Friday, August 9, 2013

Teachers at Angle Vale school

Mary Sullivan, teacher in the 1920's
1868 – 1869       CRISP, Ann
1870  - 1873       SYMONDS, Richard G.
1876                    TUCKER, Fanny
 1877                    ADAMS, Daniel Harvey
1877                    TUCKER, Fanny
1878  - 1879       ADAMS, Daniel Harvey
1880  - 1882       EKERS, Mary
1883  - 1885       RODDA, Mary Watson
1886                    JOHANNING, William
1887 – 1888       SEMMEL, Carl
1889                    MOORE, Bessie [nee GILBERT]  
Bessie conducted one of Uncle Harry’s Sunbeam Circles.  Angle Vale was no.2 circle and was named Charles Kinglsley.  Uncle Harry aka David H. Bottrill. Postal clerk and journalist.  Sunbeam Society of South Australia, a children's club to teach 'the blessedness of helping others … loving kindness and self-denial'. They were encouraged to form 'Sunbeam circles', each consisting of about six children and taking its name from an eminent public or historical figure, which met monthly for social activities or fund-raising. By 1903 there were 285 circles. The club was run through 'Uncle Harry's' sentimental, doting letters in the children's column of the weekly Observer and Saturday's issue of the Evening Journal. 'Sunbeams' raised large sums to assist the Adelaide Children's Hospital and other local and overseas children's charities.

1889                    SEMMEL, Carl
1890 – 1896       MOORE, Bessie [nee GILBERT]
1897                    DRINKWATER, John David Albert
                             sponsored a literary society and singing lessons.

1897                    MOORE, Bessie [nee GILBERT]
1898  - 1900       DRINKWATER, John David Albert
1901                    DU BOIS, Ellen Maud Josephine
1901                    ROGASCH, Emma Louisa
1902  - 1905       DU BOIS, Ellen Maud Josephine
1905 – 1908       DUNGLESON, Winifred de Bournalle
1908                    PALMER, Ellen Frances
1909 – 1911       GRANT, Nellie
1912                    BERRY, Elsie Jane
1912                    GRANT, Nellie
1913 – 1919       WATSON, Helen Emily
                             Miss Watson started visiting days until Arbor day took its place. 

1920                    SULLIVAN, Mary Teresa
1920                    WATSON, Helen Emily

1921 – 1931       SULLIVAN, Mary Teresa
1932                    SPEED E. R
                             First man in charge for 31 years.

1936 – 1940       SUMMERTON, Maud Janet
1941                    BARRETT Agnes J. (3 weeks)
1942                    LAVERY Hugh
                             Enlisted in RAAF

                             DUNLOP Walter J
1945                    NEILL Richmond E

1948                    DURBRIDGE William PS
1952                    SHANGHESSY G
1958                    LINDER Don
It was during Don Linder’s term as head teacher that the first modern building was opened at the school, this was in 1958.  The old school room became part of the residence until it again had to be used as a classroom to accommodate the additional intake of 1966.

1959                    MULLER W.J
1960                    LEOPOLD Jack L
1966                    DESLANDES and assistant Miss P. Grund
1967                    ADAMS Charles and assistant Moss Kay Hunkin
1968                    HOWARD B.E and assistant Mrs Joan Howard.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

TROVE Tuesday

Smithfield (First Innings)
Twelftree, T. c. Watson, b. Crocker 9
Bowman, K, l.b.w., b. Shillabeer 10
Day,. K, b. Shillabeer ........ 2
Burford, J., b. Crocker, .. . . .... 50
Judd, J., b. Walters .. .. .. .. ..133
Twelftree, S., c. Crocker, b. McKenzie, G............ 10
Manogue F. r.o. .. .-. .. ........ 28
Blake, K, c. Watson, b. McKenzie, F.........3
Judd, F., b. McKenzie, F . . . . .. 4
Brown, C, n.o. . . ... .... ...... 0
Byes .. .... ..  15
Total .. .... .. .. ...... 264
Bowling.-- Shillabeer, 2/28; Crocker, 2/59; McKenzie, F. 2/42; Walters, 1/21; McKenzie, G., 1/25.
One Tree Hill (First Innings)
McKenzie, G., b. Twelftree .  18
Walters, R., c. Manogue, b. Day . . 1
McKenzie, W., b. Day  8
Crocker, A., c. Manogue, b. Judd . . 13
McKenzie, H., l.b.w., b. Twelftree  29
Watson, E., b. Twelftree  2
McKenzie, A,, n.o. ....  5
Shillabeer, K., b. Twelftree ...... 8
Dalton, J., c. and b. Twelftree .... 0
McKenzie, F., st. Bowman, b. Judd 0
Total  84?
Bowling— Day, 2/27; Twelftree, 5/49; Judd, 2/8.
One Tree Hill (Second Innings.)
McKenzie, A., b. Day  0 
Watson, E., c. Judd, b. Twelftree 0
McKenzie, W., n.o.,  29
Walters,, R., b. Twelftree ...... 0
Crocker, -A., b. Twelftree... 0
McKenzie H., c. Manogue, b. Day 0
McKenzie, G., b. Day  0
Shillabeer, K., st. Bowman, b. Twelftree .. ..  11
Dalton, J., c. and b. Day ...... 5
McKenzie, F., b. Day ... . . 11
Byes ....................1
Total ................... 57 
Bowling.— Day, 5/26; Twelftree, 4/31.

