Faces lit up by memories
The years slide away as former students return to Mundubbera for school reunion celebration
A SCHOOL reunion in Mundubbera was more of a homecoming for many past students of the 1965–1974 classes.
Forty years slipped away as faces lit up with the realisation that the greyhaired person standing beside them was the Mundubbera Secondary Department’s Athletic Champion in 1974.
“Returning to Mundubbera for our school reunion to celebrate the 1965–1974 years has been a homecoming to our country,” Georgina Blomfield (nee Dagg) said.
“It was astounding to hear of the wide variety of interests that people had pursued including avocado farming on a large scale, catering and hospitality, social work, retail, nursing, agriculture, historical writing and mechanical engineering to name a few.”
Quite a few people had kept in touch with one or two others over the years, but for some it was a first-time meeting since that hot, last Friday of Term 4 in 1974 when they farewelled each other at the school gate.
“The years melted away as eyes and hands met in renewed friendship,” Ms Bloomfield said.
“To return and enjoy the beautiful vista of the town was a joy and to observe the growth of the native vegetation in tree-lined avenues of Leichhardt and Stuart-Russell streets was a glorious sight.”
Ms Blomfield sends thanks to the custodians of the school and the town who have carefully nurtured its community and beauty, so that it can forever be enjoyed by those who will always be sons and daughters of Mundubbera.
“We look forward to meeting again for our 50th reunion in 2024,” she said.
COMING HOME: Former students return to Mundubbera for a school reunion to celebrate the 1965–1974 years.