Author Delves Into School's 100 Year History
Get a glimpse of history on our doorstep as local teacher and ‘unofficial’ archivist Beverley Lewis presents her book Mona Vale Public School, Celebrating 100 Years on Tuesday 14 August at Mona Vale Library.
A Pittwater resident, Beverley Lewis is a former teacher and student of Mona Vale Public School.
After completing teachers college and service in country NSW, Beverley returned to teach at Mona Vale for 32 years before retiring in 2005.
Events librarian Catherine Buddin said Ms Lewis had put together a collection of stories and photographs for a pictorial history published to celebrate the school’s centenary.
“Beverley has created the book with another ‘unofficial’ archivist and ex-teacher Bev Harvey. Together they have worked on the project since 1987," Ms Buddin said.
Pittwater Mayor Harvey Rose praised Ms Lewis for bringing together significant moments in the school’s history which also includes an original published history by Thomas Le Sueur.
"Not only is it a local story, but it’s collated and illustrated by members of our local community, including artist Noela Cunningham who has contributed many beautiful illustrations," said Cr Rose.
A copy of Beverley’s book will be added to the school’s time capsule to be buried at the school’s 100 year festival day on Saturday 15 September.
The talk will take place on Tuesday 14 August from 6.30pm at Mona Vale Library 1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
Bookings are essential; to book phone 9970 1600. Following the talk there will be book signings and light refreshments. Admission is $8 adult, $6 concession.
Contact: Catherine Buddin
Phone: 9970 1605