I am part of a group of ex Mullumbimby High grandmothers who are organising a reunion for all students who started with us in 1st year at Mullum High in 1961. This will also include students who moved to the area and joined our year anytime after that 1965 (with some repeating in 66) was officially the last year of the Leaving Certificate as the new Wyndham scheme required six years’ attendance for the Higher School Certificate. Others left in 1963 to start work.
Some 50 to52 years have passed since we left High School.
Despite the Internet, email,Facebook etc it is very difficult to contact ex students after such a long time, especially those who have moved or have different surnames.
In those days there were not so many high schools and students travelled to Mullum from Byron Bay, Bangalow and Tyagarah by train and from Coorabell, Goonengerry, Montecollum, Myocum, Wilsons Creek, Huonbrook, Mullum Creek, Main Arm, Brunswick Heads, Billinudgel, The Pocket, Mooball, Yelgun and Crabbes Creek by bus and cream truck.
Five of us are meeting at my place in Evans Head this week (Wednesday and Thursday) with the others travelling from Emerald Beach, Toowoomba and Brisbane.
We hope that you may be able to draw attention to our reunion so that more of our fellow students are able to attend.
We have booked Ocean Shores Country Club for a Dinner on Saturday August 15.
Belinda Oakman (née Sheldon), Evans Head