing that scarf xxxxJenny Seedsman God, I can't remember! Did I direct that or did Lyn Hamshary? What happened to Nicole?Elizabeth Coyle Wow was only telling my children the other day about my plays at school.Vicki Davidson Love the pic 8 Likes
Anthony Joseph MurphyThe MCAA community is saddened to advise of the sudden and tragic loss of "AJ", a legendary member of the Murphy Clan who attended our school. Our thoughts are with all AJ/Tony's numerous family and friends. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Anthony Joseph Murphy will be held at 2pm on Friday 23rd June, 2017 at St Brigid's Catholic Church, 520 Main Street, Mordialloc. No flowers by family request, donations to the Heart Foundation would be appreciated and envelopes will be available at the serv... Paula McCarthy shared a link to the group: Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 8 CommentsCatherine Burridge Ohhhh AJ, that's really sad 😥Roslyn Lazarus Kelly RIPJenni Wren Condolences to the entire Murphy familyJennifer Dee So sorry to hear this 😞 My sympathies to all the Murphy family 🌸🌸🌸Anita Thornes Condolences to the Murphy familyDi Kelly RIP... Mr AJ xxxxJan Jago RIP Tony, so many fond memoriesNicole Murphy Thanks for posting Paula. xxx 26 Likes
Martin Davies posted in Mordialloc College Alumni Association — with Kylie Mcindoe. 4 CommentsMandy Kate That bloke looks familar... Jeremy Snellgrove?Esther Esther Kylie McindoeBrock Cummings Yep Jeza I see him every week still!! And that's jeza's mum.Brock Cummings And jeza's sister 2 Likes
Who?Who are these people and what is the date and occasion? Who are these people and what is the date and occasion? Martin Davies added 12 photos to the album: Who? in Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 4 CommentsJoseph Tatham Kylie Mcindoe?Suez Webster Looks like some of a formal and some are of graduationTrish Briggs Class of 1995 graduation 👨🎓Martin Davies Thanks 2 Likes
1980 HSC Mt Martha Study Group 5 CommentsTony Tomassoni Hi Paula McCarthy that is Julia leaning on the back post ☺Kelly Nichols Lyons Always loved this photo! I got picked up early from that camp so unfortunately I wasn't in it. Brings back loads of memories though xAdrienne Hill Paula, I don't see you in this photo! Where are you???Amanda Kerr Richard Lye 10 Likes
VALE Harry John. (April 26, 1930-June 6, 2017) Harry John was not only Band teacher at Mordialloc College from 1966 – 1982, he was also the beloved father of our inaugural MCAA member and Secretary, Bronny Blackburn. At a time when very few state schools had instrumental teachers, Harry developed a program that provided instruments, finance and tuition to facilitate the formation of a brass band at MCHS. Harry’s MCHS school band went on to play for the Chelsea RSL on Anzac Days and competed in the Victorian State School Band Championships. Harry had been living in Dimboola where he was a local identity - a life member of the Horsham Rural City Brass Band where he was band master for 20 years, and an active community member serving in the local Lions Club and Freemasons. Our heartfelt condolences to Bronny and her family. 10 CommentsMartin Davies My heartfelt condolences Bronny Blackburn.Gus Johnson Very sad. He was a legend.Bernadette Davey Sorry to hear this news Bronny, condolences to you and your family xxJennifer Dee Vale Harry, condolences to you and all your family Bronny.Kim Puleio Thinking of you and your family Bronny .xxxRaymond Cottrill Safe journey Mr. John sir.Pam Lindsay My condolences to his family.Brian Ashman RIP Harry you were one of the bestDi Kelly Sincere condolences to Bronny Blackburn, family & friends...David Bayliss Harry started me on my musical journey in 1971. Thanks to him, I currently serve as an Instrumental Music teacher in Queensland. Harry, you inspired me to deliver the love of music to children, just as you did for me. Thank you. 21 Likes
3 CommentsSue Bambery Front left looks like Tim SherrattJudy Eicke Middle left one of the Woodward twins. Some of my contemporaries so no later than 1972Jane Androulakis I think that is Alan Long sitting on right. He was a great long distance runner if my memory serves me correctly. If he was in first form it was taken in 1969.
