Otago Girls' High School 1954 third form reunion organising
committee members (from left) Mavis Timms, of Dunedin, Mary
Browne, of Palmerston, Win Parkes, of Timaru, and Eleanor
Morris, Gay Turner and Dorothy Knudson, all of Dunedin,
gather with other reunion attendees at the school in
Dunedin on Saturday. Photo by Linda Robertson.
Lunch in the staff-room, a guided tour of the grounds and
a celebratory cake made it a special day at school for about 50
former Otago Girls' High School pupils on Saturday.
It was the first time a reunion had been held for the
school's third form of 1954.
The women, all aged between 72 and 74, travelled to Dunedin
for the weekend event from as far away as London and Hong
Some attended from Australia, as well as many from throughout
New Zealand - particularly Central Otago.
Organising committee member Eleanor Morris, of Dunedin, said
some of the reunion attendees had not set foot on the school
grounds since leaving almost 60 years ago.
It was wonderful to see old friends and catch up on decades
of news, she said.
The reunion began on Friday night with a function at the
school. Attendees returned to the grounds at 11.30am on
Saturday for a group photograph.
They had lunch in the staff-room before being shown around
Then they enjoyed a special cake at afternoon tea.
A show-and-tell activity in the school hall saw former pupils
exchange and discuss old photographs, including class photos.
The group had dinner in East Taieri on Saturday night, and
yesterday members went to a Knox Church service before
visiting the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.