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St Margaret's Mysteries - OGA news Ed 3, 2023

In this edition we ask: Did John Farnham perform at Eton Hall and whatever happened to the statue?

MYSTERY CORNER #1

Did John Farnham perform at Eton Hall??

Did Johnny Farnham perform in Eton Hall in 1970-1971? Rumour has it that Hugh Cornish invited him to perform. But was it fact or fiction? We have no photographs.

Can anyone provide evidence to support this claim? If so, I would love to hear from you. Please email me via msurtees@stmargarets.qld.edu.au.

MYSTERY CORNER # 2

Whatever happened to the statue?

In sketches as early as 1890 and in photos up to 1927, the statue on Circular Drive was in evidence. And then poof!!.....it disappeared.

The base was sandstone so it did not blow over in a storm! Some people thought that the statue may have been too risqué for young impressionable minds but would the Sisters have allowed Novice Constance to have her photo taken right beside it?

Someone must know something!! Those with mothers and grandmothers at the school during the 1920s, did they ever mention it?

It would be wonderful to be able to discover what happened to it. Please contact msurtees@stmargarets.qld.edu.au if you have any light to shine on this mystery.

Per Volar Sunata

Mary Surtees
Archivist

 

 

 

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