pally is 100

Celebrating Palmyra Primary School's Centenary in 2013


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Tamar Street Hall

My grandfather (Sydney Woodall Smith) built a house at 73 Carrington St (which still stands) in the early 1900s and left space for an extra room.
This room ( the boy’s room) was added about the time my father was born and the rafters and other bits were from the off-cuts and left-overs from the Tamar St hall. My father was born in 1913 and started at THE school in 1919. His two younger brothers followed.
Les Smith


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Times were tough back then

I do have some memories but one that stands out is the day a group of year 7s were going to hang a kid that they obviously didn’t like.

 They had the rope over a tree and the rope around his neck before some teachers came bolting down and grabbed him and carted him off.

 That was just one memory and there are probably many more like me winning a singing completion and winning a crate of coke and having to cart the thing home.  I was so happy that I won I wouldn’t let anyone help me carry it in case they wanted a bottle.  ( Times were tough back then )

Mick (at Palmyra in 1953)