Help us to catalogue a new collection of historical material from Aberfeldy Preparatory School, Turramurra!
Ku-ring-gai Historical Society is fortunate to have received an extensive collection of memorabilia from the estate of the late Margaret Kennett.
Margaret was first a teacher, then Principal, at Aberfeldy from 1974-1997. Originally employed by the redoubtable Mrs Rollinson, Margaret saw the transition through to Pittwater House schools in 1978.
Margaret wrote a history of Aberfeldy, “They Came to Aberfeldy” in 2002, and her research notes and ‘behind the lines’ insights for her book are part of the collection.
The collection also includes a testimonial book presented to Margaret at her retirement dinner in 1997. The many letters from parents, students and staff speak volumes of her inspiration and devotion to Aberfeldy, and the deep regard and respect they held for her.
The collection also includes newsletters, plus hundreds of photos of students and events spanning her 23 years.
Unfortunately many of the photos are not accompanied by names or events – so… we are hereby putting out the call to any old Aberfeldy students and staff to assist us by filling in the blanks!
Here we present a sampling of the photos in the collection, and as we scan more, we'll add a few more here as well.
You can also help by coming into our Research Centre at Gordon, where you can look through them to see if you recognise anyone – please contact us to arrange a suitable time.
So get sleuthing – and help us to keep the memories of this historic local institution alive!
|Margaret Kennett wrote on this one 'My first class at Aberfeldy' (c1973)|
|1989 - Hills District Eisteddfod (won fourth place)|
|1989 - Some of Year 2 Sports Day|
|Margaret wrote on this 1997 photo 'My last Year 2 class' with 'the Boss' (Rex Morgan)|