UPPER BROOKFIELD SCHOOL CENTENARY
Upper Brookfield School turns 100 this year. The school opened in 1916 with eleven pupils and one woman teacher, aged 19.
On Saturday 30 July, the present teachers and pupils will host a gathering to celebrate the centenary followed by a bush dance in the evening at the Brookfield School Hall in Boscombe Road. For more information please contact Glenys Cadman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 CALENDARS STILL AVAILABLE
We still have a few copies of our 2016 calendar, which was a combined production with Kenmore and District Historical Society. This year’s theme of ‘Dressing Up’ wonderfully illustrates local fashion in the early twentieth century.
KENMORE WAR MEMORIAL
The Moggill Shire Soldiers’ Memorial was erected at Kenmore in 1920, and lists sixty-seven men from the district who served overseas in the First World War, as well as a further twelve who had fought in the 1899 to1902 Boer War in South Africa.
Kenmore and District Historical Society and Brookfield Historical Society mounted a display about the Memorial in the Kenmore Library in 2015. Kenmore displayed a collection of artefacts, many from the RSL collection at Pinjarra Hills, and in collaboration with Kenmore High School is researching the lives of those listed on the Memorial. The Brookfield Society created seven panels that follow the fortunes of the Memorial on the way to its present site. The panels have been donated to the RSL Sub-Branch at Pinjarra Hills.
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