The community joined the 18 students of Adaminaby Public School to celebrate the school’s 150th anniversary.

Story Ken Eastwood

On April 6, the 18 students of Adaminaby Public School in the Snowy Mountains, NSW, celebrated their school’s 150th anniversary with a community event that welcomed back many former students and teachers. 

Community members organised a local history and memorabilia display, and the Anglican church had a display of wedding dresses in the old stone church.

Several of the day’s events celebrated the theme of bringing new and old together. The youngest Adaminaby student, five-year-old Ewan Maguire, cut a cake with the oldest surviving former student, 98-year-old Jean Ware. In front of a crowd of about 300, the students performed a maypole dance, and then programmed robots to perform a part of the dance.

This story excerpt is from Issue #125

Outback Magazine: June/July 2019