Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost
A black / white photograph of Mr Bert May, on a stage, addressing an audience, most seated, some standing behind him.
This photograph was taken at the Golden Jubilee of Orbost High School in 1962. Bert May is addressing crowds.
Bert May served as the Member for Gippsland in the Legislative Council from 1957 until 1973.
With earlier levels of schooling available at the Orbost State School or nearby schools of Newmerella and Jarrahmond School, it was not until April 1912, and after much campaigning from parents and other notable community members, that the Orbost Higher Elementary School was opened.
Mr Richard Trembath was appointed the new Head teacher of Orbost Higher Elementary School and was assisted by Miss Olga Hirst. The senior class consisted of 26 pupils, and the junior class, 16 pupils. A limited curriculum was available which included lessons in Latin, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Geography, History, Drawing and advanced English. (info. from O.S.C. website.
Orbost High School / Orbost Secondary College has played a significant part in the education of senior students in the Orbost district . It is the sole senior educational institution.
Inscriptions & Markings
back - hand-written - "Orbost H.S. Jubilee, 1962 - Bert May".