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OHA Centenary Book Launched in 2013

“Revolution in State Education: Hobart High to Hobart College 1913-2013”

A key aspect of the OHA celebrations to mark 100 years of excellence in state education in Tasmania was the production of a quality ‘coffee table’ book that celebrates the foundation of Hobart High School at Trinity Hill in 1913 and provides a commemorative record of the School through to the 1960’s, the transition to The Hobart Matriculation College and the eventual transformation to Hobart College at the Mt Nelson Campus.

The school history, jointly researched and written by former student and teacher Peter Pierce and former teacher Peter Smith walks us through the history, politics, social changes, economics and educational values as they impacted on the fabric of life within the School over the past 100 years.

Around 60 historic photos were used to illustrate the contents of the book. Interspersed through the book are photos and concise recollections from around 30 of our former students, who have received international acclaim for their contributions in their field of endeavour, about the impact of their school years on their lives.

The book includes a full roll call of those students who attended from the first intake in 1913 until 1989.

Records after that date are not reliable.

The book was edited and produced by 40 South Publishing, publishers of Tasmania’s iconic “40 Degrees South Magazine”.

The price of the book is $50.00. It is available direct from the Association – contact the secretary Greg Jackson.

A significant proportion of the proceeds from sales has been donated to the OHA Centenary Scholarship Fund.

Note: As at October 2017 there are less than 30 copies left for sale.



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