Magis News

Dr Annette Pedersen - Magis & Ignatius Centre Coordinator

On Wednesday 24 August, our Magis History group spent the day working on their Heritage History project. Year 9 students joined the Year 12 group to visit the Freshwater Bay Museum. They met Pippa Stokes, the Museum Education Officer, who spoke to them about their project. They then had a fascinating talk by local resident Ethel Lucas. She spoke about the early history of Claremont and the John XXlll College site. Students were able to look at the information collated by the Museum and ask lots of questions. It was a wonderful learning experience for all of us to get such a brilliant insight into our local history.

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Thomas Liu gathers information from Ethel Lucas.

Following an hour at the Museum the Year 9 students returned to the College and the Year 12 students went to the City of Nedlands Library with Ms den Haan and me. Again we were treated to a fascinating talk, this time by Local Studies Librarian Anthea Harris. Students were able to look at maps and other documents related to their research. They were further privileged to be introduced to the City of Nedlands Deputy Mayor Bill Hassell. He spoke about the role of the Council. We spent the rest of the day working with a variety of materials in the City of Nedlands Library. The resources and help were invaluable to us.

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Deputy Mayor Bill Hassell speaks to the students.