Canowindra Public School

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This historic photo was part of an exhibition held last year at the University of Sydney's Macleay Museum called "Picturing New South Wales: Photographs by Kerry & Co."

The photo and an accompanying article were in The Weekend Australian Magazine, June 2010. Here is an excerpt from the article:

'When these pictures were taken, between 1890 and 1915, there were only about 4 million Australians, many of them living in prosperous country towns. Charles Kerry, who had founded NSW's most successful commercial photographic studio, sent his photographers all over the colony to capture the enthusiasm and energy of European settlement...
Incidentally, but poignantly, they preserve the townspeople in an eternal moment: it's oddly moving to realise that...the Canowindra children on parade in the schoolyard have long since lived out their lives.'

What a wonderful piece of history! Please contact us if an elderly person you may know recognises any of our past students from around 1910.