Grammar girls gather

IT HAS been a long time since these ladies attended Maryborough Girls Grammar School in the 1930s.

But time hasn’t stopped them from getting together for a reunion every year since 1955.

They gather annually to reminisce about school and to chat about how they have filled their days between catch-ups.

This year, 12 women attended the reunion in Brisbane.

“I think it’s extraordinary that they’ve been meeting all these years,” organiser Diana Wilson said. “We used to have 30-40 people, but the numbers are dwindling.”

Ms Wilson’s mother Mary used to organise the events before she passed away in 2007.

Mildred Goldsmith, 89, was the only current Maryborough resident to attend this year.

“It’s wonderful,” she said. “I look forward to it every October.”

Ms Goldsmith has fond memories of the school, which became Maryborough State High in 1936.

“I remember boarding for three weeks and that was a wonderful experience because I was an only child,” she said.

“The meals were different but I enjoyed every minute of it.”



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