That is the year that photo was taken. What better authority than Marilyn Markham (Berriman) Cronulla High Class of 68, who took it! It’s not the first time the photo has been here either. See Ah, the good old days!; How young we were!; More Cronulla High memories.

Now I find, thanks to Marilyn, that Cronulla High is having a 50th Anniversary Open Day and Dinner on September 17. Someone has published scans of the 1968-69 school magazine, which I edited and no longer have a copy of. I was shanghaied into the job, in fact – and if I recall it was during the summer school holidays on Cronulla Beach that Geoff McCaughan and his associates presented me with their piles of stuff…


The editorial note I wrote


Richard Priddy, I recall – correctly I hope, rather embarrassed me by

holding a pilot’s licence before I had my P’s!

I think he now has part of Antarctica named after him!


See Sir Edmund Hillary 1919-2008 and Nancy Bird Walton.

There were some excellent productions at Cronulla: The Importance of Being Earnest and Hamlet pictured below.

The late Paul Herlinger brought solid theatrical experience to the school.

Hamlet was played by Robert Dalton, a grandson of the poet Robert Graves.



I took that photo, and quite a few more in the mag! Go over the fold for more memories!


Yeah, took that too!




So many memories!

But just to come close to the present:

2 thoughts on “1968

  1. What great photos! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this magazine. So nice to see Robert Dalton, who was my first boyfriend despite a height difference of 18 inches. When I was in Third Year and he in Fourth Year, he managed to convince Mr Pidgeon that we should be allowed to miss Wednesday sport to attend a science exhibition at Sydney Showground – that was my first ever date! Good to see all the high achievers too. I had a healthy social life in those days, though I did OK. It was a very talented year group. Hope some turn up in September.

  2. This does bring back some memories…all good!!! See you in September…June Brayne (Wildman)

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