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Our boys

by Rhonda Trivett (guest author) on 1 September, 2010

Graham Evans, a former resident of St Vincent’s Westmead, recalls that printing the school newspaper was not a rewarding task. The cover of the February 1929 edition is reproduced with kind permission from the State Library of New South Wales.

Westmead Printery, run by “Our Boys” and that’s how the name became “Our Boys’ Magazine” for the School itself, it was like slavery – do or die.
Our Own Paper
“Our Own Paper” February 1 1929, printed by the residents of St Vincent’s Boys Home, Westmead

1 thought on “Our boys”

  1. Adele, this is a valuable discovery you have made on St Vincents Boys’ Home Westmead. Just in what others have written in this, will give you an indication of how hard things were and how these young boys of 10- 15 years of age were submitted to such overstanding tactics and brutal power by the Marist Brothers of this Institution. It would be something else to actually find a copy of the OLD BOYS’ magazine itself. Very good work Adele on this piece of Historic news you have found. Graham Evans.

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