Today's post has two photographs from Jugiong Public school taken in 1935 and 1937. My Grandfather Roy Thomas Stevens (1923-1989) and his siblings attended this school and he is featured in both of these photographs. Also featured in the 1937 photograph is his younger sister Dorothy Jean Stevens. Their teacher at the time of these photographs was Mr. Lou Benaud, his son Richie Benaud is also in the photographs (he is the first boy from the left in the 2nd row in the 1935 one and last boy on the right in the 2nd row of the 1937 photograph). I remember my Nan bringing out Grandy's school photographs when I was in high school and showing us that he went to school with Richie Benaud (former Australian Cricket team Captain, journalist and sporting commentator). I don't have these photographs anymore but was thrilled to find them in a book at my local library 'Jugiong Public School Centenary Publication 1983'.
|Jugiong Public School 1935. My grandfather Roy Thomas Stevens is the second last boy from the right in the back row|
Source: 'Jugiong Public School Centenary Publication 1983' page 30
|Jugiong Public School 1937. My Grandfather Roy Thomas Stevens is the first boy on the left in the back row, while his sister Dorothy Jean Stevens is the second girl from the right in the third row|
Source; 'Jugiong Public School Centenary Publication 1983' page 30