3 CommentsSue Ward Malcolm Gregson on the right?Suzanne Mostard Andrew Keleher, Greg Ward and Graham Hills. Front row. Guessing Cross County Running Team.Jenni Wren Interesting seeing the siblings of those you went to school with. I went to school with Julie Keleher and David Ward. 1 Likes
11 CommentsGary Taylor 1970 I think, Glen Moulton in the front, Michael Moncrieff in the back? Football team?Colin Oke Neil Oke next to Chook Moulton,Ross Hand front row second from left, Gregg Mcnee behind him, Mal Gregson third row far left. Bruce Oke third row, John Wah front row far right. I am guessing swimming team. Will get more info of Spud.Sue Bambery Third from left front row - Ian PrattVirginia Campbell Graham PrattJudy Eicke 2nd row centre peter MadisonGraham Pratt Virginia Campbell - good get. I'm going with the MCHS Swimming team - 1969 or 1970.Graham Pratt Must be 1969 because of Mike Michael MoncrieffJenny McKay Scott Wilson & Neil BrodiePaula McCarthy Michael MoncrieffBernadette Davey Phil Davey maybe you can get confirmation on year and team next time your in OkesGus Johnson 1969 for sure. I remember most of these guys. 2 Likes
Photos for identificationI would like the approximate YEAR and OCCASION (i.e., sport/class?) for these photos please. I would like the approximate YEAR and OCCASION (i.e., sport/class?) for these photos please. Martin Davies added 7 photos to the album: Photos for identification in Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 1 CommentsGus Johnson Looks like boys sports. I'm thinking 1970 on. 3 Likes
Hi. Was just wondering if anyone has the class photo 9c. 2013 please. As we are missing it from our website. If anyone does have a copy of it , would I be able to borrow it to scan and return to you or if you could scan on 600dpi and send /email me You can inbox me to arrange details Thankyou😊 3 CommentsLynette Williams Kim, it's Erin's year but not her class. I am chasing it up with a friend.Kim Puleio Thank you that will be greatPaula McCarthy Laura Lee - was Hudson in this year and class?
Informal MCAA meeting at the Bridge Hotel this evening to meet Andy. Nice night. I guess you should have been there. 5 CommentsAndy Heinrichs Nice to meet you guys in person finally!Paula McCarthy Great company and a great spot. ❤️ Mordy. Nice chardy it was too 😊Martin Davies It was a much diminished committee -- only the pisspots turned up!Kim Puleio Excuse me !!! Lol 😂😂 Was a great catch-up. And nice to finally meet AndyBarbara Dowling Good catch up. Wow! I'm a p'pot.😳 4 Likes
Photos from Martin Davies's postDorothy Meadows OAM at the school with the first in a series of instalments of Mordialloc College "Notable Alumni" -- paid for and produced by the MCAA (and with the good will of framer and MCAA member Bruce Usher). The display will be rotated each term. Notables also appear on the MCAA website: www.mordialloccollegealumni.org Nominations for "notables" are welcome. 1 CommentsJennifer Dee Ian Fieggen, there you go. You're notable. PS Thanks for the teaching my son to tie his shoelaces! 🙂 24 Likes
Just letting everyone know that I've spend another $45 OF THE MCAA's HARD EARNED MONEY on renewal of the domain registration & email hosting for 12 months - taking us through to late July 2018. The domain costs themselves are fairly nominal when compared to the savings we get having the website hosted on the school's server - and of course Mitchell Sundstrom's services as webmaster. Having the same done by an outside agency would potentially costs us hundreds or even thousands of $$$ - considering the size of the database. WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL TO THE SCHOOL FOR THOSE RESOURCES! For technical & security reasons the email hosting can't be done via the school, so we've shopped around for the best commercial deal - which happens to be based in the UK. If you can't justify or afford a membership of the organisation at present, what about considering a small donation to keep us online? Even $5 or $10 would help defray these ongoing expenses. 4 Likes
Martin Davies, occasionally I get some downtime from my music. So, if you need me to identify someone in a photo, give me the year of the photo and I'll go through Venture and see if there's a match. Don't load me up though. At the moment, I'm free today (Saturday) & tomorrow (Sunday). 4 Likes
Issue 10 of Ventured is out and shortly to arrive in your email/mail boxes. Subscribers only. 4 CommentsPaula McCarthy Patricia Collings, Ellen Marie Croxon, Ron Collings, Robert CollingsEllen Marie Croxon scary isn't Paula. then there is Mum's family as wellEllen Marie Croxon One correction. Hilda, William and Eunice were from the Wood family and were some of my Mother 's siblings who attended MCHS in the 1940s & 1950s. My father Ronald was Robert Collings only child to attend MCHS.Barbara Dowling Apologies Ellen. l've corrected that before sending to printer. 4 Likes
