Narara School Concert
Grahame Thom firstname.lastname@example.org
Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate
Thursday 1 October 1936, page 10
Narara School Concert Reveals Pupils' Talent
School Concert, held in the Narara Hall on Sept 21, proved an
outstanding success. In spite of the inclement weather, the Hall was
well-filled. Mr C O’Neill presided, and very ably and humorously
handled a large programme, keeping everyone in a happy mood between
The first item, the Canata, “the White Garland,” was
received with much applause. The stage was beautifully decorated, the
costumes of the pupils taking part were very effective, and there was
not a dull moment. The queen, Doris Peck, looked her part, and did it
It is saying much for the children, that from beginning to
end there was no need for prompting. Daphne Gavenlock, “Punctuality,”
Rita O’Neill, “Perseverance,” and Joan Walker, Generous Scholar,” all
said their parts well. Dorothy Griggs sang “naughty Boy “ nicely.
“Tardy Scholar,” Phillip Higgins, acted his difficult part splendidly
and received much applause. John Haynes, as “Selfish Scholar,” and
Frank Oakes as “Quarrelsome Scholar,” also showed distinct ability.
part singing solos, and choruses were well rendered, and reflected much
credit on all concerned. A violin solo by Master Glen Kirkness
Delighted the large audience. Master Colin Beasley was in good voice
and his “An Old Fashioned Town” and “A Little Coon’s Prayer,” were
received with rounds of appreciation. Later he delightfully sang “The
Little White House,” and “Old Chap.”
Mr B M Sinclair’s item, a pianoforte solo, proved that he was in good form, and was much applauded.
class contributions, admirably rendered, were those of Miss Beryl
Martin (“Morning in the Meadows”), and Miss Lynora Martin (“Toselli’s
The physical culture display by local school pupils
was a star item and Miss Merle Lane deserves the highest praise for her
work in training the children to such efficiency.
had the great pleasure of hearing Mr Nell in “Big Ben,” and “I’ll Sing
Thee Songs of Araby,” and showed their appreciation.
March by the senior school girls evoked enthusiasm. The last item “Ten
Little Nigger Boys,” brought the house down, and it is not often that
boys looked their parts and acted them so well.
“Advance Australia Fair” by the senior pupils, followed by the National Anthem, concluded a most successful programme.
A public vote of thanks heartily accorded Mr and Mrs Lane and Miss Merle Lane for staging the concert.