The Bunyip 18 December 1925

Monday, August 5, 2013

The opening of the new Angle Vale school, 1874

The opening of their new school on Wednesday proved an event highly credit able to the enterprise, public spirit, and taste of our fast advancing neighbours of the little hamlet of Angle Vale. The weather, was delightful, and the consequence was, a very delightful assemblage of gay visitors from all parts adjacent, especially Gawler, which probably indicated a lively interest in the present system of public education as compared with that which the Adelaidians wish us to adopt for their exclusive benefit.

The new school is well situated, and had become a great desideratum since the transfer to Virginia of Mr. Talbot's services from Penfield.   The school room is 39 feet long by 18 wide, and is very lofty, an indispensable feature in this climate. It is furnished with a fire- place, for imparting warmth in winter and ventilation in summer.  Combined with the school is a master's residence consisting of sitting and sleeping rooms and kitchen. It is highly creditable to the northern division of Munno Para West, that the building, the cost of which has been £454 4s. 6d., was erected without any aid from the district rates. The Education board has contributed £200, and the accounts read at the evening lecture showed £112 3d, raised by private contributions, £40 1s. 8d. contributed in labour, and the results of the opening day being estimated at £35, the balance owing will not be a formidable difficulty to overcome.

The assembled company partook of lunch at noon, under the management of Miss Collins, assisted by Messrs. B. Heaslip, J. Lindsay, and J. Collins; lunch being prepared by Mr. J. S. Underdown addressing the company, stating, that the position he occupied as Chairman of the District Council of Munno Para West, had procured him the honour of opening the building in which they were assembled, for educational purposes.  Though indifferently qualified for discharging the duty which had come somewhat suddenly upon him, he felt honoured.  He highly complimented the residents of Angle Vale and the neighbourhood on their public spirited conduct in thus rearing an edifice for the benefit of the present and future generations, without applying to the district rates. Education of the young had in former days been much overlooked.  The times were however, altered, the world around us was rapidly progressing through the influence of education, and the uneducated must get behind in the moral and intellectual face.  He spoke, experimentally as he himself felt the want of a better education.  He was glad to learn that a competent teacher had been engaged for the school, and if well conducted, he anticipated that the school would flourish and prove of great value to the surrounding neighbourhood.  He then formally declared the school opened for educational purposes.

The ceremony and luncheon concluded, the appointed sports of the day were entered upon, Mr. Collins, J.P., acting as judge, and Mr. S. Coleman as starter. The tea party commenced its agreeable session at 3 in the afternoon, several relays being requisite. The tables were presided over by Mesdames Heaslip; Hatcher, Whitelaw, and J. B. Rowe.  
In the evening a lecture was delivered on 'Lights and Shadows of London Life,' by W. Townsford, Esq., M.P., which was well attended and afforded great satisfaction.   The Hon. J. Hogarth presided, and made an excellent speech appropriate to the occasion addressed to a crowded audience. A ball succeeded to the lecture, in which some three score couples participated, till the approach of twilight reminded the gay throng that all things earthly besides sorrow and calamity, red rust and take-all have an end.   The arrangements for the day were ably   carried out by the Committee — Messrs. Hatcher, J. Paterson, J. Lindsay, and J. B.R Howe, and J. Bateup, and though last not least Mr. Pocock of Smithfield, obligingly aided, by dispensing various liquid refreshments, the proceeds of which formed a liberal contribution, to the general fund for liquidating the remaining claims upon the Angle Vale school; the opening of which will be a day to be carried down to the next age with pleasing reminiscences by the juveniles present, who are to form the generation to come, and in their turn to supply scholars to the school house of their pretty little sequestered village.

The following is a programme of the sports : —
First Race— 100 yards, prize 7s. 6d.
Second Race — 150 yards, handicap, for boys under 17 years.
Third Race — 150 yards handicap.    
Fourth Event— Running Long Jump.
Fifth Race— For boys under 12 years.    
Sixth Race - 880 yards; handicap.
Seventh event — Standing High jump.
Eighth event — Parade for Neatest Costume. This caused considerable amusement, especially when they were paraded before the ladies, who acted as judges on this occasion.
Ninth event- Hurdle Race, 250 yards.
Tenth event — Pole Leaping.    
Eleventh event— -Ladies' Purse; 200 yards.
Twelfth event— Running High Jump.
Thirteenth event— Pick-a-Back Race; 100 yards.
Fourteenth event— -The Consolation Stakes.
Fifteenth event - Throwing the Hammer.
Sixteenth event - Novel Race for men over 13 stone.

Bunyip Friday 27 March 1874