1895 - 1933. Back to Burke Ward School. Old Scholars' Celebration .. Souvenir Programme [cover title]. Broken Hill.
1895 - 1933. Back to Burke Ward School. Old Scholars' Celebration .. Souvenir Programme [cover title]
1895 - 1933. Back to Burke Ward School. Old Scholars' Celebration .. Souvenir Programme [cover title]

1895 - 1933. Back to Burke Ward School. Old Scholars' Celebration .. Souvenir Programme [cover title]

[Broken Hill, The School], 1933.

Quarto, [32] pages with 6 illustrations (from photographs) and 17 pages of advertisements - many of them containing line illustrations - for local businesses (with other small advertisements scattered elsewhere).

Pictorial wrappers slightly marked and creased, with some minor silverfish damage; marks to two facing pages of text, with trifling signs of use and age elsewhere; overall a very good copy.

Inscribed twice by F.A. Perce Hocking, an old scholar ('1903-1911' on the first page, and '1905-1912' on page [23]). Mounted at the bottom corner of the front cover is a vintage snapshot of what appears to be the rear of the school building (another view of it is printed on the front cover). Page [11] is the Roll of Honor; the first page ('Object of Celebrations') addresses a more immediate struggle. 'In these days of depression and unemployment we find there are many children attending our Schools that are ill-fed and ill-clad - a very sad state of affairs; but nevertheless only too true. Hence we find it necessary to concentrate our efforts upon the establishment of a Boot and Clothing Fund to help those children, the rising generation, who in a few years will have to take our places'.

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