"Heard it through the Grapevine"

WELCOME TO THE WORLD:  Turner-Coddington: John and Kayla are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Harvey John, born in the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital on Friday August 17, 2018. A much loved Grandchild for Eric and Beth Turner of Grenfell and Donald and Debbie Coddington of Temora.

1964 Form 1 students  of THLHS Core  with Mrs Roma Hill. (Cont)

1964 Form 1 students of THLHS Core with Mrs Roma Hill. (Cont)

NEW ARRIVAL: Congratulations to Melissa and Boyd Bilanenko on the birth of their daughter Lily Melissa. Lily was born in Norwest Private Hospital on August 6, 2018 weighing 8lbs 4 ozs and measuring 52cm. Lily is a sister to six year old Blake and the 8th grandchild for Nola and the late Danny Nobes of Grenfell and Anna and Peter Bilanenko of Oakville.

SCHOOL REUNION:  Carol Phillips (nee Troy) is seeking informing and ex students who started high school at The Henry Lawson High School 1964 (1st Form) including students who completed their HSC in 1969. Carol believes they were one of the biggest ever classes going through the school. The passage of time and changing surnames is making it very difficult contacting ex students.

THLHS has a strong historic foundation, continuing education that first commenced in 1867. The Grenfell Intermediate High School was formed in 1930 and The Henry Lawson High School in 1961. The school moved to its present site in 1973.

John and Kayla with their firstborn Harvey John. (Cont)

John and Kayla with their firstborn Harvey John. (Cont)

Carol said they had two or three roll classes in their First year of High School; theirs were divided by their subject called Core.

Carol identified some of the students in the photo including (B) Richard Nealon, ?, ?, ?, Denis Hughes, Larry Logan, Barry Hobson, Grant Taylor, Terry O’Loughlin, Terry Lowe, Graham Gillies, Mervyn Rumble, Neil Pollock. (3rd) Mark McNickle, Judy ?,  Robyn Payne, Narelle Keys, Chris Simms, Kath Ward, Alish Walsh, Janine Waugh, Dianne Rudd, Elizabeth ? ,Alan L, Mrs Roma Hill and Billy Matthews, (2nd row) Neil O’Brien, Billy Dunn, Graeme Taylor, Stuart Taylor, Barry McColl, Graeme Heathcote, Richard Proctor, David Partridge, Peter  K. Alan Ray, Jeff Costello, (F) Julie Mackinnon, Patsy Moffitt,  Linda Lazarus, Judy O’Connor, Sue Reilly, Margaret Lehane, and Phillipa Baker.

 (L-R) Adrian Taylor, Bronwyn Mitchell, Sue-Jackson Stepowski and Maureen and John Mitchell. (Con't)

(L-R) Adrian Taylor, Bronwyn Mitchell, Sue-Jackson Stepowski and Maureen and John Mitchell. (Con't)

A school reunion is planned for May 2019 and any information would be greatly appreciated.

Carol Phillip’s contact number for ex students is 0429795091.

 Margaret and Noel Gundry and their daughters Hannah and Regan.

Margaret and Noel Gundry and their daughters Hannah and Regan.

5OTH BIRTHDAY: Congratulations to Margaret Gundry who celebrated her 50th birthday on September 06.

Margaret celebrated with her husband Noel and daughters Regan and Hannah with a special dinner at the Railway Hotel. Pride of place was a beautiful birthday cake made and decorated by her daughter Regan.

BIRTHDAY DINNER: Mitch Liebich enjoyed a special birthday dinner at the Railway Hotel on September 05. Helping Mitch celebrate were his wife Courtney and son Austin, his parents Mark and Bronwyn, his sister Emma Wildsoet and her son Harper.

CARAGABAL PIONEER GRAVES: Maureen Mitchell from Melbourne and her brother John Mitchell from Canberra met with the Weddin Shire Council's Heritage Advisor, Sue Jackson-Stepowski in February 2018.

She visited the gravesite to assess its heritage value for possible placement on NSW Heritage list. The lone graves located on a Caragabal farming property, owned by Adrian Taylor, needed to be restored.

Maureen and John are descended from convicts Peter and Charlotte Kelly (nee Gilbert) who are buried there.

The family is having a Commemoration Day at the Caragabal on Sunday September 30 2018.

(The graves were restored by John’s mother and her Cousin in October 1988 and this get together is to commemorate that event 30 years on.)

The day will commence in the Caragabal Hall in the morning with registration and a few speeches about the history of the people buried in these graves.

Peter Kelly and Charlotte Gilbert were transported in the mid 1800’s. We are descendants of these two people.

After lunch, the group will travel to the graves for people to inspect. These graves are on private property and they will have the permission to enter the property with the guidance of the property owners.

The program for the day is: 10am Registrations, 11.30am Welcome, Kelly family History (MM), 1988 Restoration Story, John Quinn story, Presentations. Commemoration Cake cutting (Betty Hardy or oldest descendant), 12.30 Lunch, 1.30 Photos followed by a grave site visit. 3.30pm return to hall for afternoon. Attendees are reminded to bring their own food and drinks. Tea and coffee will be available in the Caragabal Hall.  

For further information contact John Mitchell H 02 6193 3387 or M: 0438 835 653 or visit the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/caragabalgraves/

Mitch, Courtney, Austin, Bronwyn and Mark Liebich enjoying Mitch's birthday dinner.

Mitch, Courtney, Austin, Bronwyn and Mark Liebich enjoying Mitch's birthday dinner.

Congratulations to Melissa and Boyd Bilanenko on the birth of daughter Lily Melissa. (Cont)

Congratulations to Melissa and Boyd Bilanenko on the birth of daughter Lily Melissa. (Cont)

Margaret Gundry blowing out  the candles on her 50th birthday cake with her daughters  Regan and Hannah.

Margaret Gundry blowing out the candles on her 50th birthday cake with her daughters Regan and Hannah.