Your Alumni Association at work: From this... to this!From a jumble of disorganised photos in dusty boxes to being filed away chronologically in acid-free archival albums.This has taken roughly four years of work. A magnificent achievement. The person who did 90% of this work was Dorothy Meadows OAM. Now, thanks to Dorothy, the history of the school has been preserved for all time. We are still finding new archival material, and we are still digitising the photos. Like what we do? Support us by joining up. From a jumble of disorganised photos in dusty boxes to being filed away chronologically in acid-free archival albums.This has taken roughly four years of work. A magnificent achievement. The person who did 90% of this work was Dorothy Meadows OAM. Now, thanks to Dorothy, the history of the school has been preserved for all time. We are still finding new archival material, and we are still digitising the photos. Like what we do? Support us by joining up. Martin Davies added 2 photos to the album: Your Alumni Association at work: From this... to this! in Mordialloc College Alumni Association. 6 CommentsMartin DaviesMartin DaviesMartin DaviesPaula McCarthy www.mordialloccollegealumni.orgMartin Davies Thanks to Kingston Council for supporting our efforts. https://www.facebook.com/CityOfKingston/Brian Driscoll Fantastic work, Martin, Paula and others who've made this happen. Thank you. 33 Likes
This steam train pictured at Mordialloc station in 1963, it's last year in operation, last weekend made it's return to the tracks on the Gippsland line after 31 years restoration, being purchased in 1985 by Steamrail. 5 CommentsJoe Oliveri I remember seeing this steam train at Mordialloc as a kid. It use to stop there over the weekends.Gus Johnson Not much has changed, ha ha ha.Joe Oliveri Chelsea Station 1914Gus Johnson Edithvale Station.Sue Walker Every Friday night it would go up to the city carrying the sailors from Cerberus and then Sunday it would come back. We would stand at the front fence and watch it go past. 48 Likes
Found: woollen Mordialloc High School cap from the past and thought it may be of interest to the keepers of the archives. Happy to pass it on. 3 CommentsMurray Walding there's a specific reason why this cap has braid but I cant remember...mine never had it- anyone remember?Janis Chamberlain Prefects???Don Smith I have one with and one without braid, I thought you had to have the braid in the senior years. 38 Likes
I am sad to inform FB members that Dorothy Meadows, MCAA Historian and former teacher, stood down from the committee at the last meeting. Dorothy has been pivotal to operations for a number of years and I acknowledge our debt of gratitude for her years of service. Her annual prize, the 'Dorothy Meadows Prize in History'--presented annually to a student at the school-- will continue until 2024 (the centenary year). 8 CommentsWynette Roper Dorothy is an amazing lady!Joan Goad She's done well!Di Kelly Thankyou, Dorothy 💐Kim Puleio Dorothy has done an amazing job and is a beautiful lady.Jennifer Dee Awesome work Dorothy. Thank you <3Martin Davies Dorothy's resignation means we no longer have a historian. Offers of assistance most welcome.Heidi Rae Thank you Dorothy for all your hard work and countless hours xxMurray Walding good on you Mrs Meadows! 28 Likes
Photos from Kim Puleio's postLe Page hall gone. End of an era , so many memories had by all 😊amazing what can happen in a week 10 CommentsEllen Marie Croxon it doesn't take much these daysClinton Martin Shame the Le Page Hall sign just got thrown out that hall was named after my Great grand father Everest Le Page. Both my sister Shel and I went to that school and were gutted to hear the sign just got binned like rubbish. My mother Wendy tried to chase the sign down but missed out.Joan Goad I remember telling someone that the rails( which kept us in orderly lines picking up lunch orders) were for tethering horses of the kids who rode to school. They believed me too.Brian Driscoll Very pleased to have visited it (along with the rest of the school) late last year and seen Le Page and the large assembly hall before their demise.Harold Humphrey That was built around 1952 or 53Athanasios Devletoglou Oh no! That was drama class. Drama class was the best...Allison Hicks NooooooAaron Singh Adam West 21 Likes
Form 2C 1974 19 CommentsKim Puleio Thankyou James 😀Raymond Cottrill I have a copy too James. Well done! Fine bunch, weren't we?Martin Davies Ripper. That's one we didn't have in the archive. I heard a rumor that Raymond Cottrill had hair once--and this appears to be evidence. However it could be an early attempt at photoshopping. Good work James Barry JonklaasVanessa Kupsch I found you straight away Raymond CottrillRaymond Cottrill I'll have a go - Back row, L-R: Kathy Brooker; Julie Hicks; Brenda Lincoln; Wendy Blakey; ???; Anne Hamilton; Lynnette Hand; Kerry Lamb. 2nd row: Bruce Mesley; James Jonklaas; Linda Brennan; Sue Thuren; Mandy Garton; Philip Burns; Michael Cadwallader. 3rd row: Silvio Merlo; Phil??; Kim Wooderson; Leanne Lyons; Sharon Parnell; Dale Moulton; My younger self; ???. front row: Debbie Egan; Stuart Braithwaite; Michelle Bush; Mark Jackson; Anne Murray; Colin Huddy; ???.Martin Davies Prodigious memory Ray. Very impressive.Raymond Cottrill No. That's not him. He was in your class, I recall. This bloke's name is on the tip of my tongue...Raymond Cottrill I think Bernadette Ryan, between Wendy Blakey & Anne Hamilton.Raymond Cottrill I think John Stevens next to Silvio.Raymond Cottrill I'm cheating now...Venture '74 class lists.Raymond Cottrill Margaret Tinney?Martin Davies 1974 2c fills another gaps in our archive (see attached). Have any missing ones folks? (multiply by every year from 1924-2017 and you see the enormity of the job - but we are getting there with your support).Helen Marion Donegan Yes it's berni Ryan in top row and Colin Huddy on bottom rowRaymond Cottrill Reverend Colin Huddy last time I saw him.....(30 years ago)Raymond Cottrill Leo Musumeci & Darren(Ferret) Meddings were absent.Kim Puleio Umh. What's the guy 2nd row 3rd from left ?Raymond Cottrill Kim Wooderson.Lisa Jane Richards Jim, you look exactly the same !Kim Thomsen I Think Dasha Moulton is there 16 Likes
Mr Holten with bunny ears... 4 CommentsNarelle Smart That's Mr Holton (aka Holts), info tech teacher in the early 90's.Brett Norman Bit of a Mark Skaife look alike,younger of course! lol.😂Justin Larkin Didn't he write a letter to Ralph magazine Warren Short?Patrick Walker I think that's my hand lol 10 Likes
Mr Herbert 4 CommentsAmanda Trinder Mr Herbert. Metalwork teacher. Athletics day. 90s.Kirsty Lee Halse My absolute favorite teacher i even went seen him when left mordi highKathleen Rodgers Mr Herbert was fantastic!Arthur Ozdil He was the greatest teacher of all times. Has anyone seen him around? 11 Likes
Ollie Bates the artisan. 19 CommentsGarry Webb I never forgave him for calling me a 'wood butcher' Of course I've since proven he was right!!!Gareth Martin remember the poster in the woodwork room reminding you to tie back your hair or the results of not doing so.Seven Vinton-Loois He almost struck me with a hammer when I called him 'Master Bates'Joe Oliveri I remember him once killing a snake at the back of the hall and it did try to strike him a few times.Aj Murphy Please may i have Percy,lolJen Vanderhorst Not sure if that is me (Jen Gibbon) on the left?!?Nikki Rae Andrew Mason I think this might be you. The blond girl is Megan Gill.Andrew Mason LOL yeah thats me. He could be a grumpy old bugger. The term Master Bates was thrown around so many times. He seemed to enjoy his craft though unlike some other teachers there.Paula McCarthy Andrew Mason what year do you think this is?Angela Jones I don't think it's Christine Gill at all..... & she was class of 87 anywayNikki Rae It's Megan Gill, her younger sister in the Class of 88.Jodie Benson Mr Bates !!!Peter Pullen I HAVE WORKED ON THAT VERY LATHE.Lee Capocchi He was also the school locksmith. He taught me how to do the keys for him, including how to make the master keys (a very handy skill over the years - lol).Kim Horne Yeah Peter me to the only subject I go 98% with Mr Knight never had GreeserRaymond Cottrill He hated me because I was(and still am!) a woodworking imbecile.Lynette Williams I'm not sure what he made of suddenly having to teach girls in the late 70s. From memory all the girls got a C.Linda Hardy Mr Bates was my woodwork teacher in form 3, 1979Lisa Begg Carly Dalton 😇Batesy 41 Likes
1981 Furtive Fortunes of Fickle Fate - Frances Murray, Julie Coles and Mr Kelly. 7 CommentsCarmel Ann Mr Michael Kelly. How well I remember those school bags!Jennifer Dee That's Julie?? with the blonde hair. Might have been rehearsing for the Furtive Fortunes of Fickle Fate 1981Seven Vinton-Loois He was a great teacher, very wise ans patient.Nicole Jones Julie and it looks like MerilynPaula McCarthy What is Julie's surname?Nicole Jones Was her surname Coles back thenVal Kirby Is that Marilyn it looks like it could be Fran Murray to me 6 Likes
Ian McDonald Collection - year, occasion and archeologists unknown. 7 CommentsMichelle Robertson Michael Carroll, Kristin bates. Lauren Buckley can u help with the rest?Lauren Buckley Urgh. I recognize faces and feel like names are on the tip of my tongue. Meanwhile look at Krissy and Michael. So young!Paula McCarthy Hi guys who is who?Paula McCarthy Lauren Buckley are you in this pic?Lauren Buckley Suez Webster - you are usually really good at this kind of thing! Any thoughts?Suez Webster I'm pretty sure the other girl is Rehana Khan, I will find my venture and see if I can find out the boyHope Smith Paul Nixon second on right. 11 